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May 5, 2015 - 8:56am
posted by Billie Owens in art, Announcements, Milestones, batavia.

Press release:

The Paducah Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to welcome Jim Morris from Batavia as the current participant in the Artist-in-Residence Program. Morris is a professor in the Art Department at The College at Brockport in Brockport. He began his studio/residence in the LowerTown Arts District at Pinecone Gallery, 421 N. 7th St. on April 24, where he will be creating new works through May 13.

A professional artist, Morris uses mylar to create collaged, mixed media works that emphasize the idea of transparency and obfuscation of information. He often begins his creative process by making an ink drawing on paper, which he scans to produce a computerized image tracing or vector file. He continues to build upon this base by laser cutting the digitized drawing, hand drawing over the prints in acrylic ink or layering this imagery over official documents. Morris’ collaged, mixed media works force the viewer to look closer by emphasizing the concept of transparency.

Morris received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has recently been featured in group exhibitions at The Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua Institution; and internationally at The Kunstverein Tiergarten/Galerie Nord, Berlin, and a solo exhibition at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

Morris has also received fellowships that include a summer Fulbright to Malaysia and Singapore, a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, a NEA/Mid Atlantic Artist’s Fellowship, and a fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina.

Though he’s only been in the neighborhood for a short time, Paducah’s creative placemaking efforts have left a favorable impression.

“The Artist-in-Residence program is brilliant,” says Morris. “The buildings are handsome and the people are very generous and kind. The artists who visit here will spread the good word about Paducah and the Paducah Arts Alliance and encourage others to visit.”

While in Paducah, this internationally connected artist will be building personal and professional relationships, collaborating with Paducah artists, visiting museums and galleries and experiencing the artistic assets of our UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. He is looking forward to opening up a creative connection with his hometown of Batavia, which has a population of 15,269 according to the 2013 figure by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The public is welcome to visit Pinecone Gallery, Tuesday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. through May 8 to meet Morris and talk about his creative processes and the thoughts/meanings his work evokes. Pinecone Gallery will host an exhibit of his work on Second Saturday, May 9, from noon-5 p.m.

For more information regarding the artist, visit his Web site at www.jimmorris-art.com.

About Paducah Arts Alliance
PAA initiated the Artist-in-Residence Program in 2008 with funds provided by the City of Paducah. The program was established to enhance Paducah’s identity as an international art community and to promote the growth of individual artists through education and outreach programs. Since January 2009, PAA has hosted nearly 40 visiting American and international artists from 13 states and four countries. Over the past five years, resident artists have conducted more than 50 events, which include workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances and installations. The Paducah Arts Alliance is a 501c3 organization.

April 28, 2015 - 10:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, veterans, civil war, Milestones.

Press release:

The dedication of the Private Conrad Litt memorial headstone will take place at 5 p.m. this Memorial Day, May 25, in the Old Section of Indian Falls Cemetery.

The Civil War veteran was killed at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, S.C.

Members of Col. John B. Weber Camp No. 44 (NY Dept., Sons of Union Veternas of the Civil War) and the Weber Guard will honor and mark the memorial headstone at the cemetery located at Indian Falls Road, a quarter mile east of Route 77, Pembroke.

This service is part of the Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at the Litt gravesite. This cemetery is adjacent to the newly acquired VA National Veterans Cemetery.

Conrad Litt enlisted in the 100th New York Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Brigade, Company C., on Oct. 24, 1861 as a Private. 2nd Brigade was known as the “Eagle Brigade,” which was sponsored by the Buffalo Board of Trade.

He experienced conflict in Virginia at the Battle of Fair Oaks, where more than half of his Regiment were killed or wounded. Conrad was killed in action on July 18, 1863 during the Union’s night assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., when he was struck in the breast and died instantly.

Conrad’s bodily remains were never recovered for a proper burial, as the fighting continued for another month by laying siege to take control of the Rebel held fort and battery, which was the key to entering Charleston Harbor and the Federal reclaiming of Ft. Sumter, where the first shot of “The War Between The States” had commenced in 1861, announcing the formal Secession of the State of South Carolina from the Union.

The Brothers of Weber Camp No. 44 are honoring him for his actions during the Civil War.
This memorial service in honor of Conrad Litt is adapted from a 1917 Service used by the Grand Army of the Republic to re-dedicate a member’s headstone. The G.A.R. service is scheduled to coincide with the 150 Sesquicentennial celebration of sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Memorial Day was established to honor the veterans on the fourth Monday in the month of May. It was originally known as "Decoration Day," in the terrible aftermath of our American Civil War, with the decorations of wreaths, flags and flowers, laid upon the graves of those fallen soldiers by their loved ones.

April 28, 2015 - 10:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, 4-H.

Congratulations to the Genesee County 4-H youth who competed in the 2015 New York State 4-H Horse Bowl Event at Cornell University in Ithaca on Saturday, April 17! 4-H youth from across New York State came together to compete in 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl, in which youth compete as a team in answering horse-knowledge-based questions.

