Craig Hillebrenner has joined the staff of Happel Inc. Realtors in Quincy as a full-time broker. Hillebrenner has been in the real estate business for 34 years and is a member of the National, Illinois and Quincy Association of Realtors. He is a lifelong resident of the Quincy area.
David N. Grimm, has joined the staff of Happel Inc. Realtors in Quincy. Grimm has 30 years of experience in the real estate business brokerage business as an owner and broker. Grimm specializes in residential sales, but has extensive experience in commercial business and property sales, investment property sales, and investment property management. Grimm also provides property valuations and inspection services. Grimm is a graduate of John Wood Community College and received his bachelor's degree in business management from Quincy University.
Dr. Rena Stewart has joined Quincy Medical Group in the Department of Orthopedics. Stewart received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma/research from the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. Prior to joining to QMG, Stewart was an associate professor and chief of the section of Orthopedic Trauma, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. She is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Association, Orthopedic Trauma Association, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and the Orthopedic Research Society.
Lt. Glen Schwartz has been named operations officer over the District 20 Patrol for the Illinois State Police, which is headquartered in Pittsfield. Schwartz, who transferred from the Division of Internal Investigations, started his career with the ISP in January 1990 and was assigned to District 8, Peoria, upon graduation from the training academy. He then transferred in 1994 to District 20 Patrol. In 1996, Schwartz transferred to investigations where he remained until 2012. During his 11 years supervising the West Central Illinois Task Force, he received promotions to sergeant and master sergeant. He served as task force director for eight years and also supervised the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team and General Criminal Investigations Unit. Schwartz most recently held the position of investigations commander for the Division of internal Investigations for both the Collinsville and Du Quoin offices in the Southern Command. He has a master's degree from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville Ky. He is an instructor at Western Illinois University where he teaches criminal investigations. Prior to his appointment to the ISP, Schwartz served with the U.S. Navy.
Rachel Buhr of Hannibal, Mo., has been appointed director of admissions for John Wood Community College. Buhr will direct JWCC admissions operations and staff and be responsible for achieving enrollment goals. She will direct student recruitment, new student orientation, placement testing, the college's visit program and enrollment events. Buhr also will represent JWCC at college fairs, high school and regional business visits and other public events. She previously served as branch manager for US Bank in Bowling Green, Mo., and Edwardsville. During that six-year time period, both facilities and Buhr earned the Pinnacle Award, the banking industry's highest honor, five times. Prior to her work in the banking industry, Buhr managed Kohl's Department Store in Edwardsville, where she directed and trained a staff of 50 employees. Buhr holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hannibal-LaGrange University and a master's degree in public administration from Ashford University.
Glenn Swick of Century 21 Broughton Team recently attended the 2013 Illinois Association of Realtors Professional Standards Workshops held in Springfield and Oakbrook. The two-day training included updates to the Realtor Code of Ethics for hearings and arbitration sessions. Swick has served as chairman and panelist on both the state and local Professional Standards Committees since 2004 and was appointed IAR Professional Standards Chair for 2013. Swick is vice president of the Quincy Association of Realtors and holds memberships in the Illinois and National Association of Realtors.
Beth Schutte, manager at Blessing Hospital Rehabilitation Services, completed a bachelor of science in nursing degree in December. Schutte graduated from Blessing Hospital School of Nursing in 1981 as a registered nurse. She recently went back to school at Chamberlain College of Nursing to complete a bachelor's degree. Schutte is also a certified registered rehabilitation nurse and holds certification as an American Association of Brain Injury Specialist. Schutte, of Quincy, joined Blessing Hospital Rehabilitation Services Department in 1987. She is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Brain Injury Association of America and Blessing Alumni Association.
Hannibal-LaGrange University's director of financial aid, Brice Baumgardner, was recently inaugurated as the Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel president. As president, Baumgardner is responsible for proposing a fiscal year operating budget for approval by the Executive Board, presiding at meetings of the association and the Executive Board, serving as ex-officio member of all committees, and appointing any ad hoc committees deemed necessary. In addition, Brice will represent the association at the NASFAA annual meeting along with the Executive Council of MASFAA. After his term as president Baumgardner will serve in an advisory role as the past-president on the MASFAA board.
Dr. Dennis Wagner of Quincy recently completed the Georgia Health Sciences University/American Academy of Implant Dentistry Comprehensive Training Program in implant dentistry. The 10-month program consists of more than 360 classroom and clinical hours of training related to the discipline of implant dentistry. At completion, Wagner successfully passed the AAID comprehensive examination, an integral component to achieving Fellow status in the highly-regarded dental society. Wagner earned his doctor of dental medicine degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Culver-Stockton professor of English Steven Long has been chosen to serve on the Missouri Arts Council's Advisory Panel for Literature. Members of the advisory panel play an important role in Missouri Arts Council's grant making process by reviewing applications for funding and monitoring arts programs. Long was chosen by MAC based on a number of criteria, including his professional background and expertise. He will serve on the panel for one year. Former C-SC professor Steve Wiegenstein nominated Long for the appointment.
Lt. Jason Steinkamp has been named Quincy Fire Department Employee of the Month for December. Stein-kamp started with the Quincy Fire Department on July 1, 2002, and is a 10-year veteran of the department. He is certified as a Firefighter III, apparatus engineer and EMT-B. He has a fire science degree from John Wood Community College. Steinkamp is the small tools service officer and a member of the Technical Rescue Team.
SIU Quincy Family Medicine has announced that Tawnya Sidwell was named Employee of the Month for December, and Jessica Brunenn received the award for January.
The Scotland County (Mo.) Hospital Board of Directors and Administration recently recognized employees for their extra work and efforts during the hospital's expansion and construction project. The Maintenance Department was recognized for its exceptional construction and carpentry skills, while providing diligent attention to other maintenance needs of the departments and staff during the construction project. Maintenance Department Supervisor Jamie Kice and Assistant Supervisor Jack Walter were individually. Ruth Addison, supervisor of the Housekeeping Department, was recognized for her attention to the additional housekeeping needed to keep the facility and equipment clean during the construction and renovation. Leon Buford, floor maintenance supervisor, received recognition for his exceptional care and attention to the floors in the facility. Ken McMinn, supervisor of the Information Technology Department, was recognized with his department staff, Robert Miller and Cody Arnold, for their coordination of technology and networking equipment and installation of more than 10 miles of cable throughout the new and renovated facilities. Jasetia Buckallew, nursing administration assistant, was recognized for her coordination between administration and the design builder. Alisa Kigar, communications specialist, was recognized for coordination of media and community awareness of facility entrances and exits, parking lots and hallway closures and signage during the hospital's construction and renovation project. Karen Smith, purchasing supervisor, was recognized for her coordination and organization of ordering supplies and materials to meet the construction demands. Sheryl Templeton, chief financial officer, was recognized for accurate fiscal monitoring of the USDA funding, which required additional documentation and paperwork.