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March 17, 2013 - 2:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

Genesee Community College announces that the following Genesee County students are among 605 full- and part-time students who were named to the dean's list for the Fall 2012 semester. Students honored on the Dean's List have earned a quality point index of 3.50-3.74.

Anthony Young, of Alexander, a full-time student.

Samantha Brenkus, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Laura Moser, of East Pembroke, a full-time student.

Jennifer Wright, of Pavilion, a full-time student.

Lucas Phillips, of Alexander, a full-time student.

Feyza Osmancikli, of Basom, a full-time student.

John Young, of Basom, a full-time student.

Karen Dusky, of Basom, a full-time student.

Samantha Orbaker, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Kari Campbell, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Marcel Afice, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Michael Wahl, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Kameko Overs, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Mariah Brennan, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Shawna Platt, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Megan Mase, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Kristin Brockway, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Anna Bondaruk, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Joanne Dacey, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Alexander Berardini, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Jonathon Ryan, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Janelle Larsen, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Alec Engel, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Kimberly Beebe, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Dominique Johnson, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Miranda Moag, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Cassandre Dipiazza, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Joseph Durzewski, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Lauren Stansberry, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Aimee Dawson, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Joan Nobile, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Philip Casper, of Batavia, a full-time student.

David Patrick, of Batavia, a full-time student.

Jennifer Davis, of Corfu, a full-time student.

Rachel Ball, of Corfu, a full-time student.

Jessica Gerould, of Corfu, a full-time student.

Zachary Franclemont, of Corfu, a full-time student.

Jeffrey Washington, of Corfu, a full-time student.

Geoffrey Phelps, of Corfu, a full-time student.

Gail Roll-Thompson, of Darien Center, a full-time student.

Megan Matthews, of Darien Center, a full-time student.

Samantha Engel, of Darien Center, a full-time student.

Kylynn Bank, of Darien Center, a full-time student.

Rose Wagner, of Darien Center, a full-time student.

Emily Pelton, of East Bethany, a full-time student.

Candice Wells, of East Bethany, a full-time student.

Kaleigh Hinkson, of East Bethany, a full-time student.

Micah Moreland, of Elba, a full-time student.

Amanda Miller, of Elba, a full-time student.

Lourdes Castaneda, of Elba, a full-time student.

Chelsie Pangrazio, of Elba, a full-time student.

Raven Bentkowski, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Joany Fox, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Jaime Pangrazio, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Alyssa Esola, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Kaitlyn Allen, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Jessica McComb, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Jennifer Harris, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Jonathon Cassiano, of Oakfield, a full-time student.

Michelle Jackson, of Stafford, a full-time student.

Jennifer Cone, of Stafford, a full-time student.

Tracy Hanel, of Bergen, a full-time student.

Amanda-Kay Sands, of Bergen, a full-time student.

Cody Millspaugh, of Bergen, a full-time student.

Valerie Bezon, of Byron, a full-time student.

Sheena Dilcher, of Byron, a full-time student.

Kelly DiMatteo, of Byron, a full-time student.

Emily George, of Byron, a full-time student.

Donald Rada, of Byron, a full-time student.

Matthew Stoll, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Matthew Mead, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Andi DeBellis, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Debra McKnight, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Ashley Russo, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Katherine Watt, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Mark McAvoy, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Eric Hayes, of Le Roy, a full-time student.

Anthony Misisco, of Pavilion, a full-time student.

Brian DeFisher, of Pavilion, a full-time student.

Christopher Johnson, of Elba, a part-time student.

Cody Niccloy, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Jamie Haentges, of Pavilion, a part-time student.

Lydia Zwierzynski, of Pavilion, a part-time student.

Irena Tkach, of Alexander, a part-time student.

Daniel Dudek, of Alexander, a part-time student.

Breeann Blackchief, of Basom, a part-time student.

Tess Garland, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Rebecca Salmon, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Angela Brodie, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Joshua Stendts, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Gordon Tooley, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Fred Gabriele, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Katie Edenholm, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Dylan Versage, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Cassandra Grice, of Batavia, a part-time student.

John Sherman, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Jessica Forsyth, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Joshua Mink, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Richard Biegasiewicz, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Natalie Lewis, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Jennifer Wagner, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Sherrity DiSanto, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Tina Hartgrove, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Amanda Rambach, of Batavia,  a part-time student.

