friends & Neighbors
Shira Kaufman, daughter of Oran Kaufman and Danielle Barshak of Leverett, has been admitted to Carlton College in Northfield, Minn.
Rose Schack, daughter of Susan Schack of Hadley and Paul Schack of Pittsfield, is a first-year student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Schack recently participated in the college’s annual White Coat ceremony to formally recognize the transition students make from laypersons to those assuming the responsibility of physicians.
Laurie Swane of Hadley, a certified CNA, was honored on Sept. 19 by the Patrick-Murray administration for her dedication and outstanding performance as a personal care assistant with the Paul Kahn Award for PCA Service.
Swane was nominated for the award by her employer, Paul Vasconcellos. She has been the primary PCA to Vasconcellos for the past four years. She attends doctor appointments with him and assists with hiring and training new PCAs.