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.

Holocaust expert explains the “Why?” behind genocide

Peter Hayes, Ph.D.

Finger Lakes Community College will host an online talk by one of the world’s leading authorities on the Holocaust on Thursday, May 6, from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

The link is available on the FLCC events calendar at events.flcc.edu.

Peter Hayes is professor of history and German and the Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University in Illinois.

He is also chair of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the author of several books on the Holocaust.

His talk will focus on his 2017 book “Why? Explaining the Holocaust.”

In “Why?” Hayes tackles misconceptions about the Holocaust and answers questions about why the Jews were targeted. He conducts a detailed analysis showing how social and economic conditions in Germany over many years contributed to the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

“Dr. Hayes is a widely sought-after speaker. We are fortunate to have such an accomplished author and teacher address this important topic,” said Robert Brown, professor of history and organizer of the event.

Hayes has long supported the work of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, notably in preparing “How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader.”

His study of the German chemical and pharmaceutical company IG Farben, “Industry and Ideology,” received the Biennial Book Prize from the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association.

This event is part of the FLCC History, Culture and Diversity series Brown organizes each year. Contact him at Robert.Brown@flcc.edu.

Saving the hellbender salamander

Aquatic salamander
Hellbenders are aquatic salamanders that live in the Appalachian region.

Finger Lakes Community College will host an online talk on efforts to protect the hellbender salamander on Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m.

Emilly Nolan, a Buffalo native who recently completed master’s degree research at Tennessee State University, will talk about the loss of hellbender habitat and options for restoring and expanding populations of the species.

To register in advance or tune in, click this link or go to the FLCC events calendar at events.flcc.edu.

“Helping the Hellbender: Efforts to Save These Slimy Salamanders” is part of the Speaking of Nature Series of the FLCC Muller Field Station, an education and research facility at the south end of Honeoye Lake.

Woman at stream holding salamander
Emilly Nolan will give a talk on her research on the hellbender salamander on March 25.

Eastern Hellbenders are large, fully aquatic salamanders that are declining throughout their range in the Appalachian region. Nolan will present general information on the hellbender and describe the threats this species faces and methods to manage and conserve declining populations.

Nolan is a wildlife biologist whose work and research interests include amphibian conservation, disease ecology, and wildlife management.

Salamander conservation has also been a key focus at the Muller Field Station. Every spring, warm rains prompt spotted salamanders to migrate from hillside forests to the southern Honeoye Valley floor in search of breeding pools, ponds, and shallow depressions dotting the silver maple-ash swamp forest. To reduce roadkill as salamanders cross County Road 36, faculty, staff and students volunteer a few nights each spring to carry the salamanders across the road.

Finger Lakes woman was first to link CO2 and global warming

Finger Lakes Community College will celebrate Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 10, with a virtual talk exploring the life of a local suffragist and scientist whose discoveries laid the foundation for climate research.

Eunice Foote
Eunice Foote

Eunice Newton Foote, who grew up in Bloomfield, was also the fifth person to sign the Declaration of Sentiments at the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls.

Former East Bloomfield Historical Society Director Leif R. HerrGesell will give the free, public talk via Webex from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Click here to join. The link is also posted on the college’s public website events calendar at events.flcc.edu.

HerrGesell, of Canandaigua, is a self-described “lifelong student of history” who, in addition to his work for the historical society, has written an award-winning documentary about the last Highland Rebellion in Scotland and contributed his talent to films about the Civil War, Native Americans, baseball and a variety of other topics. He additionally served as a public affairs officer for the Navy in Afghanistan.

Leif HerrGesell
Leif HerrGesell

His interest in Foote is piqued by the local connection. She was born in Connecticut in 1819 but grew up in Bloomfield, where her father was a prominent businessman. While attending the Troy Female Seminary she and other female students were encouraged to attend science lectures at a nearby college.

Foote became an amateur scientist, conducting experiments on the interaction between the sun’s rays and various gases. She offered a conclusion that is considered foundational for what is now known as the greenhouse effect: that higher carbon dioxide levels would lead to a warmer planet. She wrote of her findings in a paper that was presented by a man at a conference, though credit was offered posthumously, as subsequent researchers came upon her work. Her paper, “Circumstances Affecting the Heat of Sun’s Rays,” was also published in its entirety in The American Journal of Science in September 1856. Time magazine wrote about Foote’s contribution in 2019, 200 years after her birth.

“She is unarguably one of the most important women in the 19th century,” said HerrGesell. “She predated Madame Curie by 50 years.”

Also a prominent feminist, Foote’s name is the fifth to appear in the declaration that emerged at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Her husband, Elijah Foote, a judge, also signed the document which called for “the civil, social, political and religious rights of women.”

After marriage, the Footes relocated from Ontario County to Seneca Falls and later, Saratoga. They had two daughters and six grandchildren. Eunice died at age 69 in 1888. A short film about Foote, called “Eunice,” was made in 2018.

The talk is presented as part of FLCC’s History, Culture & Diversity speaker series organized by Robert Brown, professor of history.

