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People In the News 04-21-13

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Garret M. Nelson
First Lt. Garret M. Nelson, USMC, received his wings as a United States Naval Aviator in the Marine Corps.
He will be flying the AH-1W Cobra Helicopter. Lt. Nelson will be training in San Diego, then stationed in North Carolina. Lt. Nelson is a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School and a 2010 United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Garret is the son of Lori and Lew Nelson and the grandson of Nina and
Allie Laird.

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Benjamin Batha
Benjamin Batha, a senior majoring in computer science and political science at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester.
Batha, a resident of Los Alamos, is the son of Margo and Steven Batha, and a graduate of Los Alamos High School.

Neil Peterson
Current Ph.D. student, Neil Peterson earned a School of Nursing teaching award from the University of Virginia, for the second year in a row.
Peterson grew up in Los Alamos and still has family in town.
Peterson, a part time emergency room clinician at the University of Virginia Medical Center, also won the all-university GTA award for students in math, engineering and nursing.

Angie Manfredi
The Los Alamos County Library System and the Young Adult Library Services Association honors Angie Manfredi with the Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults 2012 Program Award.
Manfredi is currently the head of youth services for Los Alamos County. Manfredi has worked in Los Alamos for the past six years. 
She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2005, and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She graduated from USM in 2007 with a master’s degree in library and information science. 

Phi Kappa Phi
Stephen Reimus and Jennifer Jung, both of Los Alamos, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.