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James Madison University dean’s list

BENNINGTON -- A Bennington resident, Emily Elizabeth Ranttila, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2013 semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Ranttila is a freshman whose major is Music. SUNY Canton dean’s list

BERLIN, N.Y. -- Shaylah Morris, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Berlin, N.Y., made dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

Morris is a 2011 graduate of Berlin Central High School. Dean’s list requires full-time students to achieve a GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

UNH dean’s list

DURHAM, N.H. -- The following students have been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Jocelyn Kraenzle of North Bennington earned High Honors.

Maggierose Smith of Cambridge earned Highest Honors.

Students named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest Honors are awarded to students who earn a semester GPA of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose GPA is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

Pratt Institute president’s list

BROOKLYN -- Joanne Szymanik, a North Pownal resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, was among more than 1,000 students who made the president’s list in the Fall 2013 semester.

Endicott dean’s list

BEVERLY, Mass. -- Endicott College is pleased to announce the dean’s list students for fall 2013. In order to qualify for the dean’s list, a student must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.5, receive no grade below a "C", and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester.

The following students have met those requirements: Ayla Marie Gee Graney, daughter of Bernie & Cathy Graney of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Ayla is a Junior majoring in Visual Communications.

CCV awards scholarships

The Community College of Vermont is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Student Leadership Scholarship. Those awarded have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities by balancing commitments both to their studies and to extra-curricular initiatives, such as: staffing CCV’s Learning Centers and peer tutoring or mentoring; volunteering at their local schools, libraries and hospitals; and as active members in the College’s Community of Student Representatives.

In recognition, each student will receive a $1,000 award, a certificate of achievement, and an invitation to a private luncheon with CCV President Joyce Judy to be held in their honor. The local recipient is: Janette Johnson, Bennington.

This is CCV’s second year awarding the scholarship, which will be given out annually to a student from each of the College’s academic centers and its online learning center. The scholarship was designed to bring visibility to CCV’s student leaders and honor those students who demonstrate significant leadership in their classrooms, their academic centers, or their communities through service learning, volunteer work, and involvement in student life at CCV. In addition, student leaders must meet the following criteria: Must be a degree student; Must be enrolling for spring semester; Must have completed at least 12 credits; Must be in good academic standing; Must be a leader in their community.

In the fall, students, faculty and staff at each of the twelve academic centers and the Center for Online Learning nominated students they believed would merit the scholarship and recognition, many submitting very genuine and expressive nominations for students who they felt were exemplary in their contributions to CCV and its surrounding communities.

"We are very fortunate at CCV to work with so many talented and dedicated students," said Deborah Stewart, CCV’s executive director and dean of students. "It is clear from the scholarship process, which began last fall when we solicited nominations for this award, that CCV students bring a wealth of experiences and skills to our classrooms, our learning centers, our front desks, and our communities at large."

Cazenovia College dean’s list

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. -- Cazenovia College recently released names of students honored for academic achievement during the fall semester of 2013. Cazenovia College is home to about 1,000 degree-seeking students.

Those named to the dean’s list have achieved a 3.5 or better GPA for all courses attempted and have earned 12 or more credits during the semester.

Among the students on the dean’s list are:

* Michelle Gorry, of Bennington, a sophomore visual communications major. A graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School, she is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree.

* Nicolle Reed, of Arlington, a junior human services (sounseling and mental health) major. A graduate of Arlington Memorial High School, she is pursuing a bachelor of science degree.

* Kelsey Hill, of North Bennington, is a junior criminal justice and Homeland Security Studies major. A graduate of Burr Burton Seminary, she is pursuing a bachelor of science degree.

* Karoline Maitland, of Shaftsbury, is a junior visual communications (advertising design) major. A graduate of Long Trail School, she is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree.

Merrimack College dean’s list

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Elizabeth Macksey of Arlington was named to the Fall 2013 dean’s list at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a 3.25 GPA. Macksey is a Sophomore working toward a degree in SM.

Mathcounts at Long Trail School

MANCHESTER -- Add another year of Mathcounts success for Long Trail School. On Saturday, Feb. 1, five middle school students and math whizzes from Long Trail School competed in a Mathcounts competition at Castleton State College. In the end, they placed third as a team and had several individual accomplishments as well.

Eighth graders Kianan Rainwalker and Evan Schmidt had the sixth and eighth overall scores respectively.

Seventh grader Liam Murphy placed in the top four in the grades 6 & 7 category. All three competed in the countdown round in which the top 12 students are paired against each other in front of an audience. They are given 45 seconds to answer challenging math questions. In this tournament style round, Evan Schmidt finished second. As Mathcounts coach and Long Trail math teacher Michele Farkas said, "They did an awesome job both as individuals and as a group. In addition to providing the practice of math skills, this program supplies a good chance for students to develop cooperation and team building."

Paul Smith’s College dean’s list

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. -- The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College during the fall 2013 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction:

Andre-Anne Chenaille of North Bennington. Chenaille majors in environmental science. Chenaille was also named an Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8.

Nathan Cardinal of Pownal. Cardinal majors in forestry.

President’s list at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Ashley Preuss of Manchester Center has been named to the Plymouth State University president’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a GPA of 3.7 or better for the fall semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that earn grade points and the student must have completed all such courses attempted.

Provost list at Southern Vermont College

BENNINGTON -- Kim Young of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., has been named to the provost list for the Fall 2013 semester at Southern Vermont College. The provost list recognizes full-time students who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.25 during the semester.

Young is majoring in Psychology. She is the daughter of Cheryl and Bob Labshere of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Dean’s list at Saint Michael’s College

COLCHESTER -- The following local residents were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Saint Michael’s College, a liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington.

Angelique F. Parks, daughter of Sandra and William Parks of Shaftsbury, a senior psychology and philosophy major, who graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

Sarah E. Phelps, daughter of John and Margaret Phelps of Arlington, a sophomore English major, who graduated from The Long Trail School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

Katie J. Quinn, daughter of Brian and Margaret Quinn of Pownal, a sophomore psychology major, who graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

Jeffrey E. Trites, son of Eric and Pamela Trites of Bennington, a senior mathematics and economics major, who graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.

Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a GPA of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the dean’s list.


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