Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Rebecca Gifford Named to Lasell College Dean's List for Spring 2016

NEWTON, MA (05/24/2016)-- Lasell College in Newton, MA recently named Rebecca Gifford of Schaghticoke, NY to the Lasell College Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester.

Gifford, whose major is Entrepreneurship, is a member of the class of 2019 and was among 760 students honored in the Spring 2016 semester.

Madison Fama makes the Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY 28528, SC (05/24/2016)-- Madison Fama, a sophomore majoring in sociology, from Clifton Park, NY, (12065) was among approximately 1,940 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Spring 2016 Dean's List.

Local Resident Graduates from Hamilton College

Clinton, N.Y. -- Rachel V. Beamish, daughter of James and Teresa Beamish of Melrose, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, at the Commencement ceremony concluding the college's 204th year.

Hamilton awarded 489 diplomas in the ceremony. American entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of worldwide online payments system PayPal, delivered the Commencement address.

Nazareth College Announces 2016 Graduates

ROCHESTER, NY (05/19/2016)-- Nazareth College undergraduate students earned their bachelor's degrees at the 89th Annual Commencement ceremony that took place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, on May 8, 2016.

Sophie DeCastro of Mechanicville (12118) graduated with a bachelor's degree in Social Work .

Jessica Slivienski of Clifton Park (12065) graduated with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences .

Michael Stanley of Clifton Park (12065) graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology .

Keene State College Celebrates 960 Graduates

KEENE, NH (05/20/2016)-- On Saturday, May 7, Keene State College's Commencement honored the graduating class of 2016.

Maureen Fay of Clifton Park (12065) graduated with a BA in Sociology.

Jenna Ziobrowski of Clifton Park (12065) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Nursing - Pre-Licensure.

Area students named to Dean's List at Paul Smith's College

PAUL SMITHS, NY (05/23/2016)-- The following students were named to the Dean's List at Paul Smith's College during the spring 2016 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Kyle Salway of Stillwater, N.Y.

Adam Snyder of Clifton Park, N.Y.

News from SUNY Oneonta

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Local athletes compete for SUNY Oneonta softball team during spring season

ONEONTA, NY (05/23/2016)-- 14 student athletes competed for the SUNY Oneonta softball team during the 2016 spring season.

Alyssa Garrison of Clifton Park (12065)

Ashley Lefebvre of Waterford (12188)

Katie O'Gorman of Clifton Park (12065)

Keene State Announces the 2016 Spring Dean's List

KEENE, NH (05/23/2016)-- Keene State College is pleased to announce that 1,323 students have been named to the spring 2016 dean's list. To qualify for the dean's list, Keene State College undergraduate students must be enrolled in a degree program, and must have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average, on a 4.0 scale to earn dean's list honors. Congratulations to the students below who made the list.

Aubree Williams of Stillwater (12170)

Jenna Ziobrowski of Clifton Park (12065)