Jordan Werner, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Pamela Fry, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Shannon Fry, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Hillary Bates, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Kimberly Sunderland, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Jacob Watkins, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Craig Huntoon, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Chaka Ray, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Melissa Bowen, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Yvonne Hammer, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Patricia Cole, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Paul Teresi, of Batavia, a part-time student.

William Smith, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Neil DeLillo, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Weiling Lazik, of Batavia, a part-time student.

Jenifer Choate, of Corfu, a part-time student.

Michael Kraus, of Corfu, a part-time student.

Christopher Herrmann, of East Bethany, a part-time student.

Morgan Sicheri, of East Bethany, a part-time student.

Sarah Norway, of East Pembroke, a part-time student.

Mellisa Wells, of Oakfield, a part-time student.

Sheila Stanton, of Stafford, a part-time student.

Mark Williams, of Stafford, a part-time student.

Amber Carmichael, of Stafford, a part-time student.

Jeffrey Cook, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Jill Sczepanski, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Tori Robinson, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Brian Hogan, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Karen Millspaugh, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Kathryn Utter, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Stacy Wainwright, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Eric Boyce, of Bergen, a part-time student.

Shawna Smith, of Byron, a part-time student.

Courtney Oderkirk, of Byron, a part-time student.

Kelsey Boyd, of Byron, a part-time student.

Joeylyn Berl, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Jeremy Tiede, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Bradley McVicker, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Christopher Ball, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Wendy Maskell, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Ashley Stewart, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Jason Coniber, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Kyle Canfield, of Le Roy, a part-time student.

Kelly Kreiley, of Pavilion, a part-time student.

Peter Sherman, of Pavilion, a part-time student.

James Babcock, of Pavilion, a part-time student.

Wendy Edwards, of Pavilion, a part-time student.

Genesee Community College offers over 60 academic programs and certificates, including three new concentrations: Supply Chain Management; Golf Management; and Fashion Design. Genesee offers robust online courses and degrees through its eLearning program. College housing is available at College Village, just a three minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology both inside and outside of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being "high-tech" and "high-touch." Find out more at www.genesee.edu.

March 16, 2013 - 12:39pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

Elisha Myers, of Batavia, was part of a team of State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) students that finished second in the regional qualifying round of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

It's the largest competition of its kind in the United States. Students in SUNYIT's Network and Computer Security Club faced off against teams from all over the Northeast March 8-10 at the competition at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.

"What's remarkable is that it's the first year our students have competed, and they advanced to the regional event and finished second -- an outstanding effort," said John Marsh, associate professor of computer science at SUNYIT. "We're looking forwarding to building on this effort next year."

The annual competition, according to its organizers, "focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing 'commercial' network infrastructure . . . students get a chance to test their knowledge in an operational environment . . . and is a unique opportunity for students and industry professionals to interact and discuss many of the security and operational challenges the students will soon face as they enter the job market."

SUNYIT offers a bachelor of science in network and computer security (NCS) and recently announced that a master's degree program in NCS will be offered starting in the fall semester. For more information, visit sunyit.edu.

March 13, 2013 - 1:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Announcements, Milestones.

Press release:

Genesee Community College Fashion Business major Samantha Vogt has received the Collegiate Sales and Marketing Award from the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives. The West Seneca native was recognized with other winners at the annual Sales and Marketing Awards Gala at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on March 4.

Samantha, a 4.0 student, serves as student representative on the GCC Board of Trustees, is president of the Business Forum Club, and participates actively in Toastmasters, Campus Activities Board and DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). In addition, she works at M.A.Carr Bridal in Orchard Park and has produced five bridal fashion shows and a prom fashion show. At GCC, she actively contributes to the Fashion program blog and is project manager for the committee planning the annual Spring Fashion Show.

"GCC has given me all the tools to produce an outstanding fashion show and has shown me how to communicate effectively with others in order to sell a product," Samantha wrote in application for the award. She plans to further her education in direct marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

"Samantha excels in everything she does," said business, marketing and fashion Professor Rick Dudkowski, who nominated her for the award. "She is organized, professional, pays great attention to detail, gets along well with others and goes the proverbial 'extra mile' in all of her assignments." He calls working with her "absolutely amazing."

