Marlowe Dunker, of Juneau, spent January studying in Southeast Asia through a special study program at Linfield College. A senior majoring in nursing, Dunker is the daughter of John Dunker and Amy Paige, of Juneau. In Southeast Asia, she took the traditional and modern healthcare class, which was designed to expose students to the impact of history, economy, politics, environment, culture and religion on the health system in Southeast Asia. Dunker was one of 172 students participating in on-site study programs through Linfield's January term, a four-week period of concentrated study in whic students enroll in one course.
Army Spec. Stephanie A. Shankel, a petroleum supply specialist, returned to Alaska after being deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, a subordinate unit of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, in Anchorage.
The daughter of Theresa L. Croad, of Beach Court, Elmendorf Air Force Base, in Anchorage, and John R. Carver, of Juneau, Shankel has served in the military for three years.