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Sarah Jackson joined Wannenmacher Advertising as administrative assistant. Jackson is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and marketing minor. She supports the agency’s client services and creative teams.

Leadership Springfield named its 2010–11 board of directors. Andrew Wells of Dake Wells Architecture is president; Laura Ward of Webster University is vice president; Kim Erdel is secretary; and Joe Page of The Whitlock Co. is treasurer.

Dara Brannan joined Evangel University as missionary-in-residence. Brannan coordinates student service trips and teaches Introduction to Intercultural Studies and Introduction to Literature. Brannan has a bachelor’s in education from Evangel and a master’s in educational administration from MSU. Most recently, she served as a missionary in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The U.S. Department of Education chose MSU’s Trio program to receive $289,376 each year during the next five years to provide academic support services to students. Services provided through the grant include development of plans for first-year and second-year students with an academic and career focus, peer mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, personal and academic assessments, financial aid, and financial planning assistance.

The Evangel University Alumni Association issued its 2010 awards. Eliezer Oyola received a Distinguished Service Award. Oyola, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland, has been a professor of Spanish since 1976 and was humanities department chair 1985–87. David Fillmore was selected posthumously for a Distinguished Service Award. Fillmore, who died in December 2008 at the age of 60, served as Evangel’s sports information director for 32 years. Dr. Richard Honderick received the alumni association’s President’s Award. Honderick, who earned a Doctor of Osteopathy from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, is a family practice physician at St. John’s Clinic and mentors Evangel pre-med students. Steve Grant received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his commitment to community service. Grant, a news anchor and reporter for KY3-TV, was an original board member for The Kitchen’s homeless shelter, is on the board of trustees for the Springfield Workshop and is spokesman for Ozarks Honor Flight. Mark and Michelle Jahnke were presented with Evangel’s Outstanding Young Alumnus awards, given to those younger than 36 for significant contributions to their career field, church, community, state, nation or to Evangel. Mark Jahnke is director of engineering at PBS. Michelle Jahnke is floor director for Total Living Network and producer for Life Focus Productions.

Legal Services of Southern Missouri hired Andrea Long to work in the firm’s juvenile unit, which assists low-income families in abuse and neglect cases involving minors. Long received her juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa.

Jennifer R. Growcock joined Polsinelli Shughart PC’s business litigation practice in the trial department in Springfield. Most recently, Growcock practiced at the Springfield office of Husch Blackwell. She earned her law degree at University of Nebraska.[[In-content Ad]]


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