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Leclair makes list at Columbia College

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Alexandra Leclair of Whitehall was recently named to the Columbia College Dean’s List for the spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.

Carrera is inducted into Alpha Chi group

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Kelsey Carrera of Queensbury was inducted into the Alpha Chi Vermont Delta Chapter honor society at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont.

Nazareth College announces grads

ROCHESTER — Nazareth College undergraduate students earned their bachelor’s degrees at the 91st annual Commencement ceremony that took place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on May 13. Local graduates include:

  • Andrew Cross of Queensbury, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish, pre-medical;
  • Chloe Dudla of Queensbury, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in art education with a minor in art history;
  • Kaitlyn Hansen of South Glens Falls, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences with a minor in psychology, business administration;
  • Janna Kozloski of Gansevoort, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in musical theater with a minor in technical production; and
  • Nicole Senecal of Gansevoort, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences with a min
  • or in psychology.

Tingley is graduate of Allegheny College

MEADVILLE, Pa. — Joseph Tingley, a 2014 graduate of Queensbury High, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College on May 12.

Tingley, a history major and journalism in the public interest minor, was one of four history majors honored for their senior project, “A War of the Mind: Shell Shock and the Role of the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War.”

Tingley was also and an Alden Scholar (3.5 grade point average) in his freshman and junior years.

He competed for four seasons on the varsity swim team, played with the community symphony for two years and was editor of the campus newspaper his senior year.

He is the son of Gillian and Kenneth Tingley of Queensbury and has been admitted to West Virginia University’s public history program.

Mastrianni honored at prize reception

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Martha Mastrianni of Greenfield Center was awarded the Mann Prize for outstanding achievement in the romance languages at a Wesleyan University prize reception May 9. Martha formerly attended Saratoga Springs High School.

Wesleyan’s awards, prizes, and scholarships program connects recipients to the legacies of alumni, administrators, faculty, and friends of the university whose lives and work are honored through endowed gifts. Recipients of the academic scholarships, fellowships, and prizes represent the highest ideals of Wesleyan — intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creative expression, leadership, and service.

Vachon is graduate of pharmacy school

ALBANY — Nicholas Vachon of Queensbury earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on May 12. Vachon, who also served as class president for three years, will be moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to work as a pharmacist with CVS.

Brown is graduate of Gettysburg Colleg


GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Emily Brown of Middle Grove was one of 608 students who graduated from Gettysburg College on May 20.

Rhodes honored at Prize Day ceremony

SCHENECTADY — Isabelle Rhodes of Gansevoort was honored at Union College’s annual Prize Day celebration, honoring students’ achievements in academics, research, service and governance. Rhodes was honored with the Geology Faculty Prize, to a senior who contributes most to the Geology Department and social morale.

HVCC announces spring Dean’s List

TROY — More than 1,100 students were named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Hudson Valley Community College. Local students include:

  • Donovan Farley of Argyle, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Ashley Schloss of Brant Lake, polysomnography;
  • Tyler Crandall of Cambridge, electrical construction;
  • Hosanna Davis of Cambridge, individual studies;
  • Kaye Lee of Cambridge, advanced manufacturing technology;
  • Zachary Sherman of Cambridge, construction technology—building construction;
  • Kyle DeKleine of Diamond Point, computer information systems;
  • Nathan French of Fort Edward, electrician construction and maintenance;
  • Grant Hayes of Fort Edward, advanced manufacturing technology;
  • Nicholas Hutchins of Fort Edward, non-matriculated;
  • Christopher Carpenter of Gansevoort, mechanical engineering technology;
  • Kurt Dachtler of Gansevoort, criminal justice;
  • Ashley Harrison of Gansevoort, physical sciences;
  • Amanda Nieves of Gansevoort, diagnostic medical sonography;
  • Jacob Rafferty of Gansevoort, non-matriculated;
  • Stephanie Rogers of Gansevoort, business—accounting;
  • Randy Torchetti of Gansevoort, construction technology—building construction;
  • Nicole Trainor of Gansevoort, dental hygiene;
  • Donovan Santisteban of Glens Falls, physical education studies;
  • Nathan Hall of Granville, individual studies;
  • Emma Kerr of Greenwich, fine arts;
  • Kameron Mosher of Greenwich, criminal justice;
  • Lydia Jones of Hartford, dental hygiene;
  • Samantha Kill of Hudson Falls, nursing;
  • Lindsey Sabo of Hudson Falls, overhead electric lineworker;
  • Eduard Kutkovskii of Lake George, engineering science;
  • Dylan Smith of Lake George, automotive technical services—autobody repair;
  • Lucas Eichorst of Middle Grove, advanced manufacturing technology;
  • Scott Callanan of Queensbury, advanced manufacturing technology;
  • Connor Spellburg of Queensbury, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Kaitlyn Woods of Queensbury, nursing;
  • Meghan Riley of Salem, nursing;
  • Amanda Davis of Greenfield Center, non-matriculated;
  • Tammy Vasquez of Schuylerville, administrative information management and technology;
  • Casey Welch of Schuylerville, non-matriculated;
  • Jeffrey Wood of Schuylerville, electrician construction and maintenance;
  • Tanner Main of Shushan, advanced manufacturing technology;
  • Benjamin LaRose of South Glens Falls, electrical engineering technology – electronics;
  • Madeline Morris of South Glens Falls, business administration; and
  • Kevin Tracy of South Glens Falls, electrician construction and maintenance.

