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Alison Buckley, a 2006 graduate of Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture, accepted a position as intern architect with Dake Wells Architecture.

Glen Cameron of the Boy Scouts of America’s Ozark Trails Council won a Silver Antelope Award, the highest honor given to a BSA volunteer, for outstanding service. Cameron, has been involved in scouting since 1955 and received the award at the Boy Scouts’ national meeting in Dallas.

Donna J. Jones joined Springfield’s Victory Mission as friend development director. Jones spreads awareness of the organization’s business and social initiatives such as Victory Vintage store and recycling center, Cook’s Kettle restaurant and Victory Lodge.

James E. Edwards was granted professor emeritus status at Evangel University. The English professor, who holds doctorate and master’s degrees in English, retired after 47 years at Evangel.

Jeanette Brooks was named associate director of academic affairs at University of Phoenix-Springfield. Previously, Brooks was campus college dean for the university’s southeast region.

College of the Ozarks awarded the Mildred Letton Wittick Professional Achievement Award to Lisa Young, associate professor of theater, and Mark Young, professor of theater and chairman of the performing arts division. The award honors faculty members for accomplishments in research, publications, performance, creative productions and service to professional organizations.

College of the Ozarks awarded Stacy McNeill the 2010 Eugene Wittick Teaching Excellence Award, which honors professors who significantly impact the lives and careers of their students.

Sunbelt Environmental Services promoted Bruce Trimble to environmental services manager and Jesse Carmack to supervisor of the mold and asbestos department. Steve Corte joined Sunbelt as a project manager of fusion services for well and geothermal applications.

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Gloria V. Beitler, legal nurse consultant and president of Beitler & Beitler Medical Review and Analysis, wrote an article, “Unrecognized Health Effects of Chemicals,” published in the May issue of the journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Big Cedar Lodge won a first-place award in the open category of Hospitality Design Magazine’s 2010 HD Awards. More than 360 submissions were judged by members of the architecture and design community. Big Cedar was honored at a ceremony at the Hudson Theatre in New York’s Millennium Broadway Hotel, and the project will be featured in the May/June issue of Hospitality Design.

Rob Akers was named the State Farm Insurance agent to succeed Andy Cutbirth, who retired. Akers completed State Farm’s Agency Intern Program in 2009. He graduated from Central College in Iowa with a degree in business management.

Askinosie Chocolate named Lawren Askinosie marketing director and promoted Kesha Alexander to chief operating officer. Askinosie has degrees in arts administration and writing from Drury University, and she will develop and implement a marketing plan to expand the customer base. Alexander, who has worked at Askinosie Chocolate for three years, manages day-to-day operations. Previously, she was an account executive at Noble.

SBJ Publishing Inc. promoted Jennifer Jackson to associate publisher and hired April Turner as photographer and page designer for its weekly newspaper, Springfield Business Journal. Jackson, who has worked as SBJ Publishing’s chief operations officer since 2007, handles daily operations, manages the administrative departments and writes columns for both Springfield Business Journal and Joplin Tri-State Business Journal. Turner has 15 years of experience in publication and advertising design, most recently as creative director at Bradshaw Associates in Advertising, and she also runs her own photo studio.

Steve Johnson, Springfield-area franchise owner for Plato’s Closet, won a Sales Excellence Award during the company’s annual conference in San Diego. There are more than 265 Plato’s Closet franchises in the U.S.

Auntie Anne’s in Battlefield Mall was honored as a Pretzel Perfect store by Auntie Anne’s Inc. The Springfield store was among 30 locations honored.[[In-content Ad]]


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