College notes

| 29 Jun 2017 | 06:57

GraduationsCaitlin Loyka of Warwick graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey.
Loyka will begin her graduate studies this fall in Philadelphia, pursing a PhD in clinical psychology.
Lauren Wu of Warwick graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience with minors in philosophy and biochemistry.
She will be attending the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.).
Her brother, James Wu, a 2010 graduate of Warwick Valley High School, graduated with honors from SUNY Stony Brook in 2014. He is in his fourth year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy (Parm.D) degree.
Casey Marianne Undersinger of Florida has earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania. A graduate of John S. Burke Catholic High School, Undersinger also was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.

Eleni Blu Wechsler of Warwick graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Wechsler is the child of Barbara Wechsler and Norman Wechsler and a graduate of Warwick Valley High School.
Thomas J. Sliter of Warwick received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University.
Presidential ScholarsThe following students have been named Presidential Scholars for the spring 2017 semester at Clarkson University:
Gerardo Dutan of Warwick, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering.
Andrew J. Meier of Florida, a senior majoring in civil engineering.
Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

The following students were named to the President’s List for the spring 2017 semester at Siena College in Loudonville:
Shannon Bauer of Warwick.
Sydney Mitchell of Warwick.
The President’s List requires a 3.9 grade point average or higher.
Morgan Lindsay of Warwick was recently named to the President’s List at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Lindsay, whose major is English Writing, was among 855 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence in the Spring 2017 semester.
To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Honors, programs and awardsMegan Shannon of Warwick, a student majoring in anthropology at SUNY Oneonta, is seeing firsthand what it would be like to work as an archaeologist during this summer’s Pine Lake Archaeological Field School.
The immersive learning experience takes students to Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus in West Davenport, about eight miles from SUNY Oneonta. There, they spend about eight hours a day learning basic methods in field archaeology, including surveying and excavating techniques, mapping and laboratory analysis.
While digging, sifting and examining a few small sections of earth at a time, students often discover artifacts, including cooking hearths, fire pits, stone tools and other evidence of ancient hunter-gatherer communities.
Students can earn six credits by taking the summer course.
The area of this year’s dig contains artifacts dating back 3,000 to 4,000 years. SUNY Oneonta anthropology Professor Renee Walker and Cindy Klink, an anthropology lecturer at Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta, believe the area was a gathering place for Native American people before the transition from hunting and gathering to plant horticulture and agriculture.

Bridget DeHaan of Warwick, a junior at Clarkson University majoring in civil engineering,received the following award during the spring semester: The Norbert L. Ackermann Endowed Fund Award: This award is given to two students, one in the sophomore class and one in the junior class of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering with the greatest promise for academic success.

Brianna Durante of Florida took advantage of an opportunity provided by the Undergraduate Research Office at Buffalo State to present original research to the campus community and the public.
The annual Student Research and Creativity Conference at Buffalo State provides students with the opportunity to explore their own academic interests through research and creative activities, and to share their findings with their peers, professors, and the larger campus community. By conducting their own research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students deepen their understanding while they create and share new knowledge.