2017-05-24 / Academics

College News

Brandon Mole’ of Bovina Center was among Becker College students recognized for academic excellence and leadership. Mole’ was recognized with the criminal justice award at the annual academic awards ceremony.

Cedric Taylor, a sophomore biology major from Margaretville, was named to the spring 2017 president’s list. The president’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Kara Estelle, a senior nursing major from Stamford, was named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Bob Jones University. The dean’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Arkville native Annette Hogan Auchmoody was inducted into Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an academic honor society designed specifically to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.” Hogan-Auchmoody is studying sport media at Ithaca College.

Alexandra Kilmer of Walton received an undergraduate degree during Nazareth College’s 90th Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 14. Kilmer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in occupational science.

Angelica Rivera of Hancock was honored at Union College’s annual Prize Day celebration. Students were honored for achievement in academics, research, service and governance. Rivera, a member of the class of 2018, was honored with the Class of 2001 Prize, given on the basis of academic, personal and social achievements and their contributions to Union.

Caitlin Slatcher of Hancock, a SUNY Oswego senior majoring in business administration as well as communication and social interaction, served in the college’s 2017 alternative spring break program. She volunteered with Shoals Habitat for Humanity in Florence, Ala., working to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with local families.

The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized more than 1,000 graduates during the College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The graduates include: Kendall Aitken of Delhi, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeological Studies; and

Mark White of Hancock, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of music degree in music education.

Students at SUNY Oneonta presented original research and creative projects at the college’s 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity Day on April 12. The following area students were among the presenters: Tristin Tait of Andes; Tait worked with Elizabeth Bastiaans of the department of biology on a project titled “Variation in Dorsal Patterns among Populations and Between the Sexes in a Montane Mexican Lizard Species.” Andreas Stolzer of East Meredith; Stolzer worked with Sunil Labroo of the department of physics and astronomy on a project titled “O-SNAP: Oneonta Sparking New Attitudes in Physics.” Joe Matzel of Sidney; Matzel worked with Christine Storrie of the department of economics, finance and accounting on a project titled “The Obama Administration’s Impact on the Gender Wage Gap.” Dustin Pennington of Walton; Pennington worked with Melissa Godek of the department of earth and atmospheric sciences on a project titled “Examining Hurricane Stage Durations From 1980- 2015.”

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