Representing Genesee County 4-H in the Junior Horse Bowl Event were: Elizabeth Rindell, Gabriella Rindell, Alexandria Tarbell. A special acknowledgement to Gabriella Rindell, who individually placed 1st out of 51 youths from across the state at the Junior Level.

For more information regarding local opportunities in 4-H Youth Development call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County at 585-343-3040, ext. 101, or e-mail [email protected]

April 9, 2015 - 4:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Milestones.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that David Wolcott, of Batavia, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Wolcott was initiated at Ithaca College.

Wolcott is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org

March 19, 2015 - 2:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones, 4-H.

Congratulations to the Genesee County 4-H youth who competed in the 2015 Region II 4-H Horse Extravaganza at Mid Lakes High School in Phelps on Saturday, March 7!

4-H youth from across the region came together to compete in both "4-H Horse Quiz Bowl," in which youth compete as a team in answering horse knowledge based questions and "4-H Horse Hippology," a contest in which youth participate in a written exam, identification of items shown on slides, placing and/or ID of feedstuffs or feed tags, judging, ID stations, and team problems.

The results from participating Genesee County 4-H youth are as follows:
 
4-H Horse Bowl Event
Senior Category:
 Team placement 5th of 7; member: Elimy B.
Individual Ranking: Emily B. - 12th of Top 20
 
Junior Category: Team placement 3rd of 6; members: MacKenzie J., Elizabeth R., Gabriella R., Alexandria T.
Individual Rankings:
Gabriella R. – 1st of Top 14
Alexandria T. – 4th of Top 14
Elizabeth R. – 7th of Top 14
 
4-H Hippology Event
Senior Category:
Team placement 3rd of 8; member: Emily B.
Individual Rankings: Emily B. – 11th of Top 20
 
Junior Category: Team placement 1st of 6; members: Elizabeth R., Gabriella R., Alexandria T.
Individual Rankings:
Gabriella R. – 4th of Top 19
Alexandria T. – 6th of Top 19
Elizabeth R. – 13th of Top 19

For more information regarding local opportunities in 4-H Youth Development call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County at 585-343-3040, ext. 101, or e-mail [email protected]

March 17, 2015 - 3:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

A Genesee Community College student has once again earned a prestigious honor from the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives (BNSME). Abby Wilcox received the Collegiate Sales and Marketing Award at the BNSME Sales & Marketing Awards Gala earlier this month at the Buffalo Hyatt. Wilcox, a native of Cooperstown, is a sophomore entrepreneurship student at GCC.

When she came to GCC in Fall 2013, Abby was already an entrepreneur. She had started her online, home-based cupcake catering business, aptly named "Coopcakes" after her hometown, in December 2012. She operates during the summer months, but bakes all year long. She came to college knowing she had a lot to learn.

"I went through the startup of my business kind of blind," she said. "I didn't really know what I was doing. That is one huge reason that I came here to GCC. I need to know how to effectively run my business."

Her success thus far contributed to her selection as the Collegiate Sales and Marketing Award winner.

As her Prof. Rick Dudkowski stated in nominating her for the award: "She has grown the business substantially over the past two years by implementing effective sales and marketing techniques. As a student involved in dozens of charitable organizations on campus, she has also provided her cupcakes at discounted prices for dozens of events."

At GCC, Abby has been active in founding the RAKtivists, which promotes Random Acts of Kindness on campus, particularly during RAK week in February. Abby is also a talented seamstress and will once again create a scene for the annual spring fashion show at GCC. The show, "Fata Morgana," is scheduled for April 25. She created a successful fashion show while a student at Cooperstown High School.

"This showed me that no matter what field of business I focused my energy in, I would always be successful due to my passion and drive for marketing and business," she wrote in her BNSME award essay.

Abby has served as vice president of GCC's Phi Theta Kappa honor society and been actively involved in the Business Forum, CEO and DECA clubs.

After graduating from GCC, Abby plans to pursue a pastry arts and management degree at the Culinary Institute of America after which she wants to open a French-American fusion bakery.

"I am extremely confident that Abby will do it," Dudkowski said. "Her product is delicious, she is extremely creative in her designs and customer service is very important in her business."

GCC congratulates Abby and looks forward to supporting her future success!

Abby's selection as BNSME Collegiate Sales & Marketing Award winner comes just two years after GCC graduate Samantha Vogt earned the award in 2013.

March 17, 2015 - 3:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Milestones.

The following students have been recognized for their academic achievement during the Fall 2014 semester at Colgate University.

Richard Ely, a Computer Science major from Batavia, a graduate of Batavia High School.

Sydney Loria, a Chemistry-undeclared major from Batavia, a graduate of Batavia High School.

The Dean's Award for academic excellence is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average while enrolled in 3.75 or more course hours.

Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university's 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

March 12, 2015 - 4:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in GCC, Darien, Milestones.

