(Nov. 2012) The following local students were recognized by their respective schools.

Students Recognized During May 19-20 Graduation Ceremonies

During its Spring Commencement Weekend May 19-20, the University at Albany awarded 2,870 degrees, including 2,000 undergraduate and 870 graduate degrees. Local students receiving degrees included Patricia Zupan of Canastota, who graduated with a bachelor of science; Cristen Brophy of Canastota, who graduated with a bachelor of arts; Clare Bolen of Chittenango, who graduated with a bachelor of arts; Allie Clapp of Chittenango, who graduated with a bachelor of science; Brett Henderson of Kirkville graduated with a bachelor of arts; Anthony Denoto III of Oriskany Falls graduated with a master of social work.

Burlison Receives Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

Scott Burlison of Sherburne, a Professional Accounting major at SUNY Oneonta, is one of 48 students selected by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants to receive a $2,500 Excellence in Accounting scholarship for the 2012-13 school year.

“The Foundation for Accounting Education takes great pride in awarding these scholarships to truly deserving students in an effort to support their educational goals,” said John Kearney, president of the NYSSCPA’s Foundation for Accounting Education. “By encouraging top-level students to enter the field of accounting, we hope to strengthen the professional as a whole.”

To be eligible, a student must be a declared accounting major with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a four-point system) or higher. Students also must be eligible for financial aid to receive the scholarships.

Mahshie of Chittenango Welcomed into Alfred University Class of 2016

(Chittenango) Rose Mahshie of Chittenango is a member of the incoming freshman class – the Class of 2016 – at Alfred University. Mahshie is the daughter of Tami West of Chittenango and Diab Mahshie of Tully.

Mahshie is a graduate of Chittenango Senior High School.

Students Enroll at SUNY Oneonta

Approximately 1,100 new students, selected from more than 12,000 applicants, began their studies at SUNY Oneonta this fall. The following local students have been admitted to SUNY Oneonta:

Kaitlyn Alongi of Chittenango, Kaitlyn Stoltman of Georgetown, Jonathan Noble of Munnsville, Robert Reeder of Munnsville, Elizabeth Zombek of Oriskany Falls, Maggie Burlison of Sherburne and Ashley Palmiter of Sherburne

Gizem Kocak to Attend RIT

(Earlville) Gizem Kocak, daughter of Melissa Kocak of Earlville and Ugur Kocak of Rochester has enrolled for fall 2012 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. Gizem will study biomedical sciences in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology and is a 2012 graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School. Gizem has been awarded an RIT Innovation and Creativity Scholarship, an RIT Legacy Award, the Dr. Harry Grabstald Memorial Scholarship, the Dr. Nathan E. Neisinger Scholarship and the Ferdinand and Emily Maltzan Award.

Students Enroll at St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University in Canton welcomes the following students as members of the class of 2016; each first-year student will participate in St. Lawrence University’s innovative First-Year Program, an introduction to the liberal arts curriculum taught in residence halls by faculty teams. Clear writing and speaking skills are stressed, and careful advising is provided for all students.

Stephanie M. Baron of Cazenovia, a graduate of Westhill High School; Zachary L. Bonavita of Cazenovia, a graduate of Pomfret School; Bailey J. O’Keeffe of Hamilton, a graduate of Hamilton Central School; and Emma N. Parish of Hamilton, a graduate of Hamilton Central School.

Students Start First Semester at University of Delaware

(Cazenovia) Riley Gerhardt of Cazenovia was among students in their first semester named as Blue Hens at the University of Delaware.

MVCC Announces Students Named to the Vice President’s List

Mohawk Valley Community College, located in Utica and Rome, is proud to announce the names of students whose high academic performance has qualified them for recognition as members of the vice president’s list for the spring 2012 semester.

The vice president’s list at MVCC recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.74. To be eligible for these honors, full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more attempted hours; and part-time students must have successfully completed 6 attempted hours. Included on the list are the following students:

Caitlynn Adams, Sherburne; Seth Frost, Canastota; Rachel Tornatore, Canastota; David Dain, Chittenango; Kimberly Turner, Earlville; Stacie Smith, Hubbardsville; Emily Griff, Munnsville; Jacob Houseman, Munnsville; Stacy Kenyon, Munnsville; Rebecca Relyea, Munnsville; Sarah Penner, North Brookfield; Kathleen Phillips, Oriskany Falls; Kaylyn Kimball, Oriskany Falls; Shannon Ruane, Oriskany Falls; Katherine Kerr, Oriskany Falls; Austin Cornish, Waterville; Tanya Kelly, Waterville; Phebe Lamont, Waterville and Paula Thurston, Waterville.

MVCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Mother Nature put the spotlight on 69 Mohawk Valley Community College students by providing a beautiful fall sunny day as they were inducted into the Lambda Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in the Dr. Michael I. Schafer Theater on the Utica Campus.

This year’s event marks the 52nd Anniversary for the Lambda Beta Chapter at MVCC, which was started in 1960 with the induction of 24 students when the College was known as the Mohawk Valley Technical Institute.

In addition to academic excellence, Phi Theta Kappans take part in many community activities, as well as helping with various activities at MVCC. Those members who have chosen to participate in various events have enriched their lives and broadened their knowledge beyond the scope of their academics.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society which serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year College students while providing opportunities for individual growth and development through academic, leadership, and service programming. It is the largest honor society in American higher education, having been established in 1918 by two Missouri two-year college presidents.

The 2012 fall inductees are: Katharine Brown, Waterville, liberal arts/general studies; Johnathan Convertino, Hamilton, electrical engineering; Emily Griff, Munnsville, nursing; Nelson Hadley, Waterville, air conditioning technology-refrigeration; Brenda Mayo, Hamilton, surgical technology; and Lindsey Plows, West Edmeston, general studies.

Residents Intern Through SUNY Oswego

Several local residents took part in internships this summer through SUNY Oswego’s Experience-Based Education program. They are (with their internship in parentheses):

Kara Peck of Oatman Drive in Canastota, a junior wellness management major (Oneida TriValley YMCA, Oneida); Maggie Kendrick of Woodgate Road in Chittenango, a senior wellness management major (Chittenango Physical Therapy, Chittenango) and Danielle Dapson of State Route 20 in Madison, a senior anthropology major (Two By Two Zoo, Pleasant Valley).

The Experience-Based Education program at Oswego places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering valuable real life experience.

Last year, more than a thousand Oswego students took part in experiential learning while working at hundreds of businesses, nonprofit agencies and government offices, not counting the hundreds of student teachers working in area schools.

Students Inducted into Honor Society at Ithaca College

The following local students were inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society in November:

Brigitte Capirci, of Hamilton, a biochemistry major in the college’s School of Humanities and Sciences; and Alisa Babcock, of Hamilton, a speech-language pathology major in the college’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

First-year students who maintain a GPA that puts them in the top 10% of all students in their school throughout their first full academic year are invited into the society.

By martha

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