---- — Rian E. Jock of Altona has received two Binghamton University Foundation Awards at Binghamton University. They are a Decker Foundation Award for Academic Excellence, presented to a graduating senior in recognition of academic excellence in upper division nursing coursework, and Decker Foundation Award for Clinical Experience, in recognition of excellence in clinical practice.
Shane Avery of Brushton has been named to the Dean’s List at SUNY Buffalo, majoring in criminal justice.
Nitalya Wolkowicz of Plattsburgh has been named to the spring Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. She majors in marine biology.
Jakob Hebert and Eva Zalis, both of Plattsburgh, have earned placement on the Dean’s List at Siena College, Loudonville. Hebert is a biochemistry major, and Zalis is a biology major.
Dustin Gratto of Morrisonville, son of James Gratto and Karla Gratto, graduated from Hartwick College, Oneonta, with a major in economics and mathematics.
Lauren Malone of Plattsburgh, a junior majoring in global supply chain management, was named to the Dean’s List at Clarkson University, Potsdam.
In April, Peter B. Betrus of Plattsburgh was inducted into the Orange Key Honor Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. The Orange Key Society recognizes promising sophomores who have been campus leaders in their very first year at the college. Majoring in bio-chemistry, he was also named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Also, Alexandra M. Betrus of Plattsburgh earned academic high honors for the spring semester at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. She is a senior at Exeter who has been named as a proctor for her dorm, Amen Hall, and is a captain-elect for the girls’ varsity ice hockey team for the coming school year. Both students are the children of Steven Betrus and Colleen Brogowski-Betrus.
Michael Seeber of Plattsburgh, son of Edward and Jean Seeber, graduated from Hartwick College, Oneonta, with a major in business administration.
The following area students have been named to the spring term Dean’s List at Hartwick College, Oneonta: Dustin Gratto of Morrisonville, son of James and Karla Gratto, economics and mathematics; Michael Seeber of Plattsburgh, son of Edward and Jean Seeber, business administration; Dane Alexander of Fort Covington, son of Donald and Karen Alexander, business administration and accounting; Catherine Decosse of Churubusco, daughter of Janet and Richard Decosse, English; and Kyle Murray of Saranac Lake, son of John and Carolyn Murray, physics/music/mathematics; and Joseph Hull of Saranac Lake, son of David and Laura Hull, undeclared major.
Rachel M. Kemp received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, with a major in dance and a minor in music, from Hunter College, New York City. She is the granddaughter of Gail Kemp of Plattsburgh and daughter of Terrance and Lynne Kemp of Saranac Lake. Hunter College is a school of the City University of New York.
Rosalyn LaBare of Plattsburgh received a graduate degree from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. She graduated cum laude with a Master of Arts degree in counseling.
Herkimer County Community College awarded Dean‘s List placement to several local students: Michael S. Burns of Dannemora, criminal justice; Cole Mathew LaClair of Mooers Forks, music industry; Kelsey E. Manchester of Brushton, physical therapist assistant and Sandra Lynn Martin of Brushton, physical therapist assistant.
Sara B. LoTemplio of Morrisonville, daughter of Joe and Mary LoTemplio, has been named to the Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She is a member of the Class of 2016 and graduated from Saranac Central Senior High School.
Katherine Hausrath of Plattsburgh will attend Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., to study molecular biology. She is a graduate of Plattsburgh Senior High School.
Autumn Lynn Swarts of Peru received a Bachelor of General Studies in business from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.
Zainab Afzal of Plattsburgh has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn.
