Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2002

Students named to dean's list

Robert Quincy Bird of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. To be named to the dean's list, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Mario Bird of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. To be named to the dean's list, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4.

KPC woman appointed to national volunteer board

Diane Taylor has been chosen as adviser for Kenai Peninsula College's Phi Theta Kappa honor society for the second year. Taylor has been the coordinator of the Learning Center on campus for 13 years and is an adjunct faculty member. Taylor also recently was appointed the Alaska State Liaison for Literacy Volunteers of America.

New board elected to Pratt Museum

The Homer Society of Natural History elected a new board of directors and officers for the Pratt Museum. The new board includes: Marla McPherson, president; Michael Shallock, vice president; Jan O'Meara, secretary; Jon K. Bue, treasurer; Ron Keffer, Melonie Shipman, Wilma Williams, Chris Thorsrud and Kate Mitchell, board members.

Food bank president honored

Dayne Clark, president of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, was presented with the "Excellence in Profession" award at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet Feb. 1.

Hospice coordinator completes training course

Susan Bezilla, a bereavement coordinator with the Hospice of the Central Peninsula, completed a five-day training course entitled "Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief," at the internationally recognized Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo. A grant from Unocal 76 Alaska will allow the hospice to develop a program to meet this needs of bereaved children and youth in the area.



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