Kyle Stubbs graduates from Coast Guard Academy

June 3, 2011

By Staff

Kyle Stubbs graduated May 18 from the United States Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval architecture and marine engineering, and received his commissioning as ensign in the United States Coast Guard.

The class of 2011 will have President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker.

Stubbs, a lifelong resident of Newcastle, graduated from Liberty High School in 2007. At that time, he received his appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

He is the son of Frank and Cathy Stubbs, of Newcastle, and the grandson of Geraldine Stubbs, of Newcastle, and Robert Woodey, of Sammamish.

Upon graduation, Stubbs will return to the Seattle area, where he will serve in the engineering department aboard the USCGC Mellon, a 378-foot Coast Guard cutter based in Seattle.

Hazen graduate finishes Navy bootcamp

Navy Seaman Apprentice Desmond K. Tunnermann, son of Brandie H. and Jeffry W. Hicks, of Renton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Tunnermann, a 2010 graduate of Hazen High School, completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction about naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.


Local SPU students make dean’s list

The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2011 winter quarter dean’s list. To qualify, students must have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Renton: Lyudmila Bekchiu, Rosalee Gammell, Rachel Gidlof, Jessica Hill, Elias Lunsford and Christifer Nathanial

Newcastle: Zoe Strong

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