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Niagara Honor Roll / Achievers and achievements

Senior U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher Steven Annalora was named CC-Air Headquarters Ramstein Airman of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2006, Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Airman of the Year for 2006, and Allied Air Component Command Headquarters Ramstein 2006 Airman of the Year. He finished out last year by being promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.

Annalora has been in the Air Force for almost six years. After completing Basic Training and Security Forces Technical School, he was sent to his first assignment at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. He spent four years there, and received numerous awards and medals, including the Outstanding Unit Award, with three oak clusters; and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon for the Rifle.

He arrived in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in January 2006 and will remain there for the next three years, working as a NATO international military police officer. He has attended the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Military Education Academy in Germany and is taking college classes toward his Community College of the Air Force degree in criminal justice. Then he will continue toward his bachelor's degree in criminal justice through Park University and plans to stay in the Air Force for at least 20 years.

Annalora is the son of Mary Anne and Glenn Annalora of Lockport, and grandson of Marilyn Annalora of Lockport and Ted and Betty Annalora of Plant City, Fla.

*Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston has announced it has received the Get With The Guidelines -- Heart Failure Initial Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

The quality improvement initiative provides hospital staff tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures for heart failure patients in their care to prevent future hospitalizations.

*Judith A. Maness, president and chief executive officer of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, has announced two management appointments.

*Dawn Gallagher has been named health information manager. She previously worked at the Albany Medical Center.

*Jonathan Schultz has been named employee safety coordinator.

*Tricia Spellman of Gasport and Mary Tyrell of West Amherst were awarded the Niagara County Community College Office Technology Advisory Committee Award for academic excellence.

*Spellman and Tyrell tied for the highest quality point average of a two-year graduate in NCCC's Business: Administrative Assistant program during the 2006-07 academic year. Both received their associate in applied science degrees from NCCC on May 19.

*Michele Schaffer of Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Brandon Bova of Starpoint High School were the winners of $2,000 scholarships last month at the Tom Hewitt Sports Awards Dinner of the Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital.

The awards were presented at a dinner May 6 at Niagara County Community College and attended by more than 200 people. Buffalo Bills offensive line coach James McNally was the guest speaker. The winners were selected from nominees of top male and female scholar athletes from nine local high schools. Each of the nominees received a $100 stipend.

*Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center officials announced that Robert J. Travis, CPA, has been appointed to the hospital's board of trustees. The announcement was made by Sister Margaret Tuley, chairwoman of the board.

Travis, of Lewiston, is a partner with the accounting firm of Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.

*Army National Guard Pvt. Terry M. Shaughnessy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Shaughnessy studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

He is the son of Rose Zehler of Niagara Falls.

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