People Notes

People Notes

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Jason R. Pickett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley F. Pickett of Potomac, received the degree of Doctor of Medicine fro Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, Virginia, at its May graduation ceremony, and was also accorded the Student Leadership Award for his class. A 1992 graduate of Winston Churchill High School, Dr. Pickett received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. He is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, and has completed the Tactical Medic Training Course at Blackwater Training Center in North Carolina. He and his wife, the former Becky Jo Tucker, of Peachland, North Carolina, have moved to the Dayton, Ohio, area, where Dr. Pickett is beginning a three-year residency in emergency medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett is principal author of an article on Digoxin toxicity to be published shortly in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, and in August will be commissioned a Captain in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps.

Army National Guard Spec. Michael J. Starum, completed the Army National Guard's two-week annual training at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. The training exercise involved soldiers conducting military operations in urban terrain staged in a village typically encountered by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Starum is the son of James W. Starum of Laurel and Linda M. Panossian if Silver Spring,

Spring C. Swinehart joined the staff of St. Francis Episcopal Day School in Potomac as Director of Admission and Enrollment Management. Swinehart previously served as the Associate Director of Admissions at The Holton-Arms School in Bethesda for 17 years. She is married to Peter Swinehart, a long-time humanities teacher at the Landon School, and is the mother of two grown children who attended local independent schools.

Margaret Elise Antonsen of Potomac was named to the High List, Episcopal High School's academic honor roll, for the 2004-05 school year. To qualify, students must earn an average of 90 or above in five or more academic courses for the year. Antonsen is the daughter of Thomas M. Antonsen and Tracy T. Topping of Potomac, Md.

Zachary Adler of Potomac was named to the Deans List at Emory University in Atlanta for the Spring 2005 semester. Zachary is an economics major. He is the son of Elliott and Lina Adler.

Army National Guard Spec. Roland A. Bullock is a member of the 48th Brigade Combat Team who recently participated in one of the most realistic scenarios offered by the U.S. Army at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif. The Maryland National Guard soldier is a member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment based in Olney.

The NTC, located in southern California in the Mojave Desert, is the premier combat training center for desert warfare. Its rugged terrain and environment provide a realistic and grueling test for troops of the 48th Brigade Combat Team in preparation for deployments to Iraq. Soldiers honed their warfighting skills through force-on-force simulated combat scenarios in the tactical environment.

Bullock is an infantryman with five years of military service. He is the son of Tony W. and Patricia C. Bullock of North Potomac. The specialist is a 2000 graduate of Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, Md.

Nicole F. Schulman of Bethesda, Md. recently participated in the third annual Mound David Summit, a campus-wide exposition of student academic work at Bates College. Schulman, together with five other students, presented a poster titled "The Ivorian Identity Crisis through a Historical Lens." She, with other students, also presented a poster titled, "Variations on a Senior Thesis through an Education Lens." Schulman is a 2001 graduate of Walt Whitman High School.

Stephen F. Coppinger, graduated from Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., with a BS in Business Administration, Management May 21.