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College Success News: June 14, 2013

Several area residents have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester at SUNY Oswego. Showing academic achievement, with their class year and major in parentheses, are: Kathryn Weiner of Tad Lane in Old Bethpage (junior, meteorology), Christopher Craddock of Phipps Lane in Plainview (sophomore, economics), Denise Davis of Manor Street in Plainview (senior, sociology), Catherine Koenig of Elmwood Court in Plainview (senior, human resource management), Peter Rukis of South Oyster Bay Road in Plainview (junior, economics) and Jessica Sandler of Beaumont Drive in Plainview (senior, childhood education).

The President’s and Deans’ lists represent the academic top 32.0 percent of the Oswego student body. To be included on the Deans’ List, students must have a semester grade average of 3.30 to 3.79.

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Muhlenberg College has announced its Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester.  Students must earn a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average (4.0-scale) to attain Dean’s List status.

Leah Boecker, a member of the class of 2015, is a Psychology major, from Old Bethpage. She is the child of Mr. & Mrs. William A Boecker and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Holden Walter-Warner, a member of the class of 2016, is an Undeclared major, from Old Bethpage. He is the child of Dr. Abra J Walter and Dr. Matthew L Warner and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Sari Weinerman, a member of the class of 2013, is a Theatre and Dance major, from Old Bethpage. She is the child of Mr. & Mrs. Neal M Weinerman and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School.

Daniel Miller, a member of the class of 2013, is a Mathematics and Chemistry major, from Old Bethpage. He is the child of Mr. Robert T. Miller and a graduate of Chaminade High School.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Allentown, PA. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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Matthew Borkowsky, a business economics major from Plainview was one of 13 SUNY Oneonta students inducted into the SUNY Oneonta chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma during a ceremony on April 26.

Students ranking in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate programs and the top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business are eligible for this invitation.

Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who have earned the distinction of “the Best in Business” during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, which has collegiate chapters on six continents. The 13 SUNY Oneonta students who earned invitations during the 2012-2013 academic year join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647 — or 8.8 percent.

Members and guests of North Shore Synagogue’s Brotherhood BBQ and Erev Shabbat Service enjoyed a wonderful summer’s evening in early July with a classic BBQ and services led by Brotherhood, with help from Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.   

“This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of Brotherhood, which focuses on building camaraderie among our members, and instilling a strong sense of community away from the hectic pressures of our day-to-day lives,” said  Brotherhood co-president Jeffrey Levine.


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