Buddy Webb & Co. Inc. hired Kuleya Bruce as an architectural project manager. A graduate of Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture, Bruce has an MBA and minors in design arts and global perspectives.
Missouri State University inducted Convoy of Hope co-founder and President Hal Donaldson into its Public Affairs Hall of Fame for his active civic engagement to improve lives. Other inductees include Maxine Clark, Ann Covington, Judith Rowland and Langston Hughes.
Daniel Gutierrez, a vocal music teacher at Reed Academy, was selected as Springfield Public Schools’ 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Award. Other finalists were Betsy Cannella of Glendale High School, Jenny Talburt of Pershing Elementary, Gretchen Teague of Central High School and Kevin Zimmerman of Harrison Elementary. Gutierrez will go on to compete for Missouri Teacher of the Year at the regional level.
College of the Ozarks named English professor Hayden Head veteran faculty member of the year and associate physics professor Barbara Fennell new faculty member honoree. The veteran faculty member must have worked at least seven years at the school, and the new faculty member has worked six years or less.
The Mathematical Association of America’s Missouri section recognized C of O professor Al Dixon for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. He now is a nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
Brad Lawing, managing director of Lawing Financial’s Springfield office, became certified as a private wealth adviser for high net worth clients.
CoxHealth recognized Anna Bledsoe, Rachel Jenkins and Shawn Casiday with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Bledsoe and Jenkins work in critical care units, and Casiday works in the emergency department at Cox South.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center received the 2017 American Dental Education Association’s Gies Award for Innovation. The health clinic developed two dental residency programs and a dental assisting training program to serve its seven locations and 30,000 annual dental patients.
Delta Dental of Missouri added Christine Waltman as a new regional account manager. She has 28 years of experience in employee benefits.
The Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows was selected as one of three finalists for Choice Hotels’ International 2017 Hotel of the Year Award. A winner will be selected at the Choice Hotels’ convention in May in Las Vegas. The Branson property is a five-time winner of the award.
The TownePlace Suites Springfield was named 2016 Hotel of the Year at the Marriott conference. The franchise property is owned by RTT Hospitality LLC and managed by O’Reilly Hospitality Management.
The Springfield Police Department Leadership Council honored eight policemen with the Medal of Valor-Silver for responding to an individual who entered a residential care facility armed with a rifle. Those recognized were Cpl. David Shanholtzer and officers Chance Stapp, Brandon Gonzales, Oliver Hoedel, Caleb Schaffitzel, Greg Young, Matthew Thomas and Zach Pugh.
All workplace problems have root causes. When will training be the solution? Sherry Coker, OTC Center for Workforce Development business development director, provides you the framework of a training needs assessment, which will uncover the root causes of a workplace problem and help you determine if training is the solution. A download is available at workforce.otc.edu/bootcamp with a complete outline for an effective training needs assessment.
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