Who’s News

Senior star
CARLSBAD — Sara Sisco, a senior politics and government major from Carlsbad, was honored with the Admission Office Student Volunteer senior Excellence Award. The award recognizes a senior who has demonstrated significant volunteer contributions through outstanding dedication, dependability, personal character and service to Ripon College.

Student celebrated
VISTA — Anthony William Humphrey, of Vista, was among students invited to join the honorary business society at Benedictine University. Invitees must be in the top 20 percent of their graduating class.

New president
DEL MAR — Curt Davidson has been elected to the position of vice president of the Del Mar Kiwanis Club. Davidson has lived in San Diego for seven years and is a member of the Del Mar Financial Planners corporation.

Artist of month
ENCINITAS — Ellablanche Kezar-Salmi is the Artist of the Month for May at St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro at 947 S. Coast Highway 101. Her 8-inch-by-8-inch pieces on Ampersand board painted in oil and acrylic, favor early California impressionist’s work in Encinitas.

ROTC honors given
COAST CITIES — Junior ROTC Chairman for the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Laura Horn presented certificates, medals and checks to Cadet 1st Lt. Magali Vasquez from El Camino High School and Cadet Lt. Col. Stephanie Gonzales from Oceanside High School. ROTC recipients must must be in the upper 25 percent of their classes and have shown qualities of dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline and leadership ability.

Outside the mall!
ENCINITAS — A ribbon-cutting celebration was held for Hot Dog on a Stick’s first “outside the mall” location in more than six decades May 19 at 256 N. El Camino Real in Camino Village Plaza. The Encinitas store marks the 11th location in San Diego County.

Local hero
CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — In an ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Union Bank and KPBS honored Cardiff resident Robin Tarr in its Local Heroes program. KPBS will air video profiles of the winners, highlighting how they made a difference in their community at kpbs.org/heroes. For more information on the Local Heroes Awards, visit unionbank.com/heroes.

Tennis time
CARLSBAD — Mercury Insurance, has renewed its title sponsorship of the Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical Center, through 2012. The 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, a Women’s Tennis Association event, will be held July 30 through Aug. 7 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. This year’s event will feature a 56-player singles draw, a 16-team doubles draw and offer $721,000 in prize money.

Director named
CARLSBAD — Hospice of the North Coast has appointed Shelly Dew to the newly created position of Director of Fund Development. Her initial responsibilities center on creating a formalized, structured program to build ongoing and long-term support for HNC.

Top employee
CARLSBAD — Cindy Roslund, administrative assistant at Pacific Rim Elementary, 1100 Camino De Las Ondas, has been recognized as Carlsbad Unified School District’s May 2011 Classified Employee of the Month.

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