Notables 0502

Tue, 05/01/2007 - 4:25pm
By: The Citizen

• Pvt. Tyler Williams recently completed basic training at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot located on Parris Island, S.C. Williams successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Williams and his fellow recruits began their training each day at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, recruits spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Williams also received instructions on the Marine Corps’ core values, honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.

Williams and fellow recruits ended the training phase with the Crucible, a 54-hour team effort and problem solving evaluation. After graduation from Parris Island, he will be stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. for three weeks of combat training, after which he will begin specialized training in aviation electronics in Pensacola, Fla. Williams is the grandson of Vanne Wacaser of Fayetteville and a 2002 graduate of Lovejoy High School.

• Alysa Tanis of Peachtree City, Ga. was named to the Central College dean's list for the 2006 fall semester. Tanis is the daughter of James Tanis and Carol Tanis and is a junior majoring in exercise science. She is a graduate of Landmark Christian School.

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Central College, founded in 1853 in Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Central was named to U.S.News & World Report's 2007 issue of America's Best Colleges ranking in the top 10 in the Midwest in comprehensive colleges. Central's academic program offers 36 majors leading to a bachelor's degree along with pre-professional programs and advising.

More information about Central College is available by calling toll free 877-462-3687 or on-line at

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