SUNY Potsdam awarded nearly 900 undergraduate and graduate degrees during commencement ceremonies in May. Local students included Monique Ayub of Morrisonville, childhood/early childhood education;Richard Cerminara of Vermontville, education technology specialist, Master of Science in Education;Adelia Clifford of Morrisonville, childhood education, Master of Science in Teaching; Casey Coleman of Brainardsville, community health; Tyler Cook of West Chazy, childhood/early childhood education; Catherine Dietsche of Rouses Point, community health; Danielle Fountain of Dickinson Center, mathematics and Brittany Fountain of Dickinson Center, English and creative writing; Tyler French of Moriah, biology 7-12, Master of Science in Teaching; Alison Grovine of Chazy, music education K-12, Master of Music; Stephanie Grytebustof Cadyville, psychology; Emily Jackson of Chateaugay, environmental studies; Bianca Jacobs of Akwesasne, childhood/early childhood education; Eric Livernois of Owls Head, mathematics; Mitchell Mayville of Moira, chemistry; Wayne Muller of Moira, childhood education, Master of Science in Teaching; Breanna Murphy of Moira, Spanish and Shawn O’Brien of Bloomingdale, history; Nicole Osgood of Lake Placid, French; Amber Perkins of Ticonderoga, psychology; Austin Petrashuneof Saranac, speech communication; Brittany Petro of Morrisonville, childhood/early childhood education; Erica Reyome of Mooers Forks, psychology; Starr Ritchie of Cadyville, education technology specialist, Master of Science in Education; Donald Tesar of Port Henry, childhood/early childhood education; Nathaniel Turcotteof Cadyville, mathematics and Rachel Woods of Moriah, art studio.
Several local students were part of the largest graduating class at Hudson Valley Community College. They areJoshua Brooks of Mooers, criminal justice; Katie Welchof Plattsburgh, business administration; Rebecca Whiteof Westport, health information management and technology; Samantha Ashline of Keeseville, business administration; Sean Ryan of Bloomingdale, human services; and Susan Saska of Lewis, paramedic.
Thirteen local high school students graduated from the New Visions program at Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake: Haley Brandes of Lake Placid, Emily Waters of Long Lake, Kati Buck, Regan Kieffer, Alex Beaudoin, Craig Leahy, Erin Ryan, Jennifer McGuoirk, Kaelene Johnson, Brittany Burdt, Vashti McCormick, all of Saranac Lake, and Jasmine Keese of Tupper Lake. The New Vision Program is an opportunity for high school students to gain a unique perspective into the many careers available in health care by working alongside Adirondack Health staff in several departments. Also, Craig Leahy, Regan Kieffer, Jasmine Keese, HaleyBrandes, Kaelene Johnson, Erin Ryan, JenniferMcGuoirk, Vashti McCormick and Brittany Burdyreceived $1,000 scholarships from the Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association.
Margaret E. Clancy of Morrisonville has been awarded High Honors List placement at Utica College, where she is a cyber security and information assurance major. She carries a GPA of 4.0.
Two area students were among 67 SUNY Potsdam student athletes to earn a spot on the SUNY Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. They are Chenice Russell of Moira, a senior member of the women’s basketball team, and Emilee Hazelden of Bloomingdale, a sophomore member of the women’s hockey team.Russell and Hazelden have also been named to the SUNY Athletic Conference Commissioners List for the spring semester.
Kyle Clark of Bloomingdale has been named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga., for the spring semester. He is a computer science major.
Named to the Dean’s List at Utica College are Paula Renee Pelkey of Crown Point, nursing; Dustina Pratt of Mineville, nursing; Cantalle M. Helms of Newcomb, health studies; and Michele Elizabeth Aubin of Peru, nursing.
The College at Brockport, SUNY, has named Kati-Lyn Tierney of Champlain and Colette Roberts of Saranac to the Dean’s List.
Local students who have graduated from the CVPH School of Radiologic Technology are Sarah Ann Bartgis of Westport, Courtney Lynn Brooks of Mooers, Carissa Margaret Fournia of Saranac; Adam William Hardy of Malone; Carlee Michelle Hart of AuSable Forks; Brittany Anne Roberts of Saranac; Lauren Jade Sherman of Plattsburgh; Michael P. Swarthout of Kingston and Kelsey Louise Tetreault of Plattsburgh.
Boston University in Massachusetts has recognized three local students: Katherine A. Tooley of Plattsburgh has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester.
Receiving degrees are Nadine N. Channaoui, Master of Science in genetic counseling, and Eve C. Morocco, Bachelor of Arts in psychology.