Two local residents earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia: Ashley Goyette of Rouses Point, who is majoring in psychology, and Avery Vilbert of Plattsburgh, who is majoring in chemical biology. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean’s List status for a semester.
Nine students at Chateaugay Central School have been named to the honor roll for 16 consecutive marking periods: Michael Boyea, Shelby Coleman, Brittany Drollette, Michaela Healey, Marc Lambert, Katelyn Legacy, Devin Quick, Isreal Selkirk and Kayla Trainer.
Local residents who graduated from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., include: Tori Lynn Buck, daughter of Laura and Perry Buck of Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science degree, biology; Mary Katherine Farnsworth, daughter of David and Dianne Farnsworth of Morrisonville, Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, history; Gabrielle B. Knight, daughter of George and Maddalena Knight of Peru, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, English; Alyssa Marie Malone, daughter of Daniel and Josephine Malone of Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, political science and Spanish; Katherine Marie McBride, daughter of Jeanne McBride of Ticonderoga and Michael McBride of Moriah, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, psychology; Reinhart Thomas Meisenheimer, son of Earl and Sally Meisenheimer of Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, biology; and Nadine A. Noelting, daughter of Russell Noelting of Plattsburgh and Lori Lee Noelting, also of Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science, biochemistry.
Area students who received their degrees from the University of Vermont in Burlington include: Rosalyn D. Abbott, Doctor of Philosophy in bioengineering, Anton J. Hollop, Bachelor of Arts, biology and Megan A. Long, Bachelor of Arts, women’s and gender studies, all of Plattsburgh; Samantha L. Case of Lewis, Bachelor of Science, microbiology; Lisa M. Bunn of Morrisonville, Bachelor of Science, dietetics nutrition and food sciences; Patricia A. Rivet of St. Regis Falls, Bachelor of Science, radiation therapy; Kelsey M. Cook of Saranac, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, plant biology; Joshua E. Bakelaar of Saranac Lake, Master of Science, plant and soil science, and Tabatha L. Leahy of Saranac Lake, Bachelor of Arts, psychology.
Kelsey Coo of Saranac was recognized on Honors Day at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont in Burlington, receiving the Gershoy Award, presented by the Plant Biology Department.
Plattsburgh State graduate Samantha Dupraw, daughter of Eileen Sickles, has completed her first year of the occupational therapy master’s program at D’Youville College in Buffalo. She is a graduate of Plattsburgh High School.
Named to the Dean’s List at their respective schools are: Keane McCullum of Plattsburgh, Messiah College, Grantham, Pa.; Megan Bowman of Dannemora, Sage College, Albany; Emma A. Nye, daughter of Spencer and Lisa Nye of Keene Valley, College of Health and Human Services/Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.
Nazareth College in Rochester has named the following local students to the Dean’s List: Allison Andre of Brushton, Tyler Chatelle of West Chazy, Brittany Friedrich of Keeseville, Glynis Jones of Rainbow Lake, Leanne LaMondie of Constable and Marnie Reynolds of Plattsburgh.
Area students named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College include: Jillian Kowalowski, Plattsburgh, business administration; Emily McCall of Plattsburgh, health; Karina Fink of Westport, occupational therapy; Lindsey Williams of Saranac, television-radio; and Emily LaPierre of Chazy, television-radio.
Area residents who received degrees from colleges and universities include: from Nazareth College, Rochester, David Balestrini of Lake Placid, bachelor’s degree in music education; Eric Decelle of Plattsburgh, bachelor’s degree in social work and Glynis Jones of Rainbow Lake, bachelor’s degree in health sciences; from Wheaton College, Norton, Mass., Elizabeth Mills of Saranac Lake, biology; from Utica College, Nicholas Andrew Lincoln Kirkpatrick of Plattsburgh, physical therapy; from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., Brianna Coryea of West Chazy, Bachelor of Arts in psychology; from University of New Hampshire, Durham, Ethan Weibrecht of Lake Placid, bachelor’s degree in RMP:Program Administration, cum laude; from Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa., Michelle Renee Medina of Plattsburgh, daughter of Reinaldo Medina and Ellen Bouchard, Bachelor of Arts, cultural studies and visual arts with a secondary emphasis on Spanish; and from Utica College, Eric A. DiStefano of Plattsburgh, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Nazareth College, Rochester, awarded the following doctoral and master’s degrees to area residents: Kelsey Kelleher of Plattsburgh, a DPT in physical therapy; and Erin Yousey of Saranac Lake, a MSE in childhood inclusive.
Briana Fosher of Rouses Point participated in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Clemson University, S.C. She is a member of the SUNY Canton steel bridge team. Teams attended from the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.
Neil Miller , a graduating senior at Northeastern Clinton Central School, has been awarded the Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 by the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal Scholastic Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a college-bound student from a NYSIR-member school district who has demonstrated an inspired imagination and creative aesthetic in his or her school career. Miller created an innovative computer desk and chair unit that is a virtual sanctuary for the user. The design incorporates an adjustable seat and desk top, outlets for computers, laptops, phone chargers, sound systems and overhead lights. There is a built-in heating unit providing the perfect climate for the user and storage space for printers and faxes and space for refreshments. Miller built the unit for $83.89, and research indicates it can retail for $200.
Kelsey M. Bickford, daughter of Robert and Janis Bickford of Malone, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in health studies from Utica College with a GPA of 3.54. She is continuing her graduate field work this summer at Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake. Bickford will return to Utica College to obtain her master’s degree in occupational therapy.