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February 19, 2015 - 3:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

These students have been named to the D’Youville College dean's list for the Fall 2014 semester.

To qualify for the honor, they must have maintained a quality point average of 3.40 or above for the previous semester. This indicates superior academic performance and becomes a permanent part of the student’s college record.

The students on the dean’s list and those receiving other academic honors will be recognized at D’Youville’s 52nd Annual Honors Convocation on March 4 at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo beginning at 2 p.m. More than 600 students, family and friends are expected to attend the annual event.

D’Youville College in Buffalo is a private co-ed institution now in its second century with approximately 3,000 students attending the college in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

It is a leader in health care education and is ranked No. 1 by Military Times Magazine as a “Best for Vets College.”

Name                                 Major                                Year              Address

Breton, Nicole                    HSM                                  Freshman     Alexander            

Choate, Emily                    BIOBS                               Senior           Alexander

Fletcher, Courtney             NUR                                  Freshman     Alexander

Guarino, Aaron                  ESS                                   Sophomore   Batavia                     

DeAngelo, Christina          OCCHUM                           Senior          Batavia

Hart, Jason                        ESS                                   Sophomore   Batavia

Heassler, Kyle                   PA5                                    Senior           Batavia

Reynolds, Louis                HSM                                   Freshman     Batavia           

Ruzzi, Erin                        PSYCH                               Senior           Batavia    

Strathearn, Christopher    PA5                                     Senior           Batavia

Zinni, Rebecca                 BIOBS                                 Sophomore   Batavia            

Ewert, Haylee                   OCCHUM                           Freshman      Corfu

Fink, Steven                     ADVMGT                            Junior             Corfu

Bank, Kylynn                    HA                                       Senior            Darien Center

DiFrancisco, Alex             PA5                                     Senior             Le Roy

Atkinson, Autumn             OCCHUM                           Junior              East Bethany

February 19, 2015 - 3:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, corfu, Milestones.

Kaitlin Logsdon, of Batavia, a communication, management and design major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College was named to dean'slist for the Fall 2014 semseter.

Maureen Edwards, of Corfu, a musical theatre major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College was named to dean's list for the Fall 2014 semseter.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 460 graduate students.

February 19, 2015 - 3:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

RIT recently hosted the “Rochester -- Finger Lakes Middle and High School Art Exhibition." Among the award winners were Batavia High School students Ava Haitz, a senior, and 10th-grader Alexis Hoerner. Alexis won the “Bob Heischman Award, Excellence & Creativity in Drawing."

The art exhibit is on display at RIT until Feb. 23rd.

February 19, 2015 - 2:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

Nearly 200 SUNY Potsdam students completed internship placements at companies, nonprofits or campus departments in Fall 2014.

The successful SUNY Potsdam interns included Sarah Hill from Corfu, who interned with the SUNY Potsdam First Year Success Seminar (FYSS) in Potsdam.

SUNY Potsdam's internship program places students with employers whose interests align with their studies. Each student intern has a faculty sponsor, and earns between 1 and 12 credits toward degree requirements for successfully completing the internship.

The SUNY Potsdam Experiential Education Office is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential. For more information, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/support/ssc/eeo/internships

February 18, 2015 - 4:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

The following local residents made the dean's list for Fall 2014-2015 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology:

Brittani Scharlau of Alexander, N.Y., (14005) is a fourth-year student in the diagnostic medical sonography program in RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Dean Kubik of Basom, N.Y., (14013) is a fifth-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Jennifer Crossen of Basom, N.Y., (14013) is a third-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Rachel Henrici of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a second-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

David Renzo of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a fifth-year student in the computer engineering technology program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.

Alycia Sabatino of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a second-year student in the diagnostic medical sonography program in RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Joseph Oddo of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a fifth-year student in the electrical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Ashlee Yasses of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a second-year student in the engineering exploration program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Sophia Del Plato of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a fourth-year student in the graphic design program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Jared Raphael of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a fifth-year student in the industrial engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Maura Chmielowiec of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a fifth-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Alex Kolberg of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a second-year student in the physics program in RIT's College of Science.

Ryan Warner of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a second-year student in the physics program in RIT's College of Science.

Courtney Smith of Batavia, N.Y., (14020) is a second-year student in the political science program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.

Benjamin Lucek of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a fourth-year student in the ASL-English interpretation program in RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Michael Barnard of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a second-year student in the criminal justice program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.

Rachel Kobel of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a third-year student in the environmental sustainability, health and safety program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.

Michael Slack of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a fourth-year student in the film and animation program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Joanna Stacy of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a fourth-year student in the graphic design program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Traci Turner of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a third-year student in the journalism program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.

