Michael S. Resner, a third-year student at the University of Maryland who is fluent in French and Japanese, has been selected to participate in a work-study program at the Research and Development Division of Nippon Steel. Resner is one of two U.S. students out of 50 selected worldwide for the experience.
Resner will be in Japan during the summer months and return to his studies at the University of Maryland in September to complete his degree requirements.
He is the grandson of Mary and Ernest Resner of Hudson. His parents are the late Claude and Helen Sullivan, who also lived in Hudson.
Larry Falzone receives award for production
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Larry Falzone, a personal financial planner with IDS Financial Services, has received national recognition for achieving the IDS Mercury Award for his production during the second quarter of this year.
Falzone earned the award by exceeding his production goal for financial services in Pasco County. He works at the New Port Richey branch office, 5328 Trouble Creek Road.
Students win honors
for public speaking
HUDSON _ High school students and middle school students from Pasco County recently competed in the first Speaking Exhibition Activity for Kids (SPEAK) at Pasco Hernando Community College in New Port Richey.
Competition was in debate, oral interpretation, oratory, extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking.
Hudson High School students who competed received a plaque for Best All Around.
Lori Mattox won first place in oral interpretation, individual; Grace Lian, Gary Dittman, Melissa Long, Amy Reisdorph and Lori Buono, first place in oral presentation in a group; Kimberly Wilkes, first place, oratory; Colleen Thomas and Chris Schmidt, first place, debate; Keith Shotsberger, second place, debate; and Tammy Bouton, third place, debate.
Chad Causey won first place in extemporaneous speaking; Bonnie Barber, Bill Philippus and Dyan Ballew, third place in impromptu speaking; and Nikki Zambo and Mike Meiczinger, fourth place in impromptu speaking.
Lori Ward receives
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Lori A. Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ward of New Port Richey, recently received a bachelor's degree in history from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
She completed the requirements for the degree during the spring term. She received an associate degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1989.
Linda Bauer receives
her master's degree
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Linda M. Bauer, daughter of Thomas and Enes Bruno of New Port Richey, was among the 989 students who received degrees recently from the Western New England College in Springfield, Mass.
Bauer, who is an assistant director of Employee Benefits Division at CIGNA in Bloomfield, Conn., received a master of business administration degree.
Van Kampen named
employee of the year
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Donald Van Kampen, an 18-year veteran with Pasco County's public health office, was recognized as employee of the year recently.
Dr. Marc J. Yacht, Public Health Unit director, said that Van Kampen works hard in the community to accomplish environmental health goals, attempts to better himself, his staff and the agency, and assists the public without seeking personal recognition.
Van Kampen conducts public information programs on recycling, conservation, ecology, radon gas and other environmental topics. He lives in New Port Richey with his wife, Barbara.
Sharyn Lyn Phillips makes dean's list
PORT RICHEY _ Sharyn Lyn Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Phillips of Port Richey, has been named to the dean's List at Pensacola Christian College.
She has earned a B average or higher.
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