Elizabeth and Mark Davis welcomed their third child, Luke Robert Davis, born Dec. 24, 2020.
Stephanie Lamprea, a singer who performs contemporary-classical and avant-garde vocal music, was accepted to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will begin her doctoral studies next fall in Glasgow, Scotland.
Paula Skandis was named Volunteer of the Year at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Lakewood, Washington, at a volunteer recognition ceremony for civilian and service members held May 13 at The Club at McChord Field.
As a military spouse, Paula was recognized for her work as vice president of Santa’s Castle’s, an annual program that provides gifts to children of military families experiencing financial difficulties. During the 2020 holiday season, she designed a process that streamlined appointment scheduling, so that Santa’s Castle was able to process and aid more families than any year prior. With the help of donors and volunteer “elves,” the program distributed $219,981 in toys, books, games, bikes and stocking stuffers to 2,633 children from 1,245 military families.
Paula also served as the coordinator for the McChord Family Scholarship Fund, where she transformed the process to an online format, making it accessible to more individuals. Skandis also served as the Soldier and Family Readiness Group leader for two companies and managed both unit’s social media platforms.
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