education

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:08 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, announcements, Warsaw.

Karl Daningburg, a senior mechanical engineering major at Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., has been named to the dean's list with distinction for the Fall 2016 semester. 

Daningburg is a 2013 graduate of Churchville Chili Senior High School, Chili, and is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Todd Daningburg (Jeanne), of Warsaw.

Students eligible for the dean's list have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 to 3.59; for the dean's list with distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the dean's list with high distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

Grove City College (www.gcc.edu) is a private liberal arts school that offers education in a thoroughly Christian environment.

Founded in 1876, the college is committed to the principles of faith and freedom, a pioneer in independent private education and accepts no federal funds. It offers its 2,500 students degrees in more than 60 majors in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering and music. It is located on a 188-acre campus north of Pittsburgh, Pa. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and routinely ranked among the best colleges and universities by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others. It is one of the Top Conservative Schools in the country, according to The Young America's Foundation and a Christian College of Distinction.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:03 am

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo has announced its president's list for the fall semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved an A in all coursework (4.0 grade point average) while taking at least 12 credit hours.

The following students were named to the list:

    • Dillon Ramsey from Arcade;

    • Jayden Wolcott from Silver Springs; and

    • Nicole Forti and Thomas Forti, both of Wyoming.

SUNY Geneseo is a public liberal arts college dedicated to developing socially responsible citizens with skills and values for a productive life.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, announcements, Perry.

Elijah McWhinney, of Perry, was named to the dean’s list at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, for the fall 2016 semester.

McWhinney is one of 751 students to achieve this mark of academic excellence. To make the dean's list, he had to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail.

The College of Saint Rose (www.strose.edu) is a progressive college in the heart of New York's capital city.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:56 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Warsaw, Wyoming.

The following Warsaw students have been named Presidential Scholars for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University:

    • Anthony Joseph Monteleone, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

    • Rachel Lynn Samardak, a senior majoring in biology.

Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

Joseph Malloy, of Wyoming, a freshman majoring in engineering studies, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University.

Dean's List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.

Clarkson University, Potsdam, also has additional graduate programs and research facilities in the Capital Region of New York, and Beacon. Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with more than 50 programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:23 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Wyoming.

Abigail Aman, of Wyoming, was one of 28 students inducted into the Kappa Omicron chapter of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemical Honor Society. A ceremony was held Feb. 10 in Cowles Hall, Elmira College, Elmira.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The original fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. In 1931, the fraternity became a co-educational honor society.

Today, there are more than 70 active Gamma Sigma Epsilon chapters throughout the United States. The society is governed by a national executive council of elected officers and meets in biennial conventions for the purpose of governance, fellowship, and scientific exchange.

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855. The college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time mostly-residential students. It is the guardian of Quarry Farms where Mark Twain summered for decades and where he wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars. 

The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by the Princeton Review and a Top Tier national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked Elmira College as a leading college, nationally, for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the college campus as “picture postcard perfect.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, Business, Warsaw, healthcare.

Press release:

Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC), Warsaw, recently received a $607,616 in funding for healthcare and workforce development programs. The Health Workforce Retraining Initiative (HWRI) funding was awarded by the New York State Department of Health and Labor.

The time period covered by this grant is Jan. 1, through Dec. 31, 2018.

Since 2001, R-AHEC has completed several successful cycles of HWRI funding and provided training opportunities to 7,052 healthcare professionals. With the new grant award, more than 2,500 healthcare professionals are expected to be trained. 

The trainings topics will include: Computer Skills of Short Duration, Healthcare Leadership, and LPN Training. 

Under this grant, healthcare employers in Wyoming County, as well as counties in Central and Western New York, and the counties surrounding the Rochester area, may be eligible to receive training for their employees.

R-AHEC is committed to assisting and supporting healthcare employees in reaching their professional goal and in providing the highest quality healthcare possible through the Health Workforce Retraining Initiative.

For more information on this program, contact Kathy Wood at info@r-ahec.org.

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, education, Warsaw, Head Start.

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Eighteen 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, one spunky teacher, music, and a wide open space…it was a dance party in the Warsaw Head Start classroom Thursday afternoon.

Students in Tammy Spencer’s class, one of three Head Start classes in Warsaw for 3- to 5-year-olds, are no strangers to her dancing antics. She often uses dance techniques to help the kids burn off energy and get the “wiggles” out of them. 

