College News

William Piper of Fredonia, graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University.

More than 5,000 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester 2020.

The graduates represented many areas of the United States and an abundance of countries, including: Canada, Ecuador, China, Ghana, India and Japan.


Jeffrey Plaister, Fredonia, N.Y., has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2020 semester at Bismarck State College.

“African American educator W. E. B. Dubois wrote, ‘Strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.’ At a time when the world has challenged and disappointed us, on so many levels, we’re so proud of these students that rose to their possibilities and didn’t let the disappointments interfere in their educations,” said BSC President Dr. Larry C. Skogen.

Students must maintain at least a 3.50 grade point on a 4.00 scale while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of classes to qualify for the BSC President’s Honor Roll.


Jonathan Wilson of Westfield, was one of nearly 1,400 students awarded undergraduate and advanced degrees and certificates at Youngstown State University’s Spring Commencement.

Wilson earned Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering.


Buffalo State College is pleased to recognize the following students who have been named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List. In general, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have attained a GPA of 3.5 or higher qualify for the Buffalo State dean’s list. Full criteria and grade-type exceptions can be found in the undergraduate catalog.

Monica Kenney of Gowanda (14070)

Alexis Brignoni of Fredonia (14063)

Brianna Gawronski of Dunkirk (14048)

Hannah Hoebener of Westfield (14787)

Olivia Pucciarelli of Fredonia (14063)

Dimitri Pozantidis Tabone of Fredonia (14063)


Neida Bautista of Dunkirk, NY, was among 1,834 SUNY Oneonta students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.

Bautista is studying Biology, at SUNY Oneonta.


The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester at Grove City College

Sydney Aldrich of Dunkirk (14048) Dean’s List with High Distinction

Josue Rosario of Dunkirk (14048) Dean’s List with High Distinction

Andrew Musacchio of Gowanda (14070) Dean’s List with Distinction

Abby Jopek of Westfield (14787) Dean’s List

Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean’s List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.


SUNY Canton recognizes Brooke Durfey of Dunkirk, NY, (14048) for earning Part Time Honors during the spring 2020 semester. Durfey majors in the Health Care Management program.

The college created this award to recognize students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in 6 to 11 credits of course work. It stands alongside the college’s Dean’s List and President’s List as one of the top awards given for academic success at the college.

A complete list of all honor students also runs on http://www.canton.edu.


Abby Jopek is a recent graduate of Grove City College.


Canisius College congratulates more than 1,300 students who were named to the spring 2020 Dean’s List and Merit List. Among those named to the Dean’s List and Merit List:

Noah Radack of Silver Creek, NY, (14136). Radack is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2021 and pursuing a degree in Accounting.

Morgan St. George of Fredonia, NY, (14063). St. George is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2021 and pursuing a degree in Biology.

Gregory Schroeder of Westfield, NY, (14787). Schroeder is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2020 and pursuing a degree in Accounting.

Samantha Militello of Fredonia, NY, (14063). Militello is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2023 and pursuing a degree in Chemistry.

Dariann Russo of Silver Creek, NY, (14136). Russo is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2020 and pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Habib Alaliwi of buffalo, NY, (14063). Alaliwi is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2022 and pursuing a degree in Accounting.

Doran Okon of Fredonia, NY, (14063). Okon is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2020 and pursuing a degree in Political Science.

Jarod Burmaster of Fredonia, NY, (14063). Burmaster is a member of the Canisius College Class of 2020 and pursuing a degree in Physical Ed Sport Studies.

Dean’s List recognitions are awarded to those students who have attained a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the semester and have completed at least four courses of three credits or equivalent.

Merit List recognitions are awarded to students who have attained a grade point average of at least 3.25 for the semester and have completed two courses of three credit hours or the equivalent.


Alec Cade Schrader awarded a Richardson Scholarship after being accepted to Wofford College for Fall 2020,