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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Corfu student at Clarkson University spent fall semester learning at General Electric

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Katelynn Hackett, of Corfu, a Clarkson University junior majoring in mechanical engineering, participated in a co-op at General Electric - Transportation in Erie, Pa., during the Fall 2012 semester.

A co-op is a unique professional experience where students may take a semester off and work for a company. Students are commonly assigned to lead large, multi-departmental, projects.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clarkson University #1 for having the highest rate of graduating seniors with internship experience, including co-ops.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

SUNY Canton recognizes two local students for academic achievement

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SUNY Canton recently recognized students who excelled academically during the Fall 2012 semester.

Among the students who earned honors for academics were:

Tarry M. Brockel, a SUNY Canton Legal Studies major from Batavia, received Part-Time Honors. Brockel is a 1988 graduate of Le Roy Central School.

Todd M. Cameron, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Le Roy, received Part-Time Honors. Cameron is a 1989 graduate of Wheatland-Chili Central School.

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor's degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the college added two new bachelor's degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall.

The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The college's 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Two Corfu Boy Scouts recognized as top popcorn sellers in Iroquois Trail Council

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Press release:

At its Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner held Saturday, Feb. 2, the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored three volunteers with the council’s highest award, the Silver Beaver Award. Honorees are Edward Fancher (Albion), Robin Louvain (Geneseo), and W. David Servizi (Newfane).

The Silver Beaver award recognizes distinguished service to youth. Each recipient is a long-tenured volunteer who has also made significant contributions by way of service to their local communities.

Local Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders were recognized for program excellence in the areas of camping, membership recruitment and retention, and helping Scouts to meet their funding needs.

Several youth members were also recognized. Cub Scout Tyler Mutka (Corfu) topped the list with Popcorn Sales of more than $3,200. The sale raises money for Scout programs, and also qualifies Tyler for a national college scholarship program. This is Tyler’s second year as top seller among Scouts in a five-county area. Other Scouts who will be inducted into the scholarship program are Noah Kutter (Corfu) and Brent Oliver (Lyndonville).

The Iroquois Trail Council provides development, leadership, and life skills to more than 3,500 youth in Orleans, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties. To contact the council or enroll, visit www.itcbsa.org or call 585-343-0307.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Corfu student earns degree from SUNY New Paltz

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The State University of New York at New Paltz recently conferred over 600 undergraduate degrees. Kaylee Stoneham, a resident of Corfu, was among them.

She received a bachelor of science degree in Visual Arts Education.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Two local students named to dean's list at Clarkson University

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The following students were named to the dean's list for the Fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University.

Andrew T. Lichtenthal, of Batavia, a freshman majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Jacob D. Muench, of Darien, a sophomore majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. ABC News and PayScale list Clarkson as one of 12 schools whose new graduates earn more than Harvard's. It's located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Two student named Presidential Scholars at Clarkson University

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The following students were named Presidential Scholars for the Fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University.

Patrick D. Flynn, of Batavia, a freshman majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Kaley M. Johnson, of Bergen, a senior majoring in Engineering and Management.

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

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. ABC News and PayScale list Clarkson as one of 12 schools whose new graduates earn more than Harvard's. It's ocated just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam.

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

BHS student nominated to represent New York at national media conference this summer

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Courtney Smith, of Batavia, a student at Batavia High School, has been nominated to represent New York as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. It will be held July 7-12 in Fairfax, Va.

Courtney has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Smith was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community.

Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Last year's conference included Hoda Kotb, Chuck Todd, Brian Lamb and Neil Leifer.

With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists an unparalleled experience.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Batavia student named to dean's list at University of Rhode Island

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The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that Jessica A Henning, of Batavia, was named to the dean's list for Fall 2012.

To be included on the dean's list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality-point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

The University of Rhode Island is known regionally and worldwide for its innovative, big ideas, adaptive intelligence and breakthrough solutions to today's puzzling problems.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Four local students made the Fall 2012 dean's list at Nazareth College

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Nazareth College is proud to announce the following students have earned dean's list honors for the Fall 2012 semester:

Karisa Kobel, of Bergen, is a senior studying Health Sciences.

Lauryn Krebs, of Corfu, is a freshman studying International Studies & Modern Foreign Language.

Kathleen O'Donnell, of Batavia, is a freshman studying Biology & Toxicology.

Courtney Taylor, of Bergen, is a freshman studying Biology.

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.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester. It offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Two local students will attend RIT this fall

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The following local residents have been enrolled for Fall 2013 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology:

Steven Cacner Jr., son of Heather Cacner, of Stafford, and Steven Cacner, of Oakfield, is in the Computer Engineering - BS program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and is a 2013 graduate of Le Roy Jr./Sr. High School. Steven has been awarded the RIT Innovation & Creativity Award.

Erica Hickey, daughter of Rhonda and Brian Hickey, of Byron, is in the Journalism - BS program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts and is a 2013 graduate of Byron-Bergen High School.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging science, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

RIT's cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

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