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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2001

Kenai woman receives degree

Marie A. Vinson, of Kenai, recently graduated from Valley City State University in Valley City, N. D., with a bachelor's degree.

Nikiski woman graduates Navy training

Alexandra W. Leslie graduated from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Dec. 8. She currently is attending a Naval dental technical school.

She is a 2000 graduate of Nikiski High School and is the daughter of Sam and Howard Hodena.

Students earn honors

Jeremey Gray of Soldotna has been named to the 2000 fall term dean's list at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Inclusion on the list requires a full-time student obtain a 3.3 to 3.69 grade point average.

Matthew King was named to the chancellor's list for the fall semester at the University of Alaska Anchorage for obtaining a 4.0 grade point average. He is the son of David and Lana King of Kenai.

Area resident enlist in U.S. Army

Richard J. Garrett has enlisted in the U.S. Army. He enlisted as a cannon crewmember and recently left for basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.

He is a 2000 graduate of Kenai Peninsula College and is the son of Demois N. Garrett of Kasilof, and Nelda R. Garrett of Malone, Texas.

Prissilla G. Brown has enlisted in the Army. She enlisted as a bridge crewmember and recently left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

She is a 2000 graduate of Skyview High School in Soldotna and the daughter of Diane M. Brown of Anchor Point, and William K. Brown of Wilmington, Del.

Roland N. Rea enlisted in the Army as an armor crewmember and recently left for basic training in Fort Knox, Ky.

He attended Kenai Peninsula College and is the son of Jeffrey A. and Barbara J. Rea of Soldotna.

Donald B. Forbes enlisted in the Army as a cavalry scout and recently left for basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.

He is a 2000 graduate of Kenai Peninsula College and is the son of Gregory E. and Deanie M. Glaves of Sterling.

Jared G. Wallace enlisted in the Army's Delayed Entry Program, which allows an individual to join the Army, secure their guarantee and delay their actual departure date for up to a year.

He enlisted as a combat engineer and will leave for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on July 17.

He is the son of Debra J. Blatchford of Kasilof.

Corey Green has enlisted in the Army's Delayed Entry Program.

He enlisted as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer and will leave for basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., on Jan. 23.

He is a 1996 graduate of East High School in Anchorage and is the son of Rebecca J. Bishop and stepson of Randy Bishop of Nikiski.

Brandon D. Moore has enlisted in the Army's Delayed Entry Program.

He enlisted as an information systems operator-analyst and will leave for basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., on Feb. 14.

He is a 2000 graduate of Nikiski High School and the son of Gerald D. and Loretta J. Moore of Nikiski.

Executive Council board of directors announced

The Kenai Peninsula United Way recently elected new board members. They are:

President -- Rick Baldwin, of Baldwin and Butler LLC;

Vice presidency -- John Lohrke, general manager of Seekins Ford;

Secretary and treasurer -- Shawn Brown, superintendent of pipelines & terminals with Tesoro Alaska Refinery;

President-elect for 2002 -- LeRoy Heinrich, who served as the 2000 United Way Campaign Liaison.

Other Kenai Peninsula United Way Board Members for the year 2001 are: Rik Bucy, general manager of Tesoro North Stores; Bill Coghill, CPA Mikunda Cottrell and Co.; George Ford, retired Unocal; Jeanne Galvano , tribal administrator for Qutekcak Native Tribe in Seward; Pat Porter, Kenai City Council; Diana Spann, senior manager of Alaska Field Operations ACS Wireless; and Norm Story, general manager of Homer Electric Association in Homer.



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