July 26, 2013

Students: July 26, 2013


---- — Two local residents, Tyler Chatelle of West Chazy and Leanne LaMondie of Constable, were among 570 undergraduate students to receive degrees from Nazareth College in Rochester.

The following local students received Bachelor of Science degrees from Clarkson University, Potsdam, in May: Dylan G. Sample of Mooers Forks, with distinction in chemical engineering, business major; Nicholas P. Van Der Munnik of Rouses Point, with distinction in chemical engineering, business major; Lucas A. Short of Plattsburgh, with distinction in civil engineering; Steven M. Barnes of Plattsburgh, civil engineering; Brandon T. Reyell of Plattsburgh, civil engineering; Eric W. Moody of Saranac Lake, civil engineering; Louis Racette of Saranac, with great distinction in computer engineering, honors program, psychology; Garret F. Peterson of West Chazy, computer engineering, mathematics minor, software engineering minor, Matthew P. Bussey of Ticonderoga, engineering and management, project management minor; Jonathan W. Barge of Saranac Lake, engineering and management, project management minor; Shannon M. Hanson of Elizabethtown, with distinction in global supply chain management, law studies minor; Blake A. Mosher of Brushton, innovation and entrepreneurship; Darran J. McGreevy of Wilmington, mechanical engineering; Jennifer A. Jubin of Lake Placid, political science, sustainable solutions minor; Shauni M. Trombly of West Chazy, with great distinction in psychology, biology minor; Andrew R. Boyea of Chateaugay, bachelor of professional studies with distinction; Britni L. Ashline of Plattsburgh received a Master of Business Administration degree, Matthew Paterson Trombly of Plattsburgh earned a Master of Business Administration; Lindsay M. Tarbell of Hogansburg was awarded a Master of Business Administration; and Kristin E. Bordeau of Vermontville received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Erica M. Harriman of Ellenburg Depot has been named to the Dean’s List at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Students must earn a 3.5 GPA to qualify for the honor.

Area students who were awarded bachelor’s degrees at the University of Vermont, Burlington, are: Jane F. McClelland of Keene Valley, nutrition and food sciences; Michael M. Clark of Lake Placid, history; Alice Robinson of Peru, professional nursing; Jordan L. Stepheny of Peru, dietetics nutrition and food sciences; Anders O. Franzon of Plattsburgh, civil engineering; Justin M. Houle of Plattsburgh, exercise and movement sciences; Joseph N. Shannawi of Plattsburgh, electrical engineering; Sarah M. Lake of Saranac, elementary education K-6; Michelle L. Brown of Saranac Lake, natural resources, Arielle N. Retrosi of Saranac Lake, global studies, Megan K. Ryan of West Chazy, athletic training education; Dana V. Allen of Westport, social work; and Sarah J. Gibbs of Westport, studio art.

Annie Helfgott of Keeseville completed the Clarkson School Early College Program in Potsdam. She plans to major in arete (double major in business and psychology) and will join the Honors Program. She was also named to the university’s Dean’s 

Several area residents who are students at SUNY Geneseo have been named to the Dean’s List: Emma Deshaies, Plattsburgh, Jacqueline Bowen and Molly Bowen, both of Morrisonville, Benjamin Ford andJames Ford, both of Peru and Brian Wolff from Saranac Lake.

Ryan Huchro of Moriah graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany on May 19 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a minor in business. He is a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society and of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. He is a 2009 graduate of Moriah Central School and the son of Martin and Kathy Huchro.

Matthew J. Kennedy of Peru graduated from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a Bachelor of Science, Public Health degree. The ceremony was held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Matthew Nigro, who graduated from  Northeastern Clinton Central High School, won the Woodmen of the World American History Award. The award is given to students who have excelled in the study of American history. He will attend SUNY Geneseo this fall.

Connor Herdic graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a concentration in peace and conflict. Caitrin Herdic graduated from SUNY Optometry in New York City with a Doctorate of Optometry. They are the children of Clarke Herdic and Janet McFetridge of Champlain and graduates of Northeastern Clinton Central School, classes of 2009 and 2005.

Zachary LaForest, son of Henry and Vicky LaForest, is the recipient of an Association of New York State Youth Courts Scholarship, one of only three of those scholarships awarded in New York state. The scholarship is based on good moral character, civic responsibility through volunteerism and a strong desire to contribute to the community. LaForest has been an active member of the Clinton County Youth Court Program for three years, the Youth Leadership Planning Committee for two years and a youth representative on the Clinton County Youth Board for a year and a half. As a Saranac High School senior, he enrolled full-time at Clinton Community College and will continue his education there this fall.

Harriet Pedersen of Saranac Lake, daughter of Anders and Heidi Pedersen, has been named to the Dean’s List at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. She is a physics and mathematics major.

SUNY Oswego has named the following local students to the Dean’s List: Dwayne Ghostlaw of Brushton,Elena Sanchez-Freeman of Champlain, Alyssa Estus of Peru, Bailey Waterbury of Plattsburgh andHannah Charland of Saranac.

Neil Miller of Mooers Forks has been named to the Honors List at SUNYIT, Utica. A semester grade point average of 3.20 to 3.59 qualifies full-time matriculated students for inclusion on the Honors List.

