Twenty vocal music and musical theatre students and alumni from Nazareth College’s Music and Theatre & Dance departments – including Brittney Burgess of Rosedale – have been selected to sing backup at Josh Groban’s upstate New York tour stops. The students were invited back by Groban’s national music director after performing with Groban in Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse in October, 2015.
The students are sopranos Gabby Agostinelli, Brittney Burgess, Lilly Han, Hannah Teter, and Jessica Tripi; altos Makaily Courtwright, Rachel Hall, Kristina Jewell, Mariah Rector, and Hadley Strelau; tenors Conner Burry, Christian Drew, David Hauck, Adam Marino, and Sam Nitsch; and basses Sean Healey, Michael Getty, Ben Reisinger, Adam Roes, and Sam Scamacca.
Nancy Strelau, associate professor in professional practice/auditions and instrumental coordinator/orchestra conductor in the Nazareth College Music Department will join Groban on stage as a violinist. Strelau is serving as vocal contractor for the appearances.
The upstate New York tour stops are at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Monday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.; and the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Maya Whalen-Kipp of Oakland Gardens received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and Visual Arts from Union College in May.
Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Yeonju Kim from Fresh Meadows, serving with the 14th Finance Detachment is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Haoyi You from College Point, serving with the 222nd Chemical Company is promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Christopher Herdman from Flushing, serving with the Company A, 1-69th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Specialist. Xinjie Quan from Flushing, and serving with the Company F (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Private First Class.
Xulan Deng of College Point, a junior at Clarkson University majoring in biomolecular science, received the following award(s) at the during the spring semester:
Egon Matijevic Endowed Chemistry Scholarship. This award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic, Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry.
Elinor N. Mcgill Memorial Award: Created by the Clarkson Student Association Senate in memory of Professor Robert John McGill’s wife, who died in June 1966. This award is presented annually to a sophomore in recognition of outstanding contributions to extracurricular activities coupled with above-average academic performance.
The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones Jr. Award: This award is sponsored and by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and presented to an outstanding sophomore chemistry major.
SUNY Oneonta recently recognized 194 students who attained one of three leadership levels in the college’s LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.
Scott Silver of Oakland Gardens attained the Platinum LEAD Level;
LEAD@Oneonta is a comprehensive leadership program based on current research and guidelines from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. All students can choose to participate in the LEAD program, which aims to better prepare them for life after college by providing a comprehensive picture of leadership and the skills needed to be a good leader. There are three levels of leadership certification: Silver, Gold and Platinum. To attain each level, students must meet a mix of programmatic and experiential leadership requirements, including attendance at educational events, and membership and leadership in one or more of SUNY Oneonta’s 100+ student-run clubs and organizations.
Connor P. Craig of Bellerose earned a Master of Health Administration degree with a major in health administration from the University of Scranton on May 28.