---- — Daniel James Puchalski of Plattsburgh has been placed on the Dean’s List at SUNY Cortland. He is a sociology/criminal-justice major.
Three area students have been recognized for academic excellence at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md. They are Heidi Defendorf of Keene, honors; Emma West of Bloomingdale, highest honors; and Jesica West of Bloomingdale, high honors.
Nathan Trachte of Lake Placid has been named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List in Durango, Colo. His major is biology-environmental and organism biology option.
Jonathan LaDieu, son of Jeff and Lynn LaDieu of AuSable Forks, has been named to the Dean’s List at SUNY Cortland. He is a 2013 graduate of AuSable Valley Central School, Clintonville.
Kaitlyn L. Jubert of Mooers completed graduate studies at SUNY Oswego in adolescence education in December with a master’s degree in teaching.
Three area students completed their baccalaureate studies at SUNY Oswego: Timothy G. Reid of Lake Placid, finance; Nathaniel M. Horn of Peru, technology education; and Christine M. Peets of St. Regis Falls, journalism.
The following local students have been named Presidential Scholars for the fall semester at Clarkson University: Nicklas Liam Makowski of Keeseville, freshman, aeronautical engineering; Derek J. Dustin of Fort Covington, senior, biology; Megan M. Borland of Lake Placid, sophomore, biomolecular science; Dana Violet Chapman, Plattsburgh, freshman, civil engineering; Raymond L. Phillips of Hogansburg, senior, electrical engineering; Brian M. Ashline of Burke, senior, global supply chain management; Jessica D. Burl of Burke, senior, mathematics; Cody J. Bushey of West Chazy, junior, mechanical engineering; and Marissa C. Cook of Chateaugay, senior, pre-physical therapy and psychology.
Laura Merrill of Plattsburgh, a junior majoring in chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall semester.
Samantha Crosby of Peru has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Clarkson University where she is a freshman. Crosby was accepted into the Clarkson School Early College Program, leaving Peru High School a year early and is currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree, double major in biomolecular science and chemistry with a pre-med concentration. She plans to be a biomedical researcher focusing on oncology.
Wyatt Daviau of Bloomingdale has earned Dean’s List placement for the fall semester at Cornell University in Ithaca.
Matthew Dwyer of West Chazy has been named to the President’s List at Bentley University, Waltham, Mass., where he is a freshman. To earn the academic recognition, a student must be full time and carry a GPA of 3.7 or higher with no course grade below 3.0.
Bethany Raudenbush of Dannemora received the Dean’s List Award at Clearwater Christian College, Florida, for scholastic achievement during the fall semester. Recipients of this award must earn between a 3.50 and 4.00 GPA. A senior pre-med major, she is a graduate of Saranac Central School and the daughter of Russell and Pamela Raudenbush.
Kirsti Bruce of Lake Placid has earned Dean’s List recognition at Wells College, Aurora. She graduated from Lake Placid Central School and is studying environmental studies with a concentration in environmental sciences. She is a member of the Class of 2016.
Taylor Fehr, Class of 2014 at Wells College, Aurora, has been named to the Dean’s List. A graduate of Beekmantown Central School, Fehr is studying English with a concentration in creative writing.
Grace Nichols of Malone, a student at Clarkson University, has been named a Presidential Scholar. A freshman majoring in political science, she is the daughter of Kevin and Pam Nichols.
Molly K. LeClair of Plattsburgh has been named to the Dean’s List at Siena College, Loudonville. Students who earn this recognition must maintain a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.89 for the semester.
Joanna J. Politi, a member of the Class of 2016 at Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., has been placed on the Dean’s List. She is a resident of Lake Placid.
Morgan Judkins, a freshman at SUNY Plattsburgh and graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School, has been awarded the 2013 Knapp North Country Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for qualified students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. She has been a volunteer at Kent-Delord House Museum for six years and a Battle of Plattsburgh re-enactor. Judkins’s scholarship, funded by Champlain Telephone Company, was renamed in 2009 to honor the late Edith and Kenneth Knapp. Edith was was the executive vice president of the Champlain Telephone Company and a benefactor to many residents of the Champlain region. In addition to serving on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council, Kenneth was the youngest mayor of Mooers, elected at 18.
Rebecca Tenbuuren of Morrisonville earned Dean’s List placement at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn.
The University of Vermont at Burlington has recognized the following local students with placement on the Dean’s List: Johno Barns of Essex; Carleigh Garrett of Lake Placid, environmental studies; Nicholas Bracy of Plattsburgh, philosophy; Lindsey Kreig of Plattsburgh, dietetics nutrition and food sciences; Jennifer Phillips of Plattsburgh, psychology; and Neil Brandt of Vermontville, environmental sciences.
Area residents who attend the University of Albany who have been recognized for academic excellence with Dean’s List placement include Rebekah Pierce of Brushton; Devin Poitras of Chazy; Sarah Farrell of Dannemora; Victoria Farrell of Dannemora; Brittany Tomkins of Elizabethtown; Alexandria Stepnoski of Fort Covington; Jared McLean of Peru; Katherine Daly of Peru; Brin Daleykeyser of Plattsburgh; Natasha Lindor of Plattsburgh; Charles Coryer of Plattsburgh; Connor Benoit of Plattsburgh; Nathan Parrott of Saranac; Margaret Schneck of Saranac Lake; James Bishop of West Chazy; Samuel Anderson of West Chazy; Timothy Larock of Westport; Gabrielle Coonrod of Willsboro; and Nicholas Ball of Willsboro.