Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Students Named to the University of Vermont Dean's List

BURLINGTON, VT (01/13/2017)-- The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of Vermont.

To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Graham Irish, of Clifton Park

Samuel Jacob, of Waterford

Kevin Ostrander, of Mechanicville

Rachael Picchi, of Clifton Park

Rachael Shine selected as SUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year

ONEONTA, NY (01/12/2017)-- The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Scholar Athletes of the Year. Each season the conference will recognize student-athletes for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and in their respective sports.

Shine is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Educational Psychology and is currently carrying a 3.69 GPA through the fall semester.

This past fall season, Shine led the women's cross country team to its fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA championships where the squad finished seventh overall. Shine was the top finisher for Oneonta in 23rd place, which earned her All-American status.

At the SUNYAC championship, Shine placed third overall to earn First Team All-Conference honors. She went onto earn All-Region accolades for a third straight year after finishing 17th overall, as the Red Dragons finished second overall to earn the automatic berth to the NCAA championship.

A multiple-time track & field All-American, Shine has earned honors academically as a USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete two times each in cross country and track & field. Last spring, she was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, which is the National Student Athlete Honor Society.

Buffalo State College Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

BUFFALO, NY (01/12/2017)-- Students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher qualify for the dean's list at Buffalo State. We are pleased to recognize the following students who attained this honor in the Fall 2016 semester.

Ashley Williams of Clifton Park (12065), majoring in art education K-12

Tatayana Gibson of Clifton Park (12065), majoring in exceptional and elementary educationtchrs exceptnal educ & elem ed

Ashley Maggiacomo of Clifton Park (12065), majoring in interior design

Buffalo State, founded in 1871, offers more than 160 undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences, professions, and education.

More than 5,400 University of Rhode Island students are named to the Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI (01/12/2017)-- The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 5,401 students have qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and more than 16 countries.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

The following students from your area are named to the University of Rhode Island's Fall 2016 Dean's List with their area of study:

Angela Ferlo of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Pharm D

Kathryn A Fish of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Anthropology

Riley Ann Sheridan of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Elementary Education - BA

Grace Sheridan of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Michael Lawson of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Kinesiology

Kristine R Richard of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Kinesiology

Alyssa Beth Campone of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Kinesiology

Brianna C Kobylar of Clifton Park, NY, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics

Amy Robison Named to Wheaton College (Ill.) Dean's List for Fall 2016 Semester

WHEATON, IL (01/11/2017)-- Wheaton College student Amy Robison of Clifton Park, New York was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester.

Students named to Fall 2016 Dean's List

ALBANY, NY (01/11/2017)-- The University at Albany congratulates more than 3,500 students who were named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List earned at least a 3.5 GPA.

Ubaidat Abdul-Rahman of Clifton Park (12065)

Nikhit Bhatia of Clifton Park (12065)

Rachel Biernik of Clifton Park (12065)

Ryan Burnah of Clifton Park (12065)

Tyler Chung of Clifton Park (12065)

Ryan Clemente of Clifton Park (12065)

Brendan Dufort of Clifton Park (12065)

Amal Elmi of Clifton Park (12065)

Alsayyed Hussain of Clifton Park (12065)

Shreya Mainalee of Clifton Park (12065)

Michael McDermott of Clifton Park (12065)

Clayton McEachron of Clifton Park (12065)

Caroline Meany of Clifton Park (12065)

Taylor Mellow of Clifton Park (12065)

Mariella Peters of Clifton Park (12065)

Rachel Roberts of Clifton Park (12065)

Colton Robtoy of Clifton Park (12065)

Sean Tozier of Clifton Park (12065)

Harmon Wu of Halfmoon (12065)

Akanksha Atrey of Mechanicville (12118)

William Doynow of Mechanicville (12118)

Nathan Hatalsky of Mechanicville (12118)

Megan St Clair of Mechanicville (12118)

Shunsa Tarar of Mechanicville (12118)

Dustin Dyke of Schaghticoke (12154)

Joshua Van Wert of Schaghticoke (12154)

Kelsey Fenton of Stillwater (12170)

Moazam Afzal of Waterford (12188)

Alexander Goldberg of Waterford (12188)

Bettina Martin of Waterford (12188)

Hannah Gauthier of Clifton Park (12065)

James Rosen of Clifton Park (12065)

Anna Suriano of Clifton Park (12065)

Lundy Spinner of Clifton Park (12065)

Daphney Rudolph of Clifton Park (12065)

Jonathan Barnett of Clifton Park (12065)

