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Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

Byron student earns bachelor's degree from Clarkson University

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Christina E. Baker, of Byron, received a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University on May 10, 2014.

Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

Batavia student earns Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Scranton

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Andrea Stefani, of Batavia, was among the recipients of 48 doctor of physical therapy degrees and 668 master's degrees conferred by The University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 31 in the Byron Recreation Complex.

Stefani earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in Physical Therapy from The University of Scranton.

Programs with the most graduates at Scranton were MBA, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, occupational therapy and human resources.

Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Center in Scranton, was the principal speaker at the Jesuit university's graduate school commencement.

"Many times, we find that the most vulnerable, those we seek to assist, bring tremendous meaning and understanding into our lives. They demonstrate courage, trust, fidelity and acceptance in such a positive way that they become the ones providing the greater good and life lessons. They are our inspiration and able to change all of us for the better," Sr. Maryalice said in her address, noting that it is "especially significant to be honored by The University of Scranton in its 125th anniversary year."

University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., also addressed the graduates and their guests. Degrees were conferred by Father Quinn to candidates presented by W. Jeffrey Welsh, Ph.D., dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education.

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

Batavia student earns a master's degree from Dominican College of Blauvelt

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Dominican College of Blauvelt is pleased to announce that Kelli Rees McClurg, a resident of Batavia, was granted a degree, ME, from the College during commencement on May 18.

The aim of Dominican College is to promote educational excellence, leadership, and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community. The College is an independent institution of higher learning, Catholic in origin and heritage. In the tradition of its Dominican founders, the College fosters the active, shared pursuit of truth and embodies an ideal of education rooted in the values of reflective understanding and compassionate involvement. Learn more about Dominican College at www.dc.edu.
 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Bergen student makes the dean's list at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has named 304 students to its spring dean's list.

Mackenzie Lynn Heale, a senior Criminal Justice major from Bergen, is one of them.

Dean's list status is awarded to full-time students who have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Work of local photog/artist selected for exhibit in Toronto gallery

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Local photographer/artist Susan Meier (whose work was featured recently at the Blue Pearl Yoga studio) was selected to exhibit at the Todmorden Papermill Gallery in Toronto, Canada, as part of the CAPIC show. (Canadian Assoc. of Professional Image Creators).

Meier also received four awards from the Batavia Photography Club at its annual awards ceremony this year.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Batavia Food Science major earns spot on the dean's list at Clemson University

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Sweta Kolisetti, of Batavia, whose major is Food Science, has been named to the dean's list at Clemson University for the Spring 2014 semester.

To be named to the dean's list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Ranked No. 21 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Genesee County youth participate in State 4-H Horse Communications Event

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From the Cornell Cooperative Extention of Genesee County

Congratulations to the Genesee County 4-H youth who competed in the 2014 State 4-H State Public Presentations and the State 4-H Horse Communications Event at Cornell University in Ithaca on Saturday, May 17, 2014!

Representing Genesee County at the 4-H State Public Presentations event was Melissa K., who gave an illustrated talk titled "Meat Madness" in which she classified the various cuts of pork in a bracket to see which cut would come out on top. She received a 182 out of 190, which earned her a Gold Seal award.

Representing  Genesee County at the 4-H State Horse Communications Event was Alexandria (Jomni) T., who gave an illustrated talk titled "No Hoof, No Horse" in which she discussed the importance of maintaining horse hooves along with describing the types of tools a farrier uses to keep horse hooves healthy. She received 6th place out of 10 in the Junior Individual category.

For more information regarding local opportunities in 4-H Youth Development call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County at 585-343-3040, ext. 101, or e-mail genesee4h@cornell.edu

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Bergen grad is now a private first class in the Marine Corps

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Bergen’s newest Marine is PFC Aaron K. Inzinca, who graduated on May 23rd, 2014 from the United States Marine Corps, Mike Company Recruit Training Battalion, Parris Island, S.C.

Aaron is a 2013 graduate of Byron Bergen Central School and is the pride of Brian & April Stone of Bergen. Following SOI training at Camp Geiger, PFC Inzinca will be furthering his education in aviation mechanics in Jacksonville, Fla.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:50 am

Wedding Announcement:

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Mr and Mrs Marc Unger

Erika Sobczak and Marc Unger were married April 11, 2014, at Veterans Memorial Park in Henrietta.

The Rev. Jack Porcello performed the private outdoor ceremony.
The best man was Michael Dionese of Rochester. The maid of honor was Tara Pariso of Elba.

The bride is the daughter of William and Kim Sobczak of Batavia.
The groom is the son of Dave Unger of Attica and the late Michele Unger.

The newlyweds reside in Batavia NY.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Two local students earn master's degrees from Emporia State Uniersity

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Nearly 300 students were candidates for graduate degrees during commencement exercises May 17 at Emporia State University. Students from this area and their degrees are:

  • Brennan James Briggs, of Batavia, master of science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation;
  • Julie M. Savage, of Bergen, master of science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Founded in 1863 as Kansas State Normal -- the state's premier institution to educate teachers -- Emporia State University offers 42 undergraduate and 27 graduate degrees in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. SLIM also offers a Ph.D. program.

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