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May 5, 2022 - 3:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.

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Christina Barraco, of Batavia, NY (14020) was among several Canisius College students recognized by the Department of Communication Studies at its Senior Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday, April 21. The event recognizes those graduating students who have achieved academic excellence in their respective field of study.

Barraco is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2022 and pursuing a degree in Digital Media Arts.

Below is the list of those students awarded:

Senior Communication Studies Academic Awards:

Academic Excellence in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA in the major: Cara Smith '22

Academic Achievement in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior(s) who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Liana Posella '22

Academic Quality in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Karen Jesch '22 and Erika Joseph '22

Senior Digital Media Arts Academic Awards:

Academic Excellence in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA in the major: Kyle Kimerer '22

Academic Achievement in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior(s) who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Vincent Barile '22, Christina Barraco '22, Camdyn Rice '22, and Thomas McBride '22

Academic Quality in Digital Media Arts, awarded to the senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Gregory Hazelet '22 and Robert Kacalski '22

Digital Media Awards for Outstanding Portfolio:

Graphic Design: Christina Barraco '22

Web Design: Christian Balkin '22

Filmmaking: Thomas McBride '22

Game Design: Ryan Clark '22

Portfolio Excellence Award: Bailey Blair '22, Vincent Barile '22, Shania Clarke '22, Lauren Duncan '22, Gregory Hazelet '22, Kyle Kimerer '22, Camdyn Rice '22, Carrilyn Rizzuto '22

Senior Journalism and Communication Studies Awards

Academic Achievement in Journalism and Communication Studies, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.60 or higher in these majors: Vinnie Chrisitiano '22 and Brennen Harris '22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication Academic Awards

Academic Excellence in Integrated Marketing Communication: Lauren Schifley '22

Academic Achievement in Integrated Marketing Communication, awarded to the senior(s) who have a GPA of 3.60 or higher: Justin Brown '22, Grace Ippoolito '22, Makenna Lederhouse '22, Emma Schiedel '22

Academic Quality in Communication Studies, awarded to the senior(s) who have received a GPA of 3.40 or higher: Jenna Jaworowicz '22 and Zoi Mastoras '22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication & Digital Media Arts

Academic Achievement in Integrated Marketing Communication & Digital Media Arts, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.60 or higher in these majors: Christina Barraco '22

Senior Integrated Marketing Communication & Communication Studies

Academic Quality in Integrated Marketing Communication & Communication Studies, awarded to seniors who have achieved a 3.40 or higher in these majors: Joey Williams '22

Association for Women & Men in Communication (AWMC)

AWMC Leadership Award: Liana Posella '22

AWMC Service Award: Liana Posella '22

The Griffin (student newspaper): Editor-in-Chief: Aidan Joly '22

Society of Professional Journalist Award (SPJ): Aidan Joly '22

DMAAD Club: Leadership Award: Christina Barraco '22 and Lauren Schifley '22

The Gene and Peter Jankowski Award of Excellence: Thomas McBride '22

WGRZ-TV Excellence in Multimedia Journalism Award: Adam Gorski '22

Communication Research Excellence Awards: Cara Smith '22 and Liana Posella '22

Canisius College is one of 27 Jesuit colleges in the nation and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders - intelligent, caring, faithful individuals - able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.

April 27, 2022 - 5:35pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Zechariah Gowanlock of East Bethany, NY (14054) will be recognized for earning the highest GPA in their major at SUNY Canton's Honors Convocation. Gowanlock is a sophomore in the college's Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management program.

Honors Convocation held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The special in-person ceremony for student award recipients and their families will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend.

"On behalf of the entire college, I'd like to extend warm congratulations to each of you on your achievement," said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. "Your drive and dedication to your education has been remarkable, especially given these challenging times."

This year's Honors Convocation was named for Associate Professor Emeritus Cindy L. Daniels, Ph.D., a dedicated faculty member and 1992 graduate of the college.

"Dr. Daniels represents our college adage about great majors leading to great careers," said SUNY Canton Provost Peggy A. De Cooke. "Following her solid start here at SUNY Canton, she became a celebrated educator and published author. She was, and continues to be, an inspiration for personal and professional growth for our students."

A complete list of all award recipients also runs on the college's website.

April 27, 2022 - 5:33pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Mitchell Hale of Oakfield, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hale was initiated at State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Hale is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors 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.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories 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."

April 27, 2022 - 5:27pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade earn the Fall 2021 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.

