• Timothy Ryan has joined the ranks of the Mount Prospect Police Department after successfully graduating from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute on June 30.
The Police Training Institute's Basic Law Enforcement course is a 12-week program that meets the minimum training requirements of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards board for all police officers in the state of Illinois. After completing an 18-week field training program, Ryan will assume solo patrol duties with the Mount Prospect Police Department.
• Sharman Galezewski, Community Consolidated School District 15 music facilitator and music teacher at Janes Addams School, received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to travel to the University of Maryland to attend a weeklong seminar titled "North American Slavery."
Directed by Ira Berlin, a distinguished professor at the University of Maryland, the seminar will view the development of chattel bondage in mainland North America from the perspective of the larger Atlantic world.
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization improving and enriching American history education through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars and history enthusiasts.
• Fremd High School graduate Peter Ninchich was one of 221 recipients of a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, a one-time $1,000 scholarship awarded to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, are involved in their schools and serve as models for their fellow students.
Ninchich received the scholarship during the National Cable and Television Conference held at McCormick Place in Chicago. He will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a business student in the fall.
• Attorney Cameron Monti, a partner at Lavelle Law Ltd., has joined the board of directors of Shelter Inc., an Arlington Heights nonprofit providing community-based emergency and long-term housing for abused or neglected children. He will also serve on Shelter's program and development services committee which provides oversight of the private sector fundraising activities to meet current operating budgets and oversees the agency's marketing plan.
Monti helped cofound the Palatine Food Drive and has been an active participant since its inception. He also founded the annual Palatine Bowl Charity Football Game that is going into its third year of helping raise money to support local charitable organizations. In 2010, he helped facilitate a program through which Judson University provided students from their education program to assist at Liberty Elementary School in District 300 when resources were constrained.