Kurt J. Tempinski, 47, a veteran firearm and tool mark examiner with the Pa. State Police has joined the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office as a special county detective.
Tempinski, of Bethlehem Township, worked for the state police from 1991 to March of this year.
For almost 20 years, June 1, 1993, to March 1, 2013, Tempinski was with the state police Bureau of Forensic Services Investigations and Operational Support Division, Ballistics Section, where he was a forensic firearm and tool mark examiner.
The Lehigh County TRIAD invites its members, friends and the public to its opening meeting of the 2013-2014 season at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at Emeritus of Allentown, 1545 Greenleaf St., Allentown.
A representative of the Goodwill Keystone Area will be presenting information on the multitude of services for individuals with disabilities in the Lehigh Valley as well as across their 22 county service area.
A free continental breakfast is served followed by the guest speaker and regular business meeting at 8:30 am.
TRIAD meetings are open to the public.
Parkland says thank you to volunteers.
Pencor Services Inc. Chairman of the Board Emeritus Donald Reinhard says he lost a good friend with the death July 24, 2013, of Controller and Treasurer Jeffrey J. Gehman, 52, of Allentown.
Reinhard interviewed Gehman when he applied for the position with the company.
"He was laid back, intent [at the interview]," Reinhard recalled. "He really knew the controller, treasurer's responsibilities.
"He knew what had to be done."
The Lehigh Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society is holding a Look Good…Feel Better make-over workshop 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.
This free workshop teaches women with cancer how to understand and care for changes in their skin which may occur during treatment.
Participants will receive a free make-up kit.
Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to register.
Surali Joshi and Cale Bailey Schmoyer, both of Orefield were honored during the graduation ceremony May 22 as part of the University of the Sciences 192nd commencement celebration in Philadelphia.
Joshi graduated with a Master's degree in occupational therapy.
She is the daughter of Piyush and Harsha Joshi.
Schmoyer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.
into honor society
Jacqueline Hollawell of Orefield was recently inducted into Omega Beta Sigma, the women's business honor society at The University of Scranton.
Founded at the Jesuit university in 1982, this organization is for students who major or minor in business, have at least a sophomore standing, and have a grade point average of 3.25.
on dean's list
Jesse Ehret of New Tripoli was named to the 2013 spring dean's list at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa.
To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.
Susan Eckhart of Laurys Station was presented the Sister M. Priscilla Sapp Award at the University of St. Francis 2013 Student Convocation, Joliet, Ill.
This award is presented to the registered nurse student who has earned at least a 3.75 grade point average and has the highest average among the registered nurse graduates.
It recognizes recipients for their academic achievement while maintaining full - or part-time employment as registered nurses.
Megan M. Maritch, a 2010 Parkland High School graduate, was awarded the Waldo Rich and Bill Cosby Scholarship at the College of Education Scholarship and Awards ceremony May 15 in Walk Auditorium.
The scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Dr. Waldo Rich and Dr. Bill Cosby and to provide support to undergraduate students in the College of Education.
Maritch, who is entering her senior year at Temple University College of Education, is a secondary education mathematics and mathematics dual major.