College Achievement Announcements for March 2014

Students in Engineering Tech programs Named to Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society at Hudson Valley Community College

 TROY, NY (05/21/2014)(readMedia)-- More than 20 Hudson Valley Community College students were recently nominated to Tau Alpha Pi, the national academic honor society for students studying engineering technology. They include:

Eric Zordan of Waterford

Dyllan Barnum of Clifton Park

Timothy Brosseau of Clifton Park

Stephanie Zoszak of Schaghticoke

Shayne Patrick Buckley of Clifton Park Graduates From Clemson University

 CLEMSON, SC (05/16/2014)(readMedia)-- Shayne Patrick Buckley of Clifton Park graduated from Clemson University May 9, 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management.

Buckley was among more than 3,200 students who received degrees from President James P. Clements, who presided over his first graduation ceremony at Clemson and who was inaugurated in three stages at the morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies.


Amanda Candice DeSimone graduates from Bryant University

SMITHFIELD, RI (05/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Bryant University held its 151st Commencement on Saturday, May 17. Among the students is the following area resident:

Amanda Candice DeSimone, of Mechanicville, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing

Jennie Politano graduates with Class of 2014

 ERIE, PA (05/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Congratulations to Jennie C Politano, of Schaghticoke, NY (12154), on graduating from Mercyhurst University.

Crystal Betts named to Heidelberg University dean's list

 TIFFIN, OH (05/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Heidelberg University has released the names of 288 students named to the spring semester dean's list. Included on the list is Crystal Betts, a senior Anthropology major from Waterford, N.Y..

According to Provost Dr. David Weininger, to be named to the dean's list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university.

Local Students Named to Keene State's Dean's List

KEENE, NH (05/20/2014)(readMedia)-- About 1,470 students have been named to the spring 2014 dean's list at Keene State College. To qualify for the dean's list, Keene State undergraduates 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.

Among this semester's honorees are the following local students:

Danielle Bishop of Clifton Park

Jenna Ziobrowski of Clifton Park

Ryan Hendrickson Selected to Present Paper at Undergraduate Political Science Conference

 ONEONTA, NY (05/07/2014)(readMedia)-- Ryan Hendrickson of Clifton Park, NY, was selected to present a paper at SUNY Oneonta's sixth annual Undergraduate Political Science Conference on March 14.

Hendrickson, who is majoring in International Studies at SUNY Oneonta, presented a paper titled "The Needed Change in U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Syria."

A total of 13 students from colleges throughout New York state presented papers at the conference, which featured a keynote address titled "Human Rights and Chinese Investment in Africa" by Dr. Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University Law School.

Local Residents Inducted Into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA (05/07/2014)(readMedia)-- The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Connor Ten Eyck of Clifton Park (12065) initiated at State University of New York at Cortland

Peter Rakowsky of Clifton Park (12065) initiated at State University of New York at Cortland

Michael Chaszczewski of Stillwater (12170) initiated at Rochester Institute of Technology

Caitlin Czirr of Waterford (12188) initiated at Plattsburgh State University

Binghamton University students receive academic honors

BINGHAMTON, NY (05/05/2014)(readMedia)-- The following students received academic honors from Binghamton University by making the University's Dean's list for the Fall 2013 semester:

Andrea Embrechts of Clifton Park, NY

Emily Gunner of Clifton Park, NY

Deborah Lemonds of Clifton Park, NY

Sanjay Achar of Clifton Park, NY

Meaghan Bucca of Clifton Park, NY

Edward Cody of Clifton Park, NY

Brian Frodey of Clifton Park, NY

Stefan Grzyboski of Clifton Park, NY

Alexandra Harris of Clifton Park, NY

Kathleen Klein of Clifton Park, NY

Eleanor Smith-Dufresne of Clifton Park, NY

Lauren Silberstein of Clifton Park, NY

Ami Bhavsar of Halfmoon, NY

Darrin Frodey of Clifton Park, NY

Herkimer County Community College announces candidates for the College's 46th annual commencement

HERKIMER, NY (05/06/2014)(readMedia)-- Herkimer County Community College announces candidates for the College's 46th annual commencement to be held Friday, May 16 at 5 pm in the Gymnasium of the Physical Education Building. There are 656 candidates for the associate degree and 40 candidates for certificates. This includes 120 candidates who completed their studies completely online through the College's Internet Academy.

Local students include:

Jessica Kathryn Agostino of Clifton Park, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S.

Casandra LB Wert of Johnsonville, majoring in Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies A.A.

Joelle DiDomenico Discusses Academic Findings

WORCESTER, MA (05/01/2014)(readMedia)-- Joelle DiDomenico of Mechanicville, NY, a member of Assumption College's class of 2014 presented his project "Gender and Disclosures in Child Abuse Cases" at Assumption's 20th Undergraduate Symposium on April 14-15. Joelle's project used SAIN (Sexual Abuse Intervention Network) interviews to compare aspects of disclosure of physical and sexual abuse between boys and girls. Her findings may be used to help forensic interviewers tailor their approaches to the gender of the child.

Jennifer Lachell of Waterford, NY, Competes at the Nazareth College Spring Invitational

ROCHESTER, NY (05/01/2014)(readMedia)-- Jennifer Lachell of Waterford, NY, claims top individual honors at the Nazareth College Spring Invitational at Mendon Golf Club on April 26 and 27. Lachell finished with rounds of 89 and 84 for a two-day total of 173. She signed the scorecard on Sunday with her collegiate low score of 84.

