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Fulton sailor completes basic training

Navy Airman Apprentice Katie L. O’Donnell, daughter of Sherry L. O’Donnell of Fulton and Brian J. Arroway of Liverpool, completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, O’Donnell completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

O’Donnell is a 2012 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Waite graduates from Rensselaer

Brian Waite of Fulton earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy last spring.

Rensselaer is America’s oldest technological research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in architecture, engineering, information technology and web science, management, the sciences and the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Students named to SU dean’s list

The following area students enrolled at Syracuse University were named to the spring dean’s List:

  • Karli Bromley of Fair Haven, who is enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Nicholas Abelgore of Fulton, a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Leigh Bergman of Fulton, who is dually enrolled in the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Jonathan Embry of Fulton, a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Pascal Field of Fulton, a student in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
  • Katelyn Holbrook of Fulton, who is enrolled in University College
  • Kali Kearns of Fulton, a student in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
  • Sarah Kelly of Fulton, a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Laura Marra of Fulton, enrolled in University College
  • Amanda Tetro of Fulton, a student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Mackenzie Dunsmoor of Oswego, a student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Adam Johnson of Oswego, who is enrolled in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Brittany Kearns of Oswego, who studies in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michaela Kearns of Oswego, enrolled in the School of Education
  • Mariah LaLonde of Oswego, who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Shanli LaTulip of Oswego, a student in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
  • Laura Miceli of Oswego, who is enrolled in the School of Information Studies
  • Colin Morgan of Oswego, a student in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management
  • Ronald Phillips of Oswego, who is enrolled in the School of Information Studies
  • Heather Rounds of Oswego, a student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Matthew Skinner of Oswego, who is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Louann Pilon of Pennellville, a student at University College
  • Gary Sniffen of Pennellville, who is enrolled in both the College of Arts and Sciences, and the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Nicole Banta of Phoenix, who is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lauren Ciciarelli of Phoenix, who is enrolled in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
  • Caroline Germain of Phoenix, a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Rebecca Grabowski of Phoenix, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah Hussein of Phoenix, a student in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Joseph Matarazzo of Phoenix, who is enrolled in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management
  • Rebeccah Pope of Phoenix, who studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Aaron Rudy of Phoenix, a student at the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

The more than 21,000 full- and part-time students at SU represent all 50 U.S. states and 126 countries.

Pensabene earns degree at Duke

Patrick C. Pensabene graduated from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, Durham, N.C., in May with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

He will continue his studies at Duke in the master of engineering program this fall.

He is the son of Patrick and Gayle Pensabene of Fulton and the grandson of Donald and the late Bonnie Cooper, and Evelyn and the late Patrick D. Pensabene.

He is a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Smiths announce daughter’s birth

Matthew and Briane (Peterson) Smith of Kailua, Hawaii, proudly announce the birth of their daughter Arya Michelle Smith.

Arya was born at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 9. She weighed just over 8 pounds and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Roy and Connie Walts of Hannibal. Great-grandparents are Kathy France and Leon France, both of Fulton.

Paternal grandparents are John and Debbie Mabie of Oswego and Jim Smith of Central Square.

Fulton Guard member promoted

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General for New York, announces the promotion of members of the Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

John Strong from Fulton, who serves with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, is promoted to the rank of specialist.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.