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Honored: Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, recently named three staff members employees of the quarter during a ceremony Dec. 19:

Amy Tulip, a coder and abstractor, joined CPH in 2011.

Nancy Guyette, certified pharmacy technician, joined the hospital as a nurse’s aide in August 2003 and moved to her present position in 2007.

Terri Simzer, interim director of physical rehabilitation, joined CPH in 2001 as a certified physical therapist and served as associate director before her current position.

Jefferson County

Honored: Laurie L. Woodward, left, and Ann M. Jenner, both registered professional nurses,were inducted into the New York State Health Works Honor Roll at a recent meeting of the Jefferson County Health and Human Services Committee.

Mrs. Woodward and Mrs. Jenner work for the county’s certified home health agency.



Service honored: Raymond Stiles celebrated 50 years of active service with the Madrid Volunteer Fire Department. He was honored Jan. 8 at the department’s January meeting. Mr. Stiles has been the only member of the department to achieve 50 years of service, having joined on Jan. 8, 1963. He is active with the St. Lawrence County Fire Police Association and is treasurer and a member of the fire police unit for Madrid Volunteer Fire Department.


Receives license: Ryan Grant, local musician, recently earned a private pilot license through the Mike Williams Flight School at Watertown International Airport.


Dean’s list

The following north country residents recently were named to the dean’s list at their colleges or universities:

Cazenovia College

To receive dean’s list honors for Cazenovia College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Megan A. Rexford, freshman, human services, graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams


Kara A. Lopcey, freshman, criminal justice and homeland securities studies, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton


Amanda N. Shane, junior, human services, specializing in social services for children and youth, graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Hamburg, N.J.


Jenna M. Kraeger, junior, management, specializing in business management, graduate of South Lewis Central School, Turin


Alayna J. Davison, junior, psychology, graduate of Gouverneur Central School


Elijah C. Anderson, junior, international studies, graduate of Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville


Brittany L. Hill, senior, studio art/photography, graduate of Lisbon Central School


Matthew R. Komondor, sophomore, management, specializing in business management, graduate of Lowville Academy and Central School


Kallie M. Barnes, sophomore, management, specializing in accounting, graduate of Massena Central School

Leigha J. Burkhalter, sophomore, inclusive elementary education, graduate of Massena Central School


Tangie M. Muncil, freshman, human services, specializing in counseling and mental health, graduate of Clifton-Fine Central School, Star Lake


Benjamin Wood, junior, criminal justice and homeland security studies, graduate of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Parishville

Saranac Lake

Leah M. Kleist, sophomore, studio art, graduate of Saranac Lake Central School


Taylor N. Kubber, senior, inclusive elementary education, graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia

Tupper Lake

Meghan R. Larkin, junior, interior design, graduate of Tupper Lake Central School

Champlain College,

Burlington, Vt.

To receive dean’s list honors at Champlain College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Great Bend

Kristen Orlando, professional writing, daughter of Lauri Flint and Jeffrey Orlando, Hanover, Pa.

Coastal Carolina University,

Conway, S.C.

To receive dean’s list honors at Coastal Carolina University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.25.

Saranac Lake

Jacquelyn M. Dubee, exercise and sport science


Jeremy P. Aiken, finance

Cornell University,


To receive dean’s list honors at Cornell University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.


Wyatt Daviau


The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:


Receives doctorate: Dewayne Bramlett, Watertown, received a doctorate in occupational therapy from Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Studying abroad


Performing research: Elizabeth Bastien, Canton, is conducting research in Nepal. A sophomore at St. Lawrence University, Canton, she is majoring in economics. Miss Bastien, along with two SLU professors and two other students are conducting interviews with families who receive remittances, or payments from family members who have left and moved elsewhere, and the impact that the money has on education and literacy.

Studying abroad: Spencer Mallette, Canton, is spending his spring semester in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Mr. Mallette is a senior biology and environmental studies major at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt. He graduated from Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton.

Throughout the area

Studied abroad: Three north country residents who are students at Siena College, Loudonville, spent their fall semester studying abroad.


Nikita Gupta, junior, biology, studied in Copenhagen, Denmark


Brittany Tayler, junior, biology, studied in Athens, Greece

Tupper Lake

Shauna Pratico, junior, English, studied in Siena, Italy

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