ChelseaJohnson Graduates from Farmingdale State College

FARMINGDALE, NY (04/25/2014)(readMedia)-- ChelseaJohnson of Mechanicville NY has graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Farmingdale State College and was recognized on December 21, 2013 for this outstanding achievement. Proud friends and family members joined the excited Farmingdale State College graduates to take part in the 11th annual winter commencement ceremony in Nold Hall.

William Orlowski named to University of Kansas fall 2013 honor roll

LAWRENCE, KS (03/03/2014)(readMedia)-- Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester, including William Orlowski, of Clifton Park. He is the son of Jeffrey and Lorinda Orlowski, Clifton Park, N Y.

Orlowski was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


SUNY Geneseo Student Jane Skinner from Clifton Park Named to Golden Key International Honour Society

GENESEO, NY (03/03/2014)(readMedia)-- SUNY Geneseo student Jane Skinner from Clifton Park, NY (12065) was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society during an induction ceremony on campus. Juniors or seniors with a grade point average that places them in the top 15 percent of their class are eligible for membership.

Kayla Wheeler of Clifton Park earns 2013-14 Liberty League Winter All-Academic team honors

ROCHESTER, NY (03/03/2014)(readMedia)-- Liberty League commissioner Tracy King recently announced the 234 winter sport student-athletes who have qualified for the league's All-Academic Teams in their respective sports -- including a total of 28 student-athletes from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kayla Wheeler of Clifton Park, N.Y., a senior on the women's basketball team, is among the honorees. Kayla is in RIT's biomedical engineering program.

The Liberty League's winter championship sports include men's and women's basketball, men's squash, and men's and women's swimming and diving. To be recognized as a member of the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20.

Local Students Graduate from Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (03/03/2014)(readMedia)-- The following local students graduated from Clarkson University on December 31, 2013:

Timothy Best of Clifton Park, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in computer science, mathematics minor .

Franklin D. Barnhart of Johnsonville, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering .

Dane A. Slocum of Stillwater, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in engineering and management and a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

Local Students from Hudson Valley Community College Named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

TROY, NY (03/03/2014)(readMedia)-- Local college students studying at Hudson Valley Community College were recently honored by acceptance in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

Those honored by Who's Who include:

Joanne Iris Aclan of Mechanicville, who is studying in the Business Administration academic program. Joanne is a vice president for Phi Teta Kappa, the academic honor society, and has been involved with several other organizations on campus, including Circle K International and Habitat for Humanity.

James Greg of Clifton Park, who is studying in the Engineering Science academic program. James volunteers weekly with SAFE, which helps students with disabilities play sports. He also helped establish a charitable organization in memory of local Shaker and Shenendehowa students who were killed in a car accident.

Shaun Mackenzie of Waterford, who is studying in the Human Services academic program. Shaun is very active in the college's Human Services Club and he is currently serving as president of the organization. He has led several club initiatives, including an Adopt-a-Family Toy Drive and the group's annual used book sale.

Anna Myers of Clifton Park, who is studying in the Criminal Justice academic program. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society, Anna also currently serves as co-president of the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Studies and Public Administration Club.

Leah Remington of Melrose, who is studying in the Early Childhood academic program. Leah has been involved in several charitable endeavors including the Mechanicville/Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk and a trivia night to support the American Cancer Society. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society, she was also the 2011 Rensselaer County Dairy Princess.

Emily Sanderson of Melrose, who is studying in the Business - Business Administration academic program. Emily is president of the college's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society, and she is also involved in the Investment Club. She has volunteered her time in helping raise money for Autism and Breast Cancer research.

Jordan Simpson of Waterford, who is studying in the Physical Education Studies academic program. Jordan serves as captain of the men's hockey team and was named to that position in his freshman year as well.

Chelsea Smith of Melrose, who is studying in the Construction Technology - Building Construction academic program. Chelsea is a member of the women's bowling team.


Area Students Named to Morrisville State College Dean's List

MORRISVILLE, NY (02/27/2014)(readMedia)-- Morrisville State College recently announced those students who were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.

Jessica Young of Clifton Park, NY (12065)

Joseph Snyder of Clifton Park, NY (12065)

Sarah Crowder of Schaghticoke, NY (12154)

Courtney Luskin of Valley Falls, NY (12185)

Jon Merchant Receives Degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (02/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Jon Merchant of Clifton Park, NY, has earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Merchant was among approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 246th commencement exercises.

Kristyn Donohue Named To Dean's List At Loyola University Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD (02/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Kristyn Donohue, a member of the class of 2017 from Clifton Park, has been named to the fall 2013 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland.


Local Residents Graduate from RIT

ROCHESTER, NY (02/25/2014)(readMedia)-- The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Fall 2013. Please note some students may have received more than one degree.

Ethan Herrington of Johnsonville, N.Y., (12094) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in professional photographic illustration from RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Andrew Robison of Clifton Park, N.Y., (12065) received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Jared Rutnik of Clifton Park, N.Y., (12065) received a Bachelor of Science degree in new media interactive development from RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

SUNY New Paltz student Kyle Marra takes first place in international competition

NEW PALTZ, NY (02/20/2014)(readMedia)-- On Jan. 25, 2014, Absolut A Capella, SUNY New Paltz's premiere co-ed a capella group, took first prize in the 2014 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinals for the Northeast region. The competition took place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Absolut A Capella faced off against nine other a capella groups from various schools around New York State and received accolades for Outstanding Arrangements and Outstanding Choreography. Absolut A Capella now moves on to compete in the Northeast semifinals in Boston on March 29.

Absolut A Capella includes Kyle Marra, of Clifton Park, N.Y.