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Clarkson University Recognizes Four with Inspirational High School Educator Award

Clarkson University has announced the recipients of the 2006 Clarkson Award for Inspirational High School Educators. The winners will be honored during Commencement Weekend, May 13-14.

Each year, Clarkson seniors are invited to nominate a secondary school educator whom they feel has had a significant effect on their lives and helped guide their higher education decisions and career pursuits. The award recognizes these educators for their influential and lasting impact on their students and in the field of education. This is the 17th year Clarkson has sponsored the award.

The recipients of the 2006 Awards are:

- Patricia Annese of Rochester, N.Y., an English teacher at Rush-Henrietta Senior High School in Henrietta, N.Y. Nominated by Christa Rideout of Henrietta N.Y., a psychology major.

- Anne Dietrich of Ballston Spa, N.Y., a science teacher at Broadalbin-Perth High School in Broadalbin, N.Y. Nominated by Matthew Wojcicki of Broadalbin, N.Y., a mechanical engineering major.

- Lisa Hart of Saratoga, N.Y., a New Visions instructor at Saratoga County B.O.C.E.S. Program in Saratoga, N.Y. Nominated by Michael Gumuka of Saratoga, N.Y., a chemistry and bio-molecular science major.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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