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Business briefs for June 25

June 27, 2011
Marshall Independent

Bowman retires from MnDOT

George Bowman retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation-District 8 on June 21, with more than 26 years of state service.

Bowman was a transportation operations supervisor at the Marshall MnDOT office. He began his career at the Slayton Truck Station in November 1984.

His retirement plans include fishing and spending time at the cabin.

Avera Marshall announces June Spirit of Excellence Award Winner

Shelby Thooft, a medical technologist in the laboratory, has been chosen to receive the "Spirit of Excellence" Award for June 2011 from Avera Marshall. Each month the award is given to an employee who demonstrates the medical center's values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. Thooft has worked at Avera Marshall since May 2009.

Myhre attends MDRT annual meeting

Seth Myhre, a field agent for the Knights of Columbus in southwestern Minnesota for the past four years, qualified as an aspirant for and attended the annual meeting of Million Dollar Round Table held recently in Atlanta, Ga. MDRT has a worldwide membership of 36,000 from 76 countries.

Myhre has also been recognized by the Aaron Jelinek Agency in Southern Minnesota as Agent of the Month for the months of January and March, 2011. He has been an agent since October 2008 and serves Knights of Columbus families in Minneota, Marshall, Tracy, Ivanhoe, Canby and surrounding area.

Milbradt completes MASBO Leadership Academy

Diane Milbradt, payroll/finance officer for Lakeview Public Schools, has recently completed the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials Leadership Academy. This program assists current and prospective school business professionals in developing their leadership skills, to help them further excel in their districts.

Risacher honored by professional organization

Sheila Risacher, Career Services director at Southwest Minnesota State University, was recently honored by the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association with a Distinguished Service Award.

Risacher just recently completed a one-year term as president of MCUCSA. She has been active in organization since coming to SMSU in 2001.

She has served two, two-year terms as a director-at-large, a one-year term as president-elect, a one-year term as president, and now, is beginning a one-year term as past president.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding or unique contributions to MCUCSA. It is the most prestigious award given by the organization and is done on a selective bases. The award is not presented every year.

Risacher received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, and her master's in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary's University, Winona.

The MCUCSA organization is comprised of career services professionals at public and private colleges and universities in Minnesota.



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