Part of the Head Start curriculum includes two parent activities a year.

“We decided to do something a bit different,” said Cattaraugus and Wyoming County Project Head Start teacher Spencer. “The kids were all excited because we made a big deal out of it. We thought it would be a nice way to end the week before (winter) break.”

In addition to getting parents involved, Spencer also likes to get the community involved, too. Reaching out to Tops Friendly Markets in Warsaw, she was able to buy flowers so the children could give them to their parents. It was, after all, a party with a Valentine's Day theme. Additionally, one of the parents donated time and materials to give each kid a gift bag; another parent donated her time to take Valentine photos of the kids; and another parent and Head Start transportation staff donated decorations and helped set up the event.

“One of the best things about the Warsaw center is the involvement in Head Start,” Spencer said. “Community involvement is great. We are always accepting donations and this community is second to none.”

For more information about the Head Start Program visit http://headstartnetwork.com/

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Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:26 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, news, Perry, education, technology.

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zSpace, no, it’s not a place for naps, it’s an innovative mobile classroom that incorporates virtual reality into lesson plans and curriculum for elementary and high schools, universities and even medical schools.

On Thursday, students from kindergarten through 12th grade at Perry Central School District got a taste of learning through innovation. 

The kids donned glasses that are connected to a computer for interactive learning. In addition to the glasses, a stylus is used to access the material on the screen as if it were right in front of the user.

zSpace was developed about 10 years ago for the Department of Defense,” said Andrew Ziemba, PC University Distributors Inc.'s Upstate NY account manager. “Three years ago it was thought to be a good educational tool. It combines augmented reality and virtual reality to give teachers another tool for the classroom.”

zSpace is transforming education today, said Brittni Olson, of L. Wolfe Communications, a public relations firm for zSpace. Hundreds of thousands of students are using the technology in their classrooms and labs worldwide for STEM learning. STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – is a curriculum that integrates those four disciplines into a “cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.” 

Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more – all in a virtual-reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

“It would be pretty amazing,” said second-grade teacher Ruth Manchester, about having access to zSpace. “Kids can get exposure to things that may not have an opportunity to otherwise. This could broaden exposure to science and ideas we don’t have access to or aren't given funding for.” 

Students learn by trying and doing without the fear of breaking materials, spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision or blowing up a circuit -- medical students and doctors can even practice surgeries and organ dissections without the messiness of working on real cadavers, zSpace officials say.

“The excitement to learn anything they can that’s hands-on is fantastic,” said second-grade teacher Penny Moses.

And what did the students think of the experience?

“Awesome!”

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:51 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, education, library, Warsaw.

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Photos submitted.

According to Warsaw Public Library Director Lisa Gricius, the governor’s proposed decrease in library funding would take libraries back to the 2015 level of funding. Additionally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes a $5 million cut from the Library Construction Aid program. That cut alone decreases available funding for this region by about $150,000.

Rebekkah Smith-Aldrich had this to say following the announcement of the governor’s budget proposal to cut nearly 5 percent in library funding: “It is hard sometimes for outsiders to understand how critical library system services are to running a local library. I always use the line, ‘for every $1 invested at the state level, it results in $7 worth of services for local constituents.’ We have a great return on investment and this cut could shift costs, in a very inefficient way, to the locality.”

Smith-Aldrich is the coordinator for Library Sustainability at Mid-Hudson Library System, Hudson.

“These actions come at the same time as the governor’s proposal to increase education funding by $1 billion and ‘double down’ on infrastructure spending across the state,” Gricius said. “The governor’s stated priorities and actions toward libraries don’t make sense. Libraries are education. And library buildings are the keystones of small community infrastructure.”

“Unfortunately, it (the budget) includes a cut to State Library Aid and Library Construction Aid. His budget takes back the legislative adds our representatives fought for,” said Pioneer Library System Executive Director Lauren Moore. “These cuts come at the same time as he is proposing a 4-percent increase in education funding. This is an unfair approach to funding because, as we all know, libraries are education.”

In addition to taxes levied on the library’s behalf from its respective town and school district, the Pioneer Library System also supports the library at the local level by using state funding and divvying it up between the libraries within its network. In the case of the Warsaw Library, it’s part of a network of 42 libraries across Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties – Owwl.

