Charles Madison, professor of speech and hearing sciences at the Spokane branch of Washington State University, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Lowry to serve a two-year term on the State Board of Hearing and Speech.
A member of the WSU faculty since 1970, Madison also coordinates the cooperative WSU-Eastern Washington University graduate program in communication disorders at WSU’s Spokane branch campus.
Two Spokane poets have had works included in anthologies compiled by The National Library of Poetry.
Helen Ahern, Spokane, had her poem, “Unwanted Puppy,” published in “Tapestry of Thoughts.”
Shamra Kay Schmitz’s poem, “Hours in Solitude,” was published in the book, “Spirit of the Age.”
Two Spokane-area students have been recognized by the U.S. Achievement Academy. Andrea Rickard was named an All-American Collegiate Scholar. Rickard, daughter of Wayne and Sherry Rickard, Spokane, attends Washington State University.
Katie Walsh was named an All-American Scholar. Walsh, a student at Lakeside High School, is the daughter of Dan and Barb Walsh, Nine Mile Falls.
David Herzog, a 1993 graduate of Gonzaga Prep, has been awarded a $22,000 Rotary International Scholarship for graduate studies in England (1997-98). He is majoring in English and minoring in art history and Latin at Loyola Marymount, in Los Angeles. He carries a 3.97 grade-point average and has been named to the WCC All Academic Team in soccer each year. He is the son of Michael and Jean Herzog, Spokane.
Rebecca Wood, Spokane, was among more than 180 gifted and talented fifth- through ninth-grade students to gather on the Carroll College campus in Helena for the annual Gifted Institute. The students attended academic classes and workshops on social development.
Jul Sitter, Spokane, attended the 132nd national convention of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Las Vegas, Nev. Sitter is the exalted ruler of Spokane Valley Lodge 2328.
James E. Barrett, organist and music director at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, has been elected to the National Council of the American Guild of Organists by members in Region VIII (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Northern Wyoming and Washington). He was installed as regional councilor with other national officers at the AGO national convention in New York City.
Barrett was also appointed to the Spokane Arts Commission this year.
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