June 1, 1995 in Features

Excellence In Education Award Winners Named

 

Recipients of the 1995 Washington Award for Excellence in Education recently were awarded $2,500 each. Recognized for exceptional leadership and contributions and commitment to education were:

Phyllis Vettrus, principal at Lincoln Middle School, Pullman.

Toni Ferguson, staff member at Edison Elementary School, Walla Walla.

Mary Palotas, staff member at Pioneer Middle School, Walla Walla.

Deana Ladwig, staff member at Davenport Elementary School, Davenport, Wash.

Julie Taylor, teacher at Riverside Middle School, Riverside.

Kevin Foster, Donna Huck, Kelly Stromberg and James Slavicek, CAPS Team, North Central High School.

Marjorie Rigsby-Eldredge, teacher at Shadle Park High School.

Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene recently honored 136 employees for their 1,250 combined years of service at the medical center during its annual service award banquet. The employees recognized have contributed anywhere from five to 25 years of service to Kootenai Medical Center.

Gonzaga University School of Law student Kate Szurek received the 1995 Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Lawyers Helping People public service award. She is a second-year student, and a native of Colville, Wash. Szurek was selected because she demonstrated outstanding contributions to public service beyond classroom requirements.

Anne Remaley has received the Association for Faculty Women’s 1995 Harriett B. Rigas Award for Outstanding Woman in Graduate Studies. She is a doctoral candidate at Washington State University. Dorcas McCoy, also a doctoral student, received honorable mention. Remaley is majoring in educational leadership, and McCoy is studying political science.

Other winners include Megan Ming Kwan, Outstanding Woman in Graduate Studies at the master’s level; and Miho Nam, honorable mention at the master’s level. Both women received their Master of Business Administration degree in December.

Paul Buller, a professor of management at the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration, was elected president of the Western Academy of Management at a recent meeting in San Diego. This is a four-year term of duties. The Western Academy of Management is the regional arm of the national Academy of Management.

Lars Huschke, son of Klaus and Ginetta Huschke, Spokane, has been awarded a three-year scholarship at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Wis. He is a 1994 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School.

, DataTimes MEMO: Compiled by Mary Beth Donelan. To tell us about your achievements and good deeds, write to Achievements, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 200, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Compiled by Mary Beth Donelan. To tell us about your achievements and good deeds, write to Achievements, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 200, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.


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