-- Michael Babenko of Kennewick, Nolan Empey of Mesa and Kerry Shiels of Sunnyside recently completed the Ag-Forestry Leadership Program.
As members of Leadership Class 35, Babenko of Northwest Farm Credit Services, Empey of Basin Agro Services/Sheffield Cider and Shiels of Cote Bonneville attended 14 seminars covering topics such as communication, public speaking, transportation and various agriculture issues.
The three students studied local, state, national and international public affairs issues and how they interrelate; learned how to analyze issues in a decision-making process; improved interpersonal and communication skills; and studied issues influencing Washington's natural resource industries and rural communities.
-- Dr. Kimberly Miller has entered a fellowship program in geriatrics at St. Luke Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa.
The Hanford High graduate completed the Heritage Valley Health System family practice residency program in Beaver Falls, Pa., in June. She is an osteopathic physician.
Miller, who's married to Kyle Bailey, is the daughter of Edward and Susan Miller of Richland.
-- Cyndi Lynn Kimmel of Richland has earned a master of fine arts degree in Shakespeare and performance at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia.
-- Orma Ravindranath of Kennewick and Quinten George Dicken of Richland were named to the dean's list for the spring 2014 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.
Both are in the university's College of Arts and Sciences.
-- The following Virginia Tech students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester: Jordan M. Wiley, Laura B. Hainley, Ryan N. Jablon, Cheng Gao, Michael C. Mekonen and Katherine L. Henderson.
-- Kennewick-native Alexandra Brown was named to the dean's list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, during the spring semester of the 2013-14. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Brown is the daughter of Sharon Brown. She attended Kennewick High and graduated with the class of 2014.
-- Dacia Bolt of Kennewick, a senior at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., was included on the dean's list during the spring semester.
-- Nicholas Macdonald Irwin of Richland earned dean's list honors for the spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University.
Irwin is a junior pre-Homeland Security major at EKU.
-- Benjamin Rinne earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University during the 2014 spring semester.
Rinne is a chemistry major from Richland. Based on his number of credits earned, Rinne is considered a senior.
-- Bradley Weber of Prosser earned dean's list recognition at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf during the spring 2013-14 semester.
Weber is in the applied computer technology program.