Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

SUNY Oswego lists area recipients of bachelor's degrees

OSWEGO, NY (06/25/2015)(readMedia)-- SUNY Oswego recently recognized those who completed baccalaureate studies in spring 2015, including several area residents.

A student who graduates with honors is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude, with highest honor (grade averages of 3.8 to 4.0); magna cum laude, with great honor (grade averages of 3.6 to 3.79); and cum laude, with honor (grade averages of 3.30 to 3.59).

Commencement to honor the more than 1,000 recipients of undergraduate degrees and more than 100 who earned graduate degrees and certificates took place May 16 at Marano Campus Center Convocation Hall.

Allison S. Cady of Barney Road in Clifton Park, bachelor of science degree in childhood education, cum laude

Mike J. Ferraro of Green Meadow Drive in Clifton Park, bachelor of arts degree in communication and social interaction

Thomas J. Goodwin of Keepsake Lane in Clifton Park, bachelor of arts degree in public justice

Jenna A. Johnson of Trice Drive in Clifton Park, bachelor of arts degree in psychology, magna cum laude

Brian J. Krohl of Heather Drive in Clifton Park, bachelor of science degree in business administration

Michael D. Olender of Brookline Drive in Clifton Park, bachelor of arts degree in theater

Domonique M. Valenti of Equinox Court in Clifton Park, bachelor of science degree in adolescence education, cum laude

Connor M. Gannon of Master Street in Johnsonville, bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting and mass communication

Candice L. Knibbs of Hulin Street in Mechanicville, bachelor of arts degree in creative writing

Kyle M. Starks of Cavalry Course in Mechanicville, bachelor of arts degree in public justice

Kelsey N. Thomas of Smith Road in Mechanicville, bachelor of science degree in zoology, magna cum laude

Ronald R. McKay of Towpath Lane in Waterford, bachelor of science degree in marketing

Andrea Mastropietro of Mechanicville, NY Earns master's of social work from Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD, MA (06/25/2015)(readMedia)-- Andrea Mastropietro of Mechanicville, NY, (12118) has earned a master's of social work degree in Social Work from Springfield College for studies completed in 2015.

Renee Loeffel, of Clifton Park, has been named to the Spring Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire

DURHAM, NH (06/29/2015)(readMedia)-- Renee Loeffel, of Clifton Park, has earned Highest Honors for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.

Danielle Sullivan of Clifton Park, NY has successfully completed all degree requirements of the Dental Hygiene program and is a Registered Dental Hygienist.

FARMINGDALE, NY (06/29/2015)(readMedia)-- Danielle Sullivan of Clifton Park, NY has successfully completed all degree requirements of the Dental Hygiene program and is a registered Dental Hygienist. This achievement was recognized at the pinning ceremony, a cherished tradition that symbolizes each student's pledge to excellence in the health care profession. Proud family and friends joined to celebrate the pinning of the graduates.

Sara Murphy of Waterford graduates from the University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, RI (06/29/2015)(readMedia)-- The University of Rhode Island and families recently celebrated the achievements of more than 660 students who received their master's or doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on the Kingston Campus.

Graduate student Sara E Murphy of Waterford, NY, received a Doctor of Philosophy in English.