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The Evangel University Board of Directors has announced several promotions among its faculty.

John Shows, chairman of the department of music, has been promoted to professor of music. He has been a member of Evangel faculty since 1966. Shows holds a master's degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and a bachelor's degree from Evangel.

David Richardson has been promoted to associate professor of government. He has been with the faculty at Evangel since 1984. He holds a bachelor's degree from Memphis State University and a master's from George Washington University. Richardson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Laynah Rogers, director of the academic support center, has been promoted to associate professor. She has been a faculty member since 1983, and holds a doctorate of education from Nova Southeastern University, and an master's in education from Drury College. Rogers earned her bachelor's from Evangel.

Shirley Shedd, chairman of he department of communication, has been promoted to associate professor of communication. She has also been granted tenure. Shedd has been an Evangel faculty member since 1981. She holds a bachelor's degree from Evangel and a master's degree from SMSU.

Elizabeth Fletcher, chairman of the department of business and economics, has been granted tenure. A faculty member since 1986, she holds a master's degree from SMSU and a bachelor's from Evangel. She is a doctorial candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Michael Kolstad, assistant professor of music, has been granted tenure. Kolstad holds a bachelor's degree from Evangel, as well as master's and doctorate degrees from the University of North Carolina.

Thurman Vanzant, recently retired professor of psychology, has been granted professor emeritus status. Vanzant served as a member of Evangel's faculty from 1957 to 1998. He earned his bachelor's degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He also holds a master's degree from the University of Missouri and a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Vanzant earned his doctorate from Michigan State University.

Jan Parmenter, assistant professor of social work, has been granted sabbatical leave to work toward her doctorate. She holds a bachelor's degree from Evangel and a master's from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been on faculty at Evangel since 1992.

Liz Randall, an Empire Bank employee for 29 years, has been promoted to assistant vice president and customer service manager of Empire Bank. Randall will be responsible for daily operations and management of the customer service department.

James R. Bosscher, MD, gynecologic oncologist, has joined St.John's Physicians & Clinics, and established St. John's Women's Oncology Care. Bosscher previously worked as a staff physician at James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, Ky. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., and completed his internship and residency while serving in the military at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and specializes in women's gynecologic oncology. Bosscher's office is located at 1965 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 2850.

Julie Norris has been named the new director of human resources for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Prior to joining CBCO, she was the human resources team manager for Copeland Corporation in Lebanon.

Angie Henshaw has been named national sales manager of Springfield 33. She is a graduate of SMSU and previously worked as vice president of account services for Bradshaw Advertising. Henshaw has been with Springfield 33 since June 1998. Prior to being named national sales manager, she served Springfield 33 as an account manager specializing in new business.

Additionally, Springfield 33 has expanded its sales staff with the addition of two new account managers, Ivor McGuire and Shelbie Rottman. McGuire has 12 years' experience in broadcast media sales. Rottman joins Springfield 33 with a background in print advertising.

Mark Marquez has been promoted from production manager to managing editor for the IAFE publication Fairs and Expos. Marquez is a 1995 graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in English. He began his employment with the IAFE in Feb. 1998. Prior to that, Marquez worked for the weekly fishing magazine, The Fisherman, where he served as circulation manager and associate editor. He was also general manager of The Fisherman Library, a book publishing company affiliated with the magazine. As managing editor of Fairs and Expos, Marquez will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the publication and supervision of the magazine staff.

Tom Lakowske has joined Carol Jones Realtors. Lakowske has more than 20 years experience in real estate, most recently working as a broker for Millwood Realty. He has extensive background in new home sales and relocation, and to date, has helped more than 700 customers buy and sell homes.

Dial US, a McLeod USA company,

has recently announced several staff additions.

Eric Shulte has joined Dial US as systems administrator. He has more than two years of service and repair experience in the PC networking field.

Jerry Rindom has joined Dial US as an account executive in sales. He has prior experience in sales, marketing and management in the computer and veterinary markets.

Additionally, there have been several promotions among Dial US employees.

Brant Williams has been promoted to account executive in sales. Williams has been with Dial US for six months, previously working as an account manager.

Pam Daniel, a Dial US employee for eight years, has been promoted to the position of credit supervisor. Prior to her promotion, she served as collections manager.

Trish Bryant has been promoted to the position of administrative support representative. She has been with Dial US for nearly two years.

Dana Maugans has rejoined the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau as sales manager. She served as sales manager for the CVB six years ago, and worked in the hotel industry. As sales manager, Maugans will work in a variety of markets to bring conventions and meeting groups to Springfield.[[In-content Ad]]


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