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Ford will serve on radio station board

CLINTON — Austin T. Ford, a junior at Hamilton College and the son of Douglas Ford of Jersey City and Gloria Ford of Saratoga Springs, has been selected to serve on the executive board of Hamilton’s WHCL radio. Ford will serve as general manager.

Ford, a geosciences major, is a graduate of Queensbury High School.

WHCL is a nonprofit, student-run FM station that operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day when school is in session. The station offers music, sports and public affairs programming and is housed in the Sadove Student Center on Hamilton’s campus.

One out of every eight students works for WHCL, making it one of the largest student organizations. Most of the station’s staff consists of deejays who work a three-hour shift once each week.

Bartholomew named to President’s List

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Rachel Bartholomew of Granville has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Bryant University. The President’s List is an academic distinction reserved for Bryant’s highest achievers who earn a grade point average of 4.0 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work.

Bryant University sets its Dean’s List

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Bryant University has named students to the Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester. Local students include:

  • Rachel Bartholomew of Granville;
  • Devon Bolen of Queensbury;
  • Zachary Frank of Saratoga; and
  • Sarah Lapham of Greenwich.

Castleton students aid with mentoring

CASTLETON, Vt. — Castleton University students have become certified members of the Castleton University Mentoring Program. The Castleton University volunteer mentoring program matches Castleton undergraduates with local fourth- and fifth-grade students from the Castleton Village School. During weekly informal meetings throughout the academic year, the college student role models provide social support and encouragement for the children to aspire to attend college. Local students include:

  • Kontessa Siliski of Granville; and
  • Gabriella Hunt of Granville.

Prime earns a math scholarship at WWU

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Western Washington University student Noah Spencer Prime, son of Ted and Donna Prime of Lake George, received a $1,800 Math Memorial Scholarship Fund for the 2018-19 academic year.

This scholarship honors former Mathematics Department faculty, and recipients of this award should have one of the highest grade point averages in the Department of Mathematics.

Prime was awarded this scholarship for his outstanding grade point average and his dedication as a student. Prime is a sophomore majoring in mathematics and is a 2016 graduate of Lake George Jr./Sr. High School.

Prime hopes to graduate in 2020 and will start a career in mathematics.

Saddlemire inducted into honor society

POTSDAM — Matthew Saddlemire of Gansevoort was one of 11 SUNY Potsdam students inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national historical honor society, during a ceremony held on April 27. Saddlemire is majoring in history and secondary education at SUNY Potsdam.

In order to be inducted into the college’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, students either major or minor in history and complete a total of 12 credit hours, as well as having an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 and a history grade point average of 3.1 or higher.

Guided by a faculty steeped in scholarly research and committed to excellence in the classroom, SUNY Potsdam history majors and minors develop essential skills in critical reading, writing, speaking and thinking. About half of the department’s 220 majors pursue certification as teachers, primarily in secondary education. An increasing number of majors seek advanced degrees in historical studies, museum studies and archival training. Whatever their plans, history students receive a broad liberal arts education that prepares them for a variety of careers. To learn more, visit

Clarkson University students get awards

POTSDAM — Students received awards during the spring semester at Clarkson University. Local students include:

  • Zachary Gordon of South Glens Falls, a senior majoring in civil engineering, received the Bill Cotter ‘73 Sponsored Media Prize, established to recognize an undergraduate student who has made outstanding contributions to one or more Clarkson co-curricular media organizations;
  • Nicklas Michael Kenyon of Queensbury, a senior majoring in computer science, received the Peter ‘90 And Chandra Wargo Digital Arts & Sciences Award, established through a gift by Peter and Chandra Wargo and given to an outstanding graduating Digital Arts & Sciences senior who demonstrates the qualities of leadership, creativity and excellence in the major;
  • Mackenna Lee Wood of Fort Ann, a senior majoring in physics, received the Physics Department Outstanding Senior Award, given annually to the senior physics student showing the most promise for a successful professional career;
  • Megan Elizabeth DeRidder of Gansevoort, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Commendable Service Award For Sophomores, given to a well-rounded individual who excels in all aspects of college life and is especially dedicated to serving his or her organization; and
  • Elizabeth A. Miele of Queensbury, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Commendable Leadership Award For Seniors, given to students who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities and the versatility to balance all aspects of college life. New Phalanx members are selected from the group of Commendable Leadership Award recipients.

Elmira College sets winter Dean’s List

ELMIRA — Elmira College released its Dean’s List for Academic Achievement for the winter 2018 term. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Local students include:

Students named to the list include:

  • Amber Eggleston of Clemons;
  • Adam Horey of Greenwich; and
  • Anna Liebelt of Riparius.

Buffalo State holds honors convocation

BUFFALO — Buffalo State recognized undergraduate students for their academic achievements at the college’s annual Honors Convocation held in April. Honors Convocation recognizes undergraduate students who have completed at least 45 credit hours (30 credit hours for transfer students) at Buffalo State and achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Local students include:

  • Peter Pofahl of Lake George, a criminal justice major; and
  • Emily Ziegler of Queensbury, a metals/jewelry major.

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