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• Vivian Akey of Whitefish recently completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Montana. She earned several awards, including Outstanding Student in Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Experience for Community Pharmacy Award and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy Faculty Award. Akey is a 2000 Whitefish High School graduate and is employed at Walgreens in Whitefish.

Flathead Valley Community College will honor its current class of eight physical therapist assistant graduates during a pinning ceremony at noon Friday, July 19, in the large community room of the Arts and Technology Building. A reception will follow the ceremony.

2019 graduates of FVCCís Physical Therapist Assistant program are:

Taylor Brott of Cottonwood, Arizona.

Hannah Hobbs of Mankato, Minnesota.

Charlene Karberg of Columbia Falls

Lillian Larsen of Lake Stevens, Washington

Bryan Moore of Shelby

Glenn Morden of Columbia Falls

Alex Osborne of Kalispell

Melanie Treece of Kalispell

For more information about the Physical Therapist Assistant program or pinning ceremony, contact Janice Heil at 756-3373 or

• Wheaton College student Sophia George of Kalispell was named to the deanís list for the spring 2019 semester.

• Jack Desmul, a junior at Luther College from Kalispell, has been named to the 2019 spring semester deanís List.

• Lucy Smith of Kalispell, is one of more than 6,700 riders, including three riders from Montana, who will pedal from 25 to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $60 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town or become a virtual rider, visit, or call 800-WE-CYCLE.

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