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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Le Roy student on the dean's list at St. Lawrence University

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Emilie M. Wetzel, of Le Roy, has been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the Fall 2012 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton.

To be eligible for the dean's list at St. Lawrence University, a student must have completed at least four semester units and have an academic average of 3.6 (based on a perfect 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Wetzel, a member of the Class of 2013, graduated from Le Roy Central School.

St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,300 students.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Batavia student earns perfect GPA at SUNY Oneonta

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Melissa Levins, of Batavia, earned a perfect grade-point average of 4.0 during the Fall 2012 semester at SUNY Oneonta and has been named to the college's Provost's List.

Of the more than 5,800 undergraduates enrolled at the college, 106 qualified for the Fall 2012 Provost's List by earning a perfect GPA while carrying a course load of at least 12 semester hours.

Established as a state normal school in 1889 and incorporated as a founding member of the state university system in 1948, the college is well known for its outstanding faculty, strong academic programs, educational technology, community service and character-building activities, and its scenic campus.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

BHS grad earns award for academic achievement at Colgate University

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Richard Ely, a graduate of Batavia High School, was a recipient of the Dean's Award for academic excellence during the 2012 Fall term at Colgate University, where he is a member of the Class of 2015.

To be eligible for the Dean's Award, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses.

Colgate is a liberal arts college in Hamilton.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Bergen student makes the dean's list at Paul Smith's College

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Audrey Waterman, of Bergen, has been named to the dean's list at Paul Smith's College for the Fall 2012 semester. Waterman, who majors in Culinary Arts and Service Management, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Paul Smith's College is on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, and it's the only four-year institution of higher education in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park of New York State.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Sheriff Maha reelected vice chair of NY State Sheriffs' Association

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Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha was reelected vice chair of the Executive Committee of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association on Wednesday at its 79th Annual Winter Training Conference. New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy swore in Sheriff Maha.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting Sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of Sheriffs’ services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed Sheriffs of New York State.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Batavia man reenlists with the NY Army National Guard

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Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, announced the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Specialist Tyler Seger, from Batavia, has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, 2-108th Infantry.

"Over the past 3 years the New York Army National Guard has come from far below authorized strength to 100 percent strength," Murphy said in remarks to the force. "Our priority is to provide ready forces for both state and federal missions and readiness starts with maintaining our strength."

"We have more than 16,000 men and women in the Army and Air National Guard with each individual member having an important role."

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Le Roy's Robert Boyce elected president of GCC Foundation Board of Directors

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Press release:

Robert L. Boyce, of Le Roy, has been elected president of the Genesee Community College Foundation, continuing his longstanding commitment and dedication to the institution.

Boyce has served as a member of the GCC Foundation Board of Directors since 2005, most recently as first vice president. He has also volunteered his time and energy in a number of different capacities including serving on the Finance Committee and the Fund Development Committee as chairman, the Risk Management Committee, several Annual Campaign committees, as well as the search committees for GCC's annual fund director.

Boyce, now an independent licensed insurance broker for Tompkins Insurance Agencies, was the president and CEO of Ernest Townsend and Son, Inc., from 1972 through 2000, when he sold his interest in the firm to the Tompkins Holding Company.

His other civic leadership commitments include nine years on the United Memorial Medical Center Group Board including a term as president; 10 years serving as president with the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service; and 27 years as a member and past president of the Le Roy International Rotary Club where he is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Boyce served in the Army and graduated with a Business degree from the University of Buffalo.

In his spare time, Boyce enjoys time with his wife, Elizabeth (Beth), their three adult children and six grandchildren. He is also a 40-year veteran season ticket holder for both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:57 am

Criminal Justice major from Pavilion named to 'Who's Who Among Students'

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Rachel Diehl, a Criminal Justice major from Pavilion, was one of 65 University of Pittsburgh at Bradford juniors and seniors named to the 2012-2013 edition of "Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

Students were selected for this honor based upon a combination of the following criteria: leadership and participation in co-curricular activities; service to the college community; and academic achievement.
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:47 am

Sixteen local students made the Fall 2012 dean's list at Alfred SU

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Stephen J. Havlovic, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alfred State University, has announced the dean's list of students for the Fall 2012 semester.

The local students on the list are:

Joshua Stellrecht, of Basom, Network Administration

Nicole Ficarella, of Batavia, Human Services Management

Gregory Kryman, of Batavia, Network Administration

Raymond Putnam, of Batavia, Digital Media and Animation

Timothy Hungerford, of Bergen, Welding Technology

John Langdon, of Bergen, Construction Mgmt Eng Tech

Mike Kisiel, of Byron, Network Administration

Nicole Binns, of Corfu, Digital Media and Animation

Ryan Seward, of Corfu, Forensic Science Technology

Brianna Hofert, of Elba, Lib Arts / Sci-Social Science

Anthony Gallucci, of Le Roy, Bldg Trades-Building Construct

Joseph Gallucci, of Le Roy, Bldg Trades-Building Construct

Andrew Lowe, of Le Roy, Elec Cons & Maint Electrician

Edward Cigno, of Le Roy, Mechanical Engineering Tech

Thomas Parmenter, of Pavilion, Construction Mgmt Eng Tech

Carl Beaver, of Stafford, Mechanical Engineering Tech

Alfred State offers associate degrees in 50 programs in the fields of agriculture, health, business, vocational, and engineering technology, as well as liberal arts and sciences. There are also 19 baccalaureate degree offerings.

Students from both the Alfred campus and the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville are selected for the dean's list if they maintain a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) out of a possible 4.0.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:38 am

Alfred University names two local students to dean's list

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The following students were named to Alfred University's Fall 2012 dean's list:

Patrick Cigno, of Le Roy, a Ceramic Engineering major is a junior in the Inamori School of Engineering. A graduate of Le Roy Jr.-Sr. High School, Cigno is the son of Thomas and Korrine Cigno.

Christopher Vlack, of Elba, a Ceramic Engineering major is a freshman in the Inamori School of Engineering. A graduate of Elba Central School, Vlack is the son of Edward and Amy Vlack.

Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average to qualify for dean's list. Alfred University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top regional universities in the Northeast. The master of fine arts (MFA) ceramics program at Alfred Univerity ranks as one of the top in the nation.

Alfred University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies, as well as through its Schools of Engineering and Art and Design, and Business.

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