Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts University at Albany Students

ALBANY, NY (05/25/2016)-- Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, founded in 1776. It celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America's leading colleges and universities. The Alpha Alpha Chapter of New York at the University at Albany invites seniors who have a high GPA and who have taken courses across the arts and sciences to become members of this prestigious honor society.

Adam Opitz-Leewe of Clifton Park (12065)has earned the honor of being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa based upon the breadth of courses taken and the quality of the work done in those course.

Alexandra Payne of Schaghticoke (12154)has earned the honor of being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa based upon the breadth of courses taken and the quality of the work done in those course.

Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Awards Scholarships to Local Students

TROY, NY (05/25/2016)-- Nearly 200 of Hudson Valley Community College's top students were honored with a variety of academic scholarships recently. The scholarships celebrate the depth of student excellence across the college's more than 80 academic programs.

Those receiving scholarships include:

Lauren Brodeur of Clifton Park, who was given the Otto V. Guenther Scholarship. Brodeur is studying in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program.

Brianna Castracani of Waterford, who was given the Second Chance Scholarship. Castracani is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

Victoria Filkins of Waterford, who was given the Aimee Lynn Pyskadlo Memorial Scholarship. Filkins is studying in the Nursing academic program.

Victoria Filkins of Waterford, who was given the The Women's Fund of the Capital Region Scholarship. Filkins is studying in the Nursing academic program.

Jamie Raucci of Halfmoon, who was given the The Women's Fund of the Capital Region Scholarship. Raucci is studying in the Human Services academic program.

Sarswoti Shrestha of Clifton Park, who was given the Second Chance Scholarship. Shrestha is studying in the Individual Studies academic program.

William Stevenson of Clifton Park, who was given the HonorScholar Scholarship. Stevenson is studying in the Business Administation academic program.

Stephen Urban of Clifton Park, who was given the New York Propane Gas Association Scholarship. Urban is studying in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Technical Services academic program.

Gabrielle Vincent of Clifton Park, who was given the Michael J. Torello and Janet Atwater Scholarship. Vincent is studying in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program.

Gabrielle Vincent of Clifton Park, who was given the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans and Gold Star Mothers Scholarship. Vincent is studying in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography academic program.

Demonstrating Academic Excellence, Local Students Named to Assumption College Dean's List

WORCESTER, MA (05/25/2016)-- Assumption College has announced that 561 students were named to the College's undergraduate Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester.

To earn a spot on the Dean's List, Assumption students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a five-class, 15-credit semester. The Dean's List is announced twice every academic year, once at the completion of the fall semester, and again at the completion of the spring semester.

"The Dean's List is a recognition of students who have attained significant academic achievements," said Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo, Ph.D. "The College is proud to formally recognize its top scholars whose dedication, hard work and commitment to their studies, are forming them to become effective leaders whom others will seek to emulate.

Local students named to the Dean's List were:

Gabriella Beamish of Melrose, NY, a member of the Class of 2019

Erin Dougherty of Waterford, NY, a member of the Class of 2017

Local Students Graduate from Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (05/25/2016)-- The following students graduated from Clarkson University on May 7:

Ryan Arthur Mcherron of Clifton Park, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics .

Aaron Tong of Clifton Park, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in biology .

Curtis Benson Taylor of Johnsonville, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering .

Joseph M. Rooney of Melrose, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering .

Evan M. Murray of Schaghticoke, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in chemical engineering .

Zachary Ryan Willard of Stillwater, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in computer engineering, with a software engineering minor .

Logan James King of Stillwater, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in mechanical engineering, with a mathematics minor .

Students named to Dean's List at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, PA (05/25/2016)-- The following students were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester at Grove City College.

Kaitlin Bartlett, a senior Biology major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester. Kaitlin is a 2012 graduate of Shenendehowa High School East and is the daughter of Ms. Annette Bartlett from Clifton Park, NY..

Kristin Bartlett, a senior Biology major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List with High Distinction for the Spring 2016 semester. Kristin is a 2012 graduate of Shenendehowa High School East and is the daughter of Ms. Annette Bartlett from Clifton Park, NY..

Julie Fijal, a junior Exercise Science major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester. Julie is a 2013 graduate of Loudonville Christian School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Fijal (Elizabeth) from Clifton Park, NY..

 

Local residents graduate from Grove City College

GROVE CITY, PA (05/25/2016)-- The following local residents were among the 595 students who received degrees during Commencement exercises at Grove City College on May 14, 2016. Delivering this year's Commencement address was Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and former 2016 Republican presidential candidate. The Class of 2016 was the second largest class in Grove City College history, coming in just shy of the 596-member Class of 2010. In recent years, the Grove City College's four-year graduation rate has climbed to 78 percent, while its six-year graduation rate has reached 85 percent. The average graduation rate in the U.S. is 59 percent.

Kaitlin Bartlett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology-BS. Kaitlin is a 2012 graduate of Shenendehowa High School East and is the daughter of Ms. Annette Bartlett from Clifton Park, NY. .

Kristin Bartlett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Kristin is a 2012 graduate of Shenendehowa High School East and is the daughter of Ms. Annette Bartlett from Clifton Park, NY. .