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RIT’s 2019–2020 graduates


The Rochester Institute of Technology conferred some 4,000 degrees at all of its campuses in the 2019-2020 academic year. A virtual celebration was held May 8 at The following local residents received degrees:

• Sarah Kordiyak, of Naples, received a BS in electrical engineering.

• Hattie Warren, of Naples, received a BS in applied arts and sciences.

• Ashley Gleason, of Penn Yan, received a BS in biomedical sciences.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

Katey Lincoln wins Thompson Health Guild Scholarship


The Thompson Health Guild recently awarded Katey Lincoln, of Naples Central School, as the recipient of the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship. She is pursuing a master’s degree in the physician assistant program at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y.

Scholarships to five 2020 high school graduates

This is one of five scholarships awarded by the guild, each worth $2,000 given to a recipient registered in a health-related field who must successfully complete their first college semester with the intent to study the second semester in a health-related field.

The Thompson Health Guild is the auxiliary of UR Medicine Thompson Health, fundraising for the nonprofit organization in order to support capital campaigns, purchase medical equipment and offer programs for hospital patients, nursing home residents, staff members and community members. The scholarships are among the guild’s annual traditions. This year, the Guild added the Gail D. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship, honoring a guild board member who passed away in 2019.

Dean’s List: Nazareth College


Nazareth College is proud to announce that Anna Vogel, of Hammondsport, has been named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2020 semester.

A student’s grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean’s list at Nazareth.