GraduationsPatrick Christen, a graduate of Warwick Valley High School, has received his Masters with distinction in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He has taken a position in Boston.Austin Lenartowicz of Warwick has graduated from Siena College in Loudonville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing. Lenartowicz also was on the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. He has recently begun a position with Hamlyn Williams in New York City. The following students also graduated from Siena College in Loudonville:Madison Krizan of Warwick.Kateri Mandracchia of Warwick.Sydney Mitchell of Warwick.Shannon Bauer of Warwick.Dean’s listAlexander Patrick Amatetti of Warwick was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters at the University of Missouri at Columbia.The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at The College of Saint Rose in Albany:Joseph Cassidy of Warwick.Kristen Bruno of Florida.To qualify, students had to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail.The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester:FloridaLouis M. Balascio III, Daniel J. Clemente, Cassandra Feuerstack, Melissa M. Greiser, Noel A. Lafratta, QinYu Li, Rebecca Morganbesser, Natasha K. Reinholz and Kevin J. Sullivan.Greenwood LakeSarah Beattie, Brianna Benitez, George L. Cortes, Brittany A. Dreyhaupt, Julianna M. Montez, Brad A. Nowak, Kristin M. Ott and Nicole H. VanGieson.Pine IslandAmanda C. Biavati, Brittany N. Guerrera and Holly A. Rudinski.Sugar LoafSamantha H. PensoWarwickJohanna V. Bolick, Thomas P. Connolly, Annaliese C. Cranston, Darrin P. Duurloo, Sara Giarratano, Andrew R. Herbert, Patrick J. Leary, Jennifer B. Lindstrom, Richard J. Lomnitzer III, Amanda P. Lubaszka, Mark Mancini, Julia R. Martell, Kimberly C. McGowan, Neda Naz, Danielle N. Puleo, Rachael L. Richards, Anthony F. Russo, Edward S. Tapia Hernandez, Nicholas Vandenbos, Brian D. Waterman, Carolyn R. Weller and Alivia S. Zimmerman.The Dean’s List is comprised of students not on academic probation who achieved at least a 3.33 quality point average (QPA) over the course of the semester.Honors, awards, programsHeather Wander, a sophomore at SUNY New Paltz, just completed her Spring 2017 Semester with a 3.76 GPA. She has been approved under the SURE (Student Undergraduate Research Experience) program to conduct research at Lake Minnewaska for her second consecutive summer. Wander has previously been involved in the assessment of the lake’s ability to recover after the introduction of a minnow species. This summer, she is focusing on the effect that both zooplankton and nutrients have on algal growth (photoplankton at different depths in the lake). Wander also received a grant to attend the 102nd annual ESA (Ecological Society of America) in Portland, Oregon, this August where she will present Minnewaska recovery data. Additionally, Wander was chosen for an internship at Mohonk Preserve this coming fall where she will be working on another project in her discipline. She has maintained Dean’s List status for all four of her semesters at New Paltz.