| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:50

    Graduations The following students were awarded degrees during the commencement services this spring at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh: Rachel Dranow Aclander of Harriman, bachelor’s in biology. Christine Lynn Famularo of Harriman, bachelor’s in criminal justice. Matthew Martin Flood of Highland Mills, bachelor’s in criminal justice. Kimberly Rae Greenholtz of Highland Mills, bachelor’s in childhood education, grades 1-6, English. Dean’s list Nicole Boselli of Highland Mills was among 745 students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, Incomplete or Pass/Fail are eligible. M-W senior attends Creative Writing Institute at Alfred University Jennifer Gioia of Highland Mills, a senior at Monroe-Woodbury High School, attended the Alfred University Creative Writing Institute this past summer. The institute is designed for students who will enter grades 10, 11 or 12 this fall. The program focuses on a variety of genres, including poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and drama. In addition, participants took part in intensive writing exercises designed to address the elements of craft, such as voice, character, image, scene and setting. In addition to workshops, participants enjoyed scheduled activities on and off campus, including picnics, campfires and hikes. Dr. Susan Morehouse, professor of English and chairman of the English Department at Alfred University, is director of the summer Creative Writing Institute. Rahul Mehta, lecturer in English at AU, is co-director. Gioia is the daughter of Peter and Amy Gioia of Highland Mills.