Fullerton Honors 21 ‘Volunteens’ With Scholarships

Fullerton honored 21 teen-agers with scholarships for participating in the city’s annual summer Volunteen Program which included assisting members of the city’s park staff and attending workshops on motivation and leadership.

Honored were George Arevalo, Shannon Armstrong, Gary Brown, Michelle Buck, Erica Clark, Shannon Eldridge, Moira Evans, Dinah Gallegos, Tina Govea, Miguel Gutierrez, Brie Johnson, Anne Kokayeff, Sarah Lee, Louis Lippett, Sergio Martinez, Toni Miraoka. Shane Neberman, John Pinson, Ron Richardson, Ryan Vasquez and Stacie Ward.

First-year Volunteens received $300, and those in their second year were awarded $400, according to Russ Akina, community services supervisor and Volunteen coordinator.

Rancho Santiago College nursing department students Monica Vassilev and Jeffrey Wright, Santa Ana; Kathy Zeyak, Orange; Pamela Bruan, Yorba Linda, and Barbara Hoffman, Anaheim, shared $7,000 from the Kaiser Permanente Nursing Scholarships Program.


Newport Beach resident L.H. Willert has been installed lieutenant governor for Division 41 of Kiwanis International’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District.

Willert, a 10-year member and past president of theNewport Beach Kiwanis Club, said he will concentrate on membership growth, new clubs and Kiwanis community service activities in his district.

District 41 is composed of 41 Kiwanis clubs.

Heather Duvall, a 1991 Mission Viejo High graduate, was awarded a $500 scholarship from Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary society of Women in Education. The chapter gives the grant annually to an Orange County senior planning to become a teacher.


Mission Viejo resident Michael G. Kieltu will depart Sept. 17 for Paraguay to assist small-scale farmers in improving their economic condition and diversifying their agricultural production as a Peace Corps volunteer.

The Mission Viejo High and UC Santa Barbara graduate with a degree in sociology said his stay in Paraguay “will provide the unique opportunity to assume large-scale responsibilities which will result in positive social and economic growth for the community as well as enrich my own life.”

The Orange County Anti-Defamation League presented KTLA newscaster Hal Fishman with its First Amendment Award, and Holocaust survivor and anti-Semitism fighter Mel Mermelstein was presented its Torch of Freedom Award in recent ceremonies at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

Yoder Kushner & Co. of Irvine has been named one of the top 50 certified public accounting firms in the nation by CPA Digest, a national industry publication. It is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has received the award.


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