Kingsford grad earns doctorate, employed as instructor at Purdue


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A 2004 graduate of Kingsford High School has received her doctorate of philosophy degree (Ph.D) in human development and family studies from Purdue University on Aug. 9.

Jill Trumbell’s dissertation focuses on developmental changes in mother-child attachment relationships during early childhood.

She currently lives in Lafayette, Ind. and is employed as an instructor of human development and family studies at Purdue University.

She is the daughter of Les and Bonnie Trumbell of Kingsford.


The appreciation of friends and family are much in evidence in the initial winners of the AmericInn summer campaign, Random Acts of Vacation. Twenty winners have been selected so far from among more than 3,000 nominations from 49 states.

Diane Cassidy of Iron Mountain was nominated by her husband, Scott and was one of the winners.

Cassidy of Iron Mountain was nominated by her husband Scott, who has served in active-duty military for more than 20 years. He explains that while people will randomly thank him for his service, his wife is the one who should be thanked. He says she has been the backbone of their wonderful family throughout his career, helping their children adjust to every change of duty station and their new surroundings.

“Most people think I have the tough job, but they are mistaken. My wife, Diana has the toughest job in the world and in my opinion does it better than anyone else. That is why she deserves a vacation.”

AmericInn launched the promotion to find the country’s most deserving recipients to win free nights good at any of the more than 200 AmericInn locations in 24 states (a $400 value). Those who submitted a winning nomination also receive $400 worth of free nights.

Reacting to the huge response, Paul Kirwin, AmericInn president and CEO said, “It’s amazing to see all the wonderful ways that everyday folks have gone out of their way to help others, even as they face their own personal challenges. We’re really pleased to be recognizing some of them.”


The U.P. Labor-Management Council selected the Highland Golf Course in Escanaba, for the host site for its 2014 Annual Golf Outing.

The outing was a great networking opportunity for the Council’s members and supporters of progressive labor-management relations. 64 golfers participated in the one day event along with 16 event sponsors.

USW Local 21 once again sponsored the $10,000 hole-in-one prize.

The U.P. Power/Integrys team took first place at this year’s event.

As a private, non-profit organization, the Council will use the revenues raised at this event to support additional services for the Council’s membership.

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