511 students named to spring FLCC dean’s list

A total of 511 full- and part-time students were named to the Finger Lakes Community College dean’s list for spring 2021.

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a 3.5 grade point average and meet other criteria as follows:

Full-time students are eligible if they are matriculated – meaning enrolled in a degree program – and achieve a 3.5 grade point average for the semester (12 or more hours of earned credit) with no grade below passing and no incompletes.

Part-time students are eligible if they are matriculated, have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at FLCC, earn a combined total of at least 12 credit hours for a given year and achieve a 3.5 grade point average with no grade below passing and no incompletes. The student must be part-time for both semesters. The dean’s list for part-time students is compiled at the end of the spring term only.

Below are students by county and town:

ALLEGANY
Belmont: David Holmes, Christian Stuck
Wellsville: Morgan Barber, Brianna Basile, Lacey Shuttleworth

BROOME
Endicott: Mary Mazzarese
Endwell: Joseph Temple
Vestal: Corey Ledgerwood

CATTARAUGUS
Allegany: Ryan Kellogg

CAYUGA
Auburn: Stacey Church
Jordan: John Pritchard

CHAUTAUQUA
Cherry Creek: Malori Waag
Forestville: Brycen Shomper

CHEMUNG
Elmira: Danielle Madigan
Erin: Abigail Loper
Horseheads: Valerie Uhler
Van Etten: Laurin Hastings

CHENANGO
Walton: Theresa Wildey

CLINTON
Plattsburgh: Victoria Aguilar, Jaclyn Bennett

CORTLAND
Cortland: Madisen Tucker

DUTCHESS
Beacon: Andrew Singh

ERIE
Buffalo: Angela Ballard, Garrett Licht
Orchard Park: Rebecca Kondol
Springville: Jaime Foster

FULTON
Gilboa: Gabrielle Groves

GENESEE
Byron: Rose Hubbard, Kayla Piedmonte

JEFFERSON
Chaumont: Ryleigh Young
Watertown: Cindy Gay

LIVINGSTON
Avon: Jennifer Clark
Caledonia: Austin Berkemeier, Tanner Nothnagle
Conesus: Alec VanScoter
Dansville: AlyssaMarie Bowser, Leanne Camuto, Kevin Roelle
Geneseo: John Christie, Grace Thompson
Hemlock: Caitlynne Marczyk
Lima: Benjamin Beckley, Ian Dague, Mariah McGuire, Ezekiel Sonoga, Paige Stein
Livonia: William Hitchcock, Susanna Howard, Abby Simmons
Springwater: Samantha Gossage

MADISON
Canastota: Jeffrey Olden

MONROE
Brockport: Kerry Mallon
Churchville: Katherine Harmon
Fairport: Emmie Aufderheide, Kathryn Crawford, Kara Curtin, Mitchell Hill, Kaitlyn Hoitt, Joy-Chi Laneri,  Alexandra Long, Lydia McNally, Zoe Ruben, Kai Vogt, Treveon Wade
Hamlin: Maxwell Jackson
Hilton: Ryan Beutel, Emma Garver, John Pfeffer
Honeoye Falls: Caroline Chudnick, Chester Doskos, Leah Herring, Allissa Merritt, William Weiss
Mendon: William Allen
Penfield: Kayla McCormick
Pittsford: Josiah Capozzi, Peter Jensen

Rochester: Angelica Acosta, Jonathan Bailey, Mark Begenisich, Nathaniel Biggs, Andrew Black, Christopher Bradford, Nyaliah Butler, Justin Coates, Abbey DiDuro, Alexis Drake-Alam, Jordan Fernweh,  DeYonna Goolsby, Maria Hubbel, Rebecca Kane, Robert Kelly, Tyler Koster, Jonathan Landry, Max Mannino, Alexander McCrossen, Caroline Muthoni, Jorge Oropeza, Dominic Pasquantonio, Alexander Pulvino, Celina Ramos, Megan Rawlings, Julianna Skill, Sudeep Soni, Vanessa Sotomayor, Hannah Whitehead, Patrick Zufelt

Scottsville: Chad Combs
West Henrietta: Andrea Arce, Alex Dickerson, Alexis Garcia, Austin Nichols
Webster: Kayla Halstead, James Marasco, Christian Olson, Dalton Talbot, Courtney Teeter, Angelica Tito

NASSAU
Island Park: Colleen Rohlehr
Oceanside: Victoria Cipollina
Roosevelt: Parminder Dhillon
Valley Stream: Gina Pontrelli

NEW YORK CITY
Astoria: Matthew Burges, Kyle Ridley
Bayside Hills: Catherine Rivers
Bronx: Olga Grajeda-Giske, Lisa Lawrence, Jennifer Pagan
Brooklyn: Jakia Bell, Andrew Bogovych, Zakaria Gassab, Natalie Saint-Cloud
Howard Beach: Lisette Ortega
Kew Gardens: Zoya Sheikh
New York: Erin Grgas, Elyse Robinson, Geoffrey Awinyo
Queens Village: Devika Seenath
Ridgewood: Sheerel Abraham
Woodside: Jarod Armstrong