HVCC announces President’s List

TROY — More than 1,700 students were named to the spring 2018 President’s List at Hudson Valley Community College. Local students include:

  • Tyler Pruiksma of Argyle, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Elisa Scott of Glens Falls, chemical dependency counseling;
  • Leila Bruske of Cambridge, non-matriculated;
  • Susannah Frisch of Cambridge, liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science;
  • Michael Raffel of Cambridge, business administration;
  • David Isaac Robertson of Cambridge, engineering science;
  • Grace Sgambettera of Cambridge, liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science;
  • Benjamin Cumming of Corinth, non-matriculated;
  • Alexander DeLisle of Fort Edward, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Knoal Havens of Fort Edward, non-matriculated;
  • Samantha Rabine of Fort Edward, non-matriculated;
  • Isabella Bennett of Gansevoort, individual studies;
  • Madison Doten of Gansevoort, dental assisting;
  • Jae Fish of Gansevoort, non-matriculated;
  • Joshua Kilburn of Gansevoort, business administration;
  • William McCarthy of Gansevoort, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Joshua Noll of Gansevoort, individual studies;
  • Madison Sanders of Gansevoort, polysomnography;
  • John Sawicki of Gansevoort, architectural technology;
  • Alessandro Spada of Gansevoort, non-matriculated;
  • Kate Truesdale of Gansevoort, mortuary science;
  • Matthew Waldron of Gansevoort, business administration;
  • Sarah Watson of Gansevoort, dental hygiene;
  • Angela Wilk of Gansevoort, entrepreneurship;
  • Camden Girard of Glens Falls, non-matriculated;
  • Andrew Gregorio of Glens Falls, computer information systems: system and network administration;
  • Kelly Harrigan of Glens Falls, non-matriculated;
  • Kyle Lewis of Glens Falls, chemical dependency counseling;
  • Mikayla Coates of Granville, fine arts;
  • Jessica Getty of Granville, individual studies;
  • Nicole LaPlante of Granville, dental hygiene;
  • Kyle Welch of Greenfield Center, computer information systems: web design and WWW programming;
  • Jackson Crawford of Greenwich, liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science;
  • Grant Gallagher of Greenwich, heating/air conditioning/refrigeration technical services;
  • Carson McKinley of Greenwich, criminal justice;
  • Amy Pollard of Greenwich, chemical dependency counseling;
  • Sara Stein of Greenwich, liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science;
  • Adam DeBuque of Hague, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Nicole Jones of Hudson Falls, dental assisting;
  • Katie Morehouse of Hudson Falls, individual studies;
  • Alexis Peake of Hudson Falls, dental hygiene;
  • Dale Trombley of Hudson Falls, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Kirsten Martindale of Queensbury, non-matriculated;
  • Noah Middleton of Queensbury, non-matriculated;
  • Tracy Czub of Middle Grove, business—accounting;
  • Bruce Hall of Middle Grove, civil engineering technology;
  • Erik Malanoski of Middle Grove, non-matriculated;
  • Adam Meyer of Middle Grove, clean energy management;
  • Sierra Perras of Middle Grove, individual studies;
  • Allison Wilcox of Middle Grove, dental assisting;
  • Ryan Blanchard of Queensbury, individual studies;
  • Grafton Derryberry of Queensbury, individual studies;
  • Christine Ross of Queensbury, chemical dependency counseling;
  • Tiffany Sheffer of Queensbury, non-matriculated;
  • Jared Strong of Queensbury, public administration studies;
  • Emmi Tuomela-St.Andrews of Queensbury, dental hygiene;
  • Matthew Wing of Queensbury, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Daniel LeClair of Salem, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Dawn Pierce of Salem, surgical technology;
  • Anthony VanDyk of Salem, liberal arts and sciences: math and science;
  • Jamison Friauf of Gansevoort, non-matriculated;
  • Renee Banagan of Gansevoort, non-matriculated;
  • Tristan Turner of Schuylerville, non-matriculated;
  • Lukas Becker of Shushan, advanced manufacturing technology;
  • Christopher VanAlstyne of Shushan, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Sadie Hamel of South Glens Falls, individual studies;
  • Michael Higgins of South Glens Falls, exercise science;
  • Logan LaPoint of South Glens Falls, electrical construction and maintenance;
  • Benjamin Fox of Whitehall, business—marketing;
  • Amber Ramey of Whitehall, business—accounting; and
  • Connor Mulholland of Gansevoort, non-matriculated.

