Campus and people notes for the week ending Aug. 10Carpenter Nature Center’s executive director receives national award Jim Fitzpatrick, Carpenter Nature Center’s founding executive director, recently received the national “Master Interpretive Manager” award from the National Association of Interpretation (NAI).
Carpenter Nature Center’s executive director receives national award
Jim Fitzpatrick, Carpenter Nature Center’s founding executive director, recently received the national “Master Interpretive Manager” award from the National Association of Interpretation (NAI). NAI is a 50- year-old organization of professionals who interpret natural and cultural resources, with more than 5,000 members from 30 countries. The Master Interpretive Manager award recognizes Fitzpatrick’s accomplishments in designing, presenting, managing and teaching interpretation.
Fitzpatrick was hired by Carpenter Nature Center’s first board of directors to create CNC’s K-12 environmental education curriculum 31 years ago this month.
Moran is a lottery winner
Ramon Moran of Hastings won $21,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cherry Crossword Multiplier scratch game. Moran claimed the prize on July 16. The winning ticket was purchased at SSG Auto Stop, 2124 Vermillion St. in Hastings.
Myers named to U of W-Milwaukee dean’s list
Alaina Marie Myers of Hastings has been named to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. Myers is in the letters and science undergraduate program.
Jacobs graduates from UW-River Falls
Kelly Jacobs of Hastings graduated on May 12 from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in sociology and criminal justice. Jacobs was also named on the dean’s list. She is working as a counselor for the mentally ill. Jacobs is a 2007 graduate of Hastings High School and is the daughter of Jim and Denise Jacobs.
Luedke-White earns title ‘U.S. Marine‘
Pfc. Jacob E. Luedke-White, 22, earned the title “U.S. Marine” upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego on July 6.
Luedke-White enters into a proud, lifelong brotherhood composed of the select few men and women who have earned their place in the Corps’ ranks. Putting his recruit’s honor, courage and commitment to the test, Luedke-White faced the physically and mentally rigorous challenges packed into the 13 weeks of Marine Corps boot camp. The training was designed to enhance raw talent and to create the morale and discipline required of all Marines.
During recruit training, Luedke-White joined others from across the country to undertake the quest to be among the world’s military elite. He learned time-honored military customs and courtesies and mastered close-order drill. The demanding physical fitness regimen placed Luedke-White in the best shape of his life. The training honed vital military skills such as marksmanship, first-aid, martial arts and leadership.
Following approximately 10 days of well-earned leave, Luedke-White will attend school to learn his occupational specialty. Then Luedke-White will report to his first duty station to gain further knowledge and experience serving with a Marine Corps unit.
Luedke-White is a 2008-graduate of Hastings High School. He was enlisted by Sgt. Joshua A. Draveling, from the Marine Corps recruiting office in Burnsville.