NIAGARA
Gasport: Alex Xapsos
Niagara Falls: Jacob Ramos

ONEIDA
Rome: Brianna Kelley

ONONDAGA
Baldwinsville: Claire McMahon
Clay: Leslie Strobeck
Skaneateles: Matthew Lopez
Syracuse: Emily Doyle, Leah Hill, Matthew Spuches

ONTARIO
Bloomfield: Samuel Berger, Austin Bonbrake, Joanne Campbell, Samuel Conlon, Hanna Erdle, James McClelland, Catherine Molloy, Sarah Nelson, Nichele Scherzi, Brittney Starken, Adam Vandyke, Emme Warden

Canandaigua: Rebekah Abdallah, Ashlyn Badger, Alison Bateman, Shelby Brennessel, Inez Burkard, Jessica Butler, Russell Cammarata, Danielle Catlin, Austin Cayward, Kerry Clark, Jamie Detota, Ludolph Duyssen, Steven Edson, Michael Flynn, Sarah Frost, Cecelia Harris-Maxwell, Jacob Hartman, Aimee Hawkins, Samuel Healy, Jeffrey Howard, Diana Jordan, Derek LaFlam, Derek May, Megan Meek, Lydia Miller, Erin Norton, Ryan O’Shea, Liam Outhouse, Amanda Perry, Faith Personale, Cierra Pierce, Aaron Pierce, Giannina Popelka, Allyssa Richmond, Sydney Rosario, Lisa Ryan, Matthew Sallee, Susan Schmeer, Emma Sipos, Lindsay Spurling, Jacob Stanwix, Mitchell Steedman, Ashleigh Stetzel, Heather Stramonine, Francesca Tiermini, Jordan Tipton, Keegan Trainor, Erin Tuck, Joseph Weeg, Rebecca Williams, Nyoka Wilmer, Kayla Youngs, David Zabliski

Clifton Springs: Taylor Richards, Shea Carr, Ashley Chrisman, Jonathan Coleman, Perry Galens, Lydia Garofalo, Amanda Hilburn, Christina Hyde, Jonathan Jacobs, Codi Logan, Nicole Watts, Dylan Wong

Farmington: Ginikachi Adjaero, Tyler Bailey, Matthew Butts, Joshua Capps, Samantha Catholdi, Shannon Colombai, Gabrielle Constantino, Madison Cunningham, Marta Dominguez-Loaiza, MacKenzie Flaherty, Jake Harvey, Jessica King, Samantha LaPointe, Bianca Laudise, Kasey Lawrence, Linda Mesick, Jessica Montevecchio, Claire Rider, Allison Riley, Annalyse Roman, Heather Sadler, Cecelia Santell, Brooklyn Santiago, Nicholas Thomas, Emma Wesley

Geneva: John Alexander, Emily Augustine, Olivia Bacon, Lucas Cupelli, Emma Harris, Lindsey Johnston, Aneesah Lattimore, Nicholas Mazzocchi, Jennifer McQuillan, Erica Miller, Kelly Moschiano, Angel Ochoa Palma, Nathan Olocki, Shelly Olsen, Kelly Rodgers, Zachary Sostack, Tyler VanOrden, Giovanni Ventura, Emma Williams-McIntyre

Hall: Kaitlin Smith

Honeoye: Kelly Baker, Samantha Colf, Jennifer Hinton, Alex Rubadeau, Ashley Taylor

Ionia: Reece Catalano

Manchester: Jena Caramazza, Michelle D’Arduini, Caitlin Hale, Benjamin Moran, Kenneth Schrom

Naples: Mariah Clawson, Kara Cusson, Elizabeth Fellows, Caitlin Goodwin, Theresa Hays, Christina Macaluso-Patterson, Ava Sheedy, Kathy Stanton, Kallyn Stekl, Michaela Williams

Oaks Corners: Vanessa Stevens

Phelps: Justin Babcock, Joshua Delgado, Hayley Peisher, Natasha Sherman, Anna Smith,  Erik Verdehem

Port Gibson: MarQuan Jackson

Shortsville: Eliott English, Lydia Tuttle

Stanley: Dylan Howell, Nikkohl Luehm, Colby Rowe

Victor: Joshua Arquette, Corey Baiera, Alyssa Baird, William Brady, Jenna Claudio, Ethan Davis, Samantha Farrelly, Gabrielle Landry, Alfonso Montes, Zane Palzer, Bonnie Pestle, Patricia Rowe, Cort Sherman, Katrina VanOrman

ORANGE
Maybrook: Dorian Stallard
Monroe: Esther Taub
West Point: Tiffany Gentile

OSWEGO
Cleveland: Patricia Geldof

 

RENSSELAER
Rensselaer: Dana Endres

SCHOHARIE
Sharon Springs: Owen Rohac

SCHUYLER
Cayuta: Samantha Dudgeon

SENECA
Interlaken: Julia Diamond
Lodi: Morgan McGonigal, Leah Shields
Ovid: Jamie Bruning, Carolyn Natale, Aliyah Reed
Romulus: Ravyn Vest, Tabitha Wilson
Seneca Falls: Hunter Brignall, Taylor Brignall, Mary Carter, William Chasteen, Joanny Garcia, Angel Gonzalez, Kobe LaPrade, Kristen Poole, Libby Smith, Brenden Sofo, David Thieringer, Victor Tumbiolo, Michael Zellers
Waterloo: Justin Bailey, Kendall Cornwell, Joseph DiGiovanni, Derrick Frenney, Abraham Kinney, JaiQuon Lewis, Colleen McCulloch, Bethany Ovenshire, Elizabeth Payne, Clarissa Robson, Mariah Russ, Ryan Smith, Rena Strickland

