People: Aug. 27Eugene Himes of Finland was presented with a Career Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy for 45 years of service.
Eugene Himes of Finland was presented with a Career Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy for 45 years of service. He has also received the Chief Ceremonial Sword. Himes joined the Navy Dec. 31, 1968, and retired as a command master chief in 1992. He then went to work for the Navy as a civilian.
Laura Peterson, graduate student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and granddaughter of Orrin and Marjorie Jorgenson of Silver Bay, is one of only seven students in the nation to receive a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Medical Chemistry. Peterson, a fourth-year doctoral student from Colorado Springs, will receive a $24,000 stipend with the award. She was recognized for her work in the lab of Brian Blagg, professor of medicinal chemistry. The lab focuses on heat shot protein 90 and investigates molecules with the potential for treatment of several diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Peterson is the daughter of Steve and Barbara Peterson of Colorado Springs.
Iliya Hoffert, son of Gary and Leigh Hoffert of Two Harbors, has been awarded a $4,000 Music Scholarship and a $16,000 Regents’/ Trustees’ Scholarship at St. John’s University in Collegeville.
The Music Scholarship is awarded to first-year students on the basis of musical talent and recommendations by music faculty. It is a four-year renewable scholarship.
The Regents’/Trustees’ Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the college. To be eligible, students must have a 3.60 high school grade-point average and obtain a score of 30 or higher on the ACT (1980 on the SAT). Recipients must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service during their high school years. The final phase of the scholarship competition involves an interview with college faculty. The scholarship is a four-year renewable award.
Shannon Larson, son of Deanna and Scott Larson of Two Harbors, received the Army Combat Infantry Badge in Iraq this month. He has been in Iraq with the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, nicknamed “Speed and Power,” since December of 2009 providing transportation support for high-ranking officers in the style of the Secret Service. He is expected to be in Iraq until December.
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The Lake Superior Medical Society is seeking nominations for their “2010 Physician of the Year Award.” Interested parties are encouraged to write a letter nominating a physician who practices in southern St. Louis, Carlton, Lake, and Cook counties clinics. The award will be presented Dec. 2, and posted on the society website at www.ls medsoc.org. Nominations must be received by Oct. 1 and should be sent to Lake Superior Medical Society, 324 W. Superior St. Suite 910, Duluth, MN 55802 or email lsmedsoc @yahoo.com