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Bjorkquist-Beadling (MS 93) has been appointed executive director of
the Community Health Foundation for Foote Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.
Chapin (PhD 91) has been appointed superintendent of the Bullock Creek
School District in Michigan. Chapin had been the districts assistant
Finnerty (MA 98), Tom Jury (MA 86), and Jill Kingdon (MA
80) received Commitment to Excellence awards by the Okemos Foundation.
Finnerty teaches third grade at Central Elementary School, Jury is an art
teacher at Chippewa Middle School, and Kingdon is a physical education
teacher at Hiawatha Elementary School.
Gorman (BA 87) has been appointed superintendent of the Tustin
(California) Unified School District. Gorman had been area superintendent
and chief information officer at the Orange County Public Schools in
Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, honored Nathan A. Ivey (PhD
63) with its Distinguished Alumni of the Year award. Now retired, Ivey
served as president of Rangely (Colorado) College, Southwestern Michigan
College, John A. Logan College (Illinois), and Thornton Community College
Leapetswe Malete (PhD 00) has accepted a position as a research fellow at the University of the West Indies.
Renner (BA 75) received a Teacher of the Year award sponsored by
Walmart. Renner teaches a multi-age classroom of 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds at
Girard Elementary School in Coldwater, Michigan. The award is given by
Walmart each year in communities where the retailer is located.
Saoud (MA 78) was featured in Teacher Profile in the Detroit
News. Saoud has been a drama and speech instructor at Howell High
School for more than 25 years.
S. Snyder (MA 87), who is principal of Jonesville (Michigan) Middle
School, was recognized for her outstanding performance in achieving
National Board for Professional Standards certification with the National
Board Certified Teacher Award.
Walk (PhD 94) is now serving on the editorial board of Sociology
of Sports Journal. Walk is an associate professor of kinesiology at
California State University, Fullerton.
Wilson (PhD 00) has accepted a position as a research analyst for the
Michigan Department of Transportation.