2014-08-11T00:00:00Z 2014-08-11T07:24:17Z Achievers The Billings Gazette
August 11, 2014 12:00 am

In the schools

(PHOTO)Rebecca Schreier, D.O., of Billings, graduated with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. Schreier had earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Montana State University Billings.

Jordan Stevens of Billings earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, cum laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Brandan Francis O’Connor of Billings has graduated with a doctor of law degree (juris doctor) in law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis.

Cody Jay Dutton of Billings graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in business administration from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.

(2 PHOTOS ONLY)Billings students, Hannah Brookshire and Jaci Juarez from Senior High and Lauren Krivec from West High, attended a MedStart Camp hosted at Montana State University Billings July 13-18. This week-long program explores healthcare careers. While living in the dorms and being immersed in campus life, the students had the opportunity to job shadow at area healthcare facilities, attend college planning sessions, participate in healthcare simulation activities and explore a wide variety of healthcare opportunities. This year’s camp also included a day of wilderness medicine in Red Lodge and a mock search and rescue exercise in the Beartooth Mountains. For more information about MedStart Summer Camp, call Gina Bruner at South Central Montana AHEC at 406-449-8048 or email to

Emily Bonawitz of Billings has earned a spot on the dean's list for the spring semester at Lasell College in Boston, Mass.

In the service

(PHOTO)Air Force Airman Aleksander M. McQueen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. McQueen is the son of Timothy E. and Sarah J. Friez of Billings and a 2012 graduate of Billings Central Catholic High.

Army Pvt. Mary M. Dunkel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Elizabeth A. Hogenson of Wilsall.

(PHOTO)Victor Banderob of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a military unit supply specialist. Banderob will graduate from West High in 2015, attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then attend logistics school at Fort Lee, Va. He has been assigned to the 443rd Signal Company. He plans to attend college.

(PHOTO)Jordan Wines of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a military police officer. A 2014 graduate of Montana Youth Challenge, she will attend Army basic training and law enforcement school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Wines has been assigned to Detachment 2, 484th Military Police Company, in Billings. She is employed by McDonald’s and plans to attend the University of Montana.

(PHOTO)Amanda Hauck of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a health care specialist. Hauck is a 2014 graduate and will attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Ga., and then will attend military health care training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She has been assigned to the 260th Engineer Support Company in Miles City. She is employed by Guadalajara and plans to attend Montana State University.

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