Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Isaac N. Kimpel, son of Toni D. and Monte R. Kimpel of Brenham, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

Navy Midshipman Charles J. Tofel, son of Bette F. and Kenneth J. Tofel of Brenham, recently took part in summer training at sea.

Senior Jes R. Allen has been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. He is the son of James and Marilyn Koch of Bryan.

Allen was awarded the rank of cadet captain, with the position of Kilo flight commander.

He also has been named to the Dean's List and the Spanish National Honor Society because of his high grade-point average. He was named Golf Most Improved Player for 2004-05. Allen also is active in community service.

Many local students who attend the University of North Texas in Denton were named to the President's Honor Roll and Dean's List for spring semester 2005.

Students from Bryan named to the President's Honor Roll are Matthew D. Cagle, Erin Elizabeth Cobb, Paul Alan Fickey Jr. and Cristina M. Rodriguez. Students from College Station are Kristen M. Booth and Christine Elizabeth Brown.

Students named to the Dean's List from Bryan are Gerard C. Carter, Kimberly A. Phillips and Erik Wayne Ray. Those from College Station are Brandi Christine Berry, Ern-Pei Eng, James Brian Maclaskey, Amanda M. Quinlan, Jessica Marie Reudelhuber and Kimberly Dawn Stockton.

Connie Weiershauser, RRT, coordinator of the St. Joseph Pulmonary Rehab program, recently received her asthma educator certification from the National Asthma Educator Certification Board.

Weiershauser will educate and counsel asthma sufferers and their families, giving them knowledge and skills necessary to minimize the impact of asthma on their quality of life.

She and Lara Escobar, from the St. Joseph Nicotine Dependence Clinic, were designated certified tobacco treatment specialists after completing a recent tobacco training program at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Nicotine Dependence Center. Tobacco treatment specialists provide interventions for tobacco dependence.

The College Station Fire Department held a promotional and new employee badge-pinning ceremony Wednesday at the College Station Utilities Service Center Training Room.

About 140 friends and family members gathered to recognize the achievements of those personnel participating in the celebration. Mayor Ron Silvia and City Council members Nancy Berry, Ron Gay and Ben White also participated.

The event marked the completion of staffing requirements that will allow Fire Station No. 5 to be put into service.

Personnel receiving promotion to lieutenant were Chris Kelley, Robert Mumford and Joe Warren. Receiving promotion to driver/engineer were Joe Gibson, Scott Giffen, Chris Poole, Mike Reed, Darrell Smith and Jimmy Yow.

New personnel joining the department were James Crook, Julie Duhr, Michael Middleton, Jason Murrell, Jason Neuendorff, Heath Phillips and Tommy Tharp.

The oath of office was administered by Municipal Judge Ed Spillane.


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