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 Keith Kite– 2017 Recipient!


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

While at OHS, Keith became a silent stronghold for his classmates. Often described as someone who simply does the right thing, “he would speak up for the kid who could not do it for him/herself”. 

Keith’s impact was additionally notable as he was new to the district during his high school years. He immersed himself in our school community. He played football, has been in most every play and musical performed since his arrival, is a member of the Rainbow Connection Club, the Blue and Gold Guild, and a host of other clubs.

The Parisian Foundation wishes Keith all the best and looks forward to supporting him through his college years!!

June 2017 Update

Keith Kite
2017 Though accepted at SUNY Potsdam, Keith will first fulfill a two year mission through his church. He will be in Roseville, CA as a Spanish speaking missionary.   
Sarah Brackett 2016

Sarah is a sophomore at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, focusing on Biology

Sarah Bercovitz 2015

Third 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 Senior year @ Syracuse (major -political science). After studying abroad in Morocco last semester she looks forward to spending her final year with college buddies.
Aaron Murphy 2013 Graduated from SUNY-Geneseo: Anthropology. Working in Buffalo for IngramMicro ~ and, continuing his love for music
Hannah Visnosky 2012 2016 Syracuse graduate (salutatorian)! Major-sports management/Minor-poli sci.  Working for Gold N Fish Marketing Group in Armonk, NY
Eric Michelitsch 2010 2014 RPI graduate; Mechanical Engineering. Working as an engineer in Oneonta with Cedarwood Engineering. Also, Eri is a Pit Run Committee member.
Jenna Konstantine 2009 2013 Vassar College; Sociology.  Teaching in Manhattan, 5th & 6th grade level. Pursuing her Master’s in Special Education (part time) at Hunter College in NYC
Marcel Sanchez 2008 2012 MIT: Engineering. US Army Med Sgt; Green Beret.  Returned from deployment to Africa as Army medic. Entered med school at Stanford this fall! 
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 5th year of MD/PhD program @ the U. of Colorado/Aurora, to become a medical scientist. Lab focus:  muscle stem cell.  Recently engaged!
Genevieve B. Smith 2004

PhD in physical therapy (from VCU, 2011); works in Watkins Glen at a private outpatient practice. New opportunity to teach @ Ithaca College in Physical Therapy Dept. part time!

Malorie Winnie 2003 Grad Ithaca. ~Law school grad, Roger Williams U: NY & MA bar cert. Finishing clerkship for US VI Supreme Court.  New position at a local firm in St. Thomas; civil commercial litigat.
Alec Macaulay 2002 Cornell graduate: med school, Columbia U in 2011; graduated orthopaedic residency through Harvard in June; Seven more months of fellowship & training will be done. 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 2nd Master’s (Early Music) in 2011. Principal cellist for the Netherlands Bach Choir & Orchestra. Since 2015, teaches all Royal Hague Conservatory cellists. 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)~ Dean of the School of Business and Hospitality Management for SUNY @ Delhi. Joined the Keller Williams Realty Team. He serves on the Parisian Foundation & the Pit Run Committee
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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