2014-01-02 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Bay de Noc college announces students named on fall 2013 dean’s list

ESCANABA – Bay de Noc Community College announced the names of the students who have earned recognition and membership to the dean’s list for attainment of scholarly excellence during the fall 2013 semester.

To be selected for the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.50 grade point average out of a possible 4.00, and must have completed 12 or more credit hours of college classes.

Attainment of the minimum selection standard of 3.5 or better is considered significant achievement, representing the best that can be expected of a college student, according to Bay de Noc Community College.

Local students with a 4.0 grade point average are: Brianna Alden, Gulliver.

Those students who received a 3.50 to 3.99 grade point average are: Brianna Johnson, Cooks; Robin Double from Garden; Chantal Albright and Jennifer Berry from Germfask; Jake Smith from Gulliver; and Tyler Floyd, Suzanne Hoholik, Beau Rochefort and Dakota Whitman from Manistique.

Grants available to help Michigan combat veterans weather hardships

LANSING – Car repairs, medical bills and other emergencies can stretch a household budget to the limit. When the unexpected creates financial distress, Michigan combat veterans can turn to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund for help.

After the Second World War, the State of Michigan established a trust to assist war-era veterans facing a temporary hardship. The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund helps veterans who have served our nation during times of conflict. Temporary assistance is available for a variety of needs, including housing, mortgage, health care, transportation and utilities, among others.

Qualified veterans can apply for grants through the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund county committee serving their county of residence. Applicants must demonstrate need and show that they will be able to manage the obligation for which they are requesting aid after the grant is made.

“Decisions on smaller grant amounts are made on a local level,” said Jason Allen Senior Policy Advisor for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. “Larger amounts must be reviewed by the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board, appointed by Governor Snyder.”

For more information on the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund or to locate a county veterans’ counselor, visit www.michiganveterans.com or call (517) 284-5299.

Green Bay priest appointed to serve as Bishop of Marquette Diocese

MARQUETTE – After presenting the Catholic Diocese of Marquette with its tenth bishop 35 years ago, the Diocese of Green Bay has again been called upon to provide one of its priests to lead the more than 50,000 Catholics in the Upper Peninsula.

Pope Francis has appointed Father John F. Doerfler (pronounced DER-fler), who is currently serving as vicar general of the Diocese of Green Bay, as the thirteenth bishop of the Diocese of Marquette.

The late Bishop Mark Schmitt was the auxiliary bishop of Green Bay when he was appointed bishop of Marquette and installed at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette in 1978. Father Doerfler will be ordained and installed as bishop in that same cathedral on February 11. He succeeds Archbishop Alexander Sample, who was installed as archbishop of Portland in Oregon on April 2, 2013.

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