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Certified Public Accountant Brooke Liggett of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller CPAs PC earned the designation of certified forensic financial analyst in the area of matrimonial litigation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Rob Johns joined Ozark Mountain Bank as a commercial lender. Johns has 16 years of banking experience, including in business development and commercial lending.

Evangel University Social Sciences Chairman Bryan Sanders was selected for the 2012 edition of the Marquis Who’s Who in America biography compilation. A faculty member since 1990, Sanders earned his bachelor’s from Evangel and his juris doctor from Oral Roberts University.

College of the Ozarks ranked 15th out of 650 schools for the quality of its professors in’s 25 Colleges with the Best Professors in 2011.

Laura Harris, counselor at Central High School, was recognized as a recipient of the Yale Educator Award from the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The award recognizes educators worldwide who support students and inspire them to achieve. Fifty teachers and 30 counselors were chosen from a pool of more than 220 nominations.

Health Care
Jordan Valley Community Health Center added five staff members: Drs. Richard Griffith and Yvonne Agius, family practice physicians; Angela Standefer, family practice nurse practitioner; Michael Plastow, physician assistant; and Dawn Dean, registered nurse.

Three businesses were selected as Best of the Fest honorees at the fifth annual Taste of Springfield: Fedora Social House for appetizer; The Cup for dessert; and Dublin’s Pass Irish Pub for entrée and booth.

Doubletree by Hilton of Springfield received the Care Cup for its community care projects which include raising more than $10,000 for Joplin tornado victims and Art Goes to the Doags, an event it held to support The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. The honor is presented quarterly to two hotels within the 250-hotel Doubletree system.

Consumer Credit Counseling of Springfield President and CEO Mike Cherry received the 2011 Making the Difference Member Award from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Cherry has more than 40 years of experience in finance and credit counseling.

Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake was awarded a $100,000 grant from Oscar Meyer to assist in Joplin recovery efforts. Fans of Oscar Meyer’s Facebook page submitted the most votes for Branson resident Crystal Lee Wolfe’s suggestion that the grant be used to build homes in Joplin in a contest that offered five possible winners. Wolfe selected Christian Associates as the charity to receive the funds.

Real Estate
Century Realty Inc. broker Doug Andrews was named Realtor of the Year at the Missouri Association of Realtors Fall Business Conference.

Brett Sheets of Steelman Transportation Inc. was named first vice chairman of the Missouri Trucking Association at the group’s annual convention in Branson.

The Branson Airport and the Springfield-Branson National Airport were the only two airports in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Central Region to receive the FAA Safety Enhancement Award. The airports were honored after recording three years of no discrepancies in the certification inspections.[[In-content Ad]]


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