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Tim DeClue, chairman of the computer and information sciences department at Southwest Baptist University, was selected to participate in a recent reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement annual examinations. The AP tests, for which DeClue will be scoring the computer science portions, are college-level exams that cover various subjects.

Dale Garrett, associate professor of social science at Evangel University, was selected for inclusion in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World for the third time, and in Who’s Who in America for the fifth time. The Marquis Who’s Who biography compilations have honored world leaders since 1899. Garrett, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, has been a faculty member at Evangel since 2003.
 
Health Care
Cindi Boston, CEO of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center, received a Servant Leader Award at the Heartbeat International annual conference. The Pregnancy Care Center serves young people facing unplanned pregnancies and provides education to teenagers in local schools. Heartbeat International, a network of pro-life pregnancy centers, recognized Boston’s work in an annual lobbying event called Babies Go to Congress.
 
Insurance
Ollis & Co. was recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative for employee wellness. To receive this recognition, a company must offer physical activity options in the workplace, increase healthy eating options, promote a wellness culture and demonstrate outcomes related to workplace wellness. The Ollis Center houses a training facility and office suite for health and safety staff, among other health programs.

Media
Jenny Reisch joined KRBK Television as sales manager and creative consultant. Reisch has a background in advertising and voice work, and graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in electronic media.

Journal Broadcast radio station KTTS received four awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association. The station received a first place award for Broadcasting Excellence in the spot news category and three certificates of merit for best news series, feature reporting and complete newscast.

Rex Hansen, vice president and general manager of Journal Broadcast Group-Springfield Operations, was named 2011 Distinguished Broadcaster of the Year for his years of service in the interest of Missouri broadcasters.
 
Public Service
St. John’s paramedic Joe Heath and Springfield firefighters John Grier, Jeff Elliott, Scott Lambeth and Mark Phillips received the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism. The men were honored for the rescue of two girls in a January house fire and are now eligible for the two national Firemark Awards, which include $10,000 grants for the recipients’ fire departments.[[In-content Ad]]

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