Emily Bruce of Halfmoon (12065)

Angelica Ties of Halfmoon (12065)

Ositadinma Jon-Nwakalo of Clifton Park (12065)

Courtney Sheridan of Clifton Park (12065)

Pradhyumn Tondamantham of Clifton Park (12065)

Hannah Grant of Clifton Park (12065)

Devin Lematty of Halfmoon (12065)

Megan Byrne of Halfmoon (12065)

Kelly Barkevich of Clifton Park (12065)

Jordyn Marr of Clifton Park (12065)

Nana- Hawwa Abdul- Rahman of Clifton Park (12065)

Emaan Effendi of Clifton Park (12065)

Jacqueline Sofia of Clifton Park (12065)

Zeshan Afzal of Clifton Park (12065)

Ryan Espinal of Clifton Park (12065)

Heather Sherwood of Clifton Park (12065)

Carly Burtnick of Clifton Park (12065)

Hayden Zielinski of Halfmoon (12065)

Jennifer Atkins of Clifton Park (12065)

Scott Baker of Clifton Park (12065)

Anthony Sedotto of Clifton Park (12065)

Paul Grabkowski of Clifton Park (12065)

Joshua Horowitz of Clifton Park (12065)

Christopher Bradley of Clifton Park (12065)

Anna Bottino of Clifton Park (12065)

Michael Favreau of Clifton Park (12065)

Nimra Faheem of Clifton Park (12065)

Panagotis Rallatos of Clifton Park (12065)

Malik Sykes of Clifton Park (12065)

Lorin Parker of Halfmoon (12065)

Florencia Feleder of Clifton Park (12065)

Mary Hren of Johnsonville (12094)

Amber Smith of Johnsonville (12094)

Jonathan Pickett of Mechanicville (12118)

Justin Wisnoski of Mechanicville (12118)

Diego Cagara of Mechanicville (12118)

Kevin Ashline of Mechanicville (12118)

Brian Lucia of Mechanicville (12118)

Phoebe Everson of Mechanicville (12118)

Nazish Tarar of Mechanicville (12118)

Melissa Nealon of Mechanicville (12118)

Tom Parker of Mechanicville (12118)

Stephanie Gagnon of Melrose (12121)

Erica Shudt of Melrose (12121)

Leah O'Donnell of Schaghticoke (12154)

Cole Carner of Schaghticoke (12154)

Macy Lambert of Stillwater (12170)

Emily Connolly of Valley Falls (12185)

Jesse Marsh of Waterford (12188)

Adam Guilder of Waterford (12188)

Kailyn Stewart of Waterford (12188)

Mia Swalsky of Waterford (12188)

Tyler McNeil of Waterford (12188)

Kelli Gormley of Waterford (12188)

Students receive Dean's Commendation for Part-Time Students at the University at Albany

ALBANY, NY (01/10/2017)-- The University at Albany congratulates more than 100 students who have received the Dean's Letter of Commendation for the Fall 2016 semester. Students who receive this commendation earned at least a 3.5 GPA in 6 graduation credits this semester.

Molly Duffy of Clifton Park (12065)

Brian Guilder of Waterford (12188)

Joshua Hunt of Stillwater (12170)

Samantha Nielsen of Clifton Park (12065)

Amelie Obas of Clifton Park (12065)

Matthew Posniewski of Clifton Park (12065)

Jason Wade of Clifton Park (12065)

Xiaoqing Zhou of Clifton Park (12065)

Elmira College announces Dean's List for Fall 2016 Term

ELMIRA, NY (01/09/2017)-- Elmira College released its Dean's List for Academic Achievement for the Fall 2016 Term. The Dean's List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Carolyn Corcoran of Mechanicville NY (12118)

Mikayla Gowett of Mechanicville NY (12118)

SUNY Canton Announces Fall 2016 President's List

CANTON, NY (01/06/2017)-- More than 400 SUNY Canton students earned President's List honors during the Fall 2016 semester.

"These students have demonstrated a great commitment to their academic studies and we are all proud of their accomplishments," said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

To receive President's List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Among those who received President's List Honors are:

  • Allie Troischt, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major, from Clifton Park, NY, 12065. Troischt is a 2015 graduate of Shenendehowa Central School.
  • Samuel D. Lawrence, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major, from Halfmoon, NY, 12065. Lawrence is a 2016 graduate of Shenendehowa Central School.
  • Michelle Morse, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major, from Stillwater, NY, 12170. Morse is a 2009 graduate of Stillwater Central School.