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Armed forces

Basic training

Throughout the area

Graduates from basic training: Several north country residents have graduated from basic military training.

At Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.:

Pvt. Curtis J. Barney, son of Laurie Noble, Canton, and Brian Barney, Canton. Pvt. Barney is a 2012 graduate of Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton.

Pvt. Adam J. Widener, son of Ellen R. Newman, Canton. Pvt. Widener is a 2012 graduate of Canton Central School.

Pvt. Mason D. Effertz, son of Vicki L. Rockhill, Carthage, and Daniel S. Effertz, Felts Mills. Pvt. Effertz is a 2012 graduate of Carthage Central School.

Pvt. Abraham W. Robbins, son of Kathy M. and Danny J. Robbins, Lacona. He is a 2011 graduate of Sandy Creek Central School.

Pvt. William R. Davies, son of Frances and Robert Davies, Lowville. Pvt. Davies is a 2011 graduate of Lowville Academy & Central School.

Pvt. Dylan A. Cox, son of Pixie L. Lance, Pulaski, and David M. Cox, Sr., Richland. He is a 2012 graduate of Pulaski Academy & Central School.

Pvt. Thomas M. Booth, son of Sheri and Thomas B. Booth, Watertown. Pvt. Booth is a 2012 graduate of Watertown High School.

At Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas:

Reserve Airman Deaja B. Atwaters, daughter of Sheila Bryant, Killeen, Texas, and Derek Atwaters, Fort Drum. She is a 2012 graduate of Harker Heights High School in Texas.

Airman Patrick M. Fisk, son of Marieaymee and Charlie Fisk, state Route 86, Paul Smiths. Airman Fisk is a 2012 graduate of Saranac Lake Central School.

Airman Dillon D. Smith, son of Susan and David Smith, Gilmore Street, Potsdam. He is a 2012 graduate of Potsdam Central School.

Colleges

Dean’s list

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

Drew University,

Madison, N.J.

To receive dean’s list honors at Drew University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Massena

Matthew Carroll

Paul Smith’s College

To receive dean’s list honors at Paul Smith’s College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.3 to 3.79.

Boonville

Eric Swiecki, biology

Lacona

Kyle Nellis, fisheries and wildlife sciences

Lowville

Casey Gagne, fisheries and wildlife sciences

Potsdam

Nicholas McCarthy, hotel, resort and tourism management

Eric Paul, natural resources management and policy

Ann Ramsay, environmental studies

St. Regis Falls

Kristopher Wilson, hotel, resort and tourism management

Saranac Lake

Timothy Atwell, parks, recreation and facilities management

Marin George, natural resources sustainability

Brianne Graham, culinary arts

Ashena Molborn, culinary arts and service management

Derek Osgood, natural resources management and policy

Quinn Shabow, baking and pastry arts

Shelby Treadwell, business management and entrepreneurial studies

Tupper Lake

Kayla Jones, baking and pastry arts

Robbie Lalonde, surveying technology

Waddington

Annick Hurd, baking and pastry arts

Sacred Heart University,

Fairfield, Conn.

To receive dean’s list honors at Sacred Heart University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Canton

Kacie Wentworth

St. John Fisher College,

Rochester

To receive dean’s list honors at St. John Fisher College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Black River

Christine Cook, freshman, business, daughter of Cindy and John Cook, Black River

Watertown

Laura DePerrior, sophomore, nursing, daughter of Mark and Margaret DePerrior, Watertown

Bonny G. Gardner, senior, psychology, daughter of Jerry and Laura Gardner, Watertown

Taylor N. Hughes, junior, nursing, 3.84 GPA, daughter of Bob and Mary Hughes, Watertown

Siena College,

Loudonville

To receive dean’s list honors at Siena College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.89.

Croghan

Katherine Updike, senior, biology

Henderson

Adam Durham, sophomore, history

Potsdam

John Gilbert, sophomore, physics

Allison Kearing, freshman, education

St. Regis Falls

Monique Jenkinson, freshman, psychology

SUNY Cortland

To receive dean’s list honors at SUNY Cortland for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.3 and 3.69.

