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Marguerite C. Newton, design drafting technology professor at Niagara County Community College, received the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at a ceremony earlier this month at the college’s Sanborn campus. The advisory board of the V. James Renda Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence selected Newton as the eighth recipient of the Jamieson Award.

The award recognizes a faculty member who best exemplifies the traits Jamieson possessed: mentoring and support given to all faculty, continuous professional growth, the ability to inspire students, service to NCCC and commitment to academic excellence.

Newton, who has been on the NCCC faculty for 25 years, was selected based on her passion for teaching, engaging students in the learning process and motivating students to think independently.

In addition to being a mentor to adjunct faculty, she continues to be active in her field of study, serving as an executive member at large of the New York State Engineering Technology Association as well as a professional consultant for a variety of municipal and private companies in Western New York.

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Two local residents graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Airman Patrick J. King is the son of Jayne King of North Tonawanda. He is a 2009 graduate of North Tonawanda High School.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sean H. Menzies is the son of Dale Menzies of Lockport. He is a 2010 graduate of Starpoint High School, Pendleton.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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