Eric Hunt of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a third-year student in the new media interactive development program in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Amandakay Sands of Bergen, N.Y., (14416) is a fourth-year student in the photographic and imaging arts program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Erica Hickey of Byron, N.Y., (14422) is a second-year student in the advertising and public relations program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.

Benjamin Ezard of Byron, N.Y., (14422) is a third-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Katelyn Meier of Corfu, N.Y., (14036) is a fourth-year student in the biology program in RIT's College of Science.

Nicole Swimline of Corfu, N.Y., (14036) is a second-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Karl Pajak of Corfu, N.Y., (14036) is a fourth-year student in the film and animation program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Nicholas Flumerfeldt of Corfu, N.Y., (14036) is a fifth-year student in the mechanical engineering technology program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.

Collin Moran of Darien Center, N.Y., (14040) is a second-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Michael Anauo of Elba, N.Y., (14058) is a fourth-year student in the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program in RIT's College of Science.

Cassandra Golda of Elba, N.Y., (14058) is a second-year student in the international business program in RIT's Saunders College of Business.

Peter Madau of Le Roy, N.Y., (14482) is a third-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Ryan Mangefrida of Leroy, N.Y., (14482) is a second-year student in the political science program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.

Mckenzie Clark of Linwood, N.Y., (14486) is a fourth-year student in the 3D digital design program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Hannah Belliveau of Oakfield, N.Y., (14125) is a fourth-year student in the biology program in RIT's College of Science.

Benjamin Bliss of Pavilion, N.Y., (14525) is a third-year student in the illustration program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean's list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls 18,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

For news, photos and videos, go to www.rit.edu/news

February 9, 2015 - 3:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Milestones.

Courtney M. Brooks, of Le Roy, completed her baccalaureate studies in Public Justice cum laude in December at SUNY Oswego and was recognized at the college's Commencement.

A student who graduates with honors is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude, with highest honor (grade averages of 3.8 to 4.0); magna cum laude, with great honor (grade averages of 3.6 to 3.79); and cum laude, with honor (grade averages of 3.30 to 3.59).

February 6, 2015 - 3:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, corfu, Milestones.

Ithaca College congratulates students named to dean's list.

Kaitlin Logsdon, of Batavia, a communication, management and design major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College was named to dean's list for the Fall 2014 semseter.

Maureen Edwards, of Corfu, a musical theater major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College was named to Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semseter.

February 5, 2015 - 4:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Milestones.

Sarah Ehrmentraut, of Le Roy, has earned High Honors for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.

Students named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance.

Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded High Honors and students whose grade-point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded Honors.
 

February 5, 2015 - 3:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

The Dean's List at Genesee Community College recognizes students enrolled either part-time or full-time who have earned a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.74.

GCC proudly announces that students named below are among 366 who were earned recognition on the dean’s list for the Fall 2014 semester.

With the main campus in Batavia, New York and six campus centers located in Albion, Arcade, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw, Genesee Community College serves more than 7,000 students and provides convenient learning options, including 15 degrees that can be earned fully online. As part of the State University of New York (SUNY), GCC offers more than 60 academic programs and certificates including the all new Food Processing Technology degree. In addition, the College provides student housing at College Village, which is adjacent to the Batavia Campus. For further information about all of GCC's opportunities, go to www.genesee.edu.

GCC Fall 2014 dean's list honorees:

Mackenzie Marinaccio a full time student and resident of Alexander, NY (14005)

Brittany Over a full time student and resident of Alexander, NY (14005)

Branden Riggs a full time student and resident of Alexander, NY (14005)

Crystal Snyder a full time student and resident of Basom, NY (14013)

Emily Alvut a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Jared Bird a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Aleiah Brunner a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Whitney Case a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Marissa Colantonio a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Ariel Corcoran a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Lauren Fish a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Courtney Fisher a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14021)

Eva Hernandez a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Kimberly Kingsley a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Stephanie Mortimer a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Maryssa Peirick a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

William Rupp a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Jacob Sheets a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Ryan Shormann a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Eric Snell a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Victoria Snyder a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Valerie Stephens a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Erika Weis a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Bailee Welker a full time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Kristen Maggiulli a full time student and resident of Bergen, NY (14416)

Nathan Reiner a full time student and resident of Bergen, NY (14416)

Brian Stamp a full time student and resident of Bergen, NY (14416)

Marymagdalen Gabalski a full time student and resident of Byron, NY (14422)

Courtney Oderkirk a full time student and resident of Byron, NY (14422)

Austin Blaszak a full time student and resident of Corfu, NY (14036)

