| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:46

    James Nitzkorski, MD, son of Carolyn Nitzkorski and the later Philip Nitzkorski of Monroe, graduated with cum laude honors from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine on May 21. A 1994 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School, James will begin his internship and residency in general surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, a university hospital at Columbia University in June. Amanda Lori DiVeglio of Monroe graduated from Dominican College on May 23, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, with honors and teaching certification. Monroe-Woodbury student Allison Boswell was awarded a plaque for "Outstanding Patriotism, Citizenship and Service to School and Community" by the P.F.C. Irving Zuckerman Jewish War Veterans Post #758 in Monroe. Christopher Santorelly of Monroe, a junior majoring in natural resources in the College of Natural Resources, was named to the Dean's List at Virginia Tech for the Spring 2004 semester. Kristen Gennaro, a freshman attending Quinnipiac University, Conn., has made the Dean's List for the second semester. Kristen is a media production major with a criminal justice minor. Danielle Parra of Highland Mills and Kaylin Ruffino, Kristin Torre and Venessa Volpe of Monroe were named to the College of Saint Rose spring Dean's List. Amy Brancato of Sterling Forest graduated magna cum laude from York College, Pa., with a B.A. degree in graphic design and a minor in advertising. Amy, the daughter of Bill and Carole Brancato, is a graduate of Tuxedo High School. While at York, Amy was a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, the YCP Players and EACO, a cultural exchange organization. She received Student Senate Service Awards in 2003 and 2004. Jarod Luke Weinstein of Highland Mills was named to the President's List for academic excellence at the State University of New York College at Cortland. Matthew G. Kosara, son of Paul and Susan Kosara of Monroe, was named to the Dean's List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring 2004 semester with a grade average of 4.0. He is entering his senior year at RPI with a major in mangement with a concentration in finance and entrepreneurship with an economics minor. Mark A. O'Brien, a nuclear medicine major from Monroe, has received a bachelor's degree from the