Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Jacob Melite of Clifton Park Honored by Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (05/11/2016)-- Jacob Anthony Melite of Clifton Park, N.Y., a junior at Clarkson University majoring in computer science and mathematics, received the following award(s) at the during the spring semester:

James Lynch/Jan Searleman Sophomore For Computer Science: Given to the sophomore computer science major who has made a noteworthy contribution in computer science while at Clarkson.

BATON ROUGE, LA (05/13/2016)-- Carolyn Valada of Clifton Park, N.Y., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Valada is pursuing a degree in History at State University of New York College at Plattsburg.

Owen Jarem Earns Masters Degree at Merrimack College

NORTH ANDOVER, MA (05/13/2016)-- Merrimack College will celebrate the achievements of more than 260 students who will receive their masters degree at the Graduate Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Merrimack Athletics Complex on the North Andover campus.

Barbara Pierce Bush will present the Commencement Speech.

Clifton Park resident Owen Jarem will receive a Accounting Masters degree.

Clifton Park's Samantha Buntich graduates from Emerson College in Boston

BOSTON, MA (05/13/2016)-- On Sunday, May 8, Samantha Buntich of Clifton Park, NY graduated from Emerson College. Buntich earned a BA in Theatre Studies: Acting.

At Emerson's 136th Commencement ceremony, approximately 970 bachelor's degrees were conferred during the undergraduate exercises and more than 350 master's degrees were conferred during the graduate exercises.

Halfmoon's Sarah Gariepy Named to Emerson College's Dean's List for spring 2016

BOSTON, MA (05/13/2016)-- Sarah Gariepy of Halfmoon, NY was named to Emerson College's Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester. Gariepy is majoring in Design/Technology. The requirement to make Emerson's Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.