Joni Smith has become a board-certified registered nurse by passing the national Nursing Professional Development Certification examination of the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She is an eight-year member of the Blessing Hospital nursing staff who has worked in Surgical Services and now is an instructor in the Educational Services department. She has bachelor and master of science in nursing degrees from Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and a master of business administration degree from Culver-Stockton College.
David Penn, left, and Jeff Terry, attorneys with Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell LLP, made a presentation to educators and administrators during the recent Quincy Conference. The subject was "Legal Hot Water -- Hot Topics in Education Law." Topics included harassment and professional boundaries, protective orders and subpoenas, privacy and special education law. The Quincy Conference is a joint effort between the Adams County Academic Success Initiative and Quincy Public Schools, along with several local sponsors.
Jenna Crabtree has been promoted to assistant dean of Support Services at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She replaces Ann O'Sullivan, who retired after 28 years of service. Crabtree has been with the college for nine years and previously was admissions and marketing coordinator. She has a master of business administration degree from William Woods University, and a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from Concordia University. In addition to leading the college's Support Services staff, Crabtree will continue to oversee marketing.
Michelle Wolfmeyer has been promoted to director of information systems applications at Blessing Hospital. A 13-year member of the Blessing staff, she was the large project lead in information systems. Wolfmeyer has a master of business administration and a bachelor in computer information systems degrees from Quincy University. She is a certified project management professional and certified professional in health information and management systems, with both certifications from Healthcare Information and Management Systems.
Christy Woodward has been promoted to director of Volunteer Services at Blessing Hospital. She is a nine-year member of the Blessing Hospital staff and most recently was coordinator of Volunteer Services Adult Health Corps. She has also been Blessing's chaplaincy coordinator. Woodward has a bachelor of science degree in human services from Quincy University.
Adams Telephone Co-Operative recently hired five employees. They are:
Tammy Weimer is a customer service supervisor in the billing and sales support department. She is a former school administrator with a master of science degree in administration/supervision from Indiana University.
Ryan Wand is a staking and mapping technician in the engineering and project management department. Before joining Adams, he worked for the city of Quincy as an operator in the utilities department and had worked as a landscaping foreman.
Michael Woodworth is in the construction department of the field operations division. He owns Woodworth Excavation and previously worked at Dunker Concrete.
Wesley Wilkens is a fiber splicer in the engineering and project management department.
Reid Mummey is in the construction department of the field operations division. He has a bachelor's degree in business management and previously worked at Gunn Construction.
Jared Schlipman is a staking and mapping technician in the engineering and project management department. He has a background in banking and management, and previously worked in construction in Adams field operations division.
Three employees recently marked 40 years of employment with North Adams Home in Mendon. All three became employees on Oct. 7, 1977, the day the home opened. They are:
Carolene Keller of Fowler is a dietary aide. Dorothy Mayfield of Ursa is the only beautician the home has engaged. Patricia Mayfield of Loraine is an original member of the laundry department.