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@datebook city label underlined:Philadelphia

Winners: Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, hosted its first “Iron Chef” competition on April 24. The winning team was made up of students John Moran, Noah Davidson, Jessica Varin and Emily Elcsisin.


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Scholarships: The North Central Zone of New York State Retired Teachers’ Association announced the winners of its $500 Scholarships for Future Educators. The four students were honored at the association’s spring luncheon June 4. They are:

Gabrielle M. Slate, Alexandria Central School, Alexandria Bay, the daughter of John and Lisa Slate, Alexandria Bay. She plans to major in early childhood and elementary education at SUNY Cortland.

Heather R. Miller, Carthage Central School, the daughter of Mark and Lori Miller, Carthage. She plans to major in elementary education at either SUNY Oneonta or the College of St. Rose, Albany.

Lillia J. Woolschlager, Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls, is the daughter of Peter and Kathy Woolschlager, Croghan. She plans to major in secondary education, music, at SUNY Potsdam.

Lauren L. Labiendo, LaFargeville Central School, is the daughter of Patrick and Patti Labiendo, LaFargeville. She plans to major in secondary education, physical education, at Jefferson Community College, Watertown.



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

St. John Fisher College,


@datebook city label underlined:Adams Center

MacKenzie L. Hall, bachelor’s degree, biology, minor of chemistry/psychology, magna cum laude. Miss Hall, daughter of Chris Hyde-Hall and Frederick E. Hall Jr., Adams Center, received dean’s list honors at St. John Fisher College for eight consecutive semesters and earned a grade point average of 4.0 her senior year. A 2009 graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams, she has been accepted to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, to study medicine.


@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Honored: Jefferson Community College, Watertown, observed the retirement of nine faculty and staff, two newly appointed emeriti and honored faculty and staff for milestone years of service to the college at the annual recognition celebration held May 3.

@datebook city label underlined:Retirees

Mary Lou Bertrand, who joined JCC in 1984 as a business instructor, will retire in August as a professor after 29 years of service.

Carolyn C. Clark, who joined JCC in 1989 as an anatomy and physiology instructor, retired in May as associate professor of biology after 24 years of service.

Frank P. Florence, who joined JCC in 1995 as a geology instructor, will retire as professor of geology after 18 years of service.

Elizabeth Ann Durant, who joined the New York State Small Business Development Center in 1991 as a part-time counselor, retired in December after 18 years of service.

Marie A. Hess, who joined JCC in 1975 to fill a sabbatical leave in nursing, retired in December as a professor of nursing, which she achieved in 1991, and as program coordinator for the U.S. Department of Labor Grant.

Bruce J. Lobaito, who joined JCC in 1992 in the institutional technology department, retired in March after 21 years of service.

Mark D. Strader, who joined JCC in 1990 as a maintenance mechanic, will retire this summer as senior building maintenance mechanic 1, which he achieved in 2008, after 23 years of service.

Karen R, Webb, who joined JCC in 2005 as the first human resources professional, will retire in December after seven years of service.

Shirley A. Weikel, who joined JCC in 2010 as an assistant professor in the nursing department, will retire after seven years of service.

@datebook city label underlined:Retirees with Emeriti status

Richard C. Howland, trustee emeritus, retired from the JCC Board of Trustees after a nine year tenure. His term included roles as chairman, vice chairman and member of two committees, budget and planning and personnel.

Richard F. Young, professor emeritus, retired from JCC after serving the college for 41 years at several levels and in multiple capacities.

@datebook city label underlined:Years of Service honorees

30 Years

Tina A. Berkey, Kevin R. Clark, Mary M. Newman and Michael K. White

@datebook city label underlined:25 Years

Michael Babcock, Courtney Bauer, Linda Dening, Rosemary Deusser-Jensen and Kimberly Stearns

@datebook city label underlined:20 Years

Venkat Chebolu, Bonnie Moore, Gail Patrick, Rachael Riordan and Paul Rowe

@datebook city label underlined:15 Years

Paul Alteri, Kathryn Brownell, Charlotte Lashomb, Judy LeFrancois, Cheryl Martin, Lynn Sprott and Sheree Trainham

@datebook city label underlined:10 Years

Thomas Baker, Teresa Boulton, Patricia Crowder, JoLynn Fiorentino, Stephanie Gillette, Patricia Jaacks, Richard Merryman, Roxanna Silsby, Helena Youngs and Gerald Zoanetti

@datebook city label underlined:Five Years

Michael Avery, Lisa Beck, Edward Carpenter, Lawrence Danforth, Leah Deasy, Adrienne DeMiceli, Frank Doldo, Deborah Elliott, Kathy Flanders, Tanya Hoistion, Carleen Huxley, Marilyn LaForty, Timothy LaGoy, Virginia Lott, Alicia Lytle, Brandon Maxam, Charlene Moser, Beverly Norton, Jayne Perry, Michael Perry, JoAnne Rhubart, Roy Romano, Rebecca Shakespeare, Raymond Side, Tammy Stamper and Gabrielle Thompson

President’s list

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

SUNY Institute of Technology,


To receive president’s list honors at SUNY Institute of Technology for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Kaitlin Brown

Craig Dittl

Corrine Reed

@datebook city label underlined:Dexter

Erica Hovey

Eugene Peckham

@datebook city label underlined:Port Leyden

Amy McLoughlin

@datebook city label underlined:Theresa

Nannette Backus

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Emily Lafary

SUNY Oswego

To receive president’s list honors at SUNY Oswego for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Mackenzie Gillett, junior, graphic design

@datebook city label underlined:Brushton

Dwayne Ghostlaw, junior, adolescence education

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Christopher Bankard, senior, economics

Ashley Turner, senior, psychology

Jennifer Walters, senior, public justice

@datebook city label underlined:Constableville

Leanne Higby, senior, zoology

@datebook city label underlined:DeKalb Junction

Courtney Bigelow, senior, business administration

@datebook city label underlined:Dexter

Kelly Stacey, junior, information science

@datebook city label underlined:Ellisburg

Jane Zeller, senior, public justice

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Timothy Bowman, junior, Spanish

@datebook city label underlined:Henderson Harbor

Chad Ladue, senior, public justice

@datebook city label underlined:Hermon

Lacey Brown, senior, zoology

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Keith Gallucci, junior, cinema and screen studies

@datebook city label underlined:Lorraine

Kristen Dingman, senior, childhood education

@datebook city label underlined:Martinsburg

Morgan Rook, senior, graphic design

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Ashley Devine, senior, psychology

Vanessa Rappleyea, senior, global and international studies

@datebook city label underlined:Pulaski

Danielle Aguilar, senior, accounting

Andi Lebeau, senior, anthropology

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Zachary Dalessandro, sophomore, accounting

@datebook city label underlined:Tupper Lake

Henry Salamy, senior, psychology

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Courtney Ackerman, senior, psychology

Lena Netto, senior, business administration

Allison Rhode, junior, graphic design

Benjamin Street, senior, economics

Union University,

Jackson, Tenn.

To receive president’s list honors at Union University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Lake Placid

Julia Appleton

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