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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:28 am

Ethan V. Crockett of Plattsburgh graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a bachelor’s degree. He was recognized for Distinction in Major in both physics and mathematical sciences. This spring, he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, one of the highest academic honors an undergraduate student can achieve. Crockett conducted research on ultra-cold plasmas and was elected to Sigma Pi Sigma, a national physics honor society. While at Colby, he participated in student government and the College Affairs Committee, was a dorm president and served as a leader for the Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip program. In the fall, he will begin a master’s program in medical physics at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is the son of Van and Kim Crockett of Plattsburgh.

Teagan Spinner of West Chazy received the 2013 Alfred L. & Ruby C. Davis Leadership Award from Rochester Institute of Technology during ceremonies in April. This award is given to student volunteers and campus leaders for their invaluable service. Spinner is a third-year student studying computer engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Industrial Design.

Ashley Tyree, a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh, was elected secretary of the SUNY Student Assembly Conference at the bi-annual meeting held in Albany.

Sarah Gibbs of Westport was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society during ceremonies conducted by the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont.

Nicholas Perrotte of Morrisonville graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. 

Rachel Daly of Peru, a junior English major at University of Dallas/Irving, was among a contingent of students and campus ministries that traveled to New Orleans in March for this year’s Alternative Spring Break. While there, the group repainted crypts at a Catholic cemetery and worked at The Arc, a community center for people with mental and physical disabilities, and Capstone, an organization that fixes houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Matthew J. Healy of Fort Covington was selected to present his paper at Inquiry 2013 at Lebanon Valley College. Inquiry 2013 concided with the Council for Undergraduate Research’s week-long celebration of student research and achievement. Healy, a sophomore digital-communications major, presented “Doorways to Diversity.” He is a graduate of Salmon River Central School.

The Wildlife Society’s New York Chapter has named Paul Smith’s College senior Jenna Daub the recipient of its Outstanding Student Award. Daub, a fisheries and wildlife science major from Myerstown, Penn., is the first Paul Smith’s student to win the award. She received  the honor at the chapter’s annual meeting in April. While at Paul Smith’s, she has amassed a wide range of work experience, including working as a grassland bird technician for Southern Illinois University and collecting blood samples for the Vermont Health Department at a moose-check station. She has worked as an amphibian research technician for the Center for Adirondack Biodiversity and co-authored a peer-reviewed paper that appeared in Herpetological Review. Daub is president of the college’s chapter of the Wildlife Society as well as a tutor at Paul Smith’s, is pursuing a career studying population ecology of vertebrates.