The following area students were named Presidential Scholars for the spring semester at Clarkson University, Potsdam: Derek Dustin of Fort Covington,Evan Tomkiewicz of Moira, Megan Borland of Lake Placid, Louis Racette of Saranac, Daniel Galy of Champlain, Raymond Phillips of Hogansburg, Tyler Rondeau of Gabriels, Corey Trombley of Constable,Dylan Dawson of Lake Clear, Blake Mosher of Brushton, Jessica Burl of Burke, Marissa Cook of Chateaugay and Shauni Trombley of West Chazy.

Also, local students named to the Dean’s List at Clarkson are: Annie Helfgott of Keeseville, Andrew Boyea of Chateaugay, Jessica Beach of Constable,Lakiesha Bertrand of Mooers Forks, Rainee Hurleyof West Chazy, Matthew Letourneau of Rouses Point, Steven Barnes of Plattsburgh, Justin Hart of Keeseville, Brandon Hurlburt of Champlain, Lucas Short of Plattsburgh, Ivan Chase of Chateaugay,Coby Dergham of Plattsburgh, Christopher Robertsof Champlain, Zachary Denton of Elizabethtown,Brian Ashline of Burke, Lance Lee of Elizabethtown,Jennifer Jubin of Lake Placid and Samantha Williams of Saranac Lake.

Matthew Seymour of Peru and Darren Sponable of Plattsburgh have been named to the President’s List at SUNYIT, Utica. A semester grade point average of 3.60 or above qualifies full-time, matriculated students for inclusion on the President’s List.

Bethany Raudenbush of Dannemora received the Dean’s List Award at Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Fla., for scholastic achievement during the spring semester. She is a pre-med major, a graduate of Saranac Central School and the daughter of Russel and Pamela Raudenbush of Dannemora.

SUNY Oswego has named several area students to the Dean’s List: Ryan Farmer of Lake Clear, Timothy Reid of  Lake Placid, Jacob Kelly of Morrisonville,Alysson Bubbins of Plattsburgh, Ashley Crouse of Plattsburgh, Corinne Mather of Plattsburgh, Marisa Farmer of Saranac Lake, Matthew Craig of West Chazy and Cassidy Carroll of Westport.

Samuel Balzac of Jay, a graduate of Keene Central School, has received one of 26 scholarships awarded in six states annually by the Jimmy Rane Foundation of Abbeville, Ala. He will attend Columbia University in New York City to study the dramatic arts. In addition to his academic abilities, Balzac was active in Keene Central School organizations, serving as president of Key Club and Music Club, an active member of the KSC Drama Club, Area All-State Mixed Chorus, concert band and jazz band, among other student and volunteer organizations. He is also a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student.

Rachelle Cline of Moriah has been named to the Dean’s List at Alfred State SUNY College of Technology. Students must maintain at least a 3.50 grade-point average to be included on the list.

Megan Harris of Morrisonville has been recognized for academic achievement by placement on the Dean’s List at Northeastern University in Boston. She majors in behavioral neuroscience.

Matthew Ryan Miller of Plattsburgh has earned Dean’s List placement at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.

Alfred State SUNY College of Technology has placed several Franklin County students on the Dean’s List: Lauren Marlowe and Hannah Tatro, both of Malone; Cassidy Smith of Saranac Lake; and Jonathan Keith of Vermontville.

Local students who received degrees from St. Lawrence University, Canton, include Corinne A. Becker of Saranac Lake, summa cum laude, biology;Allison C. Gregory of Saranac Lake, cum laude, English and Fine Arts; Joshua R. Lashway of Ellenburg Depot, magna cum laude, honors in government; Jennifer L. Lavigne of Chazy, cum laude, government; Benjamin P. LeBlanc of Saranac Lake, magna cum laude, mathematics and physics;Andrea M. Maynard of Plattsburgh, magna cum laude, psychology; Kurt C. Reh of Plattsburgh, magna cum laude, psychology and music; Rebekah M. White of Westport, magna cum laude, English.

SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury graduated 373 students in commencement exercises. Among the graduates were Brittney Lynch of Ticonderoga, who earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts/humanities and social science.

Annelieke Rietsema, a member of the Class of 2013 at Skidmore, Saratoga Springs, earned honors at the college. She is the daughter of Wouter and Loretta Rietsema of Plattsburgh. Rietsema was elected to Skidmore’s Phi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society that exists to encourage and recognize outstanding individual achievements in liberal education.

The following area students will serve as watershed stewards this summer for the Watershed Stewardship Program at Paul Smith’s College, a college-led initiative to keep lakes, ponds and other waterways from invasive species: Gregory Redling of Paul Smiths, who attends Paul Smith’s College; Megan O’Reilly of Saranac Lake, a student at LeMoyne College; and Margaret Empsall of Chateaugay, a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Colby Garrand of Altona and Beatrice O’Toole of Wilmington have been awarded Dean’s Scholarships at College at Brockport, a SUNY campus.

Denise Plano of Elizabethtown graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine-Standish, with master’s degree in health administration. She is chief clinical and quality officer at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.