July 6 , 2003

Staff reports

Specialist 4th Class Ann Wagner of Normangee has enlisted in the U.S. Army. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a master’s of education in agriculture and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the citrus canker program and for the Soil Conservation Service.

Wagner is scheduled to attend basic training at Fort Jackson beginning July 9. Upon completion of basic training, she will receive advanced training in petroleum supply at Fort Lee, Va., before being stationed.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joaquin A. De Avila, son of Marcia De Avila of Bryan and Alfredo De Avila of Oakland, Calif., is currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea while assigned to the mine-countermeasure ship USS Chief, which is homeported in Ingleside.

De Avila is a 1999 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and joined the Navy in August 1999.

Amber N. Martinez was recently named to the dean’s list at St. Thomas University in Houston. Martinez is a junior majoring in psychology/Catholic studies. She currently is in Rome taking a summer studies class.

Martinez is a 2001 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and the daughter of Adrian and Cyndi Martinez of College Station.

Robert Brown, head of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, has been elected vice president of The Wildlife Society.

Brown has been a member of the society since 1973 and has twice been elected representative of the southwestern section. He currently chairs the society’s endowment campaign and has been the recipient of the society’s Group Achievement Award.

He will take office at the society’s annual meeting in Burlington, Vt., in September. He will become president-elect in 2004 and president of the society in 2005.

Joseph D. Saucier of Bryan has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program. He is the son of Joanna Saucier of Bryan and will be a senior at Bryan High School in the fall. He is scheduled to attend boot camp at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill., in June 2004.

Upon completing boot camp, he will receive further training in one of the Navy’s technical fields.

Paige Nicole Jatzlau of Hearne recently was named an American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship Recipient. She has received a 4-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000.

Jatzlau is the daughter of Monroe and Jan Treude-Jatzlau of Hearne and is a recent graduate of Franklin High School. She is currently a student at Blinn College and will transfer to a 4-year college at a later date.

Recipients of the scholarship are selected on academic achievements, essay, references and participation in equine-related activities.

Jatzlau has shown Mr. Mito Step, a 15-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in the American Quarter Horse Youth Association, for two years.

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