Press release:

Six Genesee Community College faculty members are recipients of the 2015 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. Founded in 1978, NISOD is a consortium of community and technical colleges that share a commitment to supporting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership. It is part of the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.

The excellence award celebrates instructors who are given the critical task of serving well all students who enroll through the doors of 'open access'. They have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.

Genesee Community College's 2015 awardees include:

•    Deborah J. Thompson, of Lockport, who has been teaching at GCC since 2009. She is an instructor of health education at the Medina Campus Center.

•    Gil A. Stern, of Rochester; He joined GCC in 2000 and teaches public speaking at the Albion Campus Center. He is also an instructor for College Today, a program that helps high school students prepare for the rigors of college coursework.

•    Nancy G. White, of West Falls, has been teaching at GCC for 14 years. Nancy teaches Spanish at the Arcade Campus Center.

•    Janet E. Schmidt, of Buffalo, joined GCC after 37 years in the manufacturing industry. She teaches engineering in the Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) program at GCC's main campus in Batavia.

•    Carol Q. Welsh, of Darien, teaches at both the main campus in Batavia and GCC's Warsaw Campus Center. Carol started at the college in 1986 and returned to teach Biology in 1992.

•    Bruce W. Hilyard, Ph.D., has been officially retired since 2001, but has continued to teach online courses for GCC. Bruce came to the college in 1970 and taught Teacher Education at both the main campus in Batavia and through the College's inmate education program at the Attica Correctional Facility.

Recipients will be honored at the NISOD annual conference in Austin on Sunday, May 24. GCC will also recognize the winners during professional activity week in mid-August as a kick-off to the new academic year. Award winners receive a specially cast, pewter medallion.

"Recognizing those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges' mission is something we look forward to doing each year," said Edward J. Leach, Ph.D., NISOD's director and a GCC alumnus.

He earned his associate degree in General Studies at GCC in 1985 and in the early 1990s returned to the college for two years to teach Physical Education and work as an athletic trainer for the GCC Cougars.

"The extraordinary work of these men and women includes not only what they do for their students and colleagues, but what they do for the communities in which they live and work," Leach said. "We're honored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements."

The NISOD Award for Excellence Web site is: http://www.nisod.org/?q=how-excellence-awards-recipients-are-celebrated

March 6, 2015 - 4:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in Basom, Milestones.

Elizabeth Johnson-Walsh, of Basom, recently performed the role of LaVerne and served as a costume assistant for The University of Findlay's musical production of "Xanadu." Micheal F. Anders, Ph.D., was musical director for the production.

The original Universal Pictures screenplay was written by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel.

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. For more information, visit www.findlay.edu.

March 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Milestones.

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Douglas McClurg, from Le Roy, serving with the Company A, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Private First Class.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

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

March 3, 2015 - 5:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

Katelynn M. Hackett, of Corfu, received a bachelor of science degree with great distinction in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University on Dec. 31, 2014.

Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues.

March 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in UMMC, Milestones.

Press release:

We are pleased to congratulate Arnold Facklam III, NP, FHM, a hospitalist at United Memorial Medical Center, on his designation as Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) from the Society of Hospital Medicine.

To earn the FHM designation, a candidate must meet a set of diverse criteria including: working as a hospitalist for five years, demonstration of dedication to quality and process improvement, illustrating commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, and active engagement in lifelong learning and education.

Facklam is one of 167 FHM to be in the elite class of 2015, which will be inducted on March 31, 2015 at HM15 in National Harbor, Md. The FHM designation gives hospitalists the opportunity to be recognized for their work and commitment to the practice of hospital medicine and the patients they serve.

Hospitalists are healthcare providers that specialize in the treatment of patients in the acute care (hospital) setting.

February 23, 2015 - 3:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Pavilion, Milestones.

Two Genesee County students have been accepted to Ashland University for the Fall semester of 2015.

Avery Mallaber, of Le Roy, has been accepted and will receive the Director's Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland. Mallaber is a senior at Le Roy Junior-Senior High School.

Ashley Jenks, of Pavilion, has been accepted and will receive the President's Scholarship for $11,000 annually to attend Ashland. Jenks is a senior at Pavilion Central School.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report's National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university located in Ashland, Ohio.

February 21, 2015 - 3:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

The following local students have been named Presidential Scholars for the Fall 2014 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY:

  • Patrick Flynn, of Batavia, a junior majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering;
  • Breanna Johnson, of Corfu, a freshman majoring in biology;
  • Andrew Lichtenthal, of Batavia, a junior majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

February 21, 2015 - 3:39pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

Congratulations to the following St. Bonaventure University students who were named to the dean's list for fall 2014:

  • Joyce Tristan -- the accounting major is from Elba;
  • Eric Helenbrook -- the chemistry major is from Alexander;
  • Tamalyn Brown-Penders -- the psychology major is from Batavia;
  • Chelsie Hixenbaugh -- the special education major is from Le Roy;
  • Brianna Dioguardi -- the strategic communications and digital media major is from Batavia;

The nation's first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.

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.

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