Sienna College announces spring 2020 dean’s list

Siena College named Alexander Babbie of West Edmeston to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student’s grade point average for the semester must be between 3.5 and 3.89.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announces spring 2020 dean’s list

The following local residents were among 1,749 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute named to the university’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2020 semester:

  • Lauren Hardy of Chittenango is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering.
  • Phillip Abell of Cazenovia is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in robotics engineering.

The criteria for the WPI dean’s list differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average. Instead, WPI defines the dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses,” said dean of undergraduate studies Arthur C. Heinricher. “WPI students work on open-ended problems for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real.

“Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the dean’s list have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”

Local students inducted into Nursing Honor Society at SUNY Delhi

More than 60 students were recently inducted into SUNY Delhi’s Chi Tau chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Among them were:

  • Nicole Dauchy of Leonardsville
  • Katie Swanson of Canastota

The students were recognized during a virtual induction hosted by the SUNY Delhi School of Nursing in May 2020. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is dedicated to advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Membership is open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

Local students graduate Western Governors University

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University.

  • Jennifer Gregory of Oneida earned a master of arts in teaching, elementary education (K-8)
  • Zachary Talbot of Verona has earned a bachelor of science, network operations and security

The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. Since January 2, 2020, WGU has awarded 6,313 undergraduate and 4,975 graduate degrees. Graduates’ areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor’s degree was 2 years, 3 months, while the average time for graduate programs was 1 year, 6 months. The average age of those graduating is 38 years old.

Madison Henson of Bridgeport inducted into Accounting Honor Society at Scranton

Madison Henson of Bridgeport was among the 36 University of Scranton students inducted into the Institute of Management Accountants Honor Society. This organization recognizes students for academic achievement in the study of accounting who major in accounting, finance or information technology, have achieved junior status or higher in their undergraduate studies, have taken three or more accounting courses and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher overall as well as in their accounting courses, among other criteria.

Henson is a junior accounting major at the Jesuit university.

By martha

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