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SUNY Oswego announces December graduates

OSWEGO, NY– Several local residents completed their baccalaureate studies at SUNY Oswego in December and were recognized Dec. 14 at the college’s Commencement:

Brittany M. Hilton of Emerick Road in Cato (childhood education)

Ivan E. Castro of Thelma Road in Central Square (psychology, cum laude)

Jane M. Deforge of County Route 4 in Central Square (childhood education)

Britnie M. West of Kibbie Lake Road in Constantia (teaching English to speakers of other languages)

Nicholas A. Coyne of South Pollard Drive in Fulton (history)

Chelsea V. Hans of South Fifth Street in Fulton (wellness management)

Brandon Hood of County Route 85 in Fulton (wellness management, magna cum laude)

Christina L. Liddell of State Route 48 in Fulton (human development, magna cum laude)

Donald C. O’Brien of Oak Street in Fulton (philosophy-psychology)

Michael S. Prime of Seneca Street in Fulton (psychology)

Marissa N. St. Onge of East Edgewater Drive in Fulton (psychology)

Daisy L. Vasquez of Cayuga Street in Fulton (global and international studies)

Erin L. Wilcox of Seneca Street in Fulton (public justice)

Cynthia L. DeWolf of Brown Road in Hannibal (business administration)

Donald A. Tyson of Cornell Road in Hastings (English)

Shelby L. Rusaw of County Route 51 in Mexico (childhood education)

Aliza J. Smith of Blind Road in Mexico (history)

Dustin H. Blodgett of P.O. Box 3 in Orwell (wellness management)

Robert E. Alexander of West Seneca Street in Oswego (business administration)

Amanda E. Auwarter of Iroquois Trail in Oswego (graphic design, cum laude)

Mindi Jo L. Baker of Maple Street in Oswego (human development, cum laude)

Katie L. Bartholomew of County Route 7 in Oswego (childhood education)

Chad Buske of Cedarwood Drive in Oswego (public justice)

Jason A. Chase of Montcalm Street in Oswego (information science, cum laude)

Stephanie M. Ciesla of Shore Road in Oswego (childhood education, cum laude)

Colin J. Comerford of East Oneida Street in Oswego (public justice)

Anne M. Desantis of Hamilton Street in Oswego (English, cum laude)

Emma K. Donovan of Niagara Street in Oswego (human development)

Patrick J. Dougherty of West Third Street in Oswego (English)

Don T. Dowd of West Fifth Street in Oswego (childhood education)

Brian J. Familo of East Seneca Street in Oswego (physics, cum laude)

Alissa M. Graves of West Albany Street in Oswego (art)

Kelsey L. Kostoroski of West Eighth Street in Oswego (sociology, cum laude)

Briana L. Larocca of West First Street in Oswego (adolescence education, summa cum laude)

Joshua A. Massarini of West Seneca Street in Oswego (psychology)

Marque S. Melita of Washington Boulevard in Oswego (business administration)

Kali J. Purt of Lakeshore Spur Road in Oswego (business administration)

Jared B. Raffa of Leavitt Road in Oswego (accounting, cum laude)

Julie A. Schofield of State Route 104 in Oswego (women’s studies, summa cum laude)

Carolanne J. Smith of Dorcas Street in Oswego (biology)

Meagan E. Stover of Birch Lane in Oswego (childhood education)

Jennifer E. Strother of County Route 4 in Oswego (wellness management)

Sarah A. Thomas of Niagara Street in Oswego (public justice)

Benjamin Truesdail of Candlewood Drive in Oswego (marketing, magna cum laude)

Estefania Valencia of West Bridge Street in Oswego (zoology, magna cum laude)

Catherine A. Vezzose of County Route 7 in Oswego (public justice)

Bradford P. Webster of East Third Street in Oswego (psychology)

Michelle L. Wee of Sheldon Avenue in Oswego (finance, summa cum laude)

John L. Woodworth of East Fourth Street in Oswego (graphic design, cum laude)

Kyle J. Dolan of Kline Road in Pennellville (broadcasting and mass communication)

Zachary Pentland of Lamson Road in Phoenix (information science)

Jessica L. Schauer of Oswego River Road in Phoenix (accounting)

Brooke A. Radley of Albion Cross Road in Pulaski (psychology)

Kelly Brodeur of P.O. Box 175 in Richland (graphic design, cum laude)

Holly A. Greenfield of P.O. Box 563 in Sandy Creek (adolescence education)

Joseph J. Ostrom of Center Road in Sterling (art, cum laude)

Shay N. Sheldon of Lower Road in West Monroe (childhood education)

A student who graduates with honors is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude, with highest honor (grade averages of 3.8 to 4.0); magna cum laude, with great honor (grade averages of 3.6 to 3.79); and cum laude, with honor (grade averages of 3.30 to 3.59).

About SUNY Oswego

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2014, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2014 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2014 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.

A 153-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.