---- — Adirondack Health has been presented with the Adirondack Park Excellence in Building Design award for its medical office building in Tupper Lake. The building is home to a modern and spacious health center, medical imaging and laboratory services and office space.
Donna Hamel of the Town of Schuyler Falls has been awarded certification as registered municipal clerk by the New York State Town Clerks Association for achieving its high educational, experience and participatory requirements. Hamel has served as town clerk since March 2003 and is a member of the New York State Town Clerks Association.
Also, Mary Sorrell of the Town of Schuyler Falls has been recognized for her expertise in that position by being awarded certification as registered municipal clerk by the New York State Town Clerks Association. She has served as deputy town clerk since March 2003 and is a member of the Town Clerks Association in New York.
David Curry of Plattsburgh, a professor of nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh, has been elected to a 2-year term on the United University Professions Executive Board.
Katherine Bezio has joined Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s Chemotherapy and Infusion Department. She is responsible for developing and managing patient treatment plans, with support from hospital staff and under the guidance of the patient’s oncologists. Bezio has extensive experience as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse for a number of medical groups in both Maine and upstate New York. She provided support to the University of Vermont and the University of Southern Maine research staff and gained experience in a number of clinical settings, including pediatrics, women’s health, urgent care and family experience. Bezio attended McGill University in Montreal, where she obtained her bachelor of science in physiology, and graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a master’s degree in nursing.
Three local residents have been recognized by the Town of North Elba during National Volunteer Week.
Judy Shea is the Adult Distinguished Volunteer of the Year with a long list of contributions to the community for several decades, including the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, the North Elba Appearance Committee, the Lake Placid Tree Board, the July Fourth parade organizer, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and several more sites and organizations in the area.
Also recognized as Teen Distinguished Volunteer of the Year are two graduates of Lake Placid High School: Aaron Barney has logged more than 400 hours of volunteer time to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service and is pursing a medical career. He has achieved both his EMT and CAN certifications. Also recognized was Joan O’Leary, who graduated from Lake Placid High School and will attend the University of San Diego as a drama major. She has written, organized and directed several musicals at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to benefit children. She has given her time to area blood drives, Relay for Life, Lake Placid village cleanup as a member of the Key Club and the National Honor Society, among other activities. She has 807 hours of community service.
Michele Snyder, associate professor of science at Clinton Community College, has received the Lettie P. Trefz Scholarship from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. A member of the society’s Psi Chapter in New York, Snyder is attending the University at Albany, where she is enrolled in the curriculum and instruction PhD program with the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. The $10,000 scholarship will help her further her studies of science literacy. She has been a full-time faculty member in the Science Department at CCC since 2003.