Samantha is busy preparing for the 32nd annual GCC Spring Fashion Show, the largest in Western New York. The show, "Fashion Forward," will have two performances on Saturday, April 27 at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are available for $5 in advance or $7 at the door and can be purchased by calling 585-345-6830. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

To stay current on details and information about this year's show, check out the GCC student blog http://gcccampusblog.wordpress.com/category/fashion/ and for a review of last year's "Soiree" Fashion Show go to http://www.genesee.edu/gcc/fashionshow/2012/.

March 5, 2013 - 2:16pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, elba, Oakfield, Le Roy, corfu, Milestones.

Elmira College has released its dean's list for Academic Acievement for the Fall 2012 term. The dean's list recognizes students that have a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

Alicia Hough ('13) of Elba, is majoring in Business Administration.

Megan Lowe ('13), of Le Roy, is majoring in Adolescence Education: Mathematics.

Jessica Pcionek ('15), of Oakfield, is majoring in Childhood Education and Foreign Languages French.

Amy Schmidt ('15), of Batavia, is majoring in International Studies.

Brittany Schmidt ('15), of Corfu, is majoring in History and Classical Studies.

Elmira College, located in the Finger Lakes Region of beautiful, historic Upstate New York, is one of the great small colleges of the nation. To learn more about what Elmira College has to offer, navigate to www.elmira.edu or call 800-935-6472 to schedule your visit to Elmira College.
 

March 3, 2013 - 1:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

Erin O'Connor, of Stafford, has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean's honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2012 semester.

Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a semester's work are placed on the College's dean's honor list.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

March 3, 2013 - 1:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in Milestones.

Roberts Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the following local students were named to the dean's list for outstanding performance for the Fall 2012 semester:

Anna Dominick, of Corfu, received High Honors.

Karissa Guiste, of Batavia, received Honors.

Kelsey Hill, of Bergen, received Highest Honors.

Katherine Kovatch, of Le Roy, received High Honors.

Angela Larmon, of Oakfield, received High Honors.

Alicia Maniace, of Batavia, received Honors.

Emily Maniace, of Batavia, received Highest Honors.

Bethany Miller, of Le Roy, received High Honors.

Kimberly Mills, of Basom, received Highest Honors.

James Nichols, of Pavilion, received Honors.

Tyler Pratt, of Bergen, received Honors.

Lisa Redband, of Batavia, received Highest Honors.

Bethany Roth, of Le Roy, received Honors.

Katherine Schrenker, of Bergen, received High Honors.

Mark Zoccali, of Le Roy, received Honors.

Honors require a grade-point average ranging from 3.5 to 3.69. Higher honors require a grade-point average ranging from 3.7 to 3.89. Highest honors require a grade-point average ranging from 3.9 to 4.0.

About Roberts Wesleyan College

With an enrollment of nearly 1,800 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts and professional studies colleges with a Christian worldview. Striving for higher learning with a higher purpose, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate programs for taught by high-quality, caring faculty and graduate programs in business, education, health administration, healthcare informatics administration, marketing, nursing, school counseling and school psychology, and social work.

March 3, 2013 - 1:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in 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.

Devonte Rolle, of Batavia, serving with the 152nd Engineer Support Company, 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 1, 2013 - 2:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Oakfield, Milestones.

The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the Fall 2012 quarter:

•     Brittany Boyce, of Oakfield, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting from RIT's E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

•     Brett Squire, of Batavia, earned a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Administration from RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

February 17, 2013 - 7:57pm
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. Culver, a sophomore, 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 experiential, 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.

February 15, 2013 - 9:18pm
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. Culver, a sophomore, 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 experiential, 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.

February 14, 2013 - 1:43pm

Press release:

The Genesee Community College Multicultural Communications Club, a Toastmasters International Club, is generating a lot of buzz for its significant accomplishments. Five members of the mostly student group have received Toastmasters International certification in communication and four of those five earned leadership certification as well.

Earning the communication certification is no small feat. Members must give 10 presentations from the Toastmasters International Competent Communication Manual. Each one focuses on a specific area. Among them:

*    Introducing oneself

*    Getting to the point

*    Organizing a speech

*    Using body language

*    Using visual aids

*    Giving a persuasive speech

*    Giving an inspirational speech

In addition, the Leadership Certification involves 10 projects completed at meetings. Members may act as Toastmaster, timer, grammarian or may bring someone new to the club. Serving in different club roles gives them practical leadership experience in using people skills, being decisive and authentic, and moving the club forward.

"Earning the certifications takes a high level of commitment from both the students and the faculty advisors," said Club Co-advisor Jacqueline Di Bella, adjunct professor of Humanities at GCC. "The students we have are so motivated and committed to the discipline of communication and leadership. We are happy to support their efforts."

