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Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Honored: Ruth Baltus, professor at Clarkson University, Potsdam, was named the 2013 Agent of Change by the American Association of University Women, St. Lawrence County chapter. She was honored at a reception in Potsdam. Ms. Baltus was the department chairwoman of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clarkson from 2006 to 2012. She has served on the gender issues committee since its founding in 2004 and was faculty adviser for the Clarkson student section of the Society of Women Engineers from 1991 to 2001, during which time it was honored for best student section in the 26-school region.

High schools

Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Honored: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce has named Cody Gambrel as their Board of Cooperative Educational Services student of the month for January. Mr. Gambrel is a senior in the BOCES electronics program. He plans to attend college in the fall to become and English teacher.

Colleges

Dean’s list

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

Ithaca College

To receive dean’s list honors at Ithaca College for the fall semester, freshmen must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and upperclassmen must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Chaumont

Skyler Bocciolatt

@datebook city label underlined:Copenhagen

Elise Edmonds

@datebook city label underlined:DeKalb Junction

Paige Morrill

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Ashley Panowicz

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Danielle Fleury

@datebook city label underlined:North Lawrence

Mackenzie King

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Matthew Snyder

Mary Wallace

@datebook city label underlined:Rodman

Anna Gosselin

@datebook city label underlined:Turin

Keanna Reiter

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Olivia Weldon

Jared Wolf

Jefferson Community College, Watertown

To receive dean’s list honors at Jefferson Community College for the winter session, students must receive a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.59.

@datebook city label underlined:Brownville

Blake Alan Atkins

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Heather Dianne Fargo

Amanda Lynn Powell

@datebook city label underlined:Evans Mills

Maya Gossett

Gregory Gerald Robinson

@datebook city label underlined:Fort Drum

Amy Washburn

Mehdi Zarekani

@datebook city label underlined:Natural Bridge

Virginia Linn Hebert

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Jordyn Curtin

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Megan Lynsey Pfaff

Nazareth College, Rochester

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

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Jamie DiSalvo, freshman, communication science and disorders

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Gabrielle LaBare, senior, music performance

@datebook city label underlined:LaFargeville

Lauren Beeles, freshman, international studies and Spanish, minor in honors program and legal studies

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Chelsea Finn, sophomore, communication science and disorders

Rachel Nortz, senior, business administration

Chelsie Ross, junior, marketing, minor in sports management

Morgan Widrick, junior, communication science and disorders

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Mary Lawrence, senior, French and German, minor in honors program

April Mashaw, sophomore, history and inclusive education

Rachel Montpelier, senior, English literature concentration and communication and rhetoric

Megan Morrison, senior, health sciences, minor in psychology

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Jacob Moose, junior, health sciences, minor in psychology

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Kathryn DePerrior, senior, business administration, minor in accounting and human resource management

Angelika Garrabrant, sophomore, occupational science

Ashley Kirch, junior, nursing

Elana Tontarski, junior, biochemistry, minor in honors program

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.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Laura DePerrior, daughter of Mark and Margaret DePerrior, Watertown, junior, nursing, 3.82 GPA

SUNY Brockport

To receive dean’s list honors at SUNY Brockport for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.69. To receive dean’s list with honors, students must receive a grade point average between 3.7 and 3.99.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Marissa Pester

@datebook city label underlined:Adams Center

Taylor Mustizer

McKenna O’Keefe

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Matthew Rogers

@datebook city label underlined:Castorland

Kody Hall

Corbin Pominville, with honors

@datebook city label underlined:Hermon

Abigail Mott, with honors

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Patrick O’Brien

Katie Peters

Morgan Stevens

Eric Vargulick, with honors

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Danielle Currier

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Alexander Farrell

Matt Smith

Zachary Sweeney

@datebook city label underlined:Plessis

Samantha Rogers

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Dominic Centofanti

Kinsey Paradis

@datebook city label underlined:Rodman

Coty Cowles, with honors

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Olivia Martin

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Alyssa Scordo

SUNY Cortland

To receive dean’s list honors at SUNY Cortland for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Chaumont

Brady Matthew Foster, political science, grandson of Stephen and Sandra Foster, Chaumont

Wells College, Aurora

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

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Morgan Knapp, freshman, English, concentration in literature, graduate of Thousand Islands Central School, Clayton

@datebook city label underlined:Constableville

Kathleen Lamanna, sophomore, English, graduate of South Lewis Central School, Turin

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Julia LaCourse, senior, visual arts, concentration in studio art, graduate of Colton-Pierrepont Central School, Colton

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Harleen Grewal, freshman

Western New England University, Springfield, Mass.

To receive dean’s list honors at Western New England University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.3 and 3.79.

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Andrew G. Cole, pre-pharmacy

Graduates

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

Bellevue (Neb.) University

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Jody Blanchard, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice administration

Nazareth College, Rochester

@datebook city label underlined:Cape Vincent

Lizabeth Hall, bachelor’s degree, psychology

Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Honored: Jefferson Community College held a pinning ceremony, honoring graduates of their weekend scholars nursing program, on Dec. 20 at the college. After being pinned, each student recited Florence Nightingale’s pledge. The college also honored several students for achievements with awards.

Madelyne and Donald Hess Excellence in Nursing Award — Brenda L. Bretsch, Evans Mills

North Country Professional Nurses Association District 6 Award — Kelly L. Callahan, Watertown

Samaritan Medical Center HEART Award — Tamaran D. Stewart, Evans Mills

Marion Brennan Personal Growth in Nursing Award — Kaitlyn M. Essenlohr, Brantingham, and Shannon M. Hoover, Philadelphia

President’s list

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

SUNY Brockport

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

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Casey Hanson

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Jenna McDonald

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Kaila Maguire

@datebook city label underlined:Redwood

Jordan Bush

@datebook city label underlined:Turin

Kathryn Oaks

SUNY Cortland

To receive president’s list honors at SUNY Cortland for the fall semester, students must receive a minimum of A- in all courses.

@datebook city label underlined:Black River

Alicia Murdock, French and Spanish, daughter of Helene and Alan Murdock, Black River, graduate of Carthage Central School

@datebook city label underlined:Croghan

Payge Lehman, physical education, daughter of Mickey and Janice Lehman, Croghan, and a 2010 graduate of Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls

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