Awards and honors
-- Stephen C. Gildea, Tyrone Hospital's CEO, is the 2014 recipient of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Community Service Award for 2014.
Gildea was selected for the award because of his work at Tyrone Hospital, his outreach efforts in the community and his sense of caring and desire to make a positive impact in the area.
-- Three members of the Juniata College faculty, were honored with distinguished teaching and service awards during the school's Spring Awards Convocation. They are: Kathryn Westcott of Huntingdon, professor of psychology and interim provost; Jamie White, book professor of physics; and Jennifer Streb, associate professor of art.
Westcott, of Huntingdon, was honored with the 25th annual Beachley Award for Distinguished Academic Service.
White, also of Huntingdon, was named the 47th recipient of the Beachley Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Streb, of Pennsylvania Furnace, received the Henry and Joan Gibbel Award for Distinguished Teaching (for faculty members with fewer than six years of service).
-- Andrea K. Paul of Hollidaysburg, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial has been named a Qualifying and Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Qualifying and life status is earned when a person is approved for the 10th year of membership. Paul qualified for this honor based on her outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge.
-- Michael Mangia of Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate, Altoona, has qualified for membership in the International Sterling Society for 2014.
The distinction recognizes Mangia as among the top Coldwell Banker sales associates/representatives globally.
-- Sarah Gonsman of Duncansville, a clerk/typist in the human resources department, has been named winner of the 2014 PennDOT District 9 Legacy Award.
Criteria for the award include reliability, a positive attitude and inspiring others to achieve their highest potential.
-- Raymond M. Hainsey has retired from Weis Markets after 46 years in the grocery store business.
Hainsey began his career at Riverside in 1968 working in produce, eventually becoming a produce manager in the 1980s. He worked there until the market, then BiLo, closed in 2008. He joined Weis Markets a few months later.
-- Dr. Erin Seery, formerly of Altoona, has accepted a Psychodynamic Psycotherapy Fellowship from the Austen Riggs Center of Stockbridge, Mass., which is affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine.
Seery graduated from Altoona Area High School in 2001, Penn State in 2005 and the University of Maryland Medical School in 2009.
She is the daughter of Diane Seery and the late Kevin Seery.
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