Community Briefs July 12

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Andrew Keil makes honor roll

Andrew Keil, Post Baccalaureate, Food Science and Technology, made the 3.5 or better Scholastic Honor Roll for spring term at Oregon State University. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.          

SMU announces May 2014 graduates

Jane Flowers, a resident of Destin, received a Bachelor of Science in management science during the May 2014 Commencement at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

After the University-wide Commencement, SMU's schools and departments held individual receptions throughout the day to honor graduates.         

United Way announces new finance director

United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties has announcd Terri Duplantis as the organization’s new finance director.  Duplantis succeeds Rhonda Glassburn, who retired in May after 20 years of devoted service and commitment to the United Way and our community.                 

Ken Hinrichs, president/CEO, said, “We are very excited to welcome Terri to our team. Her 21+ years in the banking industry and her knowledge of this community makes her a good choice for this position.”

“I am honored to be working in the nonprofit sector, and look forward to serving our community and being a part of United Way,” said Duplantis. 

Foundation receives gift in honor of Dr. Mauri Lunderman

The Northwest Florida State College Foundation recently received a $1,000 gift from Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship in honor of Dr. Mauri Lunderman.

Lunderman, a member of the FWBMC staff since 1995, received the Frist HCA 2013 Humanitarian Award in March. Established in 1971, the award honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. 

Mitch Mongell, CEO of FWBMC, wrote that Lunderman “will tell you that he is simply ‘paying it forward’ because so many people helped him when he was in school and working to become a physician.”

A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a Northwest Florida State College student for academic year 2014-15 in honor of Lunderman.