Eleven Mohawk Valley Community College students earned merit-based transfer scholarship awards for their academic achievements.
Josh Dobransky of Floyd, an Engineering Science major, received the Joseph H. Smith Jr. ’45 Engineering & Science Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ($18,000 per year for two years). Dobransky is a member of the Future Engineers Club and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. He also is a student-athlete on the MVCC Track and Field Team. He was the 2019 NJCAA Region III 110m Hurdles champion, and named to the NJCAA First Team All Region. Dobransky spent time volunteering in the community as part of the Future Engineers Club. He plans to pursue his education in Chemical Engineering while continuing his track and field career.
Five Engineering Science students won the Clarkson University Leadership Award, which recognizes students who demonstrate leadership and outstanding academic achievement. The award is in the amount of $15,000 per year for two years. They are: Emily Burline, Noah Smith, Joe Perkins, Dakota Turk, and Josh Stuhlman.
Burline of Utica is Student Congress president, past president of the Future Engineers Club, and a member of the Collegiate Science Technology Engineering Program (CSTEP), and has spent time volunteering at the Utica Children’s Museum. She plans to study Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Physics when she heads to Clarkson in the fall.
Perkins of Herkimer is president of the Future Engineers Club and a student-athlete on the Men’s Tennis team. He volunteered in the community by spending time at the Children’s Museum in Utica for Science Saturdays. He plans to study Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson in the fall.
Smith of Stittville is treasurer of the Future Engineers Club and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He has volunteered in the community with the Future Engineers Club at the Children’s Museum and Utica Zoo. He plans to study Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University.
Stuhlman of Whitesboro came to MVCC as a Presidential Scholar, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was named to the President’s List. He was quite involved on campus as a member of the Future Engineers Club, the Ski Club, and a student-athlete on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He plans to study Civil Engineering and compete on the cross country team at Clarkson University in the fall.
Turk of Ilion is known as the “media guru” for the Future Engineers Club. He helped the club with its public events and attended Physics Conferences at MVCC and in Orlando, Fla. He also helped out with set construction for the Central Valley Academy school musical. Turk received the SUCCESS Scholarship from Griffiss Institute. He plans to study Electrical Engineering at Clarkson University.
Five students were awarded the Clarkson Academic Achievement Award, which is $12,000 per year for two years. They are: Kyle Aserian, Engineering Science; Adam Clemons, Engineering Science; Kaitlyn Rabe, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics; John Sargent, Engineering Science; and Daniel Scott, Engineering Science.
Aserian of Durhamville is a member of the Future Engineers Club, which gave him the opportunity to volunteer at the Utica Children’s Museum for Science Saturdays. He plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson.
Clemons of New Hartford is captain of the Lacrosse team, and was also named MVP. He is a cabinet member of the Future Engineers Club, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He spent time volunteering at the Utica Children’s Museum. Clemons plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson.
Rabe of Rome is a member of the Future Engineers Club, and was a student-athlete on the Women’s Tennis team during her freshman year. She was named to the President’s List for her academic achievements. Rabe plans to study mathematical economics in hopes of becoming an actuary.
Sargent of Rome is a member of the Future Engineers Club, which gave him many opportunities to volunteer in the community, including events at the Utica Zoo and at MVCC’s STEM Fest. He plans to transfer to Clarkson University.
Scott of Ilion is a member of the Future Engineers Club and plans to earn his bachelor’s degree at Clarkson University.