Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003

Sterling couple's son earns master's degree

David J. Isham, the son of Jim and Sue Isham of Sterling, received his master's degree in computer science Dec. 14 from California Polytechnical State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he also earned his bachelor's degree in environmental engineering. He now is working with an international transportation company in Northern California.

Kenai students named to deans' lists

Kathleen Hayes Peters of Kenai has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Peters is a sophomore studying marketing at the university's college of business administration. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.6 on 12 or more graded credits. Peters earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Kathleen "Katidee" Delores Arledge of Kenai has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Walla Walla College in Washington. A senior studying psychology, Arledge earned a 3.75 grade point average and has been accepted to a master's program upon graduation. She is a 1998 home-school graduate and the daughter of Saylor and Cindy Rehm of Kenai. She and her husband, Justice, and daughter Orianna, live in College Place, Wash.

Sarah McAuliffe of Kenai has been named to Laureate Society for the fall semester at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. To qualify for the society, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.75.

Wildwood announces Employees of the Year

Correctional Officer Vern Nusunginya and Correctional Sgt. David Haynes have been named Employees of the Year at Wildwood Correctional Complex. They received the awards based on their strong performances, good attitudes, balanced demeanor, commitment to professionalism and abilities to interact well with staff and prisoners. Both have worked at Wildwood for nearly 20 years.

Nusunginya has worked on shift and in special projects, as well as on policies and procedures and inmate disciplinary hearings. He has maintained a reputation for being a straight talker with the prisoner population.

Haynes was recognized as "one of the nicest guys around." He has worked with sentenced inmates, pretrial detainees, in job services and as a floor officer. He has been a leader in learning and teaching the new Management Information System and enjoys prisoner interaction.

Employees of the Year are nominated by fellow staff members and selected by an committee based on professional duty performance, service to the state and facility and support and assistance provided to coworkers.

Area doctor inducted into orthopaedic academy

Dr. Henry G. Krull of Soldotna was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Feb. 5 in New Orleans.

Krull was one of 603 new fellows inducted worldwide. He practices general orthopaedic surgery at Kenai Peninsula Orthopaedics PC in Soldotna. He also is a member of the American Medical Association, Alaska State Medical Association and Anchorage Orthopedic Society.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its members have completed medical school, plus at least five years specialty study in orthopaedics in an accredited medical program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam and been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The academy is a nonprofit organization that provides education programs for surgeons, allied health professionals and the public.

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