  1. LAWRENCE
    Winthrop: Samuel LyonSTEUBEN
    Bath: Camden Muller
    Canisteo: Tracy Stillman
    Hammondsport: Ashley Bason, Abigail Schroo, Madison Wright
    Painted Post: Jessica Sanford
    Prattsburgh: Griffin Iversen, Lydia Lenhard
    Savona: Kalyska Payne
    Wayland: Allison ClaysonSUFFOLK
    Bohemia: Michaela Gamaldi
    Brentwood: Maria Arocho
    Commack: Alexander Thur
    Lindenhurst: Nataliya Popovych
    Manorville: Sky Garcia
    Ronkonkoma: Nicholas Sala

    TOMPKINS
    Ithaca: Eric Ramsey, Lindsey Reynolds
    Lansing: Kaitlin Aasen

    WASHINGTON
    Salem: Katie Lapishka, Amber Marks

    WAYNE
    Clyde: McKenna Hunt, Ignacio Mateo IV

Lyons: Janaye Austin, Abram Johnson, Christian Lucas, Martin Rodrick, Shannon Sergent, Kylie Stanton, Jacob Stearns, Tia Stowell

Macedon: Mia Beutel, Nigel Butler, Mattia Hofstetter, Madilyne Mancuso, Zackary Morrison, Kaitlyn Nichols, Kyle Russell, Nicklaus Sapienza, Trevor Smart, Tanner Thompson, Madeline VanGorden, Stephanie Vitalone, Mackenzie Zerniak

Marion: Erin Boise, Briana Chauncey, Jessica Mander, Alejandra Vargas, Faith Woodcock

Newark: Isaac Allerton, Cora Barbera, Phoebe Bates, Jacob Boughton, Megan Bowman, Benjamin Cepulo, Kenneth Close, Samantha Compton, Suzanne Custer, Aleksandra Dewa, Kaylee Dunn, Joy Elmore, Derek Hasbrouck, Elizabeth Henninger, Jaiden Hernandez, Bradley Lamphier, Sarah Lincoln, Mercedes Logins, Susanna MacLaren, Leanna Murray, Coral Silver, Audrey Smith, Jordan Walker, Luke Wilson

Ontario: Christopher Bosch, Hannah Davis, Jacob Kachmaryk, Katherine Pierce

Palmyra: Emma Brooks, Irina Chebotareva, Rebecca Choromanski, Dylan Graham, Kellie Johnson, Maureen McClelland, Austin Riggs, Katherine Smyth, Hannah Snelling, Grace Stiner, Madison Upchurch, Elizabeth Wagner

Red Creek: Chloe Coffey

Rose: Matthew McCarthy

Savannah: Amanda Peck

Sodus: Garret Anderson, Miranda Bennett, Noah DeGraff, Hugh Laird, Aubre Wickman

Walworth: Jillian Angotti, Camryn Bacon, Blake Britton, Katherine Dwyer, Allison Smith

Williamson: Kelly Larock-Boyd, Olivia Masker,  Samantha Neild,  Andrew Niles, Crystal Polak, Heather Ramsdell, Alexander Savory, Adam Schreiber, Jordan Williams

Wolcott: Hailey DeNoto, Paula Godkin, Michelle Humes

WESTCHESTER
Mt. Kisco: Steve Philipp

 

YATES
Dundee: Vivienne Dillon, Tarah Jayne, Hannah Miller
Keuka Park: Morgan Kingsley-Hunt
Middlesex: Hunter Murphy, Megan Walker
Penn Yan: Rebecca Braden, Jessica Cintron, Natalie Dawley, Emily Clary, Kelly Coriale, Holly Davis, Jenna Kinner, Chloe Madigan, Lauren Monroe, Jessica Monroe, Vincent Nicosia, Brendan Pinckney, Lukas Rood, Brittney Shamma, Lindsey Vankeuren, Rachel Wheeler, Paul Wise
Rushville: Samantha George, Hannah Schaubert

OUT OF STATE
East Haven, Conn.: Angelica Lawler
Davie, Fla.: Alfredo Hurtado
Senoia, Ga.: Taegan Salamone-Lent
Luray, Kans.: Taylor Chinski
Milford, Maine: Daniel Corcoran
Montclair, N.J.: Jose Andujar
Westfield, N.J.: Asia Muselli
Fort Mill, S.C.: Jeramy Youmans

Editor’s Note: FLCC also sends this list to newspapers throughout the region. Those newspapers typically publicize only students from their readership areas and on their own schedule. 

 

Returning student will never look at wine the same way again

This video gives an overview of the FLCC viticulture and wine technology associate degree program, which was recently featured in a video series called “In Depth,” created for and distributed on public television. The series highlights breakthroughs and innovations in education, health, technology, agriculture and other industries.

Kerry Mallon first learned that FLCC taught vineyard management and winemaking in the Wine Spectator, a magazine that explores wine and wine culture.

