May 22, 2012
FM recently held its 38th Annual Phi Theta Kappa Academic Awards Ceremony in the College Theatre. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the official international honor society of two-year colleges. FM’s chapter of PTK, Alpha Alpha Upsilon, was founded in 1975. To become eligible for membership, students must have completed at least twelve credit hours at FM and have obtained a minimum of 3.50 cumulative grade point average. This year, Alpha Alpha Upsilon was proud to induct 78 new members.
The following Distinguished Graduate Awards in the Business, Technology, and Health Professions Division were presented: Automotive Technology: A.A.S. to Christopher P. Hernandez; Business: Accounting: A.A.S. to Linda S. Walrath; Business: Business Administration: A.A.S. to Diane Conti Boslet; Business: Business Administration: A.S. to Loc Tan Van; Computer Information Systems: A.A.S. to Jeffrey Brian Hoffman; Computer Science A.S. to Brian D. Spates; Construction Technology: A.A.S. to Subrina K. Kowal; Electrical Technology: A.A.S. to Joshua F. Wells; Graphic Communications Sales and Marketing: A.A.S. to Adam S. Mihalik; Individual Studies: A.O.S. to Lisa L. Herider; Individual Studies Certificate to Tabitha D. Hollister; Medical Administrative Assistant: A.A.S. to Theresa J. White; Multimedia: A.A.S. to Michael T. Papa; Nursing: A.A.S. to Melissa Ann Turek; Radiologic Technology: A.A.S. to Courtney Allyssa Barmen; Visual Communications Technology: Graphic Arts Printing: A.A.S. to James H. Ward.
The following Distinguished Graduate Awards in the Arts and Sciences Division were presented: Criminal Justice A.A.S. to Anthony A. Turnbull; Criminal Justice A.S. to Lauren R. Olin; Criminal Justice Certificate to Kelly M. Lander; Early Childhood Education A.A.S. to Yuka Sakamoto; Early Childhood Education Certificate to Dawn E. Snyder; Teaching Assistant Certificate to Son T. Nguyen; Engineering Science to Zachary A. Maybury; Fine Arts to Kelly S. Sittner; General Education: A.A. to Son T. Nguyen; General Education Certificate to Loc Tan Van; Human Services A.A. to Laurie M. Callan; Human Services A.A.S. to Kelly M. Lander; Human Services Certificate to Agnes T. Romeyn; Liberal Arts and Science: A.S. – Science to Brandon M. Bramer.
The following awards were also presented: Honors Concentration Graduates Certificates presented to Madina Alam, Amy Lynn LaMont, Kelly S. Sittner, and Nanami Takahashi; USA All Academic Team, New York State, presented to Loc Tan Van; The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence presented to Marie Thomas and Hei Laam “Harry” Fong; Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges presented to Rana Hickock, Tomass Krilovs, Marie McNeil, Nicholas Natoli, Lori Nellis, Son Nguyen, Marie Thomas, Melissa Ann Turek, Loc Tan Van, Cuong Quo “Chris” Vo, Ho Yi Yau; The Distinguished Service Award presented to Son Nguyen and Marie Thomas; the Fulmont Association of College Educators Graduating/Transfer Award presented to Alysha Barker, Son Nguyen, and Marie Thomas; the Fulmont Association of College Educators Returning Student Award presented to Lauren Henderson and Tabitha Hollister; the Fulmont Association of College Educators 4.0 Award presented to Hei Laam Harry Fong, Son Nguyen, Loc Tan Van, and Linda S. Walrath.
The Vincent F. Carelli Program Director’s Award presented to Kelsey L. Schulz; the Foundation of FM Non-Traditional Academic Achievement Award presented to Diana Hilton; The Foundation of FM Nursing Award presented to Cissy M. Calhoun; the Dorothy Gennett Memorial Scholarship presented to Hei Laam “Harry” Fong; the Kevin Grinnell Sr. Memorial Award presented to Robert D. McAleese, Jr.; the FM Nursing Faculty Alumni Award presented to Rikki J. Robilotto; The Foundation of FM Nursing Elder Care Award presented to Jahaira Alberto; the Anna Derrig Geraghty Nursing Award presented to Kimberly Braender; the Bailey Madora Harris Memorial Prize presented to William K. Barnett, Jr.; the Helen Kumpan Memorial Award presented to Keith L. Wells; the Kathy Anne Marvel Nursing Award presented to Lori E. Nellis; the Medical Imaging Student Association Achievement Award presented to Christina L. Steenburg; the Gertrude Dourdounas Award in Radiologic Technology presented to Regina L. Miller; the NAPA Automotive Technology Award presented to Christopher M. Briner; the Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home Award presented to Melissa Ann Turek; the St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing Award presented to Ken D. Johnson; the Grace Sease – Catherine Eberle Award presented to Alison M. Martin; the Student Nurses’ Association Award presented to Amy N. Seeley.
The AAUW (American Association of University Women) Award presented to Kelly S. Sittner; the Joel Ager Prize presented to Marie Thomas; the Certificate of Academic Achievement presented to Amanda DeJesus, Karima Ewing, Tyler Hawkins, Cheryl Osborne, and Brynn Snyder; the Richard Evans II Prize in English presented to Alysha Barker; The Deputy James F. Glover Memorial Award presented to Rudy S. Breyo; The Deputy Gary Johnson Memorial Scholarship presented to Christopher M. Johnson; the Looseleaf Law Publications “CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION” presented to Carl D. Jackson, Jr.; the Montgomery County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship presented to Christopher M. Johnson; the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute Scholarship presented to Anthony A. Turnbull; the Gerard R. Roux Memorial Award presented to Carl D. Jackson, Jr.; the Joseph H. Smith, Jr. 1945 Award presented to Zachary A. Maybury; the Southern Adirondack Dog Club Award presented to Cassie J. Brancato; the Tribes Hill Fish and Game Club Scholarship presented to Kurt M. Warner; the John D. Vadney Mathematics Prize presented to Zachary A. Maybury.
“These scholarships and awards were made possible through our generous donors to the Foundation,” said FM President Dustin Swanger. “I congratulate all of the recipients this evening on their academic achievements.”