Tessa Busch a full time student and resident of Corfu, NY (14036)

Danielle Milbrand a full time student and resident of Corfu, NY (14036)

Sandra Buxton a full time student and resident of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Elisabeth Wagner a full time student and resident of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Amanda York a full time student and resident of Darien Center, NY (14040)

Jessica Cornwell a full time student and resident of East Bethany, NY (14054)

Emily Pelton a full time student and resident of East Bethany, NY (14054)

Amanda Littlejohn a full time student and resident of Elba, NY (14058)

Brian Reed a full time student and resident of Elba, NY (14058)

Ryan Vlack a full time student and resident of Elba, NY (14058)

Matthew Cray a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Aaron Falkowsky a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Skye Gregory a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Kathryn Krautwurst a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Rebekah Miller a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Kristi Miller a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Nicole Moody a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Brooke Ortiz a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Camille Parrish a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Kristen Stalnecker a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Jacob Sullivan a full time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Nicole DiSalvo a full time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Casey McVay a full time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Carrie Ohlson a full time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Katie Spence a full time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Mellisa Wells a full time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Karisa McKeown a full time student and resident of Pavilion, NY (14525)

Daniel Smith a full time student and resident of Stafford, NY (14143)

Matthew Bridger a part time student and resident of Basom, NY (14013)

Richard Biegasiewicz a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Joseph Mahler a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

LeeAnn McEwen a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Caitlin Mendola a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Sheila Neth a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Erik Pokornowski a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Natasha Robinson a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Jaylene Smith-Kilner a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Walter Szczesny a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Gerald Watts a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Brian Wheeler a part time student and resident of Batavia, NY (14020)

Brittany Schmitt a part time student and resident of Bergen, NY (14416)

Margery Fitzsimmons a part time student and resident of Byron, NY (14422)

Dakota Longhini a part time student and resident of Byron, NY (14422)

Troy Burdick a part time student and resident of Corfu, NY (14036)

Lori Santini a part time student and resident of Corfu, NY (14036)

Kaleigh Hinkson a part time student and resident of East Bethany, NY (14054)

Audrey Dollinger a part time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Joshua Hotze a part time student and resident of LeRoy, NY (14482)

Aaron Bosse a part time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Trevor Dayka a part time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Austin Schroeder a part time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Haven Smart a part time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Arielle Thompson a part time student and resident of Oakfield, NY (14125)

Benjamin Werner a part time student and resident of Pavilion, NY (14525)

February 4, 2015 - 1:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in business, Le Roy, Milestones.

Jake M. Whiting, of LeRoy, was admitted to practice law in New York State on January 14, 2015. Jake is the son of Reid and Jackie Whiting of LeRoy.

Jake passed the July 2014 New York State Bar Exam after graduating magna cum laude in May 2014 from Michigan State University College of Law.

Prior to law school, Jake worked three years at J.P. Morgan Chase in New York City, is a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University and a 2004 graduate of LeRoy High School.

Jake will practice alongside his father with offices on West Main Street in LeRoy and Bank Street in Batavia.

January 15, 2015 - 3:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Jason Molino, Milestones.

Press release:

Jason Molino, City Manager for the City of Batavia, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Jason is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. The organization’s nearly 9,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.

To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.

Jason is qualified by more than eight years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2006 as City Manager of Batavia, he served as the Assistant to the Village Manager for the Village of Port Chester, NY.  In addition, Jason served as a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the United State Coast Guard Reserve from 2000-2007

Highlights of Jason’s ICMA membership include: member of the 2009 Montreal ICMA Conference Planning Committee and most recently the City of Batavia and Jason were recognized by ICMA as recipients for the 2014 Program Excellence Award for Strategic Leadership and Governance.
Jason has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: serving as Board Member of the New York State City/County Management Association, current member and former President of Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Graduate of Leadership Genesee – Class of 2008.

December 23, 2014 - 5:21pm
posted by David Culver in Milestones.

 

 

 

Keuka Park, NY - Erica Culver, daughter of David and Tammy Culver of Oakfield NY, has been named to the Dean's List at Keuka College in Keuka Park NY.

Culver, a senior, is studying Psychology.

At Keuka College students must earn at least a 3.50 grade-point-average for a minimum of 12 semester credit hours to be eligible for the Dean's List.

The national leader in experiental, hands-on learning, Keuka is a private, co-educational college offering 31 majors.  Located in the Finger Lakes region near Penn Yan, Keuka was founded in 1890 and today  has an enrollment of 1,873.

 

December 9, 2014 - 9:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in basketball, sports, Milestones.

