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Newsmakers: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

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Art
College of the Ozarks awarded artist Lois Reeves’ “A Winter Morning” watercolor first place in its White River Painting Exhibit. School officials gave second place to “Off the Beaten Path,” an acrylic painting by Yun Kim, and  third place to “Fishing Lesson,” a watercolor by John L. Yount.

Education
Ozarks Technical Community College’s information technology department
received a Cloud Leadership award from E&I Cooperative Services, a nonprofit purchasing organization that serves educational institutions. The school was honored in the category of innovation for its commitment to cloud services.

Springfield Public Schools received an 84 percent on its Annual Performance Report by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. SPS was cited as strengthening its performance in the areas of English language arts, college and career readiness, and its graduation rate.

Health Care
Citizens Memorial Hospital’s cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation program
was recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The program has been certified since 2000.

Tomo Drug Testing hired Nathan Carter as vice president of finance and administration and Angela Garrison as vice president of operations. Carter most recently served as supervisor of insurance advisory services at Brown Smith Wallace LLP, and Garrison previously worked as development director for nonprofit Safe and Sober Inc.

Law
Three Douglas, Haun and Heidemann PC attorneys were named in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List: Craig Heidemann as a Super Lawyer and Donald Brown and Nathan Duncan as Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a peer-recognized rating service.

Six Neale & Newman LLP attorneys were honored as Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers: Brian Asberry, Kevin Dunaway, Richard Owensby, Patrick Platter, Judson Poppen and Richard Schnake.

Marketing
Red Crow Marketing Inc. promoted two employees to agency partners: Media Director Erin Goodman, who works in media placement and production, and Creative and Technical Director Aaron Culbert, who handles creative design, production and digital analytics.

Municipal
The International Association of Fire Chiefs accepted Springfield Fire Department Chief David Pennington into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute. One of 20 chiefs selected nationwide, he also was awarded a scholarship for the program.

Nonprofit
David
and Linda Brown were named 2017 Humanitarian Award recipients by Community Foundation of the Ozarks for their work at The Gathering Tree nonprofit and the Eden Village housing development. The Browns are scheduled to receive the award during a Dec. 6 luncheon at DoubleTree Hotel.

Sales
417 Magazine hired Michael Evans as sales director. He has 33 years of experience in publishing, including as associate publisher of Publishers Weekly.

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