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GraduationsSami Dawud of Warwick received a master of engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam on Dec. 31, 2016.

Dean’s listTara Heatley, of Warwick, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, N.J., has been named to the Honors List for the fall 2016 semester.

To qualify, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Nicholas Zintel of Warwick has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester at Syracuse University with a GPA of 3.56. Zintel, a Warwick Valley High School graduate, is a sophomore enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications as a Television, Radio & Film major.

The Newhouse School requires a 3.5 GPA for the Dean’s List honor.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester at Morrisville State College:

Nickolas Ghiloni of Warwick.

Gregory Maher of Warwick.

Ryan Balseiro of Warwick.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours.

Awards, honors, programsWarwick residents Kyle Dudgeon and Blair O’Brien were among 13 SUNY Oneonta students spent a week in New Orleans for a wetlands restoration service-learning project in the Lower 9th Ward.

Accompanied by Wendy Lascell, assistant professor of geography, and Linda Drake, director of the college’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community, the students arrived in New Orleans on Feb. 25 returned March 5. They documented their trip on a Facebook page.

Working with a nonprofit organization called Common Ground Relief, the students planted grasses and cypress trees in coastal areas imperiled by hurricanes, development and engineering projects that have eroded land and endangered wildlife.

Now in its third year, the trip offers a valuable opportunity for students interested in working in wetlands restoration or disaster management to gain field experience.

Cultural immersion is also a big part of the trip, and some of the most powerful experiences happen through the students’ personal interactions with other volunteers and residents of the Lower 9th Ward.

The project is supported by a Domestic Intercultural Immersion Grant offered through SUNY Oneonta’s StAR (Strategic Allocation of Resources) program.

Dudgeon is majoring in Environmental Science.

O’Brien is majoring in Geography.

Luke Sheridan, an adolescent education major from Warwick, was a member of the 2016-17 SUNY Oneonta men’s swimming and diving team.

The Red Dragons finished with a dual meet record of 2-4 this season and finished eighth at the SUNYAC championship meet. Sheridan competed in the sprint freestyle events this season.

SUNY Geneseo student Mackenzie Hintze from Warwick was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society during an induction ceremony on campus. Juniors or seniors with a grade point average that places them in the top 15 percent of their class are eligible for membership.

Golden Key International Honour Society provides academic recognition to top-performing college and university students as well as scholarships and awards, career and internship opportunities, networking, service and leadership development opportunities. The society has more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world.



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