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Honor Roll / Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers

*Dr. Bashir O. Attuwaybi, a colon and rectal surgeon, has joined Buffalo Medical Group after completing colorectal surgery fellowship training at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In 2006, Attuwaybi received the Theodore C. Jewett Jr., MD, Gold Star Resident of the Year Award.

He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and publications for medical journals, and has also participated in medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has considerable research experience, including a two-year trauma research fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Attuwaybi earned his medical degree at the University of Alfateh in Tripoli, Libya, and completed an internship at Alfateh University-affiliated hospitals. He also received surgery training at Tripoli Central Hospital, and in 2008 completed a five-year surgery residency through the University at Buffalo.

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*Steven Tyrell, vice president for student affairs at Alfred State College, has been selected to serve on a national task force that will look at developing a unified set of professional standards and "knowledge competencies" for student affairs professionals. The task force will look to unify professional standards that exist in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the American College Personnel AssociationInternational. The two associations represent over 9,000 student affairs professionals and graduate program faculty.

Tyrell holds a doctorate in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University, a master of arts degree in educational administration and supervision, and a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication, both from New Paltz State College.

Prior to joining the Alfred community, Tyrell served in a variety of student affairs positions, including associate dean for student discipline at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, associate dean of student affairs/director of student life at Michigan Technological University, director of college activities, Greek life, and Student Union building operation at New Paltz.

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*Raymond Angelo Belliotti, distinguished teaching professor of philosophy at Fredonia State College, presents philosophy in historical context in his latest work, "Roman Philosophy and the Good Life," recently published by Lexington Books. "This is a book for those who are drawn to Roman history and politics, especially those who enjoy viewing philosophy in action," Belliotti said.

Belliotti has written nine other books addressing such diverse issues as jurisprudence, sexual ethics, ethnic identity, Nietzsche, the meaning of life, human happiness, philosophy and baseball, and Machiavelli.

e-mail: lcontinelli@buffnews.com

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