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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:28 am

Collin A. McCullough graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He was the student commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony. McCullough was named to the Dean’s List at Bates College for Winter Semester 2014, a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher. He is a 2009 graduate of Plattsburgh High School and is the son of Deena and Mark McCullough. 

Kyle C. Stark received his Juris Doctor degree at the spring commencement from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, N.C. He is a graduate of Seton Catholic High School and Clinton Community College. Kyle went on to study at SUNY Plattsburgh and completed Bachelor of Science degrees in both business and finance. Stark pursued the business track in the certification of a Campbell University Law School degree. He is the son of Keith and Kathy Stark of Plattsburgh.

More than 200 SUNY Potsdam students completed one or more internship placements at companies, non-profits or campus departments in the spring semester. Local students and the location of their internship include Rebecca Belton of Plattsburgh, Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam and the Northeastern Anthropological Association; Kaitlin Brethour of Fort Covington, SUNY Potsdam Department of English and Communications; Robert Duquette of Peru, SUNY Potsdam Office of Sports information; Hayley Fye of Dickinson Center, Franklin County Probation Department; Kate Grisi of Saranac Lake, SUNY Potsdam Department of Geology; Jasmine LaVare of St. Regis Falls, Blueline, the North Country literary magazine; Kasey Rosselli of Mineville, SUNY Potsdam Department of Art; Chenice Russell of Moria, Canton-Potsdam Hospital; Janet Terrance of Hogansburg, Indian Health Service Drug and Alcohol Chemical Dependency Program; Larissa Roy of Newcomb, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County in Hudson Falls and Children’s Home of Jefferson County in Canton.

Local students who attended the University of Vermont in Burlington were awarded bachelor’s degrees in late May: Neil Brandt of Vermontville, Bachelor of Arts/environmental studies; Sierra Bruno of Willsboro, Bachelor of Arts/biology;  Daniel Caron of Peru, Bachelor of Science/natural resources; Jay Gonyea of Plattsburgh, Master of Science/clinical and translation science; Lindsey Kreig of Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science/dietetics nutrition and food sciences; Corey Pariseau of Champlain, Bachelor of Arts/Russian; and Jennifer Phillips of Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Arts/psychology.

Ian Dwyer, a graduate of Beekmantown Central School from West Chazy, is a member of the Colgate University graduating Class of 2014. He majored in natural science and was one of 750 students to graduate from Colgate in May.

Chelsea Preston, a member of the class of 2016 at Connecticut College and a resident of Lake Placid, has been named to the Dean’s High Honors list for the spring semester. Dean’s High Honors is a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.77.

Local students at Hudson Valley Community College who were recently named to the Dean’s List are Andrew Tedford of Bloomingdale, Steven Mendelsohn of Lake Placid, Jalen Beebe of Moriah, Geoffrey Halevan of Peru, Liam McDonough of Rouses Point and Jordan LeFleur of Saranac.

Two local students, David Benham of Saranac Lake and Sara Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, were awarded degrees from Pratt Institute at the 125th-annual commencement ceremony, held at Radio City Music Hall.

Emily E. Crawford of Morrisonville has been awarded a St. Lawrence University Fellowship for a summer research project. A member of the Class of 2015 at St. Lawrence, Crawford is majoring in philosophy and mathematics. She graduated from Saranac Central High School.

Nazareth College undergraduate students earned their bachelor’s degrees at the 87th-annual commencement ceremony, which took place at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Local students include Alexandra McFaddin of Lake Placid, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, and Marnie Reynolds of Plattsburgh, who earned a Bachelor of Science in common science and disorders.

Nearly 550 students graduated from St. Lawrence University during the commencement ceremonies held in May in Canton. Local students and their degrees include Andrew H. Bliss of Lake Placid, environmental studies- sociology; Ben M. Breckenridge of Essex, environmental studies- sociology, cum laude; Michael J. Brewer of Saranac Lake, biology, magna cum laude; Brendan J. Courneene of Plattsburgh, chemistry, cum laude; Aubrey B. Fox of Saranac Lake, conservation biology, magna cum laude; Alex F. Fredette of Plattsburgh, psychology, summa cum laude; Cassandra L. Jones of Lewis, performance and communications arts, summa cum laude; Alex E. King of Morrisonville, psychology, magna cum laude; Chelsey A. Legacy of Burke, mathematics, magna cum laude; Ashleigh L. Lord of Ellenburg Center, psychology, summa cum laude; Katherine L. Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, global studies and Francophone studies, magna cum laude; Taylor L. McCabe of Lake Placid, global studies; Kaitlin K. Pateneaude of Fort Covington, English, cum laude; Gabrielle M. Quinn of Saranac, global studies and Francophone studies, cum laude; Meghan M. Smith of Fort Covington, sociology; and Garrett S. Watson of Mooers, economics and philosophy, magna cum laude.

Nearly 39 students received graduate degrees from St. Lawrence University during the commencement ceremonies held in May at Canton. Local students include Michelle Smoke of Hogansburg, who received a Certificate of Advanced Studies degree in counseling, and Jade White of Hogansburg, who earned a Master of Education degree in education leadership.