Wednesday, June 29, 2011

People and Places

Jack Van Paepeghem of Hailey, a 2007 Wood River High School graduate, has graduated with honors from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, honored Van Paepeghem for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis.

Ketchum native, 2nd Lt. Kristian Timmons, earned his wings Friday, June 24. He graduated from Combat Systems Officer training class 11-04 at the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

Class 11-04 is the second-ever class to graduate under the new CSO program at NAS Pensacola. The program is the U.S. Air Force's sole training pipeline for CSOs.

Lt. Timmons, a graduate of Montana State University with a bachelor's degree in history, will go on to serve as a CSO in the C-130 at the 30th Airlift Squadron in Cheyenne, Wyo.

His graduation marks the end of the 11-month program, which involves more than 620 hours of academics, nearly 100 hours in a flight simulator, and about 45 flight hours.

The CSO program merges the navigator, weapons systems officer and electronic warfare officer career fields into one. The program is slated to produce more than 380 qualified CSOs each year.

Spencer Harris, son of Scott and Charlotta Harris of Sun Valley, has made the 2011 spring semester dean's list at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The 2008 Community School graduate is in the College of Engineering.

Hailey resident Ashley Rendahl earned 2011 spring semester dean's list recognition at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa.

Hailey native Natalie Hague has been named to the Seaver College spring 2011 semester dean's list at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. She is one of only 263 students to receive the honor. Seaver College is the undergraduate school for Pepperdine.

Four Wood River Valley students made the spring semester dean's list at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. They were Alan Beserra of Hailey, Tanya Greenwood of Ketchum, and Kelly Fitzpatrick and Tyler Stagg of Sun Valley.

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