Nazareth sets its spring Dean’s List

ROCHESTER — Nazareth College students have been named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List. Local students include:

  • Aubrey Baldauf of Queensbury, social work;
  • Kayla Freeden of Queensbury, music education;
  • Mackenzie Galcik of Schuylerville, health sciences;
  • Lauren Guilfoil of Queensbury, communication science and disorders;
  • Alexandra Meyer of Lake George, occupational science; and
  • Caitlin Scavone of Gansevoort, legal studies.

McQuain awarded research internship

CANTON — Cheyenne K. McQuain of Glens Falls, a St. Lawrence University Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program scholar, has been awarded a faculty-mentored research internship for summer 2018.

McQuain is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in psychology. McQuain attended Glens Falls High School. McQuain will work with Dr. Adam Fox on a project titled, “Behavioral Adaptation—PTSD in Rats.”

McNair scholars will complete a faculty-mentored research project, develop oral and poster presentations and prepare for graduate school admissions tests. Throughout the summer, scholars will participate in Community of Graduate Scholars seminars, where they will develop their writing skills, work with faculty and staff on graduate school application documents, and learn how to navigate the graduate school interview process. Scholars will also attend a professional etiquette dinner and participate in volunteer activities with the Grasse River Heritage Group.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is named in honor of Ronald E. McNair, a pioneer African American astronaut who died in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. The McNair program is designed to motivate and support students who are underrepresented in graduate education, who meet economic eligibility requirements and who may be the first in their families to attend college. The program is also meant to increase attainment of doctoral degrees by students from underrepresented groups.

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Leombruno earns degree at Saint Rose

ALBANY — Rachel Danielle Leombruno of Lake George graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Saint Rose on May 12 with a Master of Science in education, focusing on curriculum and instruction.

Leombruno is a state certified Spanish teacher for grades 5-12. Currently, she is filling a long-term substitute position teaching Spanish at Catholic Central High School in Troy. She is in the process of interviewing for a permanent teaching position for the fall of 2018.

Hay is awarded Essity scholarship

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company with local operations in South Glens Falls, Greenwich and Saratoga Springs, has awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Ryan Hay of South Glens Falls to attend St. Michael’s College as part of Essity’s annual scholarship program for children of employees. Ryan is a graduate of South Glens Falls High School.

This year, 46 students received a combined total of $65,500 in Essity scholarships for their full-time education at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university in 2018-19.

The winners were selected based on their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and an outside appraisal.

Cuddihy honored for community service

ONEONTA — Sarah Cuddihy of Cambridge and 47 other seniors were recognized for community service efforts during a ceremony at SUNY Oneonta’s Alumni Hall Theater on May 11.

The event was hosted by the Center for Social Responsibility and Community and was a celebration of seniors who volunteered 350 hours or more during their time at SUNY Oneonta.

Cuddihy majored in adolescence education: mathematics at SUNY Oneonta.

Davies selected for honorary society

CANTON — Robert G. Davies of South Glens Falls has been inducted into St. Lawrence University’s Irving Bacheller Society, the Department of English’s honorary society.

Davies is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in English. Davies attended South Glens Falls Central High School.

To be eligible for membership, students must have either completed four English courses and maintained a 3.5 grade point average in English or completed six English courses with at least a 3.25 grade point average in English and a 3.0 grade point average overall.

The Irving Bacheller Society is named for an 1882 graduate of St. Lawrence University, who went on to write the first best-selling novel of the 20th century, “Eben Holden.”

Jones is awarded research fellowship

CANTON — Hannah S. Jones of Hampton has been awarded a St. Lawrence University Fellowship for a summer 2018 research project.

Jones is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in biology. Jones attended Granville Junior Senior High School.

Jones received the Daniel F. ‘65 and Ann H. Sullivan Endowment for Student/Faculty Research and will be mentored by Alexander M. Schreiber to conduct research titled “Changes in Water Balance Physiology and its Regulation by Aldosterone at High Altitude in Americans and Kenyans.”

The St. Lawrence University Fellows program aims to provide new opportunities for student intellectual growth. The program promotes close student-faculty collaboration and enables students to begin their academic research, laying the foundation for integrative, credit-bearing activity during the next academic year. Students awarded a University Fellowship will work with a faculty mentor and receive a stipend and housing allowance during the summer session.


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