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Top scholars tapped for fellowship at Caz College

Five Washburn Fellows named for 2011-12 year

Professor Emerita Marge Pinet, center, recently met with The Washburn Research Fellows named in the fall of 2011, in the Cazenovia College Archives. Kimberly Norton, left, stands aside Elizabeth DeLuca, Robert H. Dufek and Jasmyne Cole. Not pictured: Carissa S. Wheeler, research fellow for the Division of Art and Design.

Professor Emerita Marge Pinet, center, recently met with The Washburn Research Fellows named in the fall of 2011, in the Cazenovia College Archives. Kimberly Norton, left, stands aside Elizabeth DeLuca, Robert H. Dufek and Jasmyne Cole. Not pictured: Carissa S. Wheeler, research fellow for the Division of Art and Design.

Elizabeth A. DeLuca, of Galway, N.Y., a senior majoring in equine business management, with a minor in international studies, is the Washburn Junior Research Fellow for the Division of Business and Management. She is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the Equine Ambassadors Club and the Equestrian Team.

Robert H. Dufek, of Schenectady, a senior majoring in criminal justice and homeland security studies, is the Washburn Junior Research Fellow for the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dufek has been consistently on the Dean’s List, and is a member of the Cazenovia College Judicial Review Board. He has been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society; the National Society of Leadership and Success; and the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. He is also a member of the Cazenovia Volunteer Fire Department and was a master student during the fall semester of 2010.

Kimberly Norton, of Mexico, N.Y, is a senior majoring in communication studies, with a minor in journalism. She is the Washburn Junior Research Fellow for the Division of Humanities and Natural Sciences. Norton is a member of the varsity softball team; editor of the student newspaper, “The Quad;” a staff member of the student radio station WITC-FM; a master student for the First Year Seminar, “Be the Media;” a member of the Debate Society; a resident advisor; a Phonathon caller and a member of the Judicial Board.

Carissa S. Wheeler, of Aurora, a senior majoring in communication studies, with a minor in photography, was nominated as the Division of Art and Design fellow. She is co-captain of the college’s volleyball team, a member of the Outdoor Recreation Club and is the head resident assistant of her residence hall. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society and is on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Wayne Westervelt is director of communications at Cazenovia College. He can be reached at communications@cazenovia.edu.

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