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Brandy Miller named class of 2013 valedictorian; Yulia Vabishchevich named class of 2013 salutatorian
Utica, NY (05/13/2013)- Dr. Judith Kirkpatrick, Utica College provost and vice president for academic affairs, has named Brandy Miller as the class of 2013 valedictorian and Yulia Vabishchevich as the class of 2013 salutatorian.
Miller will address her fellow graduating classmates during the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
Miller completed her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in education while maintaining a GPA of 3.99. After graduation, she plans to earn a master’s in creative writing while substitute teaching at local schools. Miller is a native of Rome, N.Y. and the daughter of Mark and Vanessa Miller.
Vabishchevich is completing her major in biology with a minor in chemistry. She is maintaining a GPA of 3.97 and is the daughter of Gregory and Elena Vabishchevich. She is a native of Frankfort, N.Y and plans to attend medical school.
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MARK P. SALSBURY '79
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"I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College." "As a returning adult student, I felt the program was perfect. The class size was small allowing for individual attention when I needed it. I always felt known and accepted as an individual, not just a number among many. The professors were encouraging and helpful in many areas, not just academics. They took a personal interest in us as people, not just students. When I had a difficult time, my professors gave me the extra little push that I needed to continue. I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College. Today I teach high school mathematics and also a course at HCCC. The education I received at Utica College has prepared me well for my position teaching the higher math courses in high school. Returning to college to obtain my Bachelor Degree in mathematics was the one of the best decision I ever made. Choosing Utica College made that decision even better."
Diane Roberts '02
High School Math Teacher
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