The Owwl network allows Warsaw residents to access about two million in library materials across the region and request to have those materials delivered to Warsaw. A reduction in state aid could result in slower delivery service, fees for patrons, or increased costs to local libraries. Additionally, it could seriously affect the children who are homeschooled. Currently, they get books they need or want from other libraries and the service is free.

The governor’s proposed budget cuts may decrease the tech positions in the library system. The potential for lessened digital services is possible without the support of the system.

“The digital collection is a system-wide thing,” Gricius said. “Each local library contributes some to purchase the material, but we can’t afford to be a part of that service with that kind of budget decrease. Those who can't come into the library use digital devices for ebooks and magazines.”

This year Warsaw Public Library was able to quadruple the bandwidth available to its patrons, thanks to a subsidy from the Pioneer Library System. That subsidy is funded by state aid and without it the library would not be able to provide adequate bandwidth levels. 

“State aid funds system-wide access to Ancestry.com genealogy website, Mango language-learning website, and downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines through Owwl2Go and Zinio. Warsaw Public Library would not be able to support any of these services without state aid,” Gricius said.

The cuts don’t just affect the libraries services, it may affect basic improvements necessary to keep the building safe, accessible and open. Funding is needed to complete projects such as electrical rewiring and window replacement. Many of the libraries in the Owwl network are more than 100 years old. To meet the needs of the communities, many of the facilities require additional meeting spaces, accommodations for new technology, and renovations to make spaces fully accessible.

“We qualify for 75 percent of the funding and only having to kick in 25 percent, which has to be budgeted in the annual budget,” Gricius said. “We don’t get county funding to operate. We work solely with the money collected by school and town taxes and funding appropriated by the state.”

“Our job is to be good stewards of the resources the public has already invested in, state aid for construction ensures we can keep up with community demand,” Smith-Aldrich said. “The real kicker is that the library-aid formula hasn't been updated since pre-Internet days, so to not even fully fund libraries with an out-of-date formula is just setting New Yorkers up for failure. In a post-truth world our work is more important that ever. We should be a centerpiece of the Governor's plan for the future of New York instead of an afterthought.”

A library is more than the books it houses and the building itself, they are a place where children can go after school for tutoring and homework help. They are a place where an adult can go to continue their education if secondary school is unaffordable. As Gricius put it “libraries have continuously provided opportunities for enrichment in an environment dedicated to creativity and free inquiry.”

To bring about awareness of how much a library not only means to a community, but also how much residents save on an annual basis by using a library.

The Warsaw Library is hosting two initiatives: a postcard campaign where patrons can write to the governor telling him why the library is important to them. They will be taken to Albany on Advocacy Day in March. The other campaign the library is working on is asking patrons to use the “value calculator.” The calculator is an indicator of how patrons use the library and what it would cost them on an annual basis if services were lost.

“People's voices and stories are important. Not everyone realizes that we can lose this,” Gricius said. “It's important to have their voices heard because they do matter.”

“We have a fight ahead of this year, but with an organized advocacy effort we might be able to convince the legislature to add equitable library funding into the final budget,” Moore said. “We're going to need every single library supporter in the Pioneer region to say loud and clear: ‘Libraries are education. We deserve fair funding.’ "

For more information on the Warsaw Library’s initiatives visit the library or its website at http://warsawpubliclibrary.org/.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education.

Press release:

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2017 – 2018 academic year is open and available for submission online. Requirements and application instructions can be found by visiting www.cfgb.org/scholarship. Applications are due by March 1.  

To be eligible, applicants must be a current resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York, have a minimum of a “C” average or a grade-point average of 2.0 or greater, and be admitted to a nonprofit 501(c)(3), U.S. Department of Education accredited school for full-time study. All students in Western New York, including Say Yes Buffalo applicants and scholars, who meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 to $6,000.

Since 1924, more than 200 individuals, families, foundations and organizations have established scholarship funds through the Community Foundation to support students in Western New York. In 2016, the Community Foundation awarded more than $95,000 to Wyoming County students.

For more information on the Foundation’s scholarship program, visit www.cfgb.org/scholarship or text SCHOLARSHIP to (716) 259-2499. 

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Since 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations that entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. www.cfgb.org

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, announcements.

