Just between us

…..A son, Dominic Christopher, was born March 28, 2013 at Highland Hospital in Rochester to Rachel and Christopher Bruzee of Webster. He weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 20 in. long. Grandparents are Richard and Rebecca Conti of Fredonia and David and Kathleen Bruzee of Phelps.. Dominic is the great-grandson of Marian Conti of Fredonia and Gerald Smith of Dunkirk…..

…..Corey Nash King, a senior majoring in business at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester. King, a resident of Fredonia, is the son of Cheryl King, and a graduate of Fredonia High School…..

…..Elmira College held its annual Academic Honors and Student Recognition Banquet, celebrating academic achievement and the contributions of students to clubs and organizations. Allison Nobles of South Dayton was honored at the event and received the Joseph Robinson Prize. The Joseph Robinson Prize was endowed by the president of the class of 1902 in memory of her brother in order to recognize an outstanding student in philosophy or religion…..

…..The following local students received academic honors from Binghamton University by making the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester: Kelly David Hyde of Silver Creek, a student in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences; and Amber L. Drain of Gowanda, also in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences…..

…..A son, Andrew Michael, was born on March 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, to Michael and Ann Stafford Kempster of Hamburg. Andrew, who weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long, joins big brother Mark, who is 3. Andrew is the grandson Carol and George Stafford of Fredonia and the great- grandson of Mary Pencek of Dunkirk…..

…..Jacob Eckley of Silver Creek has been named a member of SUNY Delhi’s Professional Golf Management Club for the 2012-13 academic year. Eckley is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business and professional golf management…..

Three aspiring political and advocacy consultants were awarded scholarships to Campaigns & Elections’ spring digital-political seminar, CampaignTech. The students demonstrate a passion for digital politics as well as true enthusiasm for learning. All three students are majoring in a political science or political management field. Among them is Erik Coler, a senior at State University of New York at Fredonia.

Scholarship funding was made available through a generous grant from Revolution Political Media, an award-winning, D.C.-based media firm. With more than 10 years of experience in creative and persuasive storytelling, Revolution Political Media helps candidates connect with their audience and the issues those voters care about.

CampaignTech offers hands-on trainings, workshops, and panel discussions aimed at enhancing participants’ knowledge of practical politics and helping them to refine their digital campaign skills. More than 100 experts in the fields of digital politics and advocacy trained attendees at the two-day conference recently held in Washington, D.C…..

…..Aaron Zurawski of Dunkirk graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in game design and development from RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences in the winter 2012-13 quarter……….A daughter, Avery Harper Buck, was born Dec. 19, 2012, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Florida at 11:29 a.m. to Kenny and Erika Buck of Winter Garden, Fla. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Kenneth and Debra Buck of Dunkirk; Cathy and John Martens of Honeoye Falls, N.Y.; and Michael Gill of Merritt Island, Fla…..