Benjamin Fleischman of Red Hook is a graduate of Elmira College – Daily Freeman

Benjamin Fleischman of Red Hook graduated from Elmira College on June 5 with a Master of Science degree.

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Three local residents — Rachel K. Cook of Hurley, Natalie E. Matikiewicz of Wallkill, and Jillian Cidras of Germantown — graduated from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI

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Five area residents—Charley R. Nyzio of Stone Ridge, Cameryn J. Lesko-Jelley of New Paltz, Mia Barbuto, and Owen P. Sagerman, both of Red Hook; and Alexis Ann Howard of Rhinebeck — graduated May 22 from Connecticut College in New London with a bachelor’s degree in the arts.

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Adam Colangelo of Pine Plains, graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in business and management.

Colangelo graduated from Salisbury School in Connecticut. He is the son of Anthony and Margaret Colangelo of Pine Plains.

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Three area residents attending the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts—Grace Gavis and Meghan Gavis, both of Kingston; and Grace Morrissey of New Paltz – were inducted into the university’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest national honor society of the liberal arts and sciences. To be invited to join the honor society, qualified applicants must be in the top 8% of the senior class and the top 2% of the junior class.

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Madeline Boucher of Germantown, a student at Elmira University, was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa University’s chapter, the National Leadership Honor Society.

The society recognizes achievements in science; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus governance; journalism, speech and mass media; and the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the university community and as a contributor to a better society.

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Alexis Frumenti of Cottekill was recognized with a silver leadership milestone through the university’s Leadership Education and Development program.

Leadership Education and Development, or LEAD, is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive view of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader to be.

Frumenti is studying Early Childhood/Childhood Education (B-6) at SUNY Oneonta.

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Alleigh Szabo of Staatsburg, a student at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, was selected for membership in the university chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology.

To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, a psychology average of at least 3.4, and be in the top 35 percent of their class.

Szabo is a member of the Class of 2024 and is studying psychology. Szabo is a graduate of Rhinebeck High School.

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Adam Koplik of New Paltz, a student at Hamilton College in the Oneida County village of Clinton, NY, was elected to serve on the board of directors of the university’s radio station, WHCL, for the fall semester.

Koplik acts as assistant publication editor.

Koplik, a sophomore, is a graduate of New Paltz High School.

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Stephanie Pushman of Kingston was named to the list of chancellors at Troy University in Alabama for term 1 of the current academic year.

Students earn chancellor status by achieving a 4.0 grade point average.

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