Di Bella also serves as the club's vice president of education.

The Toastmasters Club started in March 2011 and currently has 22 members. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit education organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. At meetings, members act as evaluators, offering feedback on speeches to help other members improve.

"It's known as the 'feedback sandwich'," Di Bella said. "First you praise, then you recommend how the speaker can improve and you finish with praise. It's a very supportive environment that generates great results."

"To have these students achieve this designation so early in their academic and professional lives is amazing," Di Bella said. "It will open many doors for them in the future."

February 14, 2013 - 1:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, GCC, Milestones.

Press release:

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Kirsten Tedesco has been named February 2013 Employee of the Month. Kirsten is a Business Training specialist in The BEST (Business and Employee Skills Training) Center, managing grant-funded training programs and ensuring client expectations are met.

Her job involves everything from scheduling to invoicing and lots of trouble-shooting in between – prompting her to describe her position as "professional juggler." She manages a heavy workload with organization, a positive attitude, and an ever-present smile. She also serves on GCC's Diversity and Creativity Committees.

Tedesco joined GCC two and a half years ago with a wide range of experience. She's been a financial consultant, a legal assistant and a teacher. She earned her business degree from SUNY Empire State College and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology.

There are many things she enjoys about her position at GCC, mostly the team she works with at The BEST Center, which she says provides "non-stop support and encouragement." She also notes, "GCC encourages employees to serve together on committees, making them a part of a larger group beyond their normal team. I love working in an environment that matches my passion for providing workforce development and training services to adult learners."

A resident of Amherst, Tedesco is passionate about her family outside of work. She is engaged to David Regan, has two daughters and two future stepdaughters who she enjoys spending as much time with as possible.

Genesee Community College is also pleased to announce Samantha Callisher has been named the February 2013 Student of the Month. Samantha, 20, is the daughter of Arthur and Pamela Callisher and sister to Jessica. She hails from Batavia and graduated from Batavia High School in 2011.

Callisher is studying Fashion Merchandising Management. A recipient of the President's Scholarship, she chose GCC because of its fashion program. Once she completes her studies here, she plans to go on to a university fashion program and eventually earn a master's degree in business. Her ultimate career goal is to become a fashion buyer for a successful retailer.

She can't say enough about what she's learning at GCC. "[Professor Rick] Dudkowski...has given me so many great opportunities and I have gained many lifelong connections from him that are going to make me into that successful buyer."

Currently, Callisher has a mentorship with NYC merchandiser Maria Pesin and is active on campus in Phi Theta Kappa and the DECA Club. She also gives back to her community by volunteering at Jackson Elementary School, the Batavia Nursing Home, and GCASA (Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse).

February 8, 2013 - 4:58pm

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the dean's list for the Fall 2012 semester. Students who earn a GPA of 3.70–3.99 are named to the dean's list with honors, while students who achieve a 3.40–3.69 are named to the dean's list.

Dean's list with honors:

Alexander

  • Patrick Guarino, with honors
  • Peggy Hamm-Johnson, with honors

Basom

  • Lori Stellrecht, with honors
  • Elias Seward, with honors
  • Danielle Hirtzel, with honors

Batavia

  • Heidi Dempsey, with honors
  • Kristin Aidala, with honors
  • Jennifer Baker, with honors
  • John Beckler, with honors
  • Kaley Falkowski, with honors
  • Leigh Woodall, with honors

Bergen

  • Shane Chatham, with honors
  • Cody Pierce, with honors
  • Rebecca Smith, with honors
  • Lindsay Stumpf, with honors
  • Athena Corodimas, with honors

Byron

  • Melissa Hale, with honors
  • Tammy Fuller, with honors
  • Sarah Ritchie, with honors

Elba

  • Gianni Zambito, with honors

Le Roy

  • Natalie Wedge, with honors
  • Katherine Rogers, with honors
  • Meghan Bishop, with honors
  • Danielle Ford, with honors
  • Gena Korn, with honors

Oakfield

  • Jamie Borkholder, with honors
  • Zackary Kibler, with honors

South Byron

  • Kallee Stein, with honors


Dean's list:

Alexander

  • Cory Dick

Batavia

  • Patrick Carr
  • Emily Mott
  • Felicia McJury
  • Erin Suttell
  • David Eick
  • Charles Eggebrecht
  • Cara Grosshans
  • Carrie Putney
  • Brittany Wormley
  • Diane Cox
  • Emily Glidden
  • Katrina Mogavero
  • Catherine Taylor

