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Two locals win DOC awards

Two Washington state corrections employees working at the Longview Work Release center have received Department of Corrections Annual Agency Awards.

Corrections specialists Laura Wilson and Mary "Kathy" Gundlach each won an award for being part of the Washington State Department of Corrections' Strength in Families ReFORM team, according to a press release from the DOC.

Wilson has worked for the DOC since March 2008 and Gundlach has worked for the department since September 2016.

Strength in Families is a program for incarcerated people offered through the Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) grant. Thirteen employees make up the team.

Each year, staff members are nominated by their colleagues for the awards which recognize employees "for their continuous, outstanding work to improve public sfety by positively changing lives as demonstrated by their accomplishments throughout the previous year," notes the press release.

Across the state, 169 DOC employees out of a pool of 930 nominates received agency awards.

Local student on EOU dean’s list

Tally Connors of Kelso has been named to the dean's list for the 2020 winter term at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Ore.

To be named to the list a student must achieve and maintain a 3.5 or higher grade-point average while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded EOU course work.

Cohen named to SCC honor roll

Samantha Cohen of Kelso has been named to the Spokane Community College honor roll for the 2020 winter quarter which ended in March.

To be named to the honor roll, a student must achieve a 3.0 or higher grade-point average in the fall quarter.

Students named to UW dean’s list

Several local students have been named to the fall 2019 dean's list at the University of Washington in Seattle. To be named to the list, students must complete at least 12 graded credits and have a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

• Castle Rock: Hunter Whitten.

• Ilwaco: Noah Carper, Faith Mathison and James Schenk.

• Kalama: Christy Johnson-Garrett, Kaitlyn Specht and Cody Sweet.

• Kelso: Claire Cowan, Emmitt Kinch, Jaden Moore, Deena Osman, Rhonda Osman, Karena Pierce and Leah Suh.

• Long Beach: Zachary McNulty.

• Longview: Kaleb Anagnostou, Tayana Barr, Juan Bautista, Anna Brigden, Sarah Casillas, Carmen Clinch Sarah Culp, Dawson Dang, Julia Hallowell, Shay Herr, Amber Lee, Aaron Lopez, David Pang, Bailee Strong, Abigail Thayer, Victor Vazquez-Gutierrez, Conner Wallace, Abbie White and Zhi Ye.

• Toledo: Nicholas Falter.

• Toutle: Ethan Benson.

Local residents on OSU honor roll

Six area residents have been named to the honor roll for the fall 2019 term at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

• Cathlamet: Kennedi A. LaBerge (3.5 grade point average or better), senior majoring in marketing.

• Ilwaco: Emma Fleck (3.5 GPA or better), senior majoring in biohealth sciences.

• Kelso: Brayden Liebe (3.5 GPA or better), senior majoring in pre-chemical engineering.

• Long Beach: Karl Oman (3.5 GPA or better), senior majoring in Spanish.

• Longview: Gabrielle Bennet (3.5 GPA or better), senior,majoring in business administration; and Michael Jones (3.5 GPA or better), post baccalaureate in anthropology.

— The Daily News

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