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Local Students Named Clarkson University Presidential Scholars

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

Ryan W. Waite, a senior majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering, from Mexico, N.Y.

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

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

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

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

Brian G. Walczak, a junior 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. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., 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.

Of the 1,003 universities in Payscale’s College Salary Report, Clarkson graduates have the seventeenth highest starting salaries.