NEWS BRIEFS: Sequim man earns honors in college … and other items

NEWARK, Del. — Anthony Creasey of Sequim has been named to the University of Delaware’s spring 2018 dean’s list.

To qualify, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.33.

Whitworth grad

SPOKANE — Port Angeles native Jessica Burke graduated cum laude from Whitworth University.

She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in health science.

Applications for awards

SEQUIM — Soroptimist International of Sequim seeks applicants for its $2,000 vocational/technical award.

Applications are due Friday, July 1. They can be accessed by visiting

Young women in the Sequim School District or graduates of Sequim High School, a parochial or private school in the district are invited to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to a nondegreed profession with the goal being to obtain a certificate or license.

The award can be used at the recipient’s discretion.

During a September soroptimist meeting, the winner will be recognized and presented her award.

For more information, email

Beta Nu awards

PORT ANGELES — Two area teachers received grants for professional development from Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

The teachers are Shawne Johnson and Raena Young.

Johnson, a Port Angeles High School art teacher, received a $950 grant for National Boards.

Young, a Jefferson Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, was awarded a $2,500 grant to support her work toward a Master of Arts degree.

Dodie French presented the two teachers their respective grants.

Business course graduates

PORT TOWNSEND — Ten area entrepreneurs recently completed an 11-week business planning course through Economic Development Council Team Jefferson.

Those receiving certificates of completion were Evelyn Cilley, Stephanie Drexel, Kateen Fitzgerald, Heather Frank, Gail Rowell, Cleare Shields, Jesse Thomas, Simon Walter-Hansen, Lindsey Wayland and Kelli Worsley.

Graduates presented their business plans and received certificates during their final class June 14 at the EDC’s Business Resource Center.

“Hearing from these emerging entrepreneurs is always inspiring, and this course has been a great resource for them and existing business owners alike,” EDC Executive Director Brian Kuh said in a news release.

The course was taught by James Williams and sponsored by Kitsap Bank and the North Olympic Development Council.

Another course is planned for the fall.

For more information about the upcoming course, contact or 360-379-4693 or visit

New EDC hire

PORT TOWNSEND — The Economic Development Council for Jefferson County hired Reneé Mizar as its new administrative assistant.

A graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, Mizar has a journalism background and was previously the communications director and executive assistant for a Sequim nonprofit.

She has also worked for various municipal organizations in the area — including Clallam County — and volunteers for genealogical research and historic preservation organizations.

For more information, call 360-379-4693, email or visit

Unity speaker slated for PA church

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be George Lindamood.

His lesson at the church at 2917 E. Myrtle St. is titled “Ken Wilber’s Constellation: A Field Guide to Spiritual Growth and Development.”

Lindamood spent 42 years in information technology doing research, teaching, writing, lecturing, consulting, managing and coaching.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

Open house

AGNEW — The public is invited to learn about Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s beliefs at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

OUUF member Vivian Mulligan will be the event’s orator at the fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

She will explore the fellowship’s Seven Principles.

For more information, contact OUUF outreach manager James Casey at 360-797-3149 or

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