Headshot of Kerry Mallon
Kerry Mallon

Mallon has worked in many fields over the years, most recently in delivery with UPS and the U.S. Postal Service as well as passenger transportation. She was fascinated by the Finger Lakes region’s iconic industry, but going back to school would be a big step.

An inquiry led her to Gina Lee, assistant coordinator of the viticulture and wine technology program. They discussed the one-year certificate, perfect for older adults who want to learn the skills but do not need the general education courses required for a full degree.

“As an older, returning student, I was somewhat hesitant about doing it from two perspectives. One, am I out of practice at this level of science? Two, will the industry hire someone like me?” Mallon said. “Now, I would tell anyone to do it, and if you think you’re too old, you’re not. I had to dig deep into the recesses of my brain to pull out some old science and math knowledge to get through, but so far so good.”

While COVID-19 has meant a fair amount of online work, she has learned to prune vines in a vineyard and to measure juice sugar and wine alcohol content in the college’s enology lab.

Required courses are General Chemistry I, Introduction to Wines and Vines, Basic Viticulture Techniques, Summer Vineyard Technology Practicum, Introduction to Enology Lab Techniques, Vineyard Management, Fall Wine Technology Practicum, Enology I, and First Aid and Basic Life Support.

“As to being hired, I’m working on an internship, and I am very hopeful,” she continued. “From what I’ve seen touring the Finger Lakes wineries and visiting tasting rooms, there are folks of all ages involved at all levels. So, I am greatly encouraged in that regard.”

FLCC launched its viticulture and wine technology degree program in fall 2009 in response to interest among local winemakers for a formal training program. FLCC partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Finger Lakes Grape Program and Anthony Road Wine Company in 2012 to plant a 2-acre teaching and demonstration vineyard where students learn hands on vineyard practices and harvest grapes for winemaking. In 2015, the college opened the FLCC Viticulture and Wine Center at the Cornell Agriculture and Technology Park in Geneva. The facility has an enology lab, teaching winery, vineyard and aging rooms to provide students with the same equipment and environment they will experience in the industry.

The classes are always a mix of traditional students right out of high school and older students like Mallon. The older students do not always get the degree, and often take only the relevant classes. The new certificate program ensures they have a credential that represents a cohesive educational program employers recognize.

The college is also developing an online version of the certificate that would compress hands-on elements into a two-week residency, making it more accessible to those who do not have time in their schedule for hands-on classes through the year.

FLCC’s viticulture programming was recently featured in a video series called “In Depth,” created for and distributed on public television. The series highlights breakthroughs and innovations in education, health, technology, agriculture and other industries.

Mallon said her three months in the program have already changed the way she views winemaking.

“You will not look at wine in the same way again. Despite all the precise science, it really is a magical process,” she said. “Even if you were to simply be curious about how it all works, it’s worth looking into taking the certificate program. It isn’t the same commitment as the associate degree, and you could do it part-time or with a fast-track approach, depending on your goals.”

For more information on the FLCC viticulture and wine technology degree or certificate programs, contact the One Stop Center at onestop@flcc.edu or (585) 785-1000.

FLCC announces Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Finger Lakes Community College announces the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. A total of 474 students earned this honor.

To be eligible for the FLCC fall dean’s list, full-time students enrolled in a degree or certificate program must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed 12 or more credit hours. Part-time students are included in the spring dean’s list.

Below are the students listed by county and town:

ALLEGANY

Angelica: Cassidy Mountain

Belmont: David Holmes, Christian Stuck

Cuba: Jackson Mackowski

Friendship: Calum Ruxton

Wellsville: Brianna Basile, Hunter Kear, Lacey Shuttleworth, Ashley Taylor

BRONX

Brentwood: Maria Arocho

Bronx: Matthew Haye Swainson, Lisa Lawrence

BROOME

Endicott: Mary Mazzarese

Endwell: Joseph Temple

CATTARAGUS

Allegany: Samuel Giardini, John Giardini

CAYUGA

Jordan: John Pritchard

CHAUTAUQUA

Forestville: Brycen Shomper

CLINTON

Plattsburgh: Jaclyn Bennett

COLUMBIA

Hudson: Walter Hill

CORTLAND

Cortland: Madisen Tucker

DUTCHESS

Beacon: Andrew Singh

ERIE

Buffalo: Angela Ballard, Garrett Licht

Orchard Park: Rebecca Kondol

Springville: Jaime Foster

FULTON

Gilboa: Gabrielle Groves

GENESEE

Byron: Rose Hubbard, Daniel Jensen

Pavilion: Nathan Coy

KINGS

Brooklyn: Zakaria Gassab, Lori Labossiere, Teressa Lawrence, Jakia Bell

LIVINGSTON

Avon: Jennifer Clark

Caledonia: Tanner Nothnagle

Conesus: Jennifer Blakemore, Kaylee Chandler

Dansville: Leanne Camuto, Jadyn Rittenhouse, Kevin Roelle

Lima: Benjamin Beckley, Ian Dague, Gretchen Heisinger, Adrian Marcellus, Mariah McGuire, Megan Trezise

Livonia: Susanna Howard, Abby Simmons

MADISON

Canastota: Megan Cretaro

MONROE

Churchville: Katherine Harmon

East Rochester: Timothy Obilisundar-Delaney

Fairport: Madeline Anderson, Emmie Aufderheide, Kathryn Crawford, Paul Gusmerotti, Timothy Janick, Meaghan Knee, Joy-Chi Laneri, Lydia McNally, Christian Olson, Hannah Papke, Lynessa Patterson, Grace Tursi

