promotion to colonel
Lee Herring, a 1992 graduate of Southside High School, was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve during a recent ceremony in Huntsville.
Herring attended Auburn University on a four-year ROTC scholarship and was commissioned to active duty in 1997, as a field artillery officer. He attended the Field Artillery Basic Course in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
He has served various duty assignments, being deployed to the biennial Operation Bright Star in Egypt, to New Orleans in support of Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.
Herring currently is officer in charge of the Defense Contract Management Agency Eastern Region, and has been assigned since 2017 to Iron Mountain Solutions in Huntsville as a senior program analyst.
He is the son of retired Maj. Cary Herring and Carol Herring. H and his wife, Tina, have a 19-year-old daughter, Hallie.
Natalie Paschket of Guntersville has arrived at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree as a member of the class of 2023. A graduate of Guntersville High School, Paschket is majoring in environmental science.
Paschket is joined by more than 380 first-year students hailing from 20 states, as well as Morocco, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and Ireland.
graduate from UA
Several Northeast Alabama students received some of the 1,450 degrees awarded by the University of Alabama during its summer commencement on Aug. 3
ALBERTVILLE: Jessie Cole Dickie, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration; Kennedy Foster Nicholson, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Ryan T. Prickett, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.
ATTALLA: Zachary Holdbrooks, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; Landon Ross Robertson, Master of Business Administration.
BOAZ: Ryan Jacob Beam, Master of Science; William Taylor Camper, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration; Alexandria Hope Hallmark, Bachelor of Arts; Branden Dewayne Sims, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Alicia Brooke Underwood, Master of Science.
CENTRE: Dena Lorene Boggs, Master of Social Work.
CROSSVILLE: Allison Nicole Anello, Master of Accountancy; Peyton J. Knop, Master of Arts.
FORT PAYNE: Lori Michele Jackson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
FYFFE: Laura Brook Richey of Fyffe, AL (35971), Master of Social Work.
GADSDEN: Hannah Katherine Bohannon, Bachelor of Arts; Rebecca P. Branche, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences; John D. Dawson, Bachelor of Arts; Ryan Durham Dowdy, Master of Tax Accounting; Riley Clay Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
GUNTERSVILLE: Kathryn Victoria Anderson, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Caitlyn Sierra Croft, Bachelor of Arts; Mary McDowell Covington Rains, Master of Arts; Anna Kate Yancy, Bachelor of Arts.
HOKES BLUFF: Amber Amberson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Macy Elizabeth Bryant, Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences.
RAINBOW CITY: Rachel Neal, Master of Arts.
'Sound of South'
Emma Couch of Southside became a member of the prestigous “Sound of the South” Marching Band at Troy University during the Fall 2019 semester.
The “Sound of the South” Marching Band is a precision collegiate ensemble that has developed a national reputation for its quality musicianship and its exciting arrangements and innovative field productions. The “Sound of the South” is the largest student organization on campus, boasting numbers more than 300 strong each semester.
Air Force promotion
Joseph C. Strange has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
Strange is currently serving as the mobility section non-commissioned officer in charge with 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. He has served in the military for 16 years.
He is the son of Elizabeth A. Taylor of Rainbow City and Michael P. Strange of Boaz. He is the husband of Lacie D. Strange of Barksdale Air Force Base, and son-in-law of Mark O. Stewart of Jeffersonville, Ohio.
Strange is a 1997 graduate of Albertville High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.
Nearly 400 students received degrees at Jacksonville State University during this year’s Summer Term.
Northeast Alabama graduates included:
ALBERTVILLE: Brittany Alexander, Ashley Brueggeman, Molly Jones, Dana Mikel
ALEXANDRIA: Jonathon Crocker, Erin Farlow, Stephen Gay, Allison Hansford, Justice Owens, Tracey Reeves
ASHVILLE: Jonathan Dollar, Stephanie Kilgore, Jessica Stansell
ATTALLA: Jessica Kirkwood-Harp, Jeremy Lumpkin, Amy Weeks
BOAZ: Chasity Arnold, Lisa Brock, Logan Cornutt, Dayleigh Dorsett, Allie Jones, Sarah Riddle
CEDAR BLUFF: Briana Mercier
CENTRE: Heather Money, Casey Rogers, Patricia Swikard
COLLINSVILLE: Mykala Farmer, Justin Little
CROSSVILLE: Amanda Haston, Alexander Kellett, Sarah Maze, Tanner Nelson
FORT PAYNE: Brianna Bynum, Lindsay Holbrook, Cassidy Keel, Kaci Thompson
FYFFE: Kayla Deere
GADSDEN: Mary Bullock, Dean Dodson, Candice Franklin, Zaimen Howell, Lori Jones, Kyteria Marshall, John McCord, Amerald Meadows, Lindsay Seagraves, Muhammad Shakir, Shannon Sims, Alex West, Candice Vice, Jennie Williams
GLENCOE: Paige Christ, Luke Mackey
GROVEOAK: John Godwin
GUNTERSVILLE: Sarah Arnold, Mary Likos, Corey Orr, Christopher Pankey
HOKES BLUFF: Anthony Husley, Haley Langdale, Morgan Lyles, Taryn Roberts
LEESBURG: Lacey Dolan, Avery Pack, Stepanie Parker
OHATCHEE: Tyler Greenwood, Jeremy Haynes, Tristn Lambright, Megan Ogle,
PIEDMONT: Caleb Adams, Lori Bradley, Ashley Coleman, Adaline Morris, Matthew Mullinax, Jeffrey Norton, Caley Ponder, Barrett Ragsdale, Sydney Sorrells, Michael Spurling, Aaron Studdard
RAINBOW CITY: Phillip Hood, Kayla Johnson, Timothy Robertson, Dallis Tempel, Adam Walton
RAINSVILLE: Patrick Blevins, Tyler Brooks
SARDIS CITY: Terry Wiggins
SOUTHSIDE: Kelsi Cordell, Kimberly Green, John Hill, Jasmyn Lancaster, Katrina Morris, Jonathan Vo