Press release:

Hobart College senior guard Andrew Hoy (Batavia/Batavia, N.Y.) was named to the Liberty League Men's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll by the conference office today. He was named to the All-Wendy's College Classic second team after leading Hobart with 16.7 ppg in the three-game tournament last week.

Hoy shared team-high honors with 18 points and added five rebounds in a 67-60 setback to Division II Roberts Wesleyan in the first round. In the second round, Hoy produced 15 points, three assists, and three rebounds in an 80-78 overtime loss to Brockport. He wrapped up the tournament with a game-high 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists in a 68-59 win over RIT. For the week, Hoy shot 50 percent from the floor, 47.6 percent from 3-point range, and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Hoy is off to an impressive start this year, leading the team in scoring with 14.4 ppg. He's third on the team averaging 5.0 rpg and second producing 2.6 apg. Hoy leads the Liberty League in 3-point shooting, averaging 2.8 makes per game with a league best .452 3-point percentage.

The Statesmen (3-2) are back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 10 when they visit Rochester.

November 6, 2014 - 7:30am
posted by Billie Owens in byron, Milestones, bergen.

Press release:

The Bergen Swamp Preservation Society (BSPS) awarded two "Partner-in-Preservation" Awards at the Society's annual meeting held Oct. 26, 2014 in Caledonia. The "Partner-in-Preservation" award is given to an individual or organization for partnering with the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society to preserve and protect the native flora and fauna of New York State.

The corporate award was received by Peggy Swapceinski, executive director of the Gillam-Grant Community Center (GGCC), Bergen. The GGCC was recognized for its support of our Bergen Swamp property in Byron and Bergen. The GGCC hosted the meeting place to begin and end the Bergen Swamp Spring Pilgrimage tour of orchids. For more than 20 years the GGCC served as custodian of BSPS document archives. Recently, the GGCC hosted a community "meet and greet" produced by the Seneca Park Zoo and the BSPS. A live Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake and a live spotted turtle was displayed to a crowd of more than 100 local community members. These two indigenous reptile species are listed as endangered by New York State and can still be found in the Bergen Swamp. The Gillam-Grant Community Center was nominated for this award by Society Trustee John Adamski, of Brighton.

The individual award was received by Joseph Whitcomb, a long serving trustee. Whitcomb resides in Newark and was awarded for his long service on behalf of the Zurich Bog property in Arcadia and to the Society. He served the BSPS for more than 40 years as a Society trustee, president, Zurich Bog Property chairperson and as a personal inspiration to the current trustees. Whitcomb laid the first black locust boardwalk trail into Zurich Bog. This trail enables visitor access to the orchids and carnivorous plants found in this National Natural Landmark. Whitcomb oversaw the acquisition of four additional parcels of land to the BSPS Zurich Bog property. The most recent was an 18-acre parcel that he personally purchased and gifted to the BSPS for preservation and protection of the native wetland plants. Whitcomb was nominated for this award by Society trustee Lee Drake Sr., of Bloomfield.

The Bergen Swamp Preservation Society is the first and oldest private ecological preservation land trust in the United States. The Society was chartered in 1936 by the New York State Department of Education as a "Living Museum." Since its charter, the Society has been operated by volunteers. The Society has a membership of 400 persons and corporations. The Society owns and manages five separate properties in Upstate New York. Two of the Society's properties are recognized by Federal Department of Interior as National Natural Landmarks: the Bergen Swamp (Bergen and Byron, NY) and the Zurich Bog (Arcadia, NY). The Society is renowned for the 38 species of native orchids, three species of native carnivorous plants and many other rare wetland plants that are protected on the Society's properties.

November 4, 2014 - 4:46pm
posted by Graciela Benavides in Milestones.

I wanted to share a recent article published by Lisa M.McMahon on Niagara University's Alumni News - The subject covers a Class of '2008 - Batavia High School graduate - Our Kids are going places.

http://www.niagara.edu/amanda-robbins-12-m-s-ed-14-adventures-in-africa/

October 27, 2014 - 2:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Milestones.

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Specialist Evan Calmes from Le Roy has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A (Distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

"The New York Army National Guard has sustained our force at or above 100-percent strength for the better part of five years now," Murphy said. "Keeping those ready forces in our ranks mean that New York is ready to provide forces for state missions here at home, as we saw during Hurricane Sandy or for the federal missions supporting our nation around the country and around the world.

"Each of our 16,000 men and women serving in the Army and Air National Guard as an important role and I'm pleased that so many continue to reenlist and remain part of our New York National Guard family."

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

October 8, 2014 - 11:58am
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

Riley Norton, of Batavia, is one of 524 Dean's List recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year at Mercyhurst University.

