Education achievements: Douglas grad interning on television show

John Bommelman

John Bommelman

John Bommelman, a native of Carson City and 2010 graduate of Douglas High School, is in his first semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota.

Bommelman, a member of the weather team, works as a camera operator on show day and produces content for the weather portion of the show.

Bommelman will graduate from the University of North Dakota in May 2017 with a degree in atmospheric science. Upon graduation, he plans on finding a full-time position as a meteorologist.

Studio One airs live on UND Channel 3 at 5 p.m. Thursdays. Re- broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One at 6 a.m. on Saturdays. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba, and also online at

WNC Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

More than 80 Western Nevada College students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during ceremonies on April 22 in the Carson Nugget Hall at WNC’s Carson City campus, and also on April 24 at Virgil Getto Hall in Fallon.

WNC’s 2015 PTK Carson City inductees for Alpha Upsilon Beta and Beta Theta Iota include: Callie Andress, Silvia Arreguin, Michael Atkinson, Tahnya Ballard, Jenny Barton, Barbara Bessol, Cheyenne Bryant, Riley Cabrera, Claudia Cervantes, Stephanie Cisneros, Hilary Collins, Andrew Corona, Cira Craighead, Joshua Crevling, Nicholas Crosby, Larissa Crumm, Mackenzie Deboer, Emily Delbecq, Brettanie Drapeau, Aaron Endel, Nicole Gorra, Lesley Green, Annie Guddat, Nate Hammock, Mollie Holt, Samantha Hoover, Cory Hyatt, Connie Jameson, Annette Kangas, Nicole Kull, Justin LeBlanc, Jeanne Lordier, Whitney Lynd, Kristin McBride, Maureen McDermott, Jennifer McKenzie, Stella Mitchell, Grecia Morris, Yesenia Negrete, Chelsea Osborn, Joseph Ouellette, Marissa Parsons, Joeli Paschall, Carmella Porcella, Stephanie Pruitt, Autumn Reed, Nicole Rinasz, Rachael Robinson, Michael Romero, Andrea Ruiz, Isabella Scardi, Madaline Schreckengost, Carl Sczepanski, Andrea Senda, Katlynn Shepard, Gail Thompson, Suzanne Thompson, Meaghan Traxler, Melissa Trubitsky, Jennifer Webb, Carole Whiles, Lavon Whipple, Kelly Wilson and Matthew Young.

WNC’s 2015 PTK Fallon inductees for Alpha Upsilon Beta and Beta Theta Iota include: Yesenia Aguilera, Wyndy Bates, Kaitlyn Beauregard, Braden Benecke, Gaven Betts, Melessa Camilon, Youki Clare, Taylor Davids, Rebecca Hall, Jason Hanski, Kayla Harrison, Britt Hoashi, Maysie Jones, Davis Koenig, Mckenzie Lunger, Megan Martin, Gloria Montes-Lopez, Brennan Paterson, Reyna Rodriguez Pizaro and Jeane Workman.

PTK was created in 1918 and has served as a means to honor and encourage academic achievement of community college students. The organization also provides opportunities for individual student growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. It has more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters worldwide.

To qualify for membership, students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree coursework with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher throughout their enrollment at the college.


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