Education News in Brief


Local students named to deans’ list for spring

TROY, N.Y. -- More than 1,200 students at Hudson Valley Community College were recently named to the college’s dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list have have a term grade point average between 3.0 to 3. 9.

Local students include: Justin Shorter of Berlin, N.Y.; Marissa Sweener of Berlin, N.Y.; Alexander Marbot of Buskirk, N.Y.; Mary Passineau of Buskirk, N.Y.; Cassandra Wilmot of Buskirk, N.Y.; Mason Niles of Cambridge, N.Y.; Charlene Betit of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; Charity McCauliffe of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; Jason Sprague of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; Nicholas Jones of North Hoosick, N.Y.; Connor Albowicz of Bennington, Ty Kipp of Bennington, Cameron Bow of Shaftsbury.

Local students named to UVM dean’s list

BURLINGTON -- Numerous local students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Vermont.

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Lauren Elwell of Arlington, Hannah Poulette of Arlington, Elizabeth Zakrzewski of Arlington, Alexandra Zakrzewski of Arlington, Joy Benner of Bennington, James Caswell of Bennington, Travis DeForge of Bennington, Erin Maroney of Bennington, Amelia Royce of Bennington, Jacob Sausville of Bennington, Charles Bowden of Dorset, Selene Clark of East Arlington, Hannah Harrington of East Dorset, Caitlin Drasher of Manchester, Devin Halligan of Manchester, Ian Conde of Manchester Center, Mara Hearst of Manchester Center, Kelsey Kelleher of Manchester Center, Matasia Lane of Manchester Center, Adis Muminovic of Manchester Center, Hannah Heintz of Manchester Center, Samantha Labate of Manchester Center, Robert Murphy of North Bennington, Brittany Durkee of North Bennington, Carson Casey of North Pownal, Kathryn Warrender of Pownal, Claire Madden of Shaftsbury, Callis Novelli of Shaftsbury, Christine Cascella of West Arlington.

Kathleen Gates named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

CANTON, N.Y. -- Kathleen J. Gates of Buskirk has been selected for inclusion on the dean’s list for academic achievement during the Spring 2014 semester at St. Lawrence University.

Gates, a member of the Class of 2015 at St. Lawrence, is majoring in neuroscience.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Cuddihy wins scholarship to SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Sarah Cuddihy of Cambridge, N.Y. is the recipient of the Alumni Association Centennial Scholarship at SUNY Oneonta.

The college’s award of $1,023 annually will help Cuddihy, who attends Cambridge High School, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in childhood education beginning in the fall 2014 semester.

Local students on Hudson Valley Community College president’s list

TROY, N.Y. -- More than 1800 students were named to the president’s list at Hudson Valley Community College for the Spring 2014 term. Students named to the President’s List earned a term GPA between 3.5 and 4.0.

Local students include:

Clarice Derosia of Berlin, N.Y. Derosia is studying in the liberal arts and science: humanities and social science academic program.

Judith Galusha of Berlin, N.Y. Galusha is studying in the early childhood academic program.

Kassandra Homiak of Berlin, N.Y. Homiak is studying in the human services academic program.

Kazie Homiak of Berlin, N.Y. Homiak is studying in the early childhood academic program.

Samantha Fattorusso of Buskirk, N.Y. Fattorusso is studying in the health information management and technology academic program.

Cody Motsiff of Buskirk, N.Y. Motsiff is studying in the heating/air conditioning/refrigeration technical services academic program.

Holly Passineau of Buskirk, N.Y. Passineau is studying in the liberal arts and science: humanities and social science academic program.

Michael Salzer of Cambridge, N.Y. Salzer is studying in the computer information systems academic program.

Emily Sherman of Cambridge, N.Y. Sherman is studying in the human services academic program.

Jacob Meerwarth of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. Meerwarth is studying in the business administration academic program.

Lena Phillips of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. Phillips is studying in the environmental science academic program.

Kyle Redden of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. Redden is studying in the advanced manufacturing technology academic program.

Lauren Giumarra of Hoosick, N.Y. Giumarra is studying in the liberal arts and science: humanities and social science academic program.

Kaitlyn Snyder of Hoosick, N.Y. Snyder is studying in the individual studies academic program.

Kelley-Jean LaCroix of North Bennington. LaCroix is studying in the dental hygiene academic program.

Jake Dickinson of North Pownal. Dickinson is studying in the mechanical engineering technology academic program.

Weston Lozier of Pownal. Lozier is studying in the engineering science academic program.

Jay MacLean of Pownal. MacLean is studying in the liberal arts and science: math and science academic program.

Cranston named to Dean College dean’s list

FRANKLIN, Mass. -- Alec Cranston was named to the Spring 2014 dean’s list at Dean College. Cranston is a resident of Woodford and is majoring in sports management.

Student’s of Dean College are eligible to be named to the dean’s list if they have successfully completed an academic course load of no fewer than 12 credit hours per semester and have earned a term GPA of 3.3 or higher with no grade below a B-.

Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. -- 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: Sara Tironi of Cambridge, N.Y., initiated at The Sage Colleges. Jenna Hoffman of Manchester Center, Vt., initiated at University of Bridgeport. These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Local students named to Keene State’s dean’s list

KEENE, N.H. -- 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 GPA on a 4.0 scale to earn dean’s list honors.

Among this semester’s honorees are the following local students: Aaron Bushee of Bennington, Vt.; Aaron Bushee of Bennington, Vt.; Rose O’Callaghan of Bennington, Vt.; Thomas Lewis of Manchester, Vt.; Joseph Jowett of Pownal, Vt.; Samantha Strubel of Shaftsbury, Vt.

Chandler awarded St. Lawrence University fellowship

CANTON, N.Y. -- James R. Chandler of Dorset, Vt., has been awarded a St. Lawrence University fellowship for a summer 2014 research project. A member of the Class of 2015 at St. Lawrence, Chandler is majoring in biology. Chandler graduated from Burr and Burton Academy.

Chandler’s University Fellowship project is titled "How Does Nest Box Distance from the Road and Traffic Volume Affect Reproductive Success in American Kestrels?"

The St. Lawrence University Fellows program aims to provide new opportunities for student intellectual growth. The program promotes close student-faculty collaboration and enables students to begin their academic research, laying the foundation for integrative, credit-bearing activity during the next academic year. Students awarded a University Fellowship will work with a faculty mentor and receive a stipend during the summer session.

Vermont Police Academy graduates recruits

PITTSFORD -- After 16 weeks of basic training, 43 new police officers joined the ranks of Vermont’s law enforcement agencies, representing the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, Vermont State Police and municipal and county sheriffs’ departments from all across the state. The graduation ceremony was held on Friday, May 23. The ceremony also included the graduation of officers from the 33rd and 24th K9 Drug Detection Schools.


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