Hamlin: Tyler Danielak

Hilton: Ryan Beutel, John Pfeffer

Honeoye Falls: Morgan Brunner, Caroline Chudnick, Chester Doskos, Leah Herring, Allissa Merritt

Mendon: William Allen, Amy Slentz

Penfield: Skylar Betts, Johnathan Lupinetti

Pittsford: Josiah Capozzi, Maxx Countryman, Nicole Goodnough, Alexis Rippey, Nicholas Stein

Rochester: Angelica Acosta, Nyaliah Butler, Coral Chovaniec, Tyler Curtis, Abbey DiDuro, Alexis Drake-Alam, DeYonna Goolsby, Delia Hanley, Maria Hubbel, Rebecca Kane, Jonathan Landry, Victoria McKenzie, Geoffrey Medler, Edward Morrison, Dominic Pasquantonio, Grant Rodriguez, Amelia Salerno, Jason Smith, Katelyn Stokes, Rebecca Storto, Shaquanda Stubbs, Ruth Woodin

Rush: Rhett Crooks

West Henrietta: Alex Dickerson, Alexis Garcia

Webster: Bradon Detro, Josh Martins, Ian Palmer, Alessia Paratore, Nicolas Shengulette, Courtney Teeter

NEW YORK

New York: Geoffrey Awinyo, Tyler Boudreaux, Erin Grgas, Elyse Robinson

NIAGARA

Niagara Falls: Jacob Ramos

ONEIDA

Rome: Skyler Donley, Brianna Kelley

ONONDAGA

Baldwinsville: Emily Baird, Nathan Durkin, Jenna Wallace

Fabius: Christopher Wagner

Skaneateles: Matthew Lopez

Syracuse: Leah Hill, Ajeet Samuel

ONTARIO

Bloomfield: Samuel Berger, Austin Bonbrake, Joanne Campbell, Samuel Conlon, Robert Duliba III, Regan Haran, April Iachetta, Jonathan Kornbau, Jayde Langan, Christopher Mathis, Morgan Mitchell, Sarah Nelson, Brittney Starken, Emme Warden

Canandaigua: Sash Bollman, Rachel Boock, Shelby Brennessel, Matthew Brumagin, Kelly Callon, Russell Cammarata, Danielle Catlin, Austin Cayward, Andrew Corley, Sarah Ducar, Ashley Durkee, Olivia Fiero, Sophia Garlock, Cecelia Harris-Maxwell, Aimee Hawkins, Savannah Howard, Malcolm Ivers, Derek May, Amanda Mette, McKayla Moore, Kira Nixon, Alicia Nolan, Erin Norton, Katelyn Oneil, Strider O’Neill, Aaron Pierce, Cierra Pierce, Patrick Pinneo, Jaylea Ransom, Brena Rocca, Lisa Ryan, Matthew Sallee, Susan Schmeer, Nathen Seubert, Emilee Skuse, Faith-Anne Smith, Jacob Stanwix, Mitchell Steedman, Ashleigh Stetzel, Francesca Tiermini, Jadynn Tiffany, Jordan Tipton, Daniel Waldorf, Rebecca Williams, Erik Winarski, Kayla Youngs, David Zabliski

Clifton Springs: Taylor Richards, Shea Carr, Alexis Case, Lydia Garofalo, Christina Hyde, Octavio Mateo, Nicole Watts, Dylan Wong

Farmington: Zachary Bach, Carolyn Bisson, Gabrielle Constantino, Madison Cunningham, Rylee Delaney, Joshua Hall, Jake Harvey, Kaarel Kuus, Samantha LaPointe, Bianca Laudise, Linda Mesick, Allison Riley, Cecelia Santell, Mia Tambasco, Taylor Triou, Emma Wesley, Zachary Winters

Geneva: Olivia Bacon, Aaliyah Beverly, Jason Carle, Jonathan Ferrer, Emma Harris, Lindsey Johnston, Rachael Kurtz, Nicholas Mazzocchi, Angel Ochoa Palma, Nathan Olocki, Shelly Olsen, Amanda Owens, Alejandro Rudas, Shelby Smoker, Bailey Wayne, Rachael Webb, Emma Williams-McIntyre

Honeoye: Matthew Baker

Manchester: Jena Caramazza, Caitlin Hale, MarQuan Jackson, Stacey Swanger, Caitlin Unger

Naples: Madeline Abraham, Mariah Clawson, Jake Cratsley, Kara Cusson, Brianna Faber, Michael Hicks, Kate Livingston, Christina Macaluso-Patterson, Sophia Parshall, Ava Sheedy, Kallyn Stekl, Maeve Wright

Phelps: Nicole Augustine, Hannah Galloway, Morgan Lanich, John Salton, Abigail Sloane, Anna Smith, Erik Verdehem

Shortsville: Sara Clarke, Desiree Dixon, Eliott English, Brandy McNinch, Ryan Wood

Stanley: Gavin Davis, Dylan Howell, Treyci Krenzer, Dominique Robinson, Colby Rowe

