Ricky J. Parisian Scholarship Recipients

Every year in May, the Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Scholarship Foundation presents a scholarship to an Oneonta High School graduating senior. The award follows the student through four years of college provided the student continues to meet scholarship criteria and acceptable performance in her or his educational program.


Welcome Sarah Brackett– 2016 Recipient!


Sarah, as with all recipients, was selected as the recipient of the Ricky J. Parisian Scholarship in recognition for demonstrating respect, integrity, honesty, & responsibility.

June 2016 Update

Sarah Brackett 2016 Sarah has begun her freshman year at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, focusing on Biology while pursuing additional interests.
Sarah Bercovitz 2015 Second year at St. Lawrence. On University Dance Team, Social Media Team, & SLU Buddies (mentoring program with local elementary school). Writes for school newspaper too!
Kaitlynn Chopra 2014 Junior year @ Syracuse U (major -political science). After spring semester in France, she’s back at campus~ also leading a volunteer tutor program for high school refugee girls.
Aaron Murphy 2013 4th year SUNY-Geneseo. Premed courses with Anthropology Major while balancing full-time work, a TA position, & love of music playing and music marketing.
Hannah Visnosky 2012 2016 Syracuse graduate (salutatorian)! Major-sports management/Minor-poli sci. Working @ Baseball HOF & pursuing options for full time community relations work.
Eric Michelitsch 2010 2014 RPI graduate; Mechanical Engineering. Working as an engineer in Oneonta with Cedarwood Engineering.
Jenna Konstantine 2009 2013 Vassar College; Sociology. Working in NYC; fellowship w/ CitiYear (AmeriCorps), 5th graders in Bronx, & theater.
Marcel Sanchez 2008 2012 graduate from MIT: Mech Engineering. US Army Med Sgt; Green Beret. Passed MCAT (April), will begin med school Fall of 2017. Currently deployed to Africa.
Katie Sullivan 2007 MCLA 2011 graduate. 2015 RN degree, Univ. of Wyoming Nursing position at hospital in Boise, Idaho.
Sara Sason 2006 Boston University 2010 graduate. Global Markets Recruiting Coordinator @ Barclays in NYC. Mentoring high school students through the iMentor Program
Thomas Vogler 2005 Grad Bucknell U. ~Currently in 4th year of MD/PhD program @ the U. of Colorado/Aurora, to become a medical scientist. Lab focus: muscle stem cell. Got a paper accepted!
Genevieve B. Smith 2004

PhD in physical therapy (from VCU, 2011); works in Watkins Glen at a private outpatient practice. Co-Chair of Southern Tier Chapter of NYPTAssoc. She & Steve live in Ithaca.

Malorie Winnie 2003 Grad Ithaca. ~Law school grad, Roger Williams U: NY & MA bar cert. 3-year judicial law clerkship for US Virgin Island Supreme Court. Traveling thru South America this fall!
Alec Macaulay 2002 Cornell graduate: med school, Columbia U in 2011; graduated orthopaedic residency through Harvard in June; has begun his year long fellowship in Boston. Wife-Andrea
Jack Sienkiewicz 2001 Graduate of Hartwick with BA in computer tech.  Director of IT at Springbrook and has his own computer business.  Serves on the Parisian Foundation  www.parisianfoundation.com
Jonathan Hojnacki 2000 SUNY Albany (Master’s: Public Admin.) 2005. Lives in ‘Philly’ with Brett. Works for DiBruno Brothers (Specialty Grocery). Secretary on board of Friends of the Cresheim Trail.
Michael Curasi 1999 SUNY Geneseo graduate (2003). Using theatre background for staff & client training at current company. Fairport, NY with Erica and son, Simon, born January 2014
Caroline Kang 1998 Earned 2nd Master’s (Early Music) in 2011. Cellist with the Hague’s Baroque Orchestra. Lives in Netherlands with Simon & daughters Molly & Rosie
James O' Donnell 1997  2001 Graduate; Hamilton College (BA in Eastern Asian Studies). Works/lives in Syracuse with Leslie & son, Jamie, born in April 2005
David Brower 1996 PhD, Bus Admin (Delhi, 2011)~ Interim Provost for SUNY @ Delhi. Joined the Keller Williams Team. He & Andrew own home in Oneonta
Kristin France-Slack 1995 PhD, Marine Science (VMS, 2007)~ Scientist @ The Nature Conservatory. Lives in Bloomington, NY with Brian & son, Samuel (April 2013), and daughter, Sylvia (Dec 2015)



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