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Area students named to dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College

PAUL SMITHS — The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the spring 2019 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

-Molly McCarthy of Saranac Lake.

-Natalina Bevilacqua of Saranac Lake.

-Robert Visicaro of Saranac Lake.

-Adelaide Balliett of Lake Placid.

-Trevor Keough of Saranac Lake.

-Matthew Carter of Burke.

-Branden Griffin of Malone.

-Reilly Peck of Whiteface Mountain.

-Michael Hyde of Tupper Lake.

-Nicholas McCabe of Saranac Lake.

Students graduate from St. Lawrence University

CANTON — A total of 615 bachelor degrees were awarded by St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies, which were held on May 19, 2019, in Canton, New York.

The following local students were among those graduates:

-Glenice M. Gallagher of Lake Placid. Gallagher is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in psychology and art and art history. Gallagher attended Lake Placid Central School. Gallagher graduated with a bachelor of science degree.

-Alexis E. Joy of Au Sable Forks. Joy is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in statistics and art and art history. Joy attended Ausable Valley Central School. Joy graduated with a bachelor of science cum laude degree.

-Laura M. Kleist of Saranac Lake. Kleist is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in conservation biology. Kleist attended Saranac Lake High School. Kleist graduated with a bachelor of science cum laude degree.

-Christopher P. Roy of Lake Placid. Roy is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in computer science and business in the liberal arts. Roy attended Northwood School. Roy graduated with a bachelor of science degree.

-Emma B. Stechschulte of Keene Valley. Stechschulte is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in sociology. Stechschulte attended Madison High School. Stechschulte graduated with a bachelor of arts cum laude degree.

-Connor D. Trim of Saranac Lake. Trim is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in government. Trim graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.

-Gabe B. Warner of Keene Valley. Warner is a member of the Class of 2019 and majored in sociology. Warner attended Keene Central School. Warner graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.

St. Lawrence University students selected for Greek Honorary Society

CANTON — The following students have been inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha, the national academic Greek honorary society, at St. Lawrence University.

-Christopher P. Roy of Lake Placid. Roy is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in computer science and business in the liberal arts. Roy attended Northwood School.

-Emma B. Stechschulte of Keene Valley. Stechschulte is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in sociology. Stechschulte attended Madison High School.

To be a member in Gamma Sigma Alpha, students must be a member of a St. Lawrence fraternity or sorority, be a current junior or senior and have either a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher or have a achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher during their junior or senior year.

Local students selected for Art & Art History Honorary Society at St. Lawrence University

CANTON — The following students have been inducted into the Art and Art History honorary society at St. Lawrence University in Canton:

-Glenice M. Gallagher of Lake Placid. Gallagher is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in psychology and art and art history. Gallagher attended Lake Placid Central School.

-Alexis E. Joy of Au Sable Forks. Joy is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in statistics and art and art history. Joy attended Ausable Valley Central School.

Area students earn degrees at SUNY Potsdam

POTSDAM – The State University of New York at Potsdam will recognize nearly 900 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18. The SUNY Potsdam Class of 2019 will be awarded baccalaureate and master’s degrees at the ceremony.

The local graduates include:

-Molly Atkinson of Saint Regis Falls, who is set to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology

-Miranda Bell of Saranac Lake, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies

-Kati Bonilla of Saint Regis Falls, who is set to graduate with distinction with a Master of Science in Teaching degree in Childhood Education

-Emrys Burl of Saranac Lake, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

-Elena Bushy of Wilmington, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health

-Naomi Connors of Lake Placid, who is set to graduate with a Master of Science in Teaching degree in Childhood Education

-Rachel Dalton of Lake Clear, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education

-Madison Fortier of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate with distinction with a Master of Science in Teaching degree in Childhood Education

-Emily Godin of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Health and International Studies

-Jodilyn Gonia of Saint Regis Falls, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology

-Louis Goodrow of Saint Regis Falls, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

-Jillian Goulette of Lake Placid, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication

-Mitchell Harriman of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies

-Ivy Huber of Rainbow Lake, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature/Writing and Middle/Secondary English Education

-Lindsey Maroun of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education

-Melissa Moody of Bloomingdale, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

-Sophia Morelli of Lake Placid, who is set to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature/Writing

-Evan Olsen of Saranac Lake, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies

-Connor Palmer of Saint Regis Falls, who is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies

-Mark Pratico of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early ≤Allison Rust of Conifer, who is set to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry

-Sydney Schmidt of Saranac Lake, who is set to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and New Media

-Abigail Sexton of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Middle/Secondary Social Studies Education

-Colleen Twomey-Mulvey of Wilmington, who is set to graduate cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History

-Mellinda Tyler of Tupper Lake, who is set to graduate with a Master of Science in Teaching degree in Childhood Education

-Lauren Yates of Saranac Lake, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature/Writing

Local students earn degrees from Clarkson University

POTSDAM – Clarkson University awarded over 750 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to students from 27 states, 22 countries and 57 New York state counties, this spring. (An additional 338 students received degrees this past winter and summer.)

