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People In the News 06-01-14

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Josh Dolin and Sydney Sivils, 2010 Los Alamos High School graduates, won the International Championship of the collegiate division Advertising Campaign competition at the 2014 DECA International Career Development Conference held in Washington, D.C. in April. Dolin and Sivils are graduating seniors at University of New Mexico. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

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Kimberly Budil has been appointed by the University of California as vice president for Laboratory Management in the UC Office of the President and as an executive committee governor on the LANS and LLNS Boards of Governors.
Budil is a 27-year employee of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She is program manager of LLNL’s Nuclear Counterterrorism Program in the Global Security Principal Directorate.

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announces that Nancy Guthrie of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Guthrie was initiated at Southern Utah University. Guthrie is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

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Shelby Marie Courtright, of Los Alamos, was among more than 2,900 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in ceremonies May 9-10. Courtright received a bachelor of science in education and human sciences from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

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Maslyn Locke, of Los Alamos will receive a bachelor of arts in Psychology and bachelor of arts in Global and International Studies this spring from the University of Kansas.

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Andrew Steward was recently honored with an Inspiring Hope Award for Educational Achievement from the National Conference for Behavioral Health during its national conference in Washington, D.C.
The Inspiring Hope Awards recognize individuals who’ve shown extraordinary tenacity and courage in battling serious mental illness and are living full lives and pursuing their goals. These awards also honor the clinicians, advocates and organizations that care for and support these individuals in their recovery, changing lives and building healthy communities.
Steward is the son of Tom and Carole Steward of Los Alamos and a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He will graduate from the University of Denver with master’s degree in social work in June. He earned a music degree with a Lilly Reintegration Scholarship and is working toward becoming a certified music practitioner who can offer music as therapy.

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The following students from Los Alamos have been named to Eastern New Mexico University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Amethyst Collins, Ian Forsyth, Luke Johnson, Katie Lofton, Jessica Roberts, Kyle Stephens, Steven Williams and Mariah Zerr.

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Jenny Lauren Tumas, of Los Alamos graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson University with a bachelor of arts Political Science. Tumas was among more than 3,200 students who received degrees. Tumas has also been named to the President’s List.
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Holly Catherine Erickson, of Los Alamos, who is majoring in general engineering at Clemson University has been named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 semester.