Victor: Corey Baiera, Kalin Bailey, Alyssa Baird, William Brady, Ava Breuer, Richard Chute, Jersey Dillman-Hadlock, Tyler Durso, Samantha Farrelly, Timothy Keohane, Gabrielle Landry, Naomi McMullen, Alfonso Montes, Zane Palzer, Liam Richards, Rachel Sears, Cort Sherman, Carina Sulzbach, Katrina Vanorman

West Bloomfield: Gage Wagorn

ORANGE

Monroe: Esther Taub

Otisville: Lucas Bosland

ORLEANS

Medina: Kaylyn Holman

OSWEGO

Mexico: Joshua Hadcock

Richland: Alexander Sawchuck

QUEENS

Astoria: Matthew Burges, Brian Grellner

Queens: Rayad Hardial

Queens Village: Ahaila Mohabir

Ridgewood: Sheerel Abraham

RICHMOND

Staten Island: Adebayo Adewale

SCHUYLER

Cayuga: Samantha Dudgeon

Watkins Glen: Stephen Weldon

SENECA

Interlaken: Julia Diamond

Ovid: Jamie Bruning, Aliyah Reed, Sarah Wech

Seneca Falls Hunter Brignall, Mary Carter, William Chasteen, Regann Fleming, Angel Gonzalez, Dyan Kenkel, Kobe LaPrade, Mitchell Mestan, Paige Montgomery, Kristen Poole, Michelle Poormon, Libby Smith, Brenden Sofo, David Thieringer, Victor Tumbiolo, Jada Winfield

Waterloo: Joseph DiGiovanni, Halie Forde, Kiersten Jones, Abraham Kinney, Electra Laird, Exzavier Mattei, Alicia McKissock, Devon Reese, Clarissa Robson, Sarah Townson

STEUBEN

Bath: Camden Muller, Hannah Vanalstine

Bradford: Justin Deyo

Erin: Jolene Faulisi

Hammondsport: Madison Wright

Hornell: Emily Smith

Prattsburgh: Lydia Lenhard, MeLyssa Stratton, Lena Uthe

Savona: Kalyska Payne

Wayne: Amanda Scotchmer

SUFFOLK

Bohemia: Michaela Gamaldi

Holbrook: Lindsay Doyle

Manorville: Sky Garcia

TOMPKINS

Ithaca: Sean Rillera

WASHINGTON

Salem: Amber Marks

WAYNE

Clyde: Kailey Cole, Kaylee Dunn, Brittney Hayes, Alissa Hughes, Ignacio Mateo IV

Lyons: Janaye Austin, Shantaye Burkholder, Abram Johnson, Sarah Morrison, Martin Rodrick, Jacob Stearns

Macedon: Nigel Butler, Margaret Evarts, Mattia Hofstetter, Robert Kane, Shannon Kirbis, Madilyne Mancuso, Katherine McEwen, Zackary Morrison, Kaitlyn Nichols, Dmitri Novick, Corrin Popen, Kyle Russell, Nicklaus Sapienza, Tanner Thompson, Madeline VanGorden, Laryssa Wise

Marion: Thomas Capozzi, Faith Woodcock

Newark: Tatum Arnold, Cora Barbera, Meagan Belli, Madison Bowman, Benjamin Cepulo, Samantha Compton, Ana Cora, Aleksandra Dewa, Amanda DuVall, Joy Elmore, Jacqueline Furfaro, Elizabeth Henninger, Shaniah Jones, Mercedes Logins, Hoalai Luong, Leanna Murray, Connor O’Brien, Coral Silver, Audrey Smith, Jordan Walker, Abbey Zubb

Ontario:  Treavor Barnhart, Hannah Davis, Autumn Leno, Yelyzaveta Lopatina, Katherine Pierce, Cambrie White

Palmrya:  Katie Hungerford, Irina Chebotareva, Taylor Crane, Kimberly Dey, Natalie Goetz, Dylan Graham, Jordan Huddleston, Kellie Johnson, Alanjay Johnson-Ross, Brandon Moon, Anthony Rampulla, Jessica Ryan, Skylar Scheemaker, Katherine Smyth, Hannah Snelling, Grace Stiner, Brian Tones, Madison Upchurch, Akasha Vecka, Elizabeth Wagner

Red Creek: Kimberly Batz, Abigael Bush, Chloe Coffey

Sodus: Matthew Baker, Miranda Bennett, Noah DeGraff

Sodus Point: Cali Ellis

Walworth: Nicholas Block, Sierra Franco, Andrew Muha, Allison Smith

Williamson: Joseph Belmont, Kayla Brennan, Anna Heckler, Kelly Larock-Boyd, Pamela McCall, Andrew Niles, Heather Ramsdell, Adam Schreiber, Carrie Stubbings, Katlyn Westa

Wolcott: Kensie Graham

WYOMING

Wyoming: Brianna Hirschman

YATES

Dundee: Vivienne Dillon, Tarah Jayne, Hannah Miller, Anthony Thompson

Himrod: Alexa Wilderotter

Keuka Park: Morgan Kingsley-Hunt, Patricia Richardson, Philip Simmons

Middlesex: Alexander Lyons

Penn Yan: Morgan Bayer, Jessica Cintron, Jenna Curbeau, Natalie Dawley,

Holly Davis, Alexandra Hudson, Sydney Hulse, Corey Ledgerwood, Cameron Ledgerwood, Robert Phillips, Joel Pillsbury, Brendan Pinckney, Brittney Shamma, Ian Wachob, Rachel Wheeler, Sydnee Zigas

Rushville: McKenna Campbell-Fox, Nichaela Commisso, Gabrielle Doran, Misty Hill

OUT OF STATE

Davie, Fla.:  Alfredo Hurtado

Pembroke Pines, Fla.:  Jordan Perry

Milford, Maine: Daniel Corcoran

Life pushed her down, she pushed back

Finger Lakes Community College student Gabrielle Young of Shortsville has received the 2020 Norman R. McConney Jr. Award, an honor that recognizes excellence among participants in the State University of New York Educational Opportunity Program.

