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Jana Humble, Mark Clark and Greg Boswell have joined The Bank of Missouri in Ozark. Humble serves as the bank’s branch manager, while Clark is senior commercial loan officer, and Boswell works as a commercial loan officer.

Education
Missouri State University named Pawan Kahol, associate dean for the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, its interim graduate dean. The appointment is effective July 1, and will cover a two-year period, with a national search to begin in fall 2012. Kahol previously served as associate dean for graduate education at Wichita State University, before joining MSU as the head of the physics, astronomy and materials science department in 2005.

Drury University Professor of Accounting Penny Clayton was named a 2011 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Teaching Excellence Award winner. Clayton will now be considered for the 2011 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, announced in June.

Drury senior Lucas Schubert was named the 2011 Student Employee of the Year by the Midwest Association for Student Employment Administrators. Schubert, a technology assistant in career planning and development, also was named Drury’s Student Employee of the Year and helped to create a paperless document management system.

Government
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed James B. Huy, of Cape Fair, as Stone County’s northern district commissioner. He fills the position held by the late Kenneth Booth. Huy is a retired supervisory public health adviser for the National Centers for Disease Control. He also owned a leather and vinyl repair business after retiring from the CDC. Huy is a U.S. Army veteran who received his bachelo’s degree in science biology from Missouri State University.

Health Care
Becky Hancock of Citizens Memorial Healthcare was one of 48 hospital managers in the state who graduated from the Missouri Hospital Association Center for Education’s Health Care Leadership Series. The 17-month program provides leadership training courses designed to enhance hospital staff’s managerial skills to a cross-section of hospital and health care supervisors and managers.

Dr. Sarah Cimino joined the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile as a full-time dentist.  Cimino provides dental treatment for at-risk children in school-based settings throughout the Springfield area. She worked previously as an associate dentist with Seaport Family Dentistry in Liberty and earned a bachelor’s in biology from Millikin University before obtaining her doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Seven CoxHealth volunteers were recognized with The President’s Call to Service Lifetime Award for logging more than 4,000 volunteer hours: John Spradling, Linda Sale, Bruce Crim, Sue Warfel, Marjorie George, Gene Waite and Caleb Lipscomb.

Human Resource
The Society for Human Resource Management awarded the Springfield Area Human Resource Association the 2010 Excel Gold Award. The honor recognized the Springfield chapter’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and the advancement of the human resources profession.[[In-content Ad]]

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