---- — The Northeast Central Labor Council, a coalition of AFL-CIO private and public unions, awarded scholarships to Michelle Cressey (UUP), Cameron Keysor (CSEA) and Julie Withrow (UUP). The awarding of the scholarships is an annual event open to all Labor Council members and their families.
Jenna Ruff, daughter of Jon and LeeAnne Ruff of Peru, graduated in May from Harvard University with a degree in neurobiology with a citation in global health policy. After working for Support for International Change in Tanzania as the summer volunteer coordinator, she is now working for the United Nations Federation in Los Angeles. She is also the freshman/sophomore girls basketball coach at Santa Monica High School. Ruff will be applying to medical school next fall.
Christine Allen of Saranac has been named to Biola University’s spring 2012 Dean’s List for academic excellence. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and have a cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2.
Several local residents will be graduating at SUNY Oswego’s Dec. 15 commencement: Owen C. Kelly of Morrisonville, with a master’s in business administration (public accounting), Bruce W. Balch of Saranac with a master’s of science in technical education and Leif P. Sorgule of Saranac Lake with a master’s of science in technology education.
Alexandra Inslerman of Saranac Lake graduated from Buffalo State with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Inslerman is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School.
Rimple Bal of Plattsburgh has been named the 2012 Just Move It Ambassador to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Along with her family and friends, Rimple led the run/walk/bike/skip in October at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, Vt.
Colin Delaney, son of Brian and Karen Delaney of Lake Placid, was inducted into the Saint Michael’s College Alpha Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.
Brandon Foster, a graduate of Beekmantown High School, has been placed on the Dean’s List at Farmingdale State College. Foster is a junior majoring in aeronautical science: professional pilot. He is the son of Karen and Bryan Foster of West Chazy.
Corinne A. Becker of Saranac Lake has been elected to St. Lawrence University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. A member of the Class of 2013, Becker majors in biology and is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School.
Coleen R. Williams, daughter of Shari and Robert H. Williams II, was presented with the David L. Singer Diversity Award at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology end-of-the-year celebration and award dinner. She is the first active doctoral student to ever receive this prestigious award. The Award Selection Committee selected Coleen as the award recipient based on her awareness and advocacy in areas of diversity and multiculturalism. Williams now has her master’s degree and is entering her third year of doctoral school in clinical psychology, plans to complete a meta-analysis of the known literature relative to the negative effects of anti-LGBT bullying and school-based prevention program outcomes and anticipates graduation in May 2015.
The following students have been selected for membership in the St. Lawrence University chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honorary society: Ashleigh L. Lord of Ellenburg Center, a graduate of Northern Adirondack Central School; and Kurt C. Reh of Plattsburgh, a graduate of Plattsburgh High School.
Boston University awarded an academic degree to Seth Caldon, who received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, magna cum laude.
Alyssa Estus of Peru took part in an internship this fall through SUNY Oswego’s Experience-Based Education program. Estus, a junior secondary education major, interned at Office of Learning Services, SUNY Oswego campus.
Bethany Raudenbush of Dannemora was inducted into the Florida Theta chapter of Alpha Chi, an honor scholarship society at Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, Fla. She is a junior pre-med major at CCC and a graduate of Saranac Central High School in Saranac. She is the daughter of Russel and Pamela Raudenbush of Dannemora.
Lindsay LaValley of Chazy has received two scholarship awards at Salem State University, Salem, Mass.: the Frances Sarah (Glovsky) Emmerman and Judith Josephs Scholarship and the Perry Yanow Memorial Scholarship.
Two local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., for fall quarter 2012: Paige Timmons of Champlain and Collin Banko of Plattsburgh.
Mallory Favreau, a graduate of Seton Catholic Central School, was awarded LeMoyne College’s most prestigious scholarship, the Presidential Scholarship, worth $22,500 a year. Favreau, Seton’s valedictorian in 2012, has just started her freshman year at LeMoyne in Syracuse. She is the daughter of Bill and Connie Favreau.