Donald Arthur Trausneck
DOB: July 30, 1946
telephone: (276) 233-9385
web site: www.DonaldTrausneck.com
WORK EXPERIENCE: (NOW RETIRED ON S/S)
June 1965 to September 1969
UNITED STATES NAVY Enlisted. Rose in the ranks to E-5, 2nd Class Quartermaster; specialty in navigation; all basic duties; Honorable Discharge.
November 1969 to April 1973
NEWSPAPER "FOUNTAINHEAD" East Carolina University campus newspaper staff. Sports Editor; photographer.
May 1970 to August 1973
NEWSPAPER "WILSON DAILY TIMES" Summer intern with news department at daily newspaper in North Carolina while a student at East Carolina University. General assignment reporter and photographer.
NEWSPAPER "HAVELOCK PROGRESS" Served one month as interim Editor-In-Chief of a weekly newspaper in North Carolina owned by The Wilson Daily Times while the regular editor was convalescing. Performed all types of newspaper operation and management duties.
June 1973 to June 1984
NEWSPAPER "EDEN DAILY NEWS" Sports Editor and senior news reporter for semiweekly in North Carolina, "The Eden News" (1973 to 1980) which became "Eden Daily News" (1980 to 1984). Chief photographer; City Hall; city, police and fire department beats; features.
October 1984 to June 1988
DEPARTMENT STORE "HECKS" Store in Galax, Virginia. Housewares Department clerk; Hardware Department clerk; Stock Room Manager for two years. REFERENCE: Erby Dalton, who served first as Assistant Store Manager, then Store Manager at Hecks during my time of employment. Currently working with Family Dollar Store in Hillsville, Virginia.
June 1988 to June 1990
CONVENIENCE STORE "ON THE WAY" Store in Fancy Gap, Virginia. Stock Manager and stocker; maintenance. REFERENCE: Personnel Manager, McKnight Oil Company, Galax, Virginia. (276) 236-2934
DISCOUNT STORE "BIG LOTS" Store in Wytheville, Virginia. Part-time on stocking staff while attending community college in Wytheville. REFERENCE: Bob Swick, who served as Store Manager at both Hecks and then at Big Lots during my times of employment. Do not know where he is now.
October 1993 to September 1994
MEDICAL OFFICE OF CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM Full-time medical transcriptionist, records clerk and receptionist at Hillsville Medical Center in Virginia; then performed same duties after transfer to Floyd Family Practice Center in Virginia. REFERENCE: Charlotte Brewer, who served as Office Manager at Hillsville Medical Center during time of employment.
November 1994 to present
GROVER KING VFW POST 1115, VFW Post in Hillsville, Virginia. Full-time newsletter editor (paid position) and Public Affairs & Information Officer, combined with volunteer duties. REFERENCE: VFW Commander. (276) 728-2911
April 1995 to March 1997
AGAIN AT CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM Contracted part-time medical transcriptionist at Hillsville Medical Center.
Graduated Syosset High School, Syosset, New York.
Graduated East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health & Physical Education. Journalism minor.
North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and certification.
1987 and again in 1996
Successfully completed Virginia EMT training but chose not to certify. Trained and certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Took training in Accounting at Wytheville Community College.
Graduated Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, Virginia, with Honors (SUMMA CUM LAUDE). Associate In Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems.
Also, various trade school courses in the military and on the job.
Computer operation and applications including terminal and PC data entry and operations; programming in BASIC, COBOL, ASSEMBLER, dBASE 3+ and RPG; WordPerfect (DOS and Windows-based); Windows 3.1, 95 and 98; Advanced LOTUS 1-2-3 Spreadsheet; MSWorks; Compugraphic Typesetter; BGL; web site design, production and publishing.
Accounting skills including the creation and use of ledgers and journals; financial decision making; and production of financial reports.
Retail and marketing skills including stock inventory management, shipping and receiving; basic retail departmental duties.
Journalism duties including working with all sectors of the public. Producing news and feature articles with photographs. Typesetting and typographic design. Public speaking (radio) and public relations skills.
Photographic skills including taking interesting and creative photos; developing and printing
Medical transcription and some duties related to medical office and reception area.
Emergency medical skills and procedures.
ASSOCIATE COMPUTER PROFESSIONAL (ACP), COBOL language specified.
Certified June 1993 by The Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals.
VOLUNTEER / CIVIC / SPORTS:
Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States. Past member, VFW Post 6651, Wilson, North Carolina. Life member, VFW Post 1115, Hillsville, Virginia. Public Affairs & Information Officer and Adjutant for VFW Post 1115.
Winner, first annual Carroll County (Va.) Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award, 1993.
The American Legion. Past member of Posts in Wilson and Eden, North Carolina.
Life member, "Blue and Gold" Commodore Club, United States Naval Academy Athletic Association.
Scottish ancestry: member, Clan Donald U.S.A., Mideast Region.
Member, Scottish-American Military Society. S.A.M.S. Post 116, Roanoke, Virginia.
Patrick Henry interpreter and reenactor of the Founding Father and first Governor of Virginia, "Give me liberty or give me death" speech from 1775.
Civil War re-enactor. 83rd Pennsylvania Regiment; period civilian and "war correspondent" for "Harper's Weekly" and "The New York Daily Herald."
Founder and retired President, Carroll-Wythe-Grayson Civil War Round Table.
Past member, Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites.
Woodlawn Ruritan Club. Past member. Club Secretary, 1991-92-93.
Past member, Carroll County Historical Society. Past member, Warren County (Mississippi) Historical Society.
Past member and Emergency Medical Technician, Tri-City Rescue Squad, Eden, North Carolina.
Past member, Eden, N.C., Boys Club Board of Directors.
Recipient of the Eden (N.C.) YMCA Distinguished Service Award, 1983.
Boy Scouts of America: Cub Scout; Boy Scout 2nd Class; Sea Explorer; District Committee Member; Scoutmaster of B.S.A. Troop 526, Eden,
Girl Scouts of The U.S.A.: Tar Heel Triad G.S. Council member.
Varsity track, football and baseball teams and lacrosse club, Syosset High School in New York. Nine letters. Club lacrosse team at East Carolina University.