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Milestone: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, recently honored Joanne Garno for 50 years of service to the center. She received an engraved clock at a recent celebration. Mrs. Garno started service at the hospital on July 10, 1962 as a billing clerk and moved to payroll clerk on Aug. 1, 1969.
Accepted to college
Throughout the area
Accepted to college: Several local residents have been accepted to admission at SUNY Oswego in the fall:
Joseph Defranco, South Jefferson Central School, Adams.
Marina Misercola, South Jefferson Central School, Adams.
Kathleen Richardson, South Jefferson Central School, Adams.
Jade Webb, Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.
Joseph Hayes, Carthage Central School.
Miranda Smith, General Brown Central School, Dexter.
Ashley Gualtieri, Camden High School.
Zachary Anderson, Carthage Central School.
Anthony Bobkoskie, Carthage Central School.
Timothy Steiner, Carthage Central School.
Zachary Allen, Sackets Harbor Central School.
Rachel Douglas, Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville.
Karlee Duffer, Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls.
Kara Stoffel, South Jefferson Central School, Adams.
Daniel Barnum, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid.
Luke Bender, Massena Central School.
Taylor Romeo, Massena Central School.
Connor Truax, Massena Central School.
Stanley Bonesteel, Franklin Academy, Malone.
Caitlin Tracy, Heuvelton Central School.
Britney Hoover, Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.
Jessica Matott, Potsdam Central School.
Hallie Gaffney, Pulaski Academy and Central School.
James Sullivan, Pulaski Academy and Central School.
Benjamin Wallace, Sandy Creek Central School.
Kristina Miller, Pulaski Academy and Central School.
Zackery Stanard, Pulaski Academy and Central School.
Alex Salessandro, Sackets Harbor Central School.
Zachary Dalessandro, Sackets Harbor Central School.
Alexander Lapusnak, Sackets Harbor Central School.
Marisa Farmer, Saranac Lake Central School.
Benjamin Monty, Saranac Lake Central School.
Joshua Tiernan, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid.
Noel Burnett, Sackets Harbor Central School.
Douglas Johnson, Watertown High School.
Sean Love, Watertown High School.
Gina Romeo, Watertown High School.
Graduates: Colllin Cihocki, Boonville, was on of 17 male and female students, between 16 and 17 years old, to graduate from the Junior Fire Fighter Camp on June 29, from Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica. The camp, in conjunction with the Oneida County Fire Chiefs Association, Oneida County Volunteer Firemens Association, MCCC and Utica Fire Academy and Training Facility, was held on campus from June 25 to 29.
Honored: Kristen Canales, daughter of Luis Canales and Susanne Daye, Massena, was named to the high honor roll for the spring term at Kent (Conn.) School. Miss Canales is a student in the fifth form, or 11th grade.
Scholarships: John Allen, Belleville, and Ryan Willits, Copenhagen, recently received $1,500 scholarships from Farm Credit East, the northeasts largest agricultural lending cooperative. Mr. Willits will attend Morrisville State College to major in agricultural science and education to pursue a career in agricultural education. Mr. Allen will major in agricultural business at Cornell University, Ithaca, to pursue a career as a business operator.
Scholarship: Joshua Farmer, Clayton, was one of 10 recipients of a $1,000 Firemens Association of the State of New York Gerald J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship. Mr. Farmer, recent graduate of Thousand Islands Central School, Clayton, received the scholarship check and certificate at the schools awards night on June 22 for his volunteer service in the community. He is a member of the Clayton Fire Department and volunteers with the Thousand Island Emergency Rescue Service and Fire Prevention in local elementary schools. Mr. Farmer plans to attend Castleton (Vt.) State College. Pictured with Joshua is his father, John Farmer.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
To receive deans list honors at LeMoyne College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Michaela Richards, psychology. Miss Richards, daughter of Jon and Mary Jo Richards, Watertown, is a 2009 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown.
To receive deans list honors at SUNY Delhi for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Justin Ooms, construction technology.
Drew Laemmermann, construction management design and building.
To receive deans list honors at Union College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Matthew Graveley, junior, bioengineering
Olivia Townsend, sophomore, biology
Ann Cantwell, freshman, liberal arts
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Cassandra Nichols, bachelors degree
Melissa Martin, masters degree
Melissa Tundo, bachelors, art therapy
Honored: Betsy D. Penrose, Watertown, vice president for students at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, received the William A. Troy Service Award at the State University of New York Financial Aid Professionals annual conference on April 19 in Corning.
Ms. Penrose worked for eight years as JCCs director of financial aid prior to 2006, when she was appointed to dean for Enrollment Management and Student Life, now vice president for students. She is a past president of SUNYFAP, 2004 to 2006, and served for nearly 10 years on the board of directors for the JCC Foundation. Ms. Penrose has a bachelors degree in mathematical science from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., and a masters degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. In 2003, she received the SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Throughout the area
Honored: Several north country physician assistant students at Clarkson University, Potsdam, were honored in a white coat ceremony recently. Students were given the white coats, marking the transition from classroom studies to clinical studies.
Receives fellowship: Several local students at St. Lawrence Unviersity were recently awarded fellowships.
Ryan Godard, junior, computer science and religious studies major, topic Artificial Intelligence for Conversational Agents.
Christopher Melville, sophomore, English major, topic Literary and Structural Techniques in Video Game Strips.
Matthew Shoen, sophomore, English major, topic The Roman Republic: Examining and Applying the Republics Fall to a Work of Fantasy.
Lindsey Haggett, junior, biochemistry major, topic Exploring the Effect of Site-directed Mutagenesis on the Catalytic Activity of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase and Implications for the Treatment of Phenylketonuria.
Jacob Fredericks, junior, philosophy major, topic Popular Philosophy Through Film: From Plato to Spielberg.
Sarah Small, junior, history major, topic Non-Violence vs Non-Non-Violence: An Analysis of Civil Rights Movement Ideologies.
Patrick Mullen, junior, neuroscience major, topic Optimizing the Route of Administration of CeO2 Nanoparticles for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Conner Eldridge, junior, English major, topic Troubled Literature: The Representation of Conflict in Northern Irish Fiction.