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…..Justin S. Smith, son of Nancy and Mark Smith of Mayville, was awarded The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science at Hamilton College’s annual Convocation held Aug. 28. The Convocation ceremony officially marked the beginning of Hamilton’s 202nd academic year. The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science, established in memory of Russell G. Smith III, Class of 1995, is awarded to that concentrator selected as being most committed to helping other students of computer science through shared learning. The recipient receives the designation of head departmental teaching assistant. Smith, a senior majoring in computer science and mathematics, is a graduate of Chautauqua Lake Central School…..

…..Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Dale N. Ransom graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Ransom earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Dale and Donna Ransom of Fredonia. The airman is a 2009 graduate of Brocton Central School. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Jamestown Community College…..

…..Air Force Airman 1st Class James G. Privateer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Privateer earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Jennifer Privateer of Ocala, Fla., and grandson of Pat Privateer of Fredonia. The airman is a 2009 graduate of Forest High School in Ocala, Fla…..

….A daughter, Chloe Pabian Christy, was born June 24, At Mercy Hospital in Orchard Park to Jocelyn Hobbs Christy and Brian Christy, of Orchard Park. Grandparents are Gloria and Brian Hobbs of Dunkirk, Sandy Novelli of Buffalo, and Anthony Christy, also of Buffalo.