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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Navy Seaman Danielle R. Ketels, daughter of Ann Ketels of Staten Island, N. Y. and Joseph A. Ketels, of Kunkletown, recently reported for duty at Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Virginia Beach, Va.

Ketels is a 2006 graduate of Tottenville High School of Staten Island, N. Y. and joined the Navy Reserve in July 2010.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Air National Guard Airman Bryant B. Gebhard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

He is the son of AnnMaire and Herbert Gebhard of LaMontage Drive, Palmerton.

Friday, November 5, 2010
Bechtel

Each month during the school year, the Rotary Club of Slatington honors top senior students from Northern Lehigh High School as student observers.

Scott Bechtel has been selected as the student observer for the month of October. He is the son of Jack and JoAnn Bechtel of Slatington.

Scott is ranked in the top 10 of his class and is the president of both the Northern Lehigh Interact Club and the Assumption BVM Youth Group. He also participates is Soccer, where he was a co-captain of this year's varsity team, and Track & Field.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Navy Seaman Danielle B. Ketels, daughter of Ann Ketels of Staten Island, N. Y. and Joseph A. Ketels, of Kunkletown, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ketels completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Marine Corps Pfc. Daniel T. Olenick, son of Kelly Olenick of Germansville, and Eugene T. Olenick, of Schnecksville, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C.

During the five-week course, Olenick received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Olenick also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Susan M. Generose, RD, CDE, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, Blue Mountain Health System, has renewed the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) status by successfully completing the continuing option process. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be eligible for certification. Achieving the CDE credential demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the healthcare professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Navy Seaman Recruit Ammon D. Hontz, son of Lori A. Nuss of Hazleton, and Ammon D. Hontz, of Jim Thorpe, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Hontz completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Vack

Andrew Vack, son of Larry and Teresa Vack, Weatherly, has been named Senior of the Month for September at Weatherly High School.

Vack is a member of the Weatherly Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society, the Cross Country and Soccer teams and the Wrecker Band and Jazz Band. He is active in TATU, the Envirothon, the Citizen Bee, Science Olympiad, Student Forum and the AMC Mathematics Competition.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Kwak

Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., the global supplier of effect pigments with its Corporate Headquarters in Tamaqua, announced the appointment of Dr. Yungwan Kwak to the position of Research Scientist at the Tidewood facility.

Dr. Kwak holds several academic degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Sunchon National University in South Korea, a Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.) degree from Kyoto University in Japan.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Porambo

Joan Porambo,a junior at Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Mass., was elected captain of the women's volleyball team there for the 2010. She is the team libaro and hit the 1,000 dig milestone recently when the WPI Engineers hosted Mass. Maritime and Pine Manor. Last month, Joan was the initial NEWMAC (New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference) Volleyball Player of the Week. She also earned the Most Valuable Player Award in the six-college Regis Pride Invitational Tournament, which her team won for the second consecutive time.