Lisbon

Allison Lee Akins, freshman, elementary education and mathematics, 3.4 GPA, graduate of Lisbon Central School

Graduates

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

Watertown

Receives master’s: Andrejs Valdis Kukainis, Watertown, received a master’s degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., on Dec. 14.

Honored

Watertown

Honored: Eight candidate for associate degrees in nursing through the weekend scholars nursing program of Jefferson Community College, Watertown, participated in a pinning ceremony. The ceremony marks the transition from a student to the nursing profession, after which, each recites Florence Nightingale’s pledge. Pinned were Galina N. Acord, Fort Drum, Blair S. Bulluck, Carthage, Danielle J. Lepro, Bobbie Jo Marolf and Teresa K. Purcell, all of Watertown, Andrew J. Staab, Carthage, and David N. Warren and Minerva Y. Zalamar, both of Watertown. Several students also received awards during the ceremony.

Madalyne and Donald Hess Excellence in Nursing Award — Blair S. Bulluck

New York State Nurses Association District No. 6 Award — Teresa K. Purcell

Samaritan Medical Center HEART Award — Danielle J. Lepro

Marion Brennan Personal Growth in Nursing Award — David N. Warren

President’s list

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

SUNY Oneonta

To receive provost’s list honors at SUNY Oneonta for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

Beaver Falls

Emma Petzoldt

Washington and Lee University,

Lexington, Va.

To receive honor roll status at Washington and Lee University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Tupper Lake

Carl Retzloff

Graduates

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

Pennsylvania State University,

University Park, Pa.

Canton

Katherine L. Gregory, bachelor’s degree, with high distinction

Lowville

Shay E. Richards, bachelor’s degree

Watertown

Anna M. Silverthorn, bachelor’s degree

SUNY New Paltz

Fort Drum

Jessica Basso, bachelor’s degree, biology

Gouverneur

Julia Amberg, bachelor’s degree, journalism

SUNY Oneonta

Lowville

Christina Crowell, bachelor’s degree

Tupper Lake

Andrew Snyder, bachelor’s degree

Watertown

Roberto Elizondo, bachelor’s degree

President’s list

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

LeTourneau University,

Longview, Texas

To receive president’s list honors at LeTourneau University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

Lowville

Patrick Harney

Paul Smith’s College

To receive Adirondack Scholar honors at Paul Smith’s College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.

Boonville

Timothy Grossman, environmental studies

Clayton

Kayla Fitchette, fisheries and wildlife sciences

Croghan

Victoria Gregory, baking and pastry arts

Madrid

Anastasia Hull, baking and pastry arts

Parishville

Jessica Eakins, baking and pastry arts

Potsdam

Austie Gerrish, culinary arts

Michaela Toomey, surveying technology

Pulaski

Claire Atkinson, fisheries and wildlife sciences

Saranac Lake

William Martin, natural resources management and policy

Theresa

Bryann Hoover, culinary arts and service management

Studying abroad

Throughout the area

Studying abroad: Several north country students at St. Lawrence University, Canton, are studying abroad over the spring semester.

Canton

Christopher M. Melville, junior, London, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton

Jennifer E. Olson, senior, Denmark, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton

Fort Covington

Kaitlin K. Patenaude, junior, London, graduate of Salmon River Central School, Fort Covington

Meghan M. Smith, junior, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., graduate of Salmon River Central School, Fort Covington

Gouverneur

Saddie R. Serviss, junior, Australia, James Cook University, graduate of Gouverneur Central School

Lisbon

Matthew S. Shoen, junior, London, graduate of Lisbon Central School

Massena

Elizabeth M. Mauch, junior, Denmark, Danish Institute of Study Abroad, graduate of Massena Central School

Saranac Lake

Katherine L. Mazdzer, junior, Washington, D.C., Semester Program through American University, graduate of Saranac Lake Central School

Watertown

Zoe A. Garry, junior, Jordan, graduate of Watertown High School

Phillip D. Hodosy, junior, Austria, graduate of Watertown High School

Winthrop

Brittney L. Charleston, freshman, through Global Francophone Cultures First Year Seminar program, in Quebec, France and West Africa. She is a graduate of Potsdam Central School.

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