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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 [email protected]

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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Batavia native receives Ithaca College's Professional Excellence Award

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Batavia native David Wolcott, a senior Clinical Health Studies major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College, was recently awarded the Professional Excellence Award.

The Professional Excellence Award is given in recognition of undergraduate student(s) who exhibit excellence in one or more of the following areas: leadership, clinical practice, service, professionalism, academics, or scholarship.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Pavilion grad to attend RIT this fall

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Dakota Kegler, son of Cindy Kegler and Bill Kegler, of Pavilion, has enrolled for 2014-2015 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dakota is in the Mechanical Engineering Technology -- BS program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology and is a 2014 graduate of Pavilion Central School.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Batavia student earns bachelor of science degree from SUNYIT

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Elisha Myers, of Batavia, received a bachelor of science degree in Network and Computer Security at SUNYIT's 40th annual Spring Commencement May 10 in the Wildcat Field House on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy.

More than 650 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded in 2013-2014 were eligible to participate in the ceremony.

SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, is New York State's public institute of technology, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

BHS grad named to national leadership honor society

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Sarah M. DiBacco, of Batavia, was inducted into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. A member of the Class of 2016 at St. Lawrence, DiBacco is majoring in chemistry. She graduated from Batavia High School.

Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes students who are successful in academics, athletics, community and campus service, the performing arts, and journalism. The members of Omicron Delta Kappa strive to promote leadership on campus.

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