Aiden Cornelius of Basom, NY (14013), is a graduate of Oakfield-Alabama Central School majoring in Political Science at Colgate

Tate Fonda of Batavia, NY (14020), is a graduate of Batavia High School majoring in Biology at Colgate

Colgate is a leading American university for students who want classes with rigor, faculty with passion, and confidence in knowing they will learn how to thrive in work and life. Colgate offers 56 majors and supports 25 Division I athletic teams on a campus of about 3,000 students in central New York.

April 27, 2022 - 5:25pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Ethan Riggs, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2025, has earned the Fall 2021 Dean's Award with Distinction.

Riggs is a Biochemistry major from Le Roy, NY (14482), and is a graduate of Le Roy Central School.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses during the Fall 2021 semester earn the Dean's Award with Distinction.

Colgate is a leading American university for students who want classes with rigor, faculty with passion, and confidence in knowing they will learn how to thrive in work and life. Colgate offers 56 majors and supports 25 Division I athletic teams on a campus of about 3,000 students in central New York.

April 13, 2022 - 4:42pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements, Alexander.

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Breton Stephens of Alexander, NY has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida.

April 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements, Le Roy.

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Stephany Samis of Le Roy, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Samis was initiated at Alfred University.

Samis is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors 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.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories 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 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

March 22, 2022 - 4:13pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Stephen Koladzinski from Le Roy, N.Y., and assigned to the Headquarters and Support Company, 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, received a promotion to the rank of specialist on November 14, 2021.

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.

March 22, 2022 - 4:12pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Clare Campbell, a Freshman Nursing major from Pavilion, NY, has been named to the Le Moyne College Fall 2021 Dean's List. To make the list, students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Located in a suburban setting on a picturesque 160-acre campus in Syracuse, N.Y., Le Moyne College is one of only 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Offering more than 30 majors, Le Moyne provides a values-based education that helps students explore their potential through academics, experience and service. In 2021, for the ninth consecutive year, Le Moyne was ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, an honor achieved by only 15 percent of the colleges and universities in the nation. A Le Moyne education provides students with the intellectual skills necessary to succeed in the world and the will to use their abilities to promote a more just society.

March 13, 2022 - 5:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Deal of the Day, Announcements.

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March 2, 2022 - 5:59pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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The following local residents made the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the Fall 2021 Semester.

Erik Scharlau of Alexander (14005), who is in the physician assistant program.

Ava Vescovi of Le Roy (14482), who is in the business administration-marketing program.

Bethany Zwolinski of Corfu (14036), who is in the biomedical sciences program.

Sophia Zwolinski of Corfu (14036), who is in the mechanical engineering program.

Tyler Henry of Bergen (14416), who is in the illustration program.

Lauren Burke of Bergen (14416), who is in the applied mathematics program.

Amelia Pestillo of Batavia (14020), who is in the management information systems program.

Amelia Beckman of Batavia (14020), who is in the illustration program.

Jake Long of Batavia (14020), who is in the civil engineering technology program.

Xishun Miller-Williams of Batavia (14020), who is in the industrial engineering program.

Cambria Kinkelaar of Bergen (14416), who is in the public policy program.

Kameron Kuszlyk of Batavia (14020), who is in the chemical engineering program.

Jonah Clare of Bergen (14416), who is in the chemical engineering program.

Zach Wagner of Batavia (14020), who is in the computer engineering program.

Derek Pruski of Oakfield (14125), who is in the computer science program.

Lucas Kohorst of East Pembroke (14056), who is in the applied arts and sciences program.

Kaleigh Tapp of Le Roy (14482), who is in the physician assistant program.

Lily Mercovich of Bergen (14416), who is in the film and animation program.

Tanner Richardson of Batavia (14020), who is in the electrical engineering program.

Joshua Sylvester of Le Roy (14482), who is in the computing and information technologies program.

Jay Lewis of Batavia (14020), who is in the mechanical engineering technology program.

Zachary O'Brien of Batavia (14020), who is in the electrical engineering program.

Lexi Begin of Corfu (14036), who is in the communication program.

Brett Lubberts of Linwood (14486), who is in the computer science program.

Zack Hall of Oakfield (14125), who is in the engineering exploration program.

Fanny Venegas of Elba (14058), who is in the university exploration program.

Ella Frank-Doyle of Batavia (14020), who is in the medical illustration program.

Tori Russell of Pavilion (14525), who is in the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program.

Will Palmer of Batavia (14020), who is in the new media design program.

