NCCC Acknowledges Local Students

North Country Community College (NCCC) acknowledges the many local students who were among 73 honored at NCCC’s 32nd annual awards ceremony celebrating student excellence held on May 16. Awards were given to the following area students:


Andrew James, Associate Degree Nursing Award for Clinical Excellence

Brianna Meyer, Grace Nesbitt Strauss Award and Ramez Durham Memorial Award

Keene Valley

Alicia Ashe, Science Award for Outstanding Achievement

Angela Cook, Massage Therapy Achievement Award

 Lake Clear

Hope Laramee, John J. Duquette Memorial History Award

 Lake Placid

Theresa Dellavalle, Massage Therapy Achievement Award

Sandra Izzo, Massage Therapy Award of Merit

Lane McFaddin, Humanities Award and Outstanding Performance in Computer Graphics and Design

Briana Munoz, Trustees’ Award

Marie-Vicky Prince, Learning Assistance Center Peer Tutor Award

Stephanie Sears, Massage Therapy Achievement Award

Travis Tomich, Fitness Revolution Internship Award

 Paul Smiths

Michael Fabian, Health Science Award for Outstanding Achievement

 Saranac Lake

Michael Boyea, Outstanding Athlete of the Year

Jedediah Brown, Robin N. Gezzi Memorial Award

Andrew Cziraki, Outstanding Performance in Fine Arts

Taylor Fana, Math and Science Award

Jennie Frennette, Associate Degree Nursing Award for Academic Excellence

Jordan Haviland, Wilderness Recreation Leadership Award – Fall Practicum

Emmett Sandiford, Practical Nursing Award for Academic Excellence

Bachana Tsiklauri, President’s Award

 Tupper Lake

Melody Blackmore, Massage Therapy Award of Merit and Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Rodney Bohin, Adirondack Bank Business/Accounting Award, Claypool Memorial Veteran’s Award, and Science Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Stephanie Hyde, Practical Nursing Award for Clinical Excellence


James Herd, M. Patricia Creighton Memorial Scholarship Award

NCCC students are honored every year by the faculty, administration, staff, and community-at-large for their dedication, civic engagement, leadership, academic achievement, athletic accomplishments, and collegiate spirit.

As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, North Country Community College provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to a 3,500 square mile service area with 90,000 inhabitants. The College maintains three campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga, New York; an extensive high school-based academic partnership; and online course offerings.

North Country Community College is part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system. With 64 unique Colleges and Universities, SUNY provides learning environments for every type of student, every stage of life, and every kind of passion.



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