Press release:

For the 24th year, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation will grant two student scholarships, valued at up to $2,000 each, to graduating high school seniors from Wyoming and Livingston counties. Additionally, the Foundation will award a $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarship to a working teacher to assist with his or her certification, licensure, or specialization in the field of Special Education.

Scholarship applications are available at lwarc.org or via Arc Public Relations at (585) 658-2828, ext. 133. 

Student scholarships are for high school seniors specifically pursuing careers serving persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Examples include teachers of Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and training in the direct care field. The Continuing Education Scholarship is for a currently employed teacher who is furthering his or her career in the field of Special Education.

Student scholarships are payable in annual installments of $500, whereas the Continuing Education Scholarship is awarded in a single lump sum.

Completed and signed applications should be submitted to Public Relations Director Jeff Thomas, 18 Main St, Mount Morris, 14510 by March 3. Scholarship winners will be notified by March 17, in conjunction with National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The Arc Foundation is the fundraising arm of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, the two-county region’s largest private, not-for-profit agency providing programs and services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The Foundation raises money through special events and other ventures, and then distributes funds to support services that maintain and enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo has announced its dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Students named to the dean’s list include:

    • Maura Cupicha, of Wyoming;

    • Elijah Buck, of Warsaw;

    • Jamie Irwin, of Perry;

    • Samantha Pawlicki, of North Java;

    • Spencer Head and Kassandra Johnston, both of Attica; and

    • Ryan Madden, of Arcade.

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Genesee Community College (GCC), including all seven campus locations in Warsaw, Arcade, Batavia, Albion, Dansville, Lima, and Medina, recently announced the dean’s list, provost’s list, and president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Dean's list honorees include:

    • Summer Beitz, Alicia Dylag, and Joelle Reiner, all of Attica;

    • Quinn Konfederath and Candace Bliss, both of Bliss;

    • Briona Terray, of Cowlesville;

    • Alyssa Witkowski, of Java Center;

    • Caitlin Pietron, of Pike;

    • Megan Gerde and Angela George, both of Strykersville;

    • Leanna Smith, Bethany Messe, Ciera Rinehart, Alicia Rast, Marissa Allard, and Caleb Miller, all of Perry;

    • Ashley Davis, of Portageville;

    • Heather Herrmann, of Silver Springs;

    • Shelagh Neeley, Makayla Irwin, Samantha Flint, Michael Cedrone, Manoj Rai, Allison Robb, and Sondra Lucas, all of Warsaw;

    • Kali Wright, Samantha Parsons, and Kaeleigh Bean, all of Wyoming;

    • Kaitlin Erb, Dylan Smoot, William Plume, Craig Fitzgerald, Amanda Fuller, and Tyler Marble, all of Arcade; and

    • Kory Debeau, of North Java.

Students named to the dean's list have earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

Provost's list honorees include:

    • Abigail Skillman, of Arcade;

    • Casey Callahan, Nathaniel Washington, Shirl Clark, Marilyn-Lacy Leto, Lisa Deahn, and Julie Slepinski, all of Attica;

    • Stephanie Kehr, of Java Center;

    • Julia Chojnacki and Rachel Werner, of Varysburg;

    • Andrea Harter, Andrea Prince, and Hillary Shaffer, all of Perry;

    • Kristen Stephany, Zachary Brewer, Ashley Carney, and Delores Cedrone, all of Warsaw; and

    • Christopher Herrmann, of Wyoming.

Students named to the provost's list have maintained part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75.

President's list honorees include:

    • Zachary Harrigan, Steven Boje, Katie Simar, Andrew Hyman, Zachary Wiedemann, Courtney Westberg, Ashley Miller, and Meghan Potter, all of Arcade;

    • Brittany Anderson, Nicholas Shadbolt, Gina Glor, Sydney Breton, Ryan Napieralski, John Burek, Rachel Beck, Courtney Schaller, Savannah Bartosik, Matthew Langerman, Samantha Long, and Brandon Storch, all of Attica;

    • Padraic Brazeau, of Cowlesville;

    • Barbara Brown and Brooke Tisdale, both of Gainesville;

    • Holly Benkleman and Adrian McMahon, both of North Java;

    • Anthony Wolowiec, Madeleine Weisenburg, and Olivia Herrmann, all of Strykersville;

    • Jeffrey Mincer, of Varysburg;

    • Patrick Rice and Adam DeLaVergne, both of Perry; 

    • Paul Torrey, of Silver Springs; and

    • Megan Hollister, Michelle LaBelle, Collyn Frank, Jennifer Cummins, Sarah Ushurova, Aaron Almeter, Micaela Van Buren, Amanda Pahuta, and Tracy Stevenson, all of Warsaw.

