Etcetera 7-29-13


Peter Erb, with the Walla Walla Police Department, is among the five newly elected members who will serve on the Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Board, according to a release from Susan Nielsen.

Each board member will serve a three-year term representing the council’s 30-county eastern Washington and northern Idaho region. They join 11 current/continuing board members.

For more details about the GSEWNI board of directors, committees and volunteering visit or call 800-827-9478.

“Girls are at the center of everything we do,” Susan said. The leadership development organization focuses on girls’ healthy development and works with girls and women to transform the leadership landscape for girls into the next century.

GSEWNI serves more than 8,000 girls and 2,500 adult volunteers. Its council region encompasses 67,000 miles that includes 20 counties in central and eastern Washington and 10 counties in northern Idaho. “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” she added.

Ernest Semotiuk of Walla Walla earned a master of arts degree with a focus in creativity studies from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati.

The non-profit, accredited, private university has specialized in adult and distance education since 1964.

Several students from within the Union-Bulletin circulation area graduated from the University of Washington in June.

College Place: Holly Elizabeth Erwin, bachelor of arts in English; Tzire Yanelli Quintana, bachelor of arts in psychology.

Dayton: Grace Ehrenreich Lyman, bachelor of arts in art history; Willy Hur, bachelor of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

Walla Walla: Ana Karen Segovia, bachelor of arts in history; Eva Louise Reich, bachelor of arts in ethnomusicology, comp history of ideas; Adam Patrick Oliver, bachelor of arts inenvironmental studies; Casey Jaye Hutchinson, bachelor of arts in business administration in accounting; Glynis Victoria McClellan, bachelor of arts in communication; Margaret Simone Kammer, bachelor of arts in English; Victoria Cynthia Acosta, bachelor of science in biology/general; Reanna Lee Hicks, bachelor of arts in global studies; Janet Loren Hill, bachelor of fine arts in painting and drawing; Brian Arthur Merrell, bachelor of science in informatics/human-computer interaction.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


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