Gabrielle Young

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras congratulated Young and other students from across New York in December.

The award bears the name of the late Norman McConney, one of the architects of the statewide Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which provides financial assistance and support to those who face obstacles in achieving their educational and personal goals.

Young is majoring in childhood education with plans to become a K-5 teacher. She was a lead teacher at Our Children’s Place Child Care Center in Canandaigua from August 2019 to March 2020 and has volunteered at the Catholic Charities food pantry. She is currently working as a nanny, including managing virtual learning for the children in her care.

Lisa Thomas, director of the Educational Opportunity Program at FLCC, nominated Young for overcoming obstacles early in life.

“Gabrielle is such a wonderful young woman. She has such a positive and upbeat attitude regardless of what she has had to face in life,” Thomas wrote. “Coming from a broken home, Gabrielle has experienced a lot of trauma and dealt with anxiety and depression for years but has not let it define her. She wants to be a role model and lead by example, making sure that others know that they, too, can persevere no matter what challenges life may present.”

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Culinary students offer ‘Julia’ cookbook

 

Man cooking in a restaurant kitchen
Francisco Olivera Hernandez of Newark prepares Cajun crab and quinoa cakes, featured on page 25 of the cookbook, “Julia Presents: Dinner for Four.”

Unable to offer the Dinner at Julia restaurant nights that have become a hallmark of the fall semester, Finger Lakes Community College culinary arts faculty and students found a way to share their most popular recipes with the public.

They’ve compiled a 98-page cookbook titled “Julia Presents: Dinner for Four” that includes instructions for dozens of entrees, appetizers and desserts interspersed with quotes from famous chefs and students in the class.

Copies are now available for $20 and can be ordered online at give.flcc.edu/juliacookbook or by calling (585) 785-1205. Proceeds will benefit the FLCC Food Cupboard.

“The book contains many of the recipes that we have done over the years in our student restaurant class, scaled to work at home,” said Jamie Rotter, assistant professor and coordinator of the culinary arts program.

Rotter and faculty colleague Patrick Rae came up with the idea to provide experiential learning following the decision to cancel Dinner and Julia, a series of Friday night gourmet dinners normally open to the public.

Instead, culinary students came together in small groups for cooking instruction at the nearby New York Kitchen. Rotter, Rae and hospitality instructor Paula Knight had them prepare Julia dishes while scaling them down to family-size servings for inclusion in the cookbook. The cookbook became part of the curriculum. Continue reading “Culinary students offer ‘Julia’ cookbook”

FLCC’s latest wine, Persevere, honors students

Wine label with a grape vine and the name Persevere
Viticulture and wine technology students chose this label, “Persevere,” in an annual contest meant to give their counterparts in the graphic design program real-life experience pitching their work to a potential client.

The name chosen for the wine that Finger Lakes Community College students will bottle next spring reflects the fortitude shown in a semester transformed by the pandemic.

Fine arts and graphic design major Aimée Hawkins of Canandaigua came up with the name “Persevere” and designed the label featuring a pen-and-ink drawing of an abundant grape vine.

The back of the label is adorned with a small quote written by Hawkins: “Savor the drive, the determination and the perseverance that led us down the path to creating this wine.”

Hawkins said the quote seemed fitting for FLCC students this semester, as they’ve pursued their studies with mostly virtual instruction while juggling other demands and challenges caused by COVID-19. Perseverance also happens to be one of FLCC’s four values, shown on a large banner display in the main entrance.

Hawkins and her classmates designed labels for a graphic design course taught by Liz Brownell of Victor, professor of graphic design. In what has become an annual tradition, the labels were revealed during an event – held virtually this year rather than at the college’s Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva.

Student designers took turns sharing their concepts, touching on themes, color palettes, font choices, as well as the computer programs they used to create the labels.

“I felt it was really important to maintain a clean crisp feel while conveying the unique nature that this vintage represents,” Hawkins said during her presentation.

Students of Paul Brock, associate professor of viticulture and wine technology, took part in the event and voted on the labels. Students Leah Herring of Rush, Leanne Camuto of Dansville and Faith Webster of Palmyra were also finalists in the contest. Continue reading “FLCC’s latest wine, Persevere, honors students”

From FLCC to ESPN: Nikole DeBell ’11

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Nikole DeBell ’11 participated in “Jimmy V Day” at ESPN. By supporting the V Foundation for Cancer Research, she was given the opportunity to take a photo with an ESPY trophy.

On the job one day, Nikole DeBell ’11 accompanied ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Lauren “Elle” Duncan with a camera and a mini basketball hoop. Elle dunked hoops over the heads of unsuspecting people and Nikole captured it on camera for a segment on the Saturday show.

