2014-06-02T00:00:00Z Achievers The Billings Gazette
June 02, 2014 12:00 am


In this five generation photo, standing from left are grandmother Nicole Krieger, great-grandfather Con Krieger, mother Keisha Stauduhar and, seated, great-great-grandmother Joyce (Balzer) Krieger and her great-great-granddaughter Jolee Rae Stauduhar, all of Billings.

In the service

Navy Seaman Recruit Laken P. Olson, daughter of Paul A. Olson, of Chesterland, Ohio, and Jenni N. Olson and stepdaughter of Ralph L. Dupea of Billings completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Olson is a 2012 graduate of Billings Skyview High


The 92nd convention for Montana State Chapter of PEO will be June 13-15 at the Glasgow High School. More than 300 members, representing 87 chapters in Montana will attend. The primary focus of this philanthropic educational organization is to help women achieve educational goals through scholarships and loans. Founded in 1869 at Iowan Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, by seven women, it has grown to a membership of more than 250,000 in approximately 6,000 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Montana has 87 chapters in 32 communities and over 3,600 members.

Montana State Chapter President Cathy Manhart, of Billings, will preside over convention proceedings. Other state officers are Ann Bullis, vice president, Hardin; Sarah Green, organizer, Great Falls; Anne Marie Kloppel, treasurer, Shepherd; and Sharon Tandberg, secretary, Missoula. International chair of Finance and Audit Committees Alix Smith, is the international representative for the convention.

Ginny Heberly of Chapter AZ in Havre is the chair of the convention with Katie Padden and Karen Wall, both of Chapter U in Glasgow, as co-chairs. They are assisted by members of chapters in Glasgow, Cut Bank, Havre and Malta.

In the schools

Stephen Chad Whiteley, of Billings, is the recipient of the University of Montana President’s Recognition Award in acknowledgement of academic achievements and devotion to excellence in applied computing and electronics. The award was made by the Penetralia Chapter of Mortar Board. He will enter the electrical engineering program at Montana State University in Bozeman this fall.

Kylinn Brenden, of Billings, earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Milligan College in Milligan College, Tenn.

Barbara Otey, of Billings, was named to the winter dean’s list at Alma College in Alma, Mich.

Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., has posted its president’s and dean’s list for the spring semester. Those on the president's list with a GPA of 3.7 to 4.0 are Brynn Burke and Kylie Edinger, both of Billings; Regan Casey of Laurel, and Cortney Lynde of Red Lodge. On the dean's list with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.69 are Jessica Dringman and Makenna Sellers, both of Billings, and Anna Brajcich and Annika Stampfel, both of Red Lodge.

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