Wood receives five Cazenovia awards

CAZENOVIA — Shiloh Wood of Johnsburg received five awards at Cazenovia College’s 15th annual Student Leaders Celebration. Her awards include:

  • The Key to Our Success Award, given to student leaders who have achieved success through their
  • positive attitudes and continued efforts to make positive changes on campus and in the community. These students understand that to leave an imprint on the community, they must take on the role of teacher and work to develop younger students;
  • The Who’s Who Award, given to students based on their academic achievements, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and potential for continued success;
  • The National Engaged Leader Award, given to current Sigma Alpha Pi members who, after induction, continue to strive to improve their leadership skills and define their leadership path;
  • The Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Medallion, awarded to members who remain active after initiation and continue in their leadership development through the Society. Awardees attend additional telecasts, continue in their service to the community and utilize their developed leadership skills and expertise on campus. Medallion recipients must demonstrate a commitment to leadership, excellence and personal growth to be worthy of this special honor; and
  • Leader Scholar, awarded to students with a grade point average above 3.70.

Samuelson lauded with Honors Award

ALBANY — Cami Samuelson of Greenwich received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education/Adolescence Education Award at the annual Honors Convocation at The College of Saint Rose on March 24. The award is given based on criteria specified by the department in which the graduate student studies.

Wildey is grad of Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C. — Merissa Wildey of Glens Falls was one of approximately 1,183 students to walk in Coastal Carolina University’s graduation exercises, held on campus at the HTC Student Recreation Center and Convocation Center in three separate ceremonies May 4-5. Wildey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Scholarships given for health education

GLENS FALLS — Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center announced the winners of its 2018 Healthcare Career Scholarship awards. The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors entering healthcare-related degree or certification programs at local community colleges. Local students include:

  • Alejandra Aguero from Argyle Central School will be attending SUNY Adirondack to pursue a degree in health education;
  • Alora Bearor from Schroon Lake Central School will be attending Hudson Valley Community College to pursue a degree in dental hygiene;
  • Meegan Shaw from Ticonderoga High School will be attending North Country Community College to pursue a degree in nursing; and
  • Jordin Twitchell from Salem Central School will be attending SUNY Adirondack to pursue a degree in nursing.

Bennett honored as active, eager student

CASTLETON, Vt. — Castleton University student Tina Bennett of Clemons was recently awarded the SGA Non-Traditional Student of the Year Award for the 2017-18 academic year.

This award is given annually to a non-traditional student who is active on campus, positive, ready to learn and eager to help.

Local students are Cedarville grads

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Local students graduated from Cedarville University at its 122nd annual Commencement on May 5. Local graduates include:

  • Emily Jenks of Argyle, nursing;
  • Jeffrey Jenks of Queensbury, psychology; and
  • Holly Kanonik of Cambridge, forensic science.

Ryan placed on Colby-Sawyer list

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Erin Ryan of Glens Falls has been recognized by Colby-Sawyer College for outstanding academic achievement during the 2018 spring semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours in graded courses. Ryan is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in nursing.

Students inducted into honor society

TROY — More than 20 high-achieving students were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi academic honor society at Hudson Valley Community College. To gain entrance into the honor society, students are required to rank among the top 4 percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment. Local students include:

  • John Sawicki of Gansevoort, studying architectural technology;
  • Randy Torchetti of Gansevoort, studying construction technology; and
  • Christopher Carpenter of Gansevoort, studying mechanical engineering technology.

Baldauf inducted into Pi Gamma Mu

ROCHESTER — Aubrey Baldauf of Queensbury is a member of the Nazareth College 2018 Class of Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society.

Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Its mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social-science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members.

Students inducted into academic group

TROY — More than 100 students from Hudson Valley Community College were recently inducted into the Alpha Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for students at two-year colleges. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is indicative of academic excellence. Those inducted are matriculated students who have met standards including a grade point average of 3.71 or higher. Local students include:

  • Candi Lash of Salem, studying individual studies;
  • Sierra Perras of Middle Grove, studying individual studies;
  • Sarah Watson of Gansevoort, studying dental hygiene;
  • Christopher Carpenter of Gansevoort, studying mechanical engineering; and
  • John Sawicki of Gansevoort, studying architectural technology.

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