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Birthday: Kamley Habeeb, 7543 Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Watertown, celebrated her 90th birthday in Scottsdale. Mrs. Habeeb, born June 6, 1922, is the last surviving child of the late Sophia and Abdo Maroun, Carthage. After graduating from Augustinian Academy, Carthage, in 1940, she started working as a switchboard operator for the New York Telephone Company. After a first marriage ended in divorce, Mrs. Habeeb transferred to Utica with the New York Telephone Co. and worked her way up to a division instructor for the northern area, including 15 offices.
She married Victor Habeeb of Watertown in March 1971, in a ceremony where her daughter, Judy Braun, South Carolina, was matron of honor, and Nicholas Habeeb, son of the groom, was best man. Mr. Victor Habeeb died April 4, 2006.
Mrs. Habeeb enjoys reading, watching television, crossword puzzles and is active with fellow residents of the senior complex where she resides in Scottsdale. She also enjoys using her computer and keeping current with new technology.
Her family gathered in Arizona to celebrate Mrs. Habeebs birthday. She has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Birthday: Ruth Archer McLane will celebrate her 95th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. July 1 with an open house at the Brady residence, 3449 Deer River Road, Copenhagen.
Mrs. McLane was born July 1, 1917, in West Martinsburg, and attended Lowville Free Academy. She was employed by Carthage Area Hospital for 20 years, retiring at age 62. She married the late Clarence J. McLane on Feb. 24, 1935, and has a daughter and three sons.
Scholarships: Jessica Cunningham and Morgan Albert, graduating seniors at Massena Central School, have received $500 Jeanette and Saul Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarships.
Miss Cunningham, daughter of Barbara Cunningham, Massena, will study biology at Clarkson University, Potsdam.
Miss Albert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Albert, Massena, will enter a program that combines undergraduate studies with medical school coursework at the University of Rochester.
The scholarship is funded by the grandchildren of Saul and Jeanette Rosenbaum, whose two children graduated from Massena Central School in the 1940s.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
Alfred State College
To receive deans list honors at Alfred State College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
St. Michaels College,
To receive deans list honors at St. Michaels College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Emily Gauthier, May graduate, Spanish. Miss Gauthier, daughter of Beverly and Loren Gauthier, Canton, graduated from Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton.
Marci Wood, junior, biology. Miss Wood, daughter of Brenda Whalen-Wood and William Wood, Chateaugay, graduated from Chateaugay Central School.
Michael Gilbert, sophomore, mathematics. Mr. Gilbert, son of Andrew and Mary Gilbert, Potsdam, graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Parishville.
Mariah Mandigo, sophomore, elementary education and English. Miss Mandigo, daughter of Gregory Mandigo, Tupper Lake, graduated from Rome Free Academy.
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Liesl Keller, bachelors degree, music education (K-12), cum laude
Nicholas Hartman, bachelors degree, music
Rosedale Bible College,
Jaccilyn Jantzi recently received a one-year certificate in Bible studies. Miss Jantzi, daughter of Stanley and Christine Jantzi, participated in the colleges select touring choir, the Rosedale Chorale, while at RBC.
St. Michaels College,
Jordan Kilty graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in media studies and digital arts. Ms. Kilty, daughter of Jill and James Edwards, Massena, also received the John D. Donoghue Award at graduation. While a student of St. Michaels College, she spent a semester abroad in France, was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the national journalism honor society, and received a grade point average of 3.9.
Morrisville State College
Honored: The following north country residents recently received awards at Morrisville State Colleges 12th annual Liberal Arts Tea.
Liberal Arts Theater Participant of the Year Award Billie Gadway, Tupper Lake, human performance andf health promotion
Liberal Arts Tutor of the Year Award Marissa Felker, Camden, journalism studies
Mary T. Brown Teacher Education Transfer Student of the Year Stephanie Pierce, Redwood, teacher education transfer
Throughout the area
Honored: Several north country students at Clarkson University, Potsdam, were honored at the universitys recognition day ceremony.
Sydney Laramie, senior, chemistry Pablo Guttman Memorial Award and Egon Matijevic Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
Matthew Flynn, sophomore, political science Ilse J. Shaw award and Phalanx Commendable Service Award
Claire Sweeney, junior, biology Biology Department Sophomore Award
Emily Campeau, senior, engineering and management Perkins Family Memorial Award
Adam Pelletier, senior, political science Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award
Rachel Fulton, sophomore, history Ilse J. Shaw Award
Brad Mason, sophomore, business studies Ilse J. Shaw School of Business Sophomore Award
Nicklalaus Painter, sophomore, mathematics Pi Mu Epsilon Award for Computer Science
Christopher McKinney, senior, chemical engineering R. Shankar Subramanian Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Chemical Engineering
Amy Palmer, senior, global supply chain management Perkins Family Memorial Award
Molly Ball, sophomore, environmental science and policy Vern Clute Memorial Academic Achievement Award
Raymond Phillips, junior, electrical engineering Vern Clute Memorial Academic Achievement Award
Cambray Merrick, senior, engineering and management Joseph Scaturro Endowed Scholarship Fund
Nicholas Clemens, senior, chemical engineering John H. Koerner Jr. Intramural Award
Matthew Jenack, freshman, engineering and management Emerging Leaders Program Award
Corey Snider, freshman, engineering and management Emerging Leaders Program Award
Megan Burke, sophomore, social sciences Emerging Leaders Program Award
Michael Gangone, graduate student, civil and environmental engineering Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students
Cassandra Grace, freshman, business studies Ilse J. Shaw School of Business Freshman Award
Alissa Jatsenti, senior, financial information and analysis James L. Dohr Accounting Scholarship and Award and The Ralph Janaro Memorial Scholarship
Martin LaFleur, senior, chemistry Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones Jr. Award
Kelly McCarthy, senior, innovation and entrepreneurship Phaland Commendable Service Award
Donald Stroka, junior, information systems and business processes Kyle G. Reichley 85 Memorial Alumni Scholarship for Excellence in Management Information Systems and Phalanx Commendable Service Award
Madeline Twiss, senior, biology Biology Department Outstanding Research Award
Robert Verbridge, senior, engineering and management Richard Brady Legro 82 Memorial Endowed Award and Phalanx Commendable Service Award
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
To receive presidents list honors at SUNY Oswego for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 and higher.
Timothy Huppert, senior, sociology
Zuzi Salais, senior, biology
Leah Zembiec, sophomore, human development
Keith McConnell, senior, geology
Crystalanne Boncella, junior, adolescence education
Jennifer Walters, senior, public justice
Leanne Higby, sophomore, zoology
Jacob Frier, senior, psychology
Nick Sterling, senior, marketing
Lacey Brown, junior, zoology
Kenneth Tousley, junior, history
Stevie Burley, senior, communication
Ashley Devine, junior, psychology
Vanessa Rappleyea, senior, global and international studies
Samantha Fuller, junior, graphic design
Amanda Bolich, senior, human development
Shannon Robinson, senior, adolescence education
Michael Pittavino, senior, history
Chelsea Crump, senior, childhood education
Allison Scollin, senior, wellness management
Courtney Ackerman, senior, psychology
Tamibeth Campbell, senior, human development
Kathleen Caruthers, senior, broadcasting and mass communication
Jennifer Desormo, sophomore, teaching English to speakers of other languages
Allison Rhode, sophomore, graphic design
Emily Soderquist, senior, wellness management
Asa Stackel, senior, broadcasting and mass communication
Laura Wendt, senior, business administration