SUNY Potsdam recognizes area graduates

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized more than 900 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2014 Commencement.

The following area students were scheduled to complete their studies:

Abigail Imhof of Cambridge, N.Y., graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music education.

Mitchell Maynard of Buskirk, N.Y., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and middle/secondary Social Studies education. Szymanik named to Pratt Institute dean’s list

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Pratt Institute congratulates more than 1,000 students who made the dean’s list in the Spring 2014 semester, including North Pownal resident Joanne Szymanik.

Vaughn named to Marist College dean’s list

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Aaryn Vaughan of Shaftsbury, a member of the Class of 2016, has been named to the Marist College dean’s list for the Spring 2014 semester.

SVC director named scholar

BENNINGTON -- Catherine McKeen, director of Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Vermont College, has been selected as a Summer Scholar of the National Endowment for the Humanities from a nationwide applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by NEH.

The endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.


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McKeen is currently participating in a month-long seminar on Socrates through July 25 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

The goal of the seminar is to give NEH Summer Scholars the opportunity to think together about the main questions that continue to be debated about the philosophical figure of Socrates.

Topics for the NEH seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer span many cultures from a variety of continents and cover different time periods in history, such as: "Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: literature, the arts, and cinema since independence" and "Mississippi in the national civil rights narrative."

Approximately 437 NEH Summer Scholars are participating in these programs of study and will go on to teach over 113,925 American students in the coming year.

Siena College president’s list and dean’s list

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- The following area residents have been named to Siena College’s honor lists for the Spring 2014 semester.

Keith DeGeorge of Cambridge, N.Y., was named to the Siena College dean’s list for the Spring 2014 semester. DeGeorge is majoring in Biology.

Regina Stracqualursi of Readsboro was named to the Siena College president’s list for the Spring 2014 semester.

Stracqualursi is majoring in physics/engineering.

Fisher Elementary School honor roll

ARLINGTON -- Correction: The Fisher Elementary School Third Trimester Honor Roll should have included fourth grade student, Montgomery Crane, who earned Honors recognition.