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@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Honored: Andrew Ha, Potsdam, was recently appointed an honorary director general of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.


@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Milestone: David Bearup, Utica, a grandson of Lena Bearup, Watertown, and a teacher in the Utica School District, recently earned national board certification for English language arts/adolescence and young adulthood.

Notable donations

@datebook city label underlined:Alexandria Bay

Fundraising: The 24th annual Polar Bear Dip held Feb. 22 at Bonnie Castle Resort and Marina, Alexandria Bay, raised $60,00 for River Hospital, Alexandria Bay. This year’s event had 195 participants and supports the River Hospital endowment fund at Northern New York Community Foundation.

Armed forces

Comings and goings

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Re-enlist: Four local members of the Army National Guard have recently re-enlisted service.

@datebook city label underlined:Black River

Staff Sgt. Scott Stonge, 1108th Ordance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)

@datebook city label underlined:Fort Drum

Spc. Lamar Joshua, 133rd Quartermaster Support Company

@datebook city label underlined:Norwood

Sgt. Casey Plumadore, Company B, 2-108th Infantry

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Spc. Haydee Bourne, Company B (Maintenance), 427th Brigade Support Battalion


Dean’s list

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

Cazenovia College

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

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Megan Rexford, sophomore, human services (counseling and mental health), graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams

@datebook city label underlined:Adams Center

Kristia Otey, freshman, fashion design, graduate of Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Olivia Darou, junior, inclusive elementary education, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton

Kara Locey, sophomore, criminal justice and homeland security studies, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Amanda Shane, senior, human services (children and youth), graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Hamburg, N.J.

@datebook city label underlined:Fort Drum

Kara Cruz, senior, management (accounting), graduate of Little Falls High School

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Alayna Davison, senior, psychology, graduate of Gouverneur Central School

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Leigha Burkhalter, junior, inclusive elementary education, graduate of Massena Central School

David Phillips, sophomore, management (health care management), graduate of Massena Central School

@datebook city label underlined:Oswegatchie

Tangie Muncil, sophomore, human services (counseling and mental health), graduate of Clifton-Fine Central School, Star Lake

@datebook city label underlined:Waddington

James Hunt, freshman, psychology and criminal justice and homeland security studies, graduate of Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Alyssa Heath, freshman, management (fashion merchandising), graduate of Watertown High School

Rochester Institute of Technology

To receive dean’s list honors at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Adrew Pfeil, first-year student, electrical engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Antwerp

Barbara Pitts, fourth-year student, imaging and photographic technology

@datebook city label underlined:Black River

Colton Dennis, third-year student, software engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Christian Beekman, fourth-year student, political science

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Maxwell Hadley, second-year student, electrical engineering

William Hammond, third-year student, software engineering

Ethan Hanson, fifth-year student, mechanical engineering

Jeremy Kaufmann, fourth-year student, civil engineering technology

Noah Loconte, third-year student, electrical engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Cape Vincent

Alicia Fitzsimmons, second-year student, software engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Jillian Cipullo, fourth-year student, biomedical sciences

Carl Stedman, first-year student, communication

@datebook city label underlined:Copenhagen

Najib Quinones-Millet, first-year student, computer engineering technology

@datebook city label underlined:Dexter

Misty Putnam, fourth-year student, biomedical sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Glenfield

Reilly Baker, second-year student, mechanical engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Tyler Sargent, third-year student, game design and development

@datebook city label underlined:Henderson

Travis Douglas, fourth-year students, physics

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Connor Pierce, third-year student, mechanical engineering

Reginald Pierce, fifth-year student, mechanical engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Meagan Daymont, fourth-year student, media arts and technology

Stephen Reed, second-year student, packaging science

@datebook city label underlined:Madrid

Austin Kelly, fourth-year student, chemistry

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Lauren Bell, fifth-year student, mechanical engineering

Gabrielle LaShomb, fourth-year student, medical illustration

Adam Oakes, fourth-year student, film and animation

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Adam McCarthy, third-year student, software engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Justine Nichols, fifth-year student, industrial engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Theresa

Jacob Hicks, fourth-year student, applied arts and sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Waddington

William Young, fourth-year student, professional photographic illustration

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Christopher Dandrow, fourth-year student, 3-D digital graphics

Britney Matthews, fourth-year student, biology

Christine Moreno, second-year student, ASL-English interpretation

Amanda White, fourth-year student, metalcrafts and jewelry

Enrolled at college

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Enrolled: Jessica Knapp, Watertown, is enrolled at Alfred State College as a freshman, starting the spring semester.


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

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Receives master’s degree: Victoria Woodward, Watertown, received a master’s degree in education in special education: adolescence education in December from SUNY Oneonta.

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