Bergen

  • Harjit Singh
  • Brian Humphrey
  • Alexander Gunther
  • Alyson Tardy
  • Emily Drzewiecki
  • Carrie Cooper
  • Paul Morton

Byron

  • Darren Kwiatkowski

Corfu

  • Casey Herman
  • Kristen Gaik

Elba

  • Keenan Hughes
  • Meg Stucko

Le Roy

  • Joel Pitts
  • Justin Becker
  • Abigail Graham

Oakfield

  • Samantha Denton
  • Olivia Waldron
  • Benjamin Cherry
  • Lisa Halat

Pavilion

  • Theresa Raponi
  • Shawn Mascho
February 8, 2013 - 4:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Le Roy, Stafford, Milestones, bergen.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the President's List for the Fall 2012 semester. They are:

  • James Mignano, of Stafford

 

  • Matthew Andre, of Batavia

 

  • Brian Burgay, of Bergen

 

  • Antonio Madau, of Le Roy

 

  • Amanda Wormley, of Batavia

 

  • Kara Miller, of Le Roy

 

  • Lyman Rhodes, of Le Roy

 

  • Katlyn Brooks, of Le Roy

 

  • Samantha Elliott, of Bergen

To achieve the honor of being on the President's List, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0.

February 8, 2013 - 4:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

Morrisville State College recently announced that Bobbie Jo Norton, of Corfu, was named to the dean's list for the Fall 2012 semester.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.

The college is a national leader in technology, and lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

February 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

Katelynn Hackett, of Corfu, a Clarkson University junior majoring in mechanical engineering, participated in a co-op at General Electric - Transportation in Erie, Pa., during the Fall 2012 semester.

A co-op is a unique professional experience where students may take a semester off and work for a company. Students are commonly assigned to lead large, multi-departmental, projects.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clarkson University #1 for having the highest rate of graduating seniors with internship experience, including co-ops.

February 5, 2013 - 12:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Le Roy, Milestones.

SUNY Canton recently recognized students who excelled academically during the Fall 2012 semester.

Among the students who earned honors for academics were:

Tarry M. Brockel, a SUNY Canton Legal Studies major from Batavia, received Part-Time Honors. Brockel is a 1988 graduate of Le Roy Central School.

Todd M. Cameron, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Le Roy, received Part-Time Honors. Cameron is a 1989 graduate of Wheatland-Chili Central School.

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor's degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the college added two new bachelor's degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall.

The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The college's 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

February 5, 2013 - 12:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

Press release:

At its Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner held Saturday, Feb. 2, the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored three volunteers with the council’s highest award, the Silver Beaver Award. Honorees are Edward Fancher (Albion), Robin Louvain (Geneseo), and W. David Servizi (Newfane).

The Silver Beaver award recognizes distinguished service to youth. Each recipient is a long-tenured volunteer who has also made significant contributions by way of service to their local communities.

Local Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders were recognized for program excellence in the areas of camping, membership recruitment and retention, and helping Scouts to meet their funding needs.

Several youth members were also recognized. Cub Scout Tyler Mutka (Corfu) topped the list with Popcorn Sales of more than $3,200. The sale raises money for Scout programs, and also qualifies Tyler for a national college scholarship program. This is Tyler’s second year as top seller among Scouts in a five-county area. Other Scouts who will be inducted into the scholarship program are Noah Kutter (Corfu) and Brent Oliver (Lyndonville).

The Iroquois Trail Council provides development, leadership, and life skills to more than 3,500 youth in Orleans, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties. To contact the council or enroll, visit www.itcbsa.org or call 585-343-0307.

February 4, 2013 - 3:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, Milestones.

The State University of New York at New Paltz recently conferred over 600 undergraduate degrees. Kaylee Stoneham, a resident of Corfu, was among them.

She received a bachelor of science degree in Visual Arts Education.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City.

February 4, 2013 - 2:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Darien, Milestones.

The following students were named to the dean's list for the Fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University.

Andrew T. Lichtenthal, of Batavia, a freshman majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Jacob D. Muench, of Darien, a sophomore majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Dean's list students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.

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. ABC News and PayScale list Clarkson as one of 12 schools whose new graduates earn more than Harvard's. It's located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam.

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