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Kennedy of OACS to continue women's cross country career at Baldwin Wallace University

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Brooke Kennedy (Basom/Oakfield-Alabama Central High School) is one of eight women's cross-country newcomers to continue their career at Baldwin Wallace University.

Coordinator of Cross Country and Track and Field, Joe Eby, who is in his ninth season, returns seven letter winners and five Academic All-OAC(Ohio Athletic Conference) selections from last year's squad that finished fourth at the OAC Championships.

Click Here to view the entire 2023 women's cross-country roster.

Baldwin Wallace opens its 2023 campaign at the 54th Annual Tommy Evans Invitational hosted by the University of Akron on September 1 on the Silver Creek Metro Park Cross Country Trails.

Local students make SUNY Oswego honor rolls

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SUNY Oswego recently recognized three Genesee County residents as high academic achievers on its President’s List and Deans’ List for the spring 2023 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:

  • Charles T. Burton, Batavia, creative writing

  • Collin J. Knapp, Byron, journalism

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:

  • Ty C. Kornow, Basom, psychology

  • Finch Uhrinek, Basom, geology

  • Dylan Zielinski, Corfu, broadcasting and mass communication; cinema and screen studies

Cooper Mattice awarded SMART scholarship

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Cooper Mattice

Cooper Mattice, an Honors Student at Clarkson, has been awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship. 

Mattice is a double major in Civil and Environmental Engineering, focusing on Water Resources Engineering, and is from Batavia. At Clarkson, he is a member of the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, the Honors Program, and Treasurer of the Clarkson Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association. He also works as a student proctor for the Office of Accessibility Services. 

“I was incredibly excited to be awarded the scholarship and honestly surprised,” Mattice said. “Since it is a national-level scholarship, I didn't expect to be awarded, but I'm really excited about it! I feel that all of my hard work in high school and college is definitely paying off, especially since this opportunity is in exactly the field I was hoping to explore as a professional. Even more exciting, they offered me an internship position this summer as well, separate from the SMART Scholarship program.”

The SMART Scholarship is a program sponsored by the Department of Defense, designed to create a relationship between them and bright and motivated STEM college students. It offers experience at one of 200 laboratories throughout the Department of Defense. The SMART Scholarship covers a student’s tuition for the remainder of their degree. It requires summer internships at a selected facility and employment for the number of years funded. 

Mattice received help from previous Clarkson SMART Scholars Jack DiMeo, Sam Gwinn, and Duff Crochiere, who helped with the application process and the interview.

The Army Corps of Engineers selected Mattice in Nashville, Tennessee. He will work over the summer in the Cumberland River Basin on various water-related projects, including dam & lock remediation, river restoration, and flood management. He will now reside in Nashville for the next two years of undergraduate studies and two years post-graduation. 

The Department of Defense employs nearly 150,000 civilian STEM employees. Since 2005, SMART has allowed thousands of students to receive bright futures in STEM. 

For more information about the SMART Scholarship Program, go to The Application is open annually from August to December. 

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GCC's Kristen Schuth receives George Killian Award of Excellence

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Genesee Community College is thrilled to announce that Kristen Schuth has been awarded the NJCAA 2023 George Killian Award of Excellence. Kristen, who serves as the Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Inclusion and Director of Athletics at GCC, has been recognized for her outstanding commitment to voluntarism, achievement, service, leadership, and excellence.

Kristen has been a driving force behind GCC's athletic programs since she was named Director of Athletics in 2013. Under her leadership, the college has achieved incredible success on the field, capturing two national championships, 12 regional titles, and 17 conference titles. The athletic department has produced numerous All-Americans and academic award winners, a testament to Schuth's dedication to both athletics and academics.

Beyond her contributions to GCC, Kristen has also become involved at the regional and national levels, serving as the NJCAA Region 3 Women's Director and NJCAA Region 3 Board of Regents member. She chairs several NJCAA Division III committees and has played a crucial role in hosting several regional and national championship events at GCC.

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive the NJCAA 2023 George Killian Award of Excellence. This award represents the values that I strive to embody every day - voluntarism, achievement, service, leadership, and excellence. I share this recognition with the outstanding coaches, staff, and student-athletes at Genesee Community College who have worked tirelessly to achieve success on and off the field," said Schuth.

The George E. Killian Award of Excellence is a prestigious honor within the NJCAA, and Schuth's selection is a testament to her outstanding contributions to the association and the college community. We congratulate Kristen on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to her continued leadership and success at Genesee Community College.

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