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Armed forces

Comings and goings

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Re-enlists: The following north country members of the Army National Guard recently re-enlisted:

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Master Sgt. Donald Spence, Joint Force Headquarters

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Staff Sgt. Mark Burnham, Company B, 2-108th Infantry

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Spc. Todd Baker, 1427th Transportation Company

Sgt. Wendy Reynolds, Company B, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Richardson, Company C, Recruiting and Retention


Dean’s list

The following north country residents recently were named to the dean’s list at their colleges or universities:

Boston (Mass.)University

To receive dean’s list honors at Boston University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Colton, DeKalb Junction

Heather Rae Aschenbrenner, senior, nutritional science. Miss Aschenbrenner, daughter of Julie Coller, DeKalb Junction, and Lawrence Aschenbrenner, Colton, attended commencement with her class on May 20 and will graduate, with honors, in December, with a bachelor’s degree. She received a GPA of 3.73 for the spring semester. She plans to begin a registered dietitian internship or continue employment at Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where she has been employed as a research assistant since 2009, and continue education towards a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

Utica College

To receive dean’s list honors at Utica College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.99.

@datebook city label underlined:Colton, DeKalb Junction

Holly Margaret Aschenbrenner, freshman, child life specialist. The daughter of Julie Coller, DeKalb Junction, and Lawrence Aschenbrenner, Colton, held a semester GPA of 3.43. She plans to attend St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, Utica, in the fall.


The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:

Alfred University

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Zachary Allen, bachelor’s degree, psychology. Mr. Allen, son of Warren and Eleanor Allen, Watertown, is a graduate of Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls.

Margaret Finnerty, bachelor’s degree, art and design, cum laud. Ms. Finnerty, daughter of James and Kathleen Finnerty, Watertown, is a graduate of Watertown High School.

Georgia Institute of Technology,

Atlanta, Ga.

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Chad Southwick, bachelor’s degree, mechanical engineering

Nazareth College,


@datebook city label underlined:Alexandria Bay

Alyssa Ward, bachelor’s degree, psychology

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Evelyn Desantis, bachelor’s degree, communication and rhetoric

@datebook city label underlined:Camden

Tiffany Everspaugh, bachelor’s degree, theatre arts

Deborah Morey, bachelor’s degree, health sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Castorland

Danielle Chamberlain, bachelor’s degree, health science

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Katherine Lagrow, bachelor’s degree, communication and rhetoric

Bridget Teele, bachelor’s degree, health sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Redwood

Megan Cullen, bachelor’s degree, communication science and disorders

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Brittany Patenaude, bachelor’s degree, mathematics

Tyler Woodward, bachelor’s degree, history

Rochester Institute of Technology

The following north country residents received degrees after the winter quarter:

@datebook city label underlined:DeKalb Junction

Jordon Davis, bachelor’s degree, civil engineering technology

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Logan Mitchell, bachelor’s degree, game design and development

@datebook city label underlined:Norwood

David DiVincenzo, bachelor’s degree, civil engineering technology

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Katelyn McKinley, bachelor’s degree, biomedical sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Pulaski

Patrick Lambie, bachelor’s degree, mechanical engineering technology

St. John’s University,


@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Beth K. Reichhart, bachelor’s degree, speech pathology, summa cum laude. Miss Reichhart, daughter of James and Kathryn Reichhart, Watertown, and granddaughter of Elsie Scruggs, Massena, will attend Boston University for a master’s degree in September.

Skidmore College,

Saratoga Springs

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Alexander Brehm, bachelor’s degree, cum laude

St. Michael’s College,

Colchester, Vt.

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Emily Jean Gauthier, bachelor’s degree, Spanish, magna cum laude. Ms. Gauthier is the daughter of Beverly and Loren Gauthier, Canton.

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Nicholas James Sheehan, bachelor’s degree, engineering. Mr. Sheehan, son of James and Michele Sheehan, Potsdam, also received a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

SUNY Fredonia

@datebook city label underlined:Antwerp

Daniel J. Gerrish, bachelor’s degree, theatre arts

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Lauren M. Piche, bachelor’s degree, interdisciplinary studies — enviromental sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Chaumont

Joseph Raville, bachelor’s degree, music education

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Blossom S. Fernandes, bachelor’s degree, biology

Joseph A. Sienkiewicz, bachelor’s degree, French

Annalee R. Wood, bachelor’s degree, business administration — marketing

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Lindsey A. Davis, bachelor’s degree, music education

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Christine R. Goings, bachelor’s degree, sport management

University of Vermont,

Burlington, Vt.

@datebook city label underlined:St. Regis Falls

Patricia A. Rivet, bachelor’s degree, radiation therapy

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Joshua E. Bakelaar, master’s degree, plant and soil science

Tabatha L. Leahy, bachelor’s degree, psychology

@datebook city label underlined:West Leyden

Morgan J. Post, bachelor’s degree, wildlife and fisheries biology

Wheaton College,

Norton, Mass.

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Elizabeth Mills, bachelor’s degree, biology


@datebook city label underlined:Beaver Falls, Camden

Honored: Emma Petzoldt, Beaver Falls, and Ashley Dean, Camden, recently received SUNY Oneonta’s Best and Brightest Awards at the college’s Students of Distinction Reception.

@datebook city label underlined:Newton Falls

Honored: William LaPlant, Newton Falls, recently received the Leadership Award from SUNY Delhi at the college’s Student Life Leadership Award Ceremony. Mr. LaPlant is majoring in adolescence education.

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Honored: Several north country residents received honors at SUNY Oswego’s spring Honors Convocation.

@datebook city label underlined:Hermon

Marissa R. Bacon, junior, childhood education and women’s studies, Hazel Hewitt Scholarship Fund. Ms. Bacon, daughter of Richard and Nicole Ward, Hermon, is a member of education club, a Programmy Award winner and resident mentor.

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Vanessa A. Rappleyea, junior, global and international studies, Outstanding Achievement Award in Global Studies. Ms. Rappleyea, daughter of Charles and Carrie Otto, Massena, is a member of Alpha Phi Omega and a Ghospel Choir E-board member.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Mariah L. Ellingsworth, senior, adolescence education, Frank and Ruth Sayer Education Scholarship. Ms. Ellingsworth, daughter of Dane and Maria Ellingsworth, Watertown, is a member of Kappa Delta Pi.

Asa T. Stackel, senior, broadcasting and mass communication, Vernon E. Rank Outstanding Senior Award. Mr. Stackel, son of Robert and Katherine Stackel, Watertown, is a member of the soccer club, WTOP-10, WNYO-FM and intramural sports and is a reporter for Channel 7 News, Watertown.

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