The Rochester Institute of Technology has named the following local students to the Dean’s List: Miranda Baker of Rouses Point, Lauren Brockbank of Morrisonville, Jesse Charland of Peru, Cole Cooper of Rouses Point, Colden Cullen of Newcomb, Kelly Dunn of Ticonderoga, Adam Jennett of West Chazy, Zachary Ladisic of Lake Placid, Bocephus Leduc of Rouses Point, James Marcil of Cadyville, Scott Moseley of Chazy, Keegan Parrotte of Peru, Scott Pedu of Lake Placid, Louisa Sardella of Keene, Eric Schnaars of Schuyler Falls, Tegan Spinner of West Chazy, Victoria Streker of Rouses Point, Stephen Trudo of Altona and Caitlin Williams of Moriah.
Collin McCullough of Plattsburgh recently completed an 86-day wilderness expedition in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School. During the course, he moved from Yellowstone National Park to southern Utah and to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The winter part of the course began with carrying supplies on backs or sleds to venture into Yellowstone. The course included an avalanche education class, avalanche rescue, and experiencing two feet of snow in the park, with temperatures from 15 degrees below zero to 40 degrees above zero. They also spent 19 days in the Grand Gulch area of Utah, hard desert ground with a gained elevation of 12,340 feet. This part of the course focused on technical desert travel, identifying and managing canyon hazards, locating water in the desert and preparing students for travel without instructors. The class also included rappelling, river travel and climbing. McCullough graduated a competent and confident wilderness traveler and leader.
Area residents named to the Dean’s List at SUNY Potsdam include Sarah Banker of Schuyler Falls, Drew Brown of Saranac Lake, Thomas Codding of Morrisonville, Brittany Fountain of Dickinson Center, Amanda French of Moriah, Zachary Hamilton of Keeseville; Dan Kelley of Lake Placid, Ioherase Ransom of Hogansburg, Kasey Rosselli of Witherbee, Daniel Saulpaugh of Lake Placid, Jon Schwencke of Plattsburgh and Brenna Snyder of Bloomingdale.