“To have someone so exceptional hailing from our very own Bloomfield, New York, is a matter of great pride,” said Brown. “Eunice Newton Foote was a significant figure in America’s nascent women’s rights movement and a pioneer climate scientist. It is with great honor and humility, that we will relate her long-forgotten story on March 10.”

For more information, email Robert.Brown@flcc.edu or call (585) 785-1307.

FLCC marks Black History Month with Underground Railroad talk

Man and woman headshot
Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, co-founders of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc., will give a free, virtual talk on Thursday, Feb. 25, in celebration of Black History Month.

Finger Lakes Community College will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 25, with a virtual talk on the Underground Railroad by two of its leading researchers.

The free public event, titled, “People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice: The Underground Railroad Revisited,” runs from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and can be accessed at this link.

Links for college events are also posted at events.flcc.edu.

Husband-and-wife presenters Paul and Mary Liz Stewart are co-founders of Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.  They said they will share a “new interpretation of a very old story” and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad Education Center is engaged as it works to connect the public with this local history and its relevance to modern times.

The Stewarts were named scholars in residence at Russell Sage College in 2009. They’ve received numerous citations and awards, including the Sense of Place Award from Historic Albany Foundation, the Black History Month Service and Leadership Award from the New York State Department of Health Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom Award and the Community Service Award from the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region. Continue reading “FLCC marks Black History Month with Underground Railroad talk”

ArtSpace36 opens ‘Falling or Floating’ exhibit

Photo of woman behind a large cloudlike art installation
Davana Robedee is shown with one of her recent installations. Her work will be featured in a new exhibit at FLCC’s downtown Canandaigua gallery, ArtSpace36.

Finger Lakes Community College will celebrate a new exhibit at its downtown Canandaigua gallery, ArtSpace36, with a virtual reception and artist’s talk on Friday, Feb. 5.

The exhibit, titled, Davana Robedee: Falling or Floating“ features a selection of its namesake’s multi-media installations. Robebee draws inspiration from her experiences with phenomena such as visual aura, lucid dreams and hallucinations.

She will expand on that during the virtual event from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the day after the exhibit’s opening. The public is invited to join the free online event; a link is available at artspace36.com (click on “upcoming exhibition”).

The exhibit can be viewed In-person at the gallery through April 1. It is located at 36 S. Main St. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Robedee resides in Syracuse and works as the program director at the Schweinfurth Art Center.

She earned her master of fine arts degree from Syracuse University and her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including “The Instability of Nothing” at Riverviews Art Space in Lynchburg, Va., and at the View Art Center in Old Forge. She has participated in residencies at Weissensee School of Art in Berlin and Kimmel Harding Nelson in Nebraska City.

“Because I am personally aware of the ways in which the brain performs ‘trickery,’ I am always questioning the nature of human consciousness,” she said of her work. “Many of my pieces function as direct metaphors representing the line between thoughts and matter, dream and wake, and consciousness and unconsciousness. I am interested in age old questions like, ‘How do things become alive?’ and particularly, ‘Where do we go when we die?’”

For more information about the exhibit and ArtSpace36, visit Artspace36.com or email artspace36@flcc.edu. Updates are also available on Facebook at facebook.com/artspace36.

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

FLCC OK’d to partner on state apprenticeship programs

Woman operating computerized machinery
Leslie Harris is a graduate of the advanced manufacturing machinist job training program run jointly by Finger Lakes Community College and ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls. FLCC has state approval to expand its educational programming through New York apprenticeship programs.

The state has approved Finger Lakes Community College to teach classes associated with apprenticeship programs for 11 occupations with advanced manufacturing, including industrial manufacturing technician, quality assurance auditor and electro-mechanical technician.

The designation means local employers that apply to participate in the state’s apprenticeship program can select FLCC to provide the instructional component of the program.

New York has more than 800 registered apprenticeship programs and more than 18,000 apprentices, who are paid full-time employees. Apprentices receive on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction relevant to their job with their pay rising at intervals as their skill-level increases.

“FLCC is ready to meet with employers interested in establishing apprenticeship programs to build a pipeline of new employees for expansions and replacement of retirees,” said Todd Sloane, FLCC’s director of workforce development.

FLCC focused on advanced manufacturing given its experience offering a mechatronic course and a machinist training program with G.W. Lisk Co. and ITT Goulds Pumps. Advanced manufacturing is a growing industry that uses computer-controlled equipment to make precision components.

Apprentices would take the college’s Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing course, developed in cooperation with local companies that identified a set of basic skills all successful employees should have. The course provides the nationally recognized Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential. The CPT credential was developed by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, which selected nine rapidly emerging, data-intensive technologies that will profoundly influence manufacturing production processes and quality control, including artificial intelligence and nanomanufacturing.

FLCC also offers Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing as a stand-alone course to those who are interested in improving their qualifications for employment. The course is currently offered in a hybrid format, meaning it is part online and part in-person.

FLCC holds informational sessions about manufacturing programs through its Workforce and Career Solutions Office every second Wednesday of the month. To register for an informational session, visit flcc.edu/workforce and click on “Manufacturing Programs” or the “Orientations” button.

Employers seeking more information on apprenticeship programs can contact Andrea Badger, custom training specialist, at Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.

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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