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05-23-2012

Three Teachers Receive Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educator Award

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Three teachers, all nominated by Clarkson University seniors, were honored commencement weekend as Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators.

Patricia DeVivo-Beers, Joseph Cantales and Elizabeth Carpenter (front row, left to right) were honored May 11-12 as Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators. They were nominated, respectively, by Clarkson seniors Kallie Desmond, Adrienne Zacaroli and Thomas Wilkowski (back row, left to right).The award recognizes these educators for their lasting impact on their students and in their fields of education.

The educators were honored on campus at a special awards dinner on May 11 and then again during the commencement ceremony on the following day.

Award winner Joseph Cantales of Utica, N.Y., the technology and Project Lead the Way teacher at Frankfort-Schuyler Central School in Frankfort, N.Y., was nominated by former student Adrienne Zacaroli of Frankfort, a senior electrical engineering student at Clarkson.

Award winner Elizabeth Carpenter of Cazenovia, N.Y., the Regents and AP physics teacher at Chittenango Central Schools in Chittenango, N.Y., was nominated by former student Thomas Wilkowski of Bridgeport, N.Y., a senior electrical engineering student.

Patricia DeVivo-Beers of Central Square, N.Y., the mathematics teacher and subject area specialist at Paul V. Moore High School in the Central Square Central School District in Central Square, N.Y., was nominated by former student Kallie Desmond of Brewerton, N.Y., a senior biomolecular science student.

Each year, Clarkson asks its seniors to nominate the secondary school educators who have significantly affected their lives and helped guide their higher education and career decisions.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo Caption: Patricia DeVivo-Beers, Joseph Cantales and Elizabeth Carpenter (front row, left to right) were honored May 11-12 as Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators. They were nominated, respectively, by Clarkson seniors Kallie Desmond, Adrienne Zacaroli and Thomas Wilkowski (back row, left to right).

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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