---- — Two area students have been recognized for their achievements at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Sherrilyn Guffey, a graduate student from Mineville, received Graduate Honors in the BS/MS in Accounting Program award. Graduate honors awards are based on criteria specified by the department in which the graduate student studies. Andrew Matott, a senior from Rouses Point, received the Sister Rosaleen Gilroy History-Political Science Award, the Honorable Loretta A. Preska ‘70 Endowed Award and the Outstanding Senior in History/Political Science award. The Gilroy award honors the graduating senior carrying the highest cumulative grade-point average in the history-political science major. The Preska award is presented to a student who plans to attend law school and demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.
Harriet Pedersen of Saranac Lake was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students in Northfield, Minn., who were recognized for academic achievements at the college’s Honors Day. She is the daughter of Anders and Heidi Pedersen.
Three local students received degrees in their field of study at SUNY New Paltz. Benjamin Warner of Plattsburgh received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, Ashley Lavery of Lake Placid received a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Jennifer Curtis of Saranac Lake received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting.
Eric Beauregard of Chazy graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Studies.
Emily Gadbois of Plattsburgh was one of six students involved in a unique learning opportunity, an all-female construction project on the SUNY Delhi campus. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in construction management. The students are building a footbridge to be placed over Addison Pond. The students chose this experiential learning opportunity as a way to volunteer their time and devote the project to women who are committed to learning non-traditional roles.
Nicholas Murray of Plattsburgh and Zachary Allott of Elizabethtown have been named to the Dean’s List at Champlain College. Murray is a computer and digital forensics major, and Allott majors in graphic design and digital media.
Alexis Hewitt of Plattsburgh graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy with a Bachelor of Science degree in childhood education and history.
Daniel Hipp of Ellenburg Depot received a Master of Science degree in psychology from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.
Ashley Gray of Rouses Point and Kenneth Whitelaw of Saranac Lake received Master of Science degrees from Champlain College, Burlington, Vt. Gray majored in law, and Whitelaw majored in managing innovation and IT.
Kelly Donahue of Saranac received a master’s degree in psychology at SUNY New Paltz at commencement ceremonies in May.
At the SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica, Bridget Simpson of Mineville received a Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management, and Valerie Abbott of Morrisonville received a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner studies.
Several local residents completed their graduate studies at SUNY Oswego. Kevin J. Evens of Essex earned a Master of Science in Teaching degree (adolescence education); Keena-Marie Herne of Hogansburg, Master of Science/Certificate of Advance Study (school psychology); Owen C. Kelly of Morrisonville, Master of Business Administration degree (public accounting); and Donna Wyant of West Chazy, Master of Science in Education degree (family and consumer science education).
A graduate student in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Master of Science for Teachers Program and an undergraduate history major were this year’s winners of the Douglas R. Skopp Creative Competition on the theme of the Holocaust. Deborah Katz, who is working toward her master’s in teaching, was awarded the prize for her poem, “A Granddaughter’s Onus.” Umberto Angilletta was awarded the prize for his research paper, “The Sins of the Father: Generational Conflict, Vergangenheitsbewalitgung and the Creation of a Militant Generation.”
Joshua S. Lynn, son of Michael F. Lynn and Cheryl A. Lynn of Peru, graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. During his time at Syracuse, he won the Sheldon P. Peterfreund Undergraduate Philosophy Prize and the Donald G. Lundgren Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Research. He has been accepted into the graduate program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., where he will pursue a Ph.D. in biology.
Kym Taylor, an English literature major at SUNY Plattsburgh, won the Literary Essay contest. Her paper on “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James, a story commonly interpreted to be a ghost story but not by Taylor, focused on the idea of the governess unraveling because of a shift in her circumstances and environment rather than as a result of living in a haunted house.
Danielle Poupore, the daughter of Andrew and Connie Poupore of Mooers Forks, graduated from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She received an MA in Creative Writing in January 2012 from Wilkes and a BA in English from SUNY Plattsburgh in June 2010. Poupore is a 2006 graduate of Northern Adirondack Central School. She is employed as a sales and business development associate at AcademicPub, a division of SharedBook in New York City.
Marie R. Trummer of Saranac Lake was inducted into the St. Lawrence University Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. She majors in government and is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School.
Three area students received awards at Moving-Up Day Ceremonies at St. Lawrence University. Joshua R. Lashway of Ellenburg Depot received three awards: The Carl W. Chilson Senior Government Award is given to the senior government major who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions to the government department along with excellent academic performance. The Douglas M. Brown Alumni Association Senior Award recognizes the contributions of a senior student to campus life. The Lauren V. Clute Memorial Award for Economics is given to a non-major who has excelled in the study of economics. He graduated in May. Alex J. Fredette of Plattsburgh received the Excellence in Community Based Learning Scholarship for demonstrating excellence in integrating community placement experiences with academic reflection. He will graduate in 2014. Garrett S. Watson of Mooers was recipient of the Charbern Fund Scholarship-Economics. A member of the Class of 2014, he graduated from Northeastern Clinton Central School. The Charbern award recognizes members of the junior class who have demonstrated the highest degree of character and accomplishment in Economics or English and have made major extracurricular contributions.
Joshua R. Bridge and Shea H. Crockett, students at Hamilton College, Clinton, received awards at the annual Class and Charter Day. Bridge, son of Laura and Scott Bridge of Essex, was named recipient of The Calvin Leslie Lewis Prize Scholarship in the Dramatic Arts. He is a junior major in psychology and theater and a graduate of Willsboro Central School. Crockett, son of Kim and Van Crockett of Plattsburgh, was named recipient of the Edwin Barrett Prize. A sophomore majoring in mathematics and theatre, he is a graduate of Plattsburgh Senior High School.
Justine P. Snow of Plattsburgh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Legal and Justice Studies from Burlington College in Vermont. Snow plans to attend Florida Coastal School of Law this fall.
Katelyn Rochester of Point au Fer, Champlain, graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, magna cum laude, with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She is in PGY 1 residency with the Northport VA Medical Center, Long Island, and will continue her education. She is the daughter of Daniel and Anne Marie Rochester of Point au Fer.
Christopher R. Booth, associate vice president of patient-care operations at CVPH Medical Center, recently graduated summa cum laude and received his Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn. He was inducted as a member into the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society for Healthcare Management.
Erin M. Miner of Saranac Lake graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marriage and family studies from DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.
Two area students graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.: Chase Patrick Pellerin, son of Bruce and Susan Pellerin of Plattsburgh, received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in media studies and digital arts; Jonna Marie Peryer, daughter of Jon Peryer of Plattsburgh and Sandra Esposito of Peru, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in biology.