Sean N. Hamp a lifelong resident of Birchwood/Eagle River, graduated on July 13 as a U.S. Marine Pvt. First Class in the 1st Battalion, Alpha Company 1010 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. On July 4, Hamp received his Eagle, Globe and Anchor. During basic training, Hamp earned the “crossed rifles” badge as an Expert Rifleman. Hamp graduated from Chugiak High in 2011, where he was a member of the school’s NJROTC program. He is the son of John and Samie Hamp of Eagle River.
Kevin Ulrich, of Chugiak, was one of eight University of Evansville students who spent their last days of summer break halfway across the world, participating in business and engineering projects in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulrich, a graduate of Chugiak High School, is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Anna Rix, of Chugiak, was one of more than 1,000 graduates of Michigan Technological University honored at the university’s April 28 Spring Commencement. Rix earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Ashley Nicole Dixon, of Ft Richardson, recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology.
Patrick J. Everson, a 2008 graduate of Chugiak High, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Everson received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.
Navy Seaman Cody D. Pratercox, son of Ileta E. Prater of Chugiak and Dewayne D. Cox, of Yakima, Wash., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Pratercox is a 2007 graduate of Wasilla High.
Army National Guard Pfc. Eric A. Hewitt, a 2007 graduate of Chugiak High, recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Hewitt is the son of Corrine Hewitt of Eagle River.
Army Pvt. Jeremy S. Duke, a 2010 graduate of Chugiak High, recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
A pair of local students have been named to the spring Dean’s List at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.
Quincy Voris, of Eagle River, graduated from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Commencment was held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Luther College’s Carlson Stadium.