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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.

Friday, October 29, 2010
Gogal

Victor J. Gogal, registered representative, formally of Metlife, has affiliated with a new broker dealer, Questar Capital. "Staying local was a number one priority, said Gogal. By affiliating with Questar Capital and Wealth Professionals, Inc. I am able to continue local and personalized service. I've served as a representative for over 38 years and truly want to provide the local hands on approach I've used in the past. With all parties included we can continue the teamwork that has allowed us to serve Jim Thorpe and surrounding areas."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jaime Price of Nesquehoning, has been elected 2011 class senator of the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. She will hold the position for the 2010 academic year.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

William James of Tamaqua, has been elected 2011 class senator of the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. He will hold the position for the 2010 academic year.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Army National Guard Pvt. Donald F. Fernandes has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Ky., which included basic combat training and advanced individual training (AIT).

During the first nine weeks of initial entry training (IET), the trainee completed basic combat training which included instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
West

Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark A. West 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 Claude and Winifred West of N. Second St., Lehighton.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Kunkle

Jason D. Kunkle of West Chester, graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University on May 8, earning dual bachelor's degrees in Economics and Finance, with a minor in Accounting.

Friday, September 24, 2010
Ferko

George J. Ferko, son of George and Gloria Ferko of Palmerton, has been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2010 semester at Lehigh University, from where he graduated on May 24, 2010, with a bachelor of science degree in material sciences and engineering and a minor in economics.

George has earned a 3.86 grade point average for the semester and was the recipient of the Allen S. Quier Prize for the senior adjudged by the staff of materials science and engineering to have made the most progress in that curriculum.