Posted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Katie Laliberte, a 2006 graduate of Juneau Douglas High School, was named to the University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 2006 fall semester dean's list with a grade-point average over 3.5. Katie is majoring in Early Childhood Education with continuing studies in Special Education.

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Frank Sutton, Vice President of Hospital Services for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

To earn Fellow status and the right to use the FACHE credential, Sutton reached the highest of the three board certification levels awarded by the college. Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate profession and community involvement. Fellows must pursue ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

Sutton has been associated with Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital for 35 years. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, having spent 28 years with the USPHS. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in healthcare administration.


Air Force Staff Sgt. Helen A. Coleman has graduated from the Air Force Airman Leadership School at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and received the John L. Levitow Award.

The Levitow Award is the highest honor presented to a graduate who has demonstrated the highest degree of excellence as a class leader and scholar, based on most outstanding in objective testing, performance evaluations and leadership. The award is in honor and name of the lowest ranking enlisted Air Force member who was decorated with the Medal of Honor for bravery during the war in Vietnam.

Additionally, she received the key to the city of Jacksonville, Ark., from Mayor Tommy Swain.

Coleman, an intelligence analyst, is assigned to the 314th Operations Support Squadron. The airman has served in the military for five years. She is at 2001 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and the daughter of John L. and Alberta F. Harlon, of Juneau.


Alexander Newton, Erik Olmsted and Adam Weed, all of Juneau, were named to the dean's list for the 2006 fall semester at Montana State University in Billings. To be eligible for the MSU Billings dean's list, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average.


Juneau-Douglas High School student Colt Franklin has earned "Student of the Month" for January. In appreciation of his efforts, Colt received a $50 U.S. Savings Bonds compliments of Alaska Pacific Bank; two complimentary tickets to the upcoming Rotary Boat Show; and a certificate of achievement. The Rotary Club of Juneau-Glacier Valley encourages excellence in education and vocation through monthly student recognition in Juneau and congratulations Colt's "Student of the Month" achievement.

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