Name of Honor: North Country Citation
Awarded by: The Board of Trustees
Criteria: North Country Citations are presented to those members of the counties of Northern New York (St. Lawrence, Lewis, Jefferson, Essex, Warren, Hamilton, Clinton and Franklin) as well as border communities of southern Quebec and western Ontario, who, through professional endeavor or personal example, contribute in special ways to improving the quality of life or fostering a sense of community in the region.
Eligibility: Any citizen of the North Country is eligible, with the exceptions noted below. Generally, individuals who worked in the area for a period of time and subsequently left the area are not considered for this honor. Individuals whose professional accomplishments have benefited the North Country but who do not nor have not resided in the North Country, are generally not eligible. Further, alumni and employees of the University are not eligible for this honor, as the University offers other ways to recognize their contributions.
Selection process: Nominations are solicited on an annual basis from the campus and regional community. The on-campus Honors Committee of faculty, staff and students meets to select one finalist. That finalist is presented to the Honors Committee of the Board of Trustees. Assuming approval here, the finalist is presented to the full Board of Trustees for its vote of approval.
Opportunity for presentation: North Country Citations are awarded at Commencement.
Staff liaison: Lisa Cania, vice president for community and employee relations
Caroline Mastin Welsh P'07
Art Historian and Director Emerita of the Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Lake Placid, NY
Founder, John Brown Lives!
Founder and music director, The Orchestra of Northern New York
Bob Pette and Susan Neal
Founders of Pendragon Theatre
Saranac Lake, NY
Frank P. Piskor, president emeritus of St. Lawrence
John B. Johnson, Jr.
Editor and Publisher of the Watertown Daily Times
Founder of the Norwood Village Green Concert Series and Arts Advocate
Catherine Barnett Newell
Philanthropist and Volunteer
Alexandria Bay, NY
Eagle Bay, NY
Hon. John McHugh
United States Congressman
Pierrepont Manor, NY
Mayor of Potsdam
Alexandria Bay, NY
Retired President of Jefferson Community College
No North Country Citations were awarded this year.
Cape Vincent, NY
Executive Director of the Northern New York Foundation
Brasher Falls, NY