Ryder Tremane Furtado

Ryder Tremane Furtado was born April 27, 2009 at Good Samaritan
in San Jose to Dusty and Lauren Furtado of Morgan Hill. He weighed
6 pounds, 11 ounces.

Ryder Tremane Furtado

Ryder Tremane Furtado was born April 27, 2009 at Good Samaritan in San Jose to Dusty and Lauren Furtado of Morgan Hill. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

Serenity Michelle Salgado

Serenity Michelle Salgado was born May 30, 2009 at Saint Louise Regional Hospital to Katrena Hogue and Ronald Salgado of Gilroy. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

Preston Lawrence Orlando

Preston Lawrence Orlando was born June 23, 2009 at Santa Clara Kaiser to Brandon and Juliana Orlando of Gilroy. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Angel Nicolas Cisneros-Avila

Angel Nicolas Cisneros-Avila was born July 7, 2009 at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to Esther Avila and Ramon Cisneros of Hollister. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.


Susan Dunlap

Capt. Susan Lynn Dunlap celebrated 25 years of service in the United States Navy on July 27. She is currently serving as commanding officer of the Training Support System in San Diego.

Dunlap attended Northwestern University on an NROTC scholarship, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1984. She received a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.

She was assigned as chief engineer of USS Jason (AR 8) and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. Dunlap transferred from Jason to commander in chief, Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board.

In March 1994, she was reassigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington D.C. Following the repeal of the Combat Exclusion Law, Dunlap requested and received orders to the assault ship USS BOXER (LHD 4). She participated in the maiden deployment to the Persian Gulf and Red Sea in 1997. She was then detailed as executive officer of the USS Rushmore (LSD 47).

In June 1999, Dunlap became chief staff officer of Amphibious Squadron THREE, onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). During the maiden deployment of Bonhomme Richard, she participated in Operation Stabilize, providing assistance to the people of East Timor.

Dunlap served as commanding officer of Assault Craft Unit ONE from August 2001 to February 2003. Her follow-up assignment was to commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific fleet, in the Carrier Training Department.

She took command of Military Sealift Command’s Sealift Logistics Command, Far East (SEALOGFE) in June 2006, supervising more than 52 million square miles of ocean, with responsibility for about 49 ships and 2,400 mariners on any given day.

Dunlap’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and others.

Dunlap, daughter of Sara S. Dunlap of Morgan Hill and the late William N. Dunlap, is a graduate of Live Oak High School.

Students make Dean’s List

The following students made the Dean’s Honors List at University of California, Santa Barbara for the spring quarter 2009.

– Stephanie Radtke, sociology

– Michelle Danner, pre-biology

– Aleah Klingenberg, global studies

– Emma Merrick, undeclared

– Royce Newcomb, electrical engineering

– Rebecca Webb, pre-biopsychology

– Alexander Wright, economics and statistical science

Mark Lucas

Mark D. Lucas graduated United States Army bootcamp April 16, 2009 from Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

Lucas received high basic rifle marksmanship award, received the highest qualifications with M-16 and an A-2 rifle. This requires the soldier to fire at targets from 50 to 300 meters, hitting targets on their mark. Lucas is now considered an expert. He is currently attending schooling for signal analyst in Texas.

Lucas, son of Judy and Julian Cavazos, is a 2003 graduate of Gilroy High School.

Steven Larson

Army Pvt. Steven T. Larson has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

The soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.

The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations.

Larson, son of Kirk and Sheryl Larson of Hollister, is a 2007 graduate of San Benito High School.

Ila Reyes

Ila S. Reyes has graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. The graduate received a medical degree and was commissioned to the rank of captain, with a minimum seven-year active duty service commitment.

The university is a tuition-free institution which manages a graduate nursing school, a graduate school with doctor of philosophy and master’s degree programs and a medical school that prepares men and women for careers as physicians in the Army, Navy, Air Force. The medical school curriculum includes a concentration of preventive medicine, primary care, military medicine and emergency medicine.

The captain will serve as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service.

Reyes, a pediatric resident, will be assigned to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She has served in the military for six years.

She is the daughter of Sydney G. and Sarita Pereira of Morgan Hill. Her husband, Marvin, is the son of Mauro and Priscilla Reyes of American Canyon. In 1997, Reyes graduated from Monterey Bay Academy, La Selva Beach, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2005 from the University of California at Davis.

Morgan Taylor Celaya

DePaul University student Morgan Taylor Celaya of Morgan Hill has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 spring quarter. To receive Dean’s List commendation, full-time students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above on a four-point scale.

Hillary Graham

Morgan Hill resident Hillary Graham, a junior in American University’s School of International Service majoring in international studies, was named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List. To earn the honor, a student must obtain a 3.5 grade point average or better on their semester courses.

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