Posted: Sunday, August 01, 2010

James MacInnes recently joined AT&T as an account manager. He will be based in Anchorage and responsible for enterprise business accounts on a statewide basis. James comes to AT&T from Alaska Communications Systems where he served as a Senior Sales Engineer. James brings 15 years of direct industry experience and has worked for industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, XO Communications and Reliance Globalcom.


In 2007, Andrea Keikkala was recongized as one of Alaska's Top 40 under 40 while leading the Sitka Chamber of Commerce and now she has done it again in Washington. Andrea moved to Washington in the summer of 2008 and is the executive director of the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

Keikkala grew up in Juneau, graduating from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1999. She then attended Gonzaga University and earned her masters degree. After that, she moved back to Alaska to work for Senator Bert Stedman, then moved to Sitka to lead the Sitka Chamber of Commerce.


Bran Pollard has been licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer by the

State of California. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in

1997 and received his bachelor of science in civil engineering from San

Diego State University in 2006. He lives in San Diego and is employed

by Harris & Associates. He is the son of Fred and Kathleen Pollard,

Barbara Learmonth and Al Tingley of Juneau.


Samantha Adams of TLC Child Care in Juneau has been awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington DC, which represents the early childhood education profession.


Kids who visit any of the three Juneau public libraries this summer may enter a weekly drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. They may enter the drawing by writing a book review on forms available at the libraries or online at This is open to all ages through teens.

Shay Purvis, age 7 1/2, won a gift certificate to Vicky's Joke Shop for reading "Ten Little Fish" by Bruce Wood. "It's colorful and creative," Purvis said.

Victoria Perez, age 13, won a gift certificate from Annie Kaill's for reading "Little Farm on the Ozarks" by Roger Lea McBride. "She meets a guy near the train and tries to help him by giving him pieces of food," Perez said.

Mabel Price, 7, won a gift certificate to Peer Amid Beads for reading "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni. "It was fun because we made it into a play," Price said. "The best part was when they all made one big fish."

Beckett Matsil, 6, won a gift certificate to Juneau's Imagination Station for reading "A is for Salad" by Mike Lester. "I like this book because everything is opposite," Matsil said.

Gretchen Neal, 9, won a gift certificate to the Alaska Shirt Company for reading "Adventures in Cartooning" by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost. "You learn a lot about comics," Neal said.

Harris Monsef, age 4, won two passes to Mount Roberts Tramway for reading "The Happy Man and His Dump Truck" by Little Golden Books. Monsef liked the book "because I like dump trucks."

Eden Miller, age 7, won a gift certificate to The Amazing Bookstore for reading "The Bear Detectives" by Stan and Jan Berenstain. "It was funny that they thought there were bears in the shed, but they were chickens! HA! HA!" Miller said.

Talia Davis, age 12 won a gift certificate to Invisible World for reading "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart. "I loved this book because it kept me guessing the whole time and it was a good mystery," Davis said.


Amanda Mosher of Juneau, a student at Cornell College, has been named to the fall 2009-2010 Dean's list, earning High Honors. Cornell named 313 students, or about 29 percent of its enrollment, to the Dean's List for the spring semester.

A grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale is required for this designation. "Highest honors" are granted to students with 4.0 averages; "high honors" are awarded to students with 3.8 to 3.99 averages; and "honors" include grade point averages of 3.6 to 3.79.


Kirsten Elstad of Juneau was named to the Chancellor's list for the spring 2010 semester at the University of Alaska Southeast. To be named to the Chancellor's list a student must have a grade point average of 4.0. Elstad, a full time student and mother, recently completed her freshman year at UAS Juneau and is pursuing a masters' level degree in nursing.


Kathleen Elizabeth Busch of Juneau was named to the dean's list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the spring quarter 2010. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean's list. Busch is an industrial design major and is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree.


Matthew Kern, a 2005 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, graduated from Northern Arizona University in May. Kern graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's of environmental science, emphasis in biology. He has returned to Juneau and is currently employed with the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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