The Westmoreland County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society serving two-year colleges and associate degree-granting institutions, inducted 62 members in ceremonies held recently at the college.
The new members include:
DERRY: Matthew Strother
LATROBE: Michelle Boehm, Jodi Musick, Brittany Carr, Matthew Accorsi and Rebecca Simonsick
NEW ALEXANDRIA: Lori Nelson
NEW DERRY: Kanzas Fetter
Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel T. Eicher of Ligonier arrived in Norfolk, Va., after a 71/2-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian seas on the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. He is a 1995 graduate of Susquentia School of Duncannon, Pa., and joined the Navy in September 1995.
The following students were winners from the Westmoreland Art Show:
Section Two, Grades 6-8:
Jordan Bosas, Derry Area School District, first; Chelsea Bisi, Derry Area School District, second; and Belle Orange, Greater Latrobe School District, third.
Chief Petty Officer Victor Piper Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Latrobe, retired from the Navy in October. He is a graduate of Ligonier Area High School.
Erick Bergquist, an infectious disease specialist from Latrobe, will serve a four-year term as the Pennsylvania Medical Society Board's 9th District trustee. He will represent physicians from Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson and Venango counties.,unity Twp.
Federal Reserve lecture at college
A former consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Va., will give a free lecture on the Federal Reserve's role in monetary policy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College near Latrobe.
Bennett McCallum, an H.J. Heinz professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will present the lecture.
McCallum is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, fellow of the Econometric Society and member of the Shadow Open Market Committee.
For more information, email Mary Beth McConahey, program manager, at email@example.com.
Little Crabtree Creek Trail gets $177K grant
Westmoreland County has received a $177,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to develop the Little Crabtree Creek Trail, a 1.2-mile recreational trail to connect the intersection of the Bovard-Luxor Road to Twin Lakes Park that straddles Hempfield and Unity townshps.
The state funding will help pay for trail construction, making the trail as handicapped-accessible, landscaping, signs and other site improvements.
Trombone quartet to perform Friday
A trombone quartet, The Guidonian Hand, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in St. Vincent College's Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center.
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling the concert series box office at 724-805-2565 or at the door on Friday.
A dinner concert package, "A Classic Evening at St. Vincent," is offered for $50 with advance reservations.
Continuing this season is a free shuttle service between the parking areas and the Performing Arts Center.
St. Vincent collects new, used blankets
St. Vincent College's Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery is coordinating a campaign to collect new or gently used blankets for the Blackburn Center to distribute to families in Westmoreland County displaced by domestic and sexual violence. …