The Dean's List is computed annually after summer term, which marks the end of the academic year. It is based on the completion of a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative index of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0 each term.

"I salute all of our Dean's List recipients for the dedication and commitment necessary to achieve this goal," said Mercyhurst President Thomas Gamble, Ph.D. "This is truly an outstanding accomplishment."

Mercyhurst University, founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution in Erie, Pa. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations as well as unique post-baccalaureate, advanced certificate and eight master's degree programs.

In 2013, the university introduced its first doctoral program in archaeology. In addition, Mercyhurst provides certificate and associate degree offerings at branch campuses in North East, Corry and the Booker T. Washington Center. Learn more at www.mercyhurst.edu.

September 4, 2014 - 2:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, Milestones.

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announced the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Sergeant First Class Owen Guile, from Pavilion, has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion.

"The New York Army National Guard has sustained our force at or above 100 percent strength for the better part of five years now," Murphy said. "Keeping those ready forces in our ranks mean that New York is ready to provide forces for state missions here at home, as we saw during Hurricane Sandy or for the federal missions supporting our nation around the country and around the world."

"Each of our 16,000 men and women serving in the Army and Air National Guard as an important role and I'm pleased that so many continue to reenlist and remain part of our New York National Guard family."

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

September 4, 2014 - 2:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in GCC, Milestones.

Press release:

Genesee Community College Board of Trustees learned at the August monthly meeting that two members of their own, as well as a long-term GCC faculty member, have been selected to receive awards recognizing their dedication, leadership and service.

GCC Trustee Maureen Torrey Marshall has been selected to receive the Marvin A. Rapp Award for Distinguished Trustee Service by the New York Community College Trustees. Mrs. Marshall began her service as a GCC trustee in 2003, and just concluded her two-year term as chairman last month. She is a lifelong resident of Genesee County and co-owner of the 10,000 acre Torrey Farms, Inc. She serves on several agricultural associations at the state and national levels.

Current Board of Trustee Chairman Diane D. Torcello has been selected to receive the 2014 Donald M. Mawhinney Trustee Leadership Award. Appointed to GCC's Board of Trustees in 2005, Mrs. Torcello is vice president Community Banking manager for Tompkins Bank of Castile, former chair of the Presidential Search committee for GCC, former chair of Genesee County United Way, and she continues to serve as a member of the Board and the Campaign Cabinet. She also serves on the Mary Immaculate Church Finance Committee and she is the Treasurer of the Pavilion Republican Committee. Diane was also named to the Buffalo Business First 40 Under 40.

Both honors will be recognized at the 60th Annual NYCCT Conference entitled "Celebrating 60 Years of Trustee Education and Leadership" on Saturday Sept. 20 at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.

GCC's Professor of Business M. Richard (Rick) Dudkowski has been selected to receive the Northeast ACCT Faculty Member Award at the Winds of Change Leadership Congress '14 this October in Chicago, sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees. This award honors excellence in teaching through innovative programming, special initiatives, problem solving and leadership within two-year postsecondary institutions as well as the local community.

Throughout his 30 year tenure at GCC, Mr. Dudkowski or "Mr. D.," as his students are fond of calling him, has been an exceptional contributor to the college community as a dedicated professor, mentor, success coach, colleague, civic leader and friend. He teaches 10 different courses in the business division and is the lead faculty member of the Fashion Merchandising Management program that produces the annual Fashion Show, which will enjoy its 34th annual production in 2015. He is a "go-to" staff member volunteering for many additional assignments, such as serving on the planning committees for the College's 40th anniversary, the retirement reception celebrating Stuart Steiner's 37 years as president and the inauguration of James Sunser, GCC president in 2011.

Mr. Dudkowski is a two-time recipient of the State University of New York New Chancellor's Award for Excellence, first in 2002 for Excellence in Teaching and in 2008 for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He also was recently inducted into Susan Makai's Personal Best Model and Talent Agency Hall of Fame for Marketing Individual Excellence in a Competitive World.

August 16, 2014 - 12:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Milestones.

The results are in for the Erie County Fair Poultry winners, two of whom are from Genesee County. The show was held Thursday in Hamburg and featured 21 exhibitors showing more than 260 birds.

They are:

Kelsey Ferguson, Batavia -- Best in Heavy Weight Ducks

                                               Best in Medium Weight Ducks

                                               Best in Heavy Weight Geese

                                               Best in Light Weight Geese

                                               Reserve Grand Champion Waterfowl

                                               Grand Champion Goose    

Jackie Ferguson, Batavia -- Best in Medium Weight Geese

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