Callee Norton of Elba (14058), who is in the biomedical sciences program.

Chase Roth of Alexander (14005), who is in the web and mobile computing program.

Charles Carroll of Oakfield (14125), who is in the chemistry program.

Colin Hunt of Batavia (14020), who is in the packaging science program.

Jacob Steffenilla of Stafford (14143), who is in the mechanical engineering technology program.

Full-time 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 about 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

March 2, 2022 - 5:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.

Press release:

Major General Ray Shields, 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.

Christopher Haskins from Oakfield, and assigned to the Company E, 427th Brigade Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of private 1st class on January 21, 2022.

Audrey Lange from Batavia, and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of sergeant on December 28, 2021.

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.

February 28, 2022 - 2:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in corfu, Announcements.

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Jaclyn Greiner was promoted to Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch. She is a Wealth Management Associate who graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2006 and started her career at Bank of America in 2011. She resides in Corfu, NY with her husband Neil and their three children.

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2022 - 10:26pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Cedarville University student Eric Stroud from Batavia, NY, majoring in Brdcst, Dig Med, Journalism, was named to the Dean's List for Fall 2021. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.5 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about Cedarville University, visit www.cedarville.edu.

February 24, 2022 - 10:25pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Ohio University College of Fine Arts student Taylor McKenzie of Batavia has been named to OHIO's Fall 2021 Dean's List.

More than 5,000 students qualified for the fall semester 2021 Dean's List at Ohio University, including main and regional campuses.

Over 40 states were represented on the Dean's List, including: Arizona, Connecticut, California, Florida, Illinois, Rhode Island, Texas and Ohio. Students also represented Ireland, India, China, Oman and Switzerland.

OHIO students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester with a schedule of classes totaling at least 15 hours, 12 of which were taken for letter grades, to achieve this distinction.

February 24, 2022 - 10:18pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Robert J. Linder of Batavia, NY, received a master of science degree in data analytics from Clarkson University on December 18, 2021.

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation. We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Our alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.

February 23, 2022 - 1:06pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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SUNY Oswego recently recognized several Genesee County residents as high academic achievers on its President’s List and Deans’ List for the fall 2021 semester.

President's List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages of 3.8 or higher while carrying required academic credits. Students on the President’s List include:

  • Collin J. Knapp, Byron, journalism
  • Chase N. Monachino, Batavia, history
  • Claire E. Slenker, Alexander, accounting

Deans' List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages between 3.3 and 3.79 while carrying required academic credits. Students on the Dean's List include:

  • Alisia L. Compton, Batavia, business administration
  • Ty C. Kornow, Basom, psychology

SUNY Oswego is a 161-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. The college enrolls more than 7,000 students in more than 170 academic programs across its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education. For more information, visit oswego.edu.

February 23, 2022 - 1:01pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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SUNY Oswego recently recognized several Wyoming County residents as high academic achievers on its President’s List and Deans’ List for the fall 2021 semester.

President's List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages of 3.8 or higher while carrying required academic credits. Students on the President’s List include:

  • Lily L. Borer, Arcade, illustration
  • Kyle S. Burley, Arcade, biochemistry
  • Lauren E. Royce, Silver Springs, journalism
  • Cheyenne D. Titus, Arcade, biochemistry
  • Paige R. Vinyard, Perry, human development

Deans' List students are those attaining semester grade-point averages between 3.3 and 3.79 while carrying required academic credits. Students on the Dean's List include:

  • Lauren K. Gozelski, Castile, biology
  • Hannah R. Mogavero, Arcade, cinema and screen studies
  • Zacharias Wilson, Perry, software engineering

SUNY Oswego is a 161-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. The college enrolls more than 7,000 students in more than 170 academic programs across its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education. For more information, visit oswego.edu.

February 18, 2022 - 11:13am
posted by Press Release in Announcements, Oakfield.

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Courtney Hendershott of Oakfield, N.Y. has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework.

About WGU
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 131,000 students nationwide and has more than 257,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 25 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.

February 17, 2022 - 3:07pm
posted by Press Release in Announcements.

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Several area students were named to the dean's list at SUNY Cortland for the fall semester. They include:

Emma Efing of Le Roy (14482)

Emma Gutowski of Corfu (14036)

Ryan Kettle of Le Roy (14482)

The dean's list is the highest ranking for undergraduate students in their respective academic areas of the College. Students must earn a minimum 3.3 grade point average for the semester to make the list.

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