Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

SUNY Potsdam to Recognize Area Graduates at Commencement 2016

POTSDAM, NY (05/18/2016)-- The State University of New York at Potsdam will recognize more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during the College's Bicentennial Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The graduating Class of 2016 will be honored at a special ceremony befitting SUNY Potsdam's 200th anniversary.

This year's graduates include:

  • Molly Bonnier of Melrose, NY, graduating magna cum laude with both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Dance
  • Molly Bonnier of Melrose, NY, graduating magna cum laude with both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Dance
  • Nicholas Colletti of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics
  • Nicholas Colletti of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics
  • Margaret Dollard of Melrose, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish
  • Margaret Dollard of Melrose, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish
  • Kayla Fraser of Clifton Park, NY, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education
  • Kayla Fraser of Clifton Park, NY, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education
  • Amy Lynch of Schaghticoke, NY, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
  • Amy Lynch of Schaghticoke, NY, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
  • John Marshall of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with distinction with a Master of Music degree in Music Education
  • John Marshall of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with distinction with a Master of Music degree in Music Education
  • Cory Moon of Schaghticoke, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education
  • Cory Moon of Schaghticoke, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education
  • Patrick Mylod of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History
  • Patrick Mylod of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History
  • Christine Reich of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education
  • Christine Reich of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education
  • Shauni Sawchuk of Clifton Park, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education
  • Shauni Sawchuk of Clifton Park, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education
  • Matthew Vertefeuille of Waterford, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History
  • Matthew Vertefeuille of Waterford, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History
  • Amanda Walther of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics
  • Amanda Walther of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics
  • Eric Zalewski of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
  • Eric Zalewski of Clifton Park, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
  • Jordynn Zusy of Waterford, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education
  • Jordynn Zusy of Waterford, NY, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Megan Yattaw Recognized for Community Service

ONEONTA, NY (05/18/2016)-- Megan Yattaw of Waterford, NY, was among the 39 members of the SUNY Oneonta Class of 2016 who received Senior Service Awards recognizing their commitment to volunteerism. Students who completed at least 350 hours of service through the college's Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC) were recognized during a reception on May 13.

Amber Howe of Stillwater named to Harding University dean's list

SEARCY, AR (05/18/2016)-- Amber Howe, accounting major at Harding University from Stillwater (12170), is among more than 1,300 University students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2016 semester.

Kristen Swift of Clifton Park, NY, Earns Graduate Degree from Nazareth College

ROCHESTER, NY (05/17/2016)-- Kristen Swift of Clifton Park, NY, graduated from Nazareth College with a master of science degree in Music Therapy during the 89th Commencement ceremony at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday, May 8, 2016.