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Niagara Honor Roll / Achievers and achievements

*Tammie Lee Demler, of Wheatfield, director of pharmacy services at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, has been named the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation's 2009 recipient of the Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award. The award, which is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen, fosters innovations in pharmacy residency training.

Demler earned her bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1992 and her doctorate in 2002 from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist. She's currently the director of pharmacy services for Buffalo Psychiatric Center and residency program director for postgraduate residencies in psychiatric pharmacy at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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*Wilson native Erin McCarthy was awarded the 2010 D'Youville Medal at the D'Youville College annual Honors Convocation March 3 in Kleinhans Music Hall. It's the private college's highest honor.

The Wilson Central High School graduate is an International Business major and is in the Class of 2011.

The medal, named for Saint Margaret d'Youville, is presented to a student who is outstanding in academic performance as well as service to others, according to the college.

In making the presentation, Sister Denise A. Roche, college president, said, "This year's medal winner meets the standards of this honor in an exemplary fashion, combining academic excellence, involvement and hard work."

McCarthy has a cumulative average of 3.90 and carries both a major and minor.

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*Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ryan T. Meister recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Meister completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

He is the son of David and Catherine Meister, of North Tonawanda, and a 2007 graduate of North Tonawanda High School.

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*Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Manager's Association of America was named Student Chapter of the Year by the organization at its 83rd World Conference in February in San Diego. The student group, in its third year of existence, was selected based on a series of factors, including number and variety of educational programs offered, member employment and internships in clubs, membership growth, relationship with the state chapter of CMAA and member attendance at events.

Students who join Niagara's CMAA are required to complete a rigorous schedule of educational and networking events and to work at a club each summer between academic semesters. William Frye, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management and club adviser, noted that these requirements, in addition to the chapter's significant membership growth and internship placements with top-rated clubs, helped the chapter win the title.

"It proves to ourselves and to others that what we are doing will create successful opportunities for these students," he said.
The Niagara University CMAA student chapter focuses its efforts on education, professional development, networking and placement in accordance with the CMAA's mission of fulfilling the educational and related needs of its members.

Club managers run country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs.

e-mail: lcontinelli@buffnews.com

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