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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Army Pvt. Joseph D. Feller has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Army Cadet Joshua D. Williams has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Maloney

Kaitlin Maloney graduated magna cum laude from the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia on May 16.

She received her bachelor of arts degree after successfully completing her studies in two majors, political science and English.

She was also notified that she was named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

While at Temple, Maloney was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key International Honour Society, and earned distinction as a Diamond Leader from Temple's Office of Leadership Development.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica Probert graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman 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.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Probert is the daughter of Nancy Probert of Weatherly.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wolman

Francis W. Wolman, senior vice president and senior loan officer of the Jim Thorpe National Bank, has been appointed assistant director of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advisory Committee for the PBA School of Commercial Lending. He will serve a one-year term.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Brandt

Kathryn Ashley Brandt, daughter of Dr. John and Karen (Rocuskie) Brandt of Lock Haven, is the third generation in her family to enter the medical profession, graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, on June 2. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Albert and Sylvia Rocuskie of Hometown and the late Dr. John, Sr., and Mary Lou Brandt of Lock Haven.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Owens

John Owens of Nesquehoning is working for the state Senate Minority Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

He is the son of Patrick and Judy Owens and a 2011 graduate of Panther Valley High School.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Adam Richard Haydt, D.O.

Adam Richard Haydt, D.O., of Palmerton was awarded the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college's 122nd commencement on Sunday, June 2.

Haydt is the son of Donna and Gary Haydt of Palmerton. He is the grandson of Althea and the late Warren Haydt and Barbara and Harlan Schaffer.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2009. He graduated from Palmerton Area High School in 2005.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cunningham

Marnie Cunningham, Palmerton, was a member of the first class of students in the master of science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa., to receive their white coats at a special ceremony held recently in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Students were presented with their coats and recited the pledge of a physician assistant, promising to adhere to the core values of honesty, integrity, altruism and empathy of the profession.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Beckett

Emilio Beckett has two reasons to celebrate this summer. Emilio recently graduated from Marian Catholic High School and also has successfully completed the requirements for private pilot license. Emilio passed all phases of the exam three weeks ago. The FAA Exam has three areas of proficiency; oral, written and practical. The exam was taken at the Lehigh Valley Airport.

Emilio, 18, has been flying since he was 15 and soloed three days following his 16th birthday. Emilio' s Flight Instructor is Byron Arner. Byron Arner was recognized last year with the distinction of Master Pilot.