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College Updates 03/08/12

March 14, 2012
Westfield Republican

Jackson awarded degree

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Ashley T. Jackson from Westfield was recently awarded a BS degree in human development from the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University.

Gelsimino to study in Ireland

ERIE, Pa. - Paige Gelsimino of Westfield is among 25 Mercyhurst University students and six faculty members spending Spring Term in Dungarvan, Ireland, from March 1 to May 12.

Gelsimino, a sophomore majoring in English, will reside in a townhouse development at the Park Hotel and take classes at the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre in the heart of town. The cohort will take courses in Anglo-Irish literature, environmental biology, comparative leadership and Irish language and history. The latter will be taught by Irish Professor Dr. Seamus O'Douillin of the Waterford Institute of Technology.

In addition to taking classes and enjoying an Irish immersion experience in Dungarvan, the group will take trips to Dublin, Galway and the Aran Islands and spend a week in Madrid, Spain.

Local students inducted into Alpha Kappa Beta

JAMESTOWN - Over 80 students at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus were inducted into the Alpha Kappa Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, on Feb. 25.

Craig A. Clark, dean of applied technology at Alfred State College and a 1975graduate of JCC, was the guest speaker for the ceremony, which was attended by about 275 friends and family members of the inductees. A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.

Inductees included: Kendelle Kosinski and Sandra Sundlov, Ashville; Rebecca Skinner, Clymer; Samantha Gilmore, Mayville; Darren McIntyre, Portland; Alyssa McGill, Ripley; Savannah Blanchard and Spencer Smith, Sherman; Jeffrey Emilson and Tonia Sprague, Westfield.



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