-Brandon Atkins of Ausable Forks received a bachelor of science degree in engineering and management from Clarkson University in May.

-Abbey Fountain of Lake Clear received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in biology, environmental science minor from Clarkson University in May.

-Kelsie St. Louis of Tupper Lake received a master of science degree in physician assistant studies from Clarkson University in May.

-Pierson St. Pierre of Tupper Lake received a doctor of physical therapy degree from Clarkson University in May.

Burl on winning team in SUNY Potsdam Entrepreneurship Competition

POTSDAM – SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Business Administration recently hosted its 53rd Entrepreneurial Business Plan and Product Prototype Competition, which challenges students to develop an entrepreneurial concept to fulfill the needs of a specific group of consumers.

Emrys Burl of Saranac Lake was on the winning team of seven students who took home the trophy.

Local students initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society:

Ciera Jock of Bombay was initiated at State University of New York at Potsdam.

-Gabrielle Isabella of Lake Clear was initiated at State University of New York at Potsdam.

-Macy Fraser of Saint Regis Falls was initiated at State University of New York at Potsdam.

Trudeau inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Andrew Trudeau of Tupper Lake was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Trudeau is pursuing a degree in biology at Clarkson University.

Area students receive academic awards at SUNY Canton’s Honors Convocation

CANTON — SUNY Canton recognizes students with the highest grades at the William J. Mein Honors Convocation.

Honors Convocation is held as a formal recognition of student achievement. It is named annually to honor a retired faculty member who has made significant contributions to the college.

An award is bestowed to each student with the highest GPA for their academic year in each of the college’s programs.

Local students recognized include:

-Trevor Swinyer of Bloomingdale. Swinyer is a senior in the Graphic and Multimedia Design program who is scheduled to graduate in 2019.

-Kimberly Collins of Saranac Lake. Collins is a junior in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program who is scheduled to graduate in 2020.

-Matthew R. Sanderson of Saranac Lake. Sanderson is a freshman in the Automotive Technology program who is scheduled to graduate in 2020.

-Marcan P. Dickey of Tupper Lake. Dickey is a senior in the Electrical Engineering Technology program who is scheduled to graduate in 2019.

-Jennifer Ward of Vermontville. Ward is a junior in the Sustainable Energy Technology program who is scheduled to graduate in 2020

Area students named to SUNY Morrisville’s dean’s list

MORRISVILLE — The following local SUNY Morrisville students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester:

-Dylan Kilner of Paul Smiths, majoring in Renewable Energy-BT

-Margaret Augustine of Saranac Lake, majoring in Renewable Resources-BT

Demers inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society at HVCC

TROY — More than 200 students from Hudson Valley Community College were recently inducted into the Alpha Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for students at two-year colleges.

Local inductees into the honor society include:

-Marcy Demers of Tupper Lake, who is studying in the Teaching Assistant academic program.

Hochschartner inducted into St. Lawrence U. Student-Athlete Honorary Society

CANTON — Lucy S. Hochschartner of Lake Placid has been inducted into St. Lawrence University’s Chi Alpha Sigma honorary society for being an outstanding college student-athlete, who excels in the classroom, in their sport, and in the community.

Hochschartner is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in environmental studies-government. Hochschartner participated in nordic skiing. Hochschartner attended St. Pauls School.

Wolff an award winner at Hamilton College Class & Charter Day

CLINTON, — Abigail Wolff, of Saranac Lake was named the recipient of The McKinney Speaking Prize at Hamilton College’s Class & Charter Day, held on May 13. Established in 1950, the event combines the traditional Class Day celebrating the end of classes with a commemoration of the granting of College’s charter on May 26, 1812.

Wolff, a first-year student, is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School.

The McKinney Speaking Prizes are awarded to the four students, one in each class, who have been determined the best speakers in competition.

Rose named to dean’s list at Nazareth College

ROCHESTER – Keeley Rose of Lake Placid was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at Nazareth College.

Local students named to University of Vermont dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vermont –  To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

The following students were named to the list:

-Carissa Kennedy of Lake Placid

-Lindsay Yamrick of Tupper Lake

Douglas, Thompson earn degrees from the University of N.H.

DURHAM, New Hampshire — The following students graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2019:

-Jean Douglas of Lake Placid graduated Cum Laude with a BA degree in Communication

-Nzoni Thompson of Lake Placid graduated Cum Laude with a BS degree in Biology

Local students named to Siena College dean’s list

LOUDONVILLE — Siena College has named the following area students to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester.

-Rebecca Draper of Newcomb

-Taylor Maiorca of Lake Placid

-Kylie Martin of Tupper Lake

-Michael Spadaro of Saranac Lake

-Jake Spadaro of Saranac Lake

-Wesley Whalen of Elizabethtown

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