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Local Students Named Clarkson University Presidential Scholars

POTSDAM, NY – The following students were named Presidential Scholars for the fall 2012 semester at Clarkson University.

Kyle J. Connelly, a freshman majoring in mathematics, from Bernhards Bay, N.Y.

Benjamin D. Davis, a junior majoring in civil engineering, from Fulton, N.Y.

Joseph J. Dobiac, a sophomore majoring in computer engineering, from Pulaski, N.Y.

Danielle Faivus, a sophomore majoring in biology, from Oswego, N.Y.

Monica M. George, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, from Oswego, N.Y.

Thomas C. Haynes, a junior majoring in civil engineering, from Constantia, N.Y.

Christopher M. Netzband, a senior majoring in chemistry, from Cleveland, N.Y.

Zara L. Schmidt, a sophomore majoring in digital arts and sciences, from Mexico, N.Y.

Daniel M. Wahl, a freshman majoring in chemical engineering, from Fulton, N.Y.

Brian G. Walczak, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, from Oswego, N.Y.

Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy.

One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company.

ABC News and PayScale list Clarkson as one of 12 schools whose new graduates earn more than Harvard’s.

Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, NY, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues.

Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.