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By admin Published: August 21, 2011

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Kent State student Ashley Mowen of Rootstown received a $1,000 Don Schmidt Scholarship from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation. She is a major in recreation, parks and tourism management and is a customer service rep at the KSU Adventure Center. She was one of three scholarship winners statewide.

University of Akron incoming freshmen Preston Massey of Louisville and Priya Midha of Copley are the first recipients of the Dr. Harvey A. and Annetta Karam Endowed Scholarship for B.S./M.D. Students. UA is one of three tax-supported universities that provide students to the Northeast Ohio Medical University (formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy) in Rootstown.

New or re-elected officers for the National Alumni Board of Directors at the Kent State Alumni Association are John Garofalo of Sagamore Hills, president; Maria Schneider of Copley, president-elect; Robert Maschke of Cleveland, vice president; Kathy Reid of Hudson, secretary; Brian M. Marino of Avon Lake, treasurer; and Nicholas Sucic of Hudson, immediate past president.

Military

Army Pvt. John C. DeLong, son of Greg and Betty DeLong of Akron, graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. He is a 2010 graduate of Coventry High School.

Air Force Airman Antonia E. Badea, daughter of Althea Badea of Akron, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is a 2010 graduate of Buchtel High School, Akron.

Air Force Airman Reginald D. Shelby, son of Reginald and Sharon Shelby of Akron, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2010 graduate of Firestone High School, Akron.

Air Force Airman Delshon D. Williams, son of Ansela Williams of Akron, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He graduated from East High School in Akron in 2008.

Air Force Reserve Airman Donald J. Bell, son of Cynthia Bell of Akron, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2003 graduate of North High School, Akron.

Air Force Airman Brittaney K. Ebersole, daughter of Kimberly Ebersole of Hartville and William Ebersole of Akron, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is a 2010 graduate of Lake High School, Hartville.

Chad M. Vacco, a 2002 graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High, completed class G-185 of the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J. Vacco is the son of Theresa Vacco of Akron and Howard Vacco of Kent.

The Beacon Journal welcomes news about military, community and student achievement. Send information to staff writer Carol Biliczky at cbiliczky@thebeaconjournal.com or fax it to 330-996-3729.

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