accomplishments

New Graduate: Dr. Kathryn McKenna (Grenter) graduated from the University of Maryland's five-year dual degree M.D./M.P.H. program in Baltimore and has accepted a position in the Family Medicine residency program at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Penn. McKenna is the daughter of longtime Pleasanton residents Gary and Jane Grenter. She graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2004 and received a degree in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.

Local graduate: Sharon Zint Marts, of Dublin, recently completed her doctoral degree from the University of San Francisco's Education Department, where she focused her studies in an area called "Organizations and Leadership." Sharon is originally from Arizona, has her master's degree in instructional technology from a New York university and has worked in the corporate and nonprofit sectors.

Valley Stars is written by Louise Hartman. Contact her at 925-847-2111, by e-mail at vtletters@bayareanewsgroup.com or send a fax to 925-847-2189.



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