Those on the president's list comprised of full-time students who earned a quality point index of 3.75.

GCC offers over 65 academic programs and certificates, including the new Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program. Additionally, the new Nanotechnology degree with ECC focus’s on the microscopic scale for jobs in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine, and photovoltaics.

The college has seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through its online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, Batavia. 

For further information about all of GCC's opportunities, go to www.genesee.edu.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:13 pm

The following students were named to the dean's list at Paul Smith's College during the fall 2016 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Jacob Kowalewski, of Cowlesville, is majoring in fisheries and wildlife sciences, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. He was also named an Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8.

Victoria Krolczyk, of Varysburg, is majoring in biology, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. She was also named an Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8.

Dakotta Loft, who is majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, and James Neary, who is majoring in integrative studies, both of Attica, earned semester averages of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Paul Smith's College is the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Its programs include hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences. For more information, visit paulsmiths.edu.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Arcade, education.

Quinn Smith, of Arcade, made the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at SUNY New Paltz 

Dean's List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.

New Paltz is located 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City and supports approximately 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Arcade, Attica, Perry, Warsaw, education.

Several area students were named to SUNY Oswego’s fall 2016 dean’t list and president’l list.

The dean’s list recognizes students who received a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79. Oswego students receiving a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 earn president's list recognition.

Dean’s list honors go to:

    • Allison Jackson, of Arcade, a senior business administration major;

    • Breck J. Donohue, of Attica, a sophomore cinema and screen studies major;

    • Haley R. Parker, of Perry, a senior adolescence education major; and 

    • Brooke L. Lehr, of Warsaw, a sophomore journalism major.

President’s list honors go to:

    • Benjamin Aylsworth, of Attica, a senior majoring in history.

U.S. News Media Group counts Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2017. The Princeton Review includes the college in its 2017 college guidebook "The Best Northeastern Colleges.” It’s also on the Princeton Review’s national list of "Green Colleges."

The 156-year-old college has an enrollment of about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Arcade, Castile, Perry, Attica.

Several local students made the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at Nazareth College, Rochester.

They include: 

    • John Beyer, of Arcade, who is studying psychology;

    • Katriel DeGolyer, who is studying English literature, and Alexandra Scharet, who is studying social work, both of Castile;

    • Zachary Lowery, of Perry, who is studying health sciences; and

    • McKenzie McLaughlin, of Attica, who is studying psychology.

A student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean's list at Nazareth.

Nazareth College offers 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The college supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. 

Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. 

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Arcade, education.

Allison Jackson, of Arcade, recently graduated with a bachelors degree in business administration from SUNY (State University of New York) Oswego and was recognized at the college's Commencement in December.

U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the north for 2017, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2017 college guidebook "The Best Northeastern Colleges" and in its national list of "Green Colleges."

As a 156-year-old college in the SUNY system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.

Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Arcade, Attica, Warsaw.

Several Wyoming County students have been named to the dean’s list at Buffalo State College for the fall 2016 semester. These students have have completed at least 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

They include:

    • Sabina Mogavero, who is majoring in art education K-12, and Rory Butts, who is majoring in childhood education, both of Arcade;

    • Kendra Galligan, who is majoring in English 7-12, and Alexis Burger, both of Warsaw; and

    • Landon Moreis, who is majoring in fashion and textile technology; Alexandra Hamilton, who is majoring in business administration; and Michelle Muniak, who is majoring in interior design, all of Attica.

Buffalo State, founded in 1871, offers more than 160 undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences, professions, and education.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, education, Bliss, SUNY, announcements.

Nicole Pierce, of Bliss, made the State University of New York (SUNY) at Canton president's list during the fall 2016 semester.

"Congratulations Nicole," said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. "You have demonstrated a great commitment to your academic studies and should be proud of your accomplishments. In recognition of your success, I am pleased to include your name on the SUNY Canton President's List. Best wishes for continued success in all of your future endeavors."

Pierce is a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major and a 2007 graduate of Letchworth Central School, Gainesville.

To receive president's list honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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