“It was a really fun day and I got paid for that,” said Nikole. “Then to see what I produced on TV was really cool.”

That was a few years ago, when Nikole worked as an associate producer at ESPN. In May 2019, she transitioned into her current role as ESPN Next training and development coordinator. The position has her charged with training new production assistants, planning out yearly curriculum, running a peer mentor program and planning networking activities.

Like most everything else, her job has been affected by the pandemic.

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“My role has changed pretty drastically due to COVID,” she said. “One of my main responsibilities is training new people, and we aren’t currently hiring new people.

So, the development side of my job has really come in to play. I’ve had to come up with creative ways to virtually develop and advance the people we have in our program now, which has been challenging and fun.”

Nikole has been with ESPN for four years. It’s a dream job – and fitting, considering her background.

The daughter of an NFL official and gym teacher, she was a three-sport athlete at Dansville High School: soccer, basketball, and softball.

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From the cover: SUMMONED TO THE STORM

Woman in full PPE
Jennifer Emmons ’11 spent 12 weeks treating COVID-19 patients. She has found much support from family,friends and community members and has focused on reopening Hospeace House, the Naples comfort care home she oversees.

Before leaving for a 12-week post to help at a New Jersey hospital hit hard by COVID-19, nurse Jennifer Emmons ’11 finalized her own funeral arrangements.

“I had to have a talk with my children to let them know what was in place, where the life insurance is,” she said. “My kids weren’t going to have to wonder about anything. Working in death and dying, I know how important that is.”

Jennifer has been the executive director of the Naples end-of-life comfort home, Hospeace House, since 2017. When the pandemic took hold, the Finger Lakes Community College nursing alumna felt summoned to the storm.

She watched the early reports from the New York City epicenter, where hospitals approached capacity and supplies and staff were sorely needed.

“Being a hospice nurse I think what bothered me the most was that we kept hearing that people were dying alone,” said Jennifer. “I knew that I had skills that were needed.”

Cover of Laker magazine showing five people plue the text "Stories of resolve and resilience"
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With the support of the Hospeace board of directors, Jennifer took an unpaid leave of absence to serve at the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey, about 20 miles from Manhattan.

Her assignment was at times administrative but always in the trenches. Many hospital staff had fallen ill in the early weeks, and the crush of patients was so great, a 100-bed medical tent went up in a parking lot.

“You had to remain calm when you were the furthest thing from calm,” she said. “There wasn’t enough of anything — staff, equipment, beds. Some of those basic human needs were being overlooked because we just didn’t have enough hands on deck.”

Every long, chaotic shift was followed by a methodical routine of carefully removing her armor — gloves, gown, shield, and mask — before returning to the hotel she called home during her stay.

On the worst nights, when doubt and hopelessness crept in, Jennifer remembered something one of her FLCC instructors told her in a class years ago: “Never forget why you became a nurse.”

Those words, from the now retired Emily Kuryla, became a mantra.

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Young Entrepreneur Academy student heads to national competition

Brandon Russell headshot
Brandon Russell is a sophomore at Honeoye-Falls Lima High School

A student who participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy last year at Finger Lakes Community College is headed to the 12th Annual Saunders Scholars National Competition for young business owners, hosted online by Rochester Institute of Technology on Oct. 17.

Brandon Russell, 15, is a sophomore at Honeoye Falls High School in Lima. His product, called No Touch Flush, is just as it sounds, a device that can be used to flush a toilet without using your hands.

He will be up against 35 other students from Young Entrepreneurs Academy chapters across the country, including seven others from New York State.

Though he had an interest in starting a business from a young age, Brandon enrolled in the Saturday morning program a year ago without a product in mind. “I was doing YEA and really struggling to find an innovation or idea,” he said.

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Masks aplenty thanks to efforts of FLCC mother, daughter

Photo of mom and daughter with face coverings on a porch
Kim Dey, left, and her daughter, Emily, are shown with some of the 1,000 face coverings they donated to FLCC recently. Both students, they’ve led a community effort to gather materials, sew and distribute over 30,000 since mid-March.

Shortly after the pandemic hit, Finger Lakes Community College student Kim Dey heard from a friend who works as a nurse at an area hospital and was worried about the shortage of masks.

“She said, ‘Kim, can you help?’” Kim remembered of that call in March.

Kim quickly organized a Facebook group, We Are In This Together – Sew Away Corona Upstate NY Palmyra/Macedon. It drew those who could sew, provide mask materials or support the effort with donations or connections. In the seven months since, the group of mostly Wayne County residents has made over 30,000 face coverings that have been donated to medical centers, police departments, schools, soup kitchens, Meals on Wheels, migrant farm workers and Native American communities.

FLCC is among the latest in a list of recipients that includes dozens more organizations, businesses and individuals as far away as Florida. Kim and her daughter, Emily, also an FLCC student, donated 1,000 face coverings to be handed out to students, faculty and staff.

“This donation is much appreciated and will be put to good use,” said Dawn Hess, director of environmental health and safety at FLCC. “We require face coverings in our buildings and sometimes our students simply forget or could use an extra.” Continue reading “Masks aplenty thanks to efforts of FLCC mother, daughter”