Taylor Hutmacher has been promoted to manager of the Gliks men's and women's apparel store in the Huck Finn Shopping Center in Hannibal, Mo. Hutmacher was formerly the co-manager of the Gliks store in Edwardsville. She attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Quincy in 2010. Glik Stores is a 116-year-old, family-owned apparel store chain with 59 locations in nine states.
Dr. Tom Miller at SIU Quincy Family Medicine in Quincy is hosting a student in the School's Family Medicine Preceptorship Program from Jan. 11 to Feb. 8. Allison Mayfield of Quincy will get an opportunity for students to use her medical knowledge in an office setting under the supervision of an experienced physician. She will graduate from medical school in May 2014 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice.
The Rev. Rodney J. Bakker is the new moderator of the Rivers and Lakes Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Bakker is senior pastor of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy. He was installed Jan. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church of Montezuma, Iowa. He assumes duties immediately and will serve for two years. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church was founded in 1981. EPC has grown to 410 church congregations nationwide, expanding to 450 by June of this year.
Mark Kuhlmeier, owner of Kuhlys Import Specialist in Quincy, recently attended an "X & Y" marketing conference in St. Louis. The event was hosted by CarQuest and focused on how the automotive industry can maximize its marketing dollars to target specific demographics and lifestyles of the various age groups, from baby boomers to the X and Y generations.
The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of 2014 was provided in-depth communication skills training at DuPont Pioneer global headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Dec. 5-7. Over three days, participants learned the value of communication in developing strong advocates for agriculture. Included in the class is Luke McKelvie, a native of Quincy. The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program is a two-year comprehensive education series that develops knowledgeable and effective leaders to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry.
Larry Hodson Jr., of Big River Oil, Hannibal, Mo., recently was installed as the vice chair of the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council for 2013.
Attorney James A. Rapp has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as vice-chairperson of the Supreme Court's Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. Rapp is a charter member of the MCLE Board, which was established in 2005 when the Supreme Court established minimum continuing legal education requirements for Illinois attorneys. Rapp is a partner of the Quincy law firm, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu and Mitchell LLP. He has a general practice with an emphasis in estates and trusts, real estate, business, banking, and education law. He is the author of the seven-volume treatise Education Law published by Lexis/Nexis, as well as a number of other publications and articles on legal topics.
Occupational therapists Karin Hogge and Cinda Barnes of Advance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine recently earned the certified hand therapist designation. The CHT credential requires completion of a minimum of five years of clinic experience as an occupational therapist, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice of hand therapy. Both recently passed a comprehensive examination of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation, as required by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Hogge has been an occupational therapist for 15 years and with Advance PT for the past 12 years. Barnes has been an occupational therapist for 14 years and has been at Advance PT for the last year.
Marie A Sprinkle, of Fowler, classroom coordinator with Blessing Lauretta M. Eno Child Care Center, has earned her master's in early childhood education from Grand Canyon University. Sprinkle completed the 18 month master's program, with National Honor Society recognition for her profession and graduated top of her professional class of 442 students. Sprinkle joined Blessing in 2001 and has worked in the Lauretta M. Eno Child Care Center since then.
Betty Ann Einweck of Hearing Health Care Associates completed Audibel Professional Training from Jan. 2-6 in Maui, Hawaii. The meeting was held as part of an ongoing commitment to education and training for all Audibel partners. Classes centered on the patient, business and the products.
The Quincy Fire Department recognized employees at its annual Christmas Party and Recognition Ceremony at the Franciscan Friary in Quincy. Firefighters and retirees were invited to be a part of the eventnight. The following individuals were recognized for their contributions to the department:
Lt. Jason Stein-kamp was named 2012 Firefighter of the Year. 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, EMT-B and has a fire science degree from John Wood Community College. He is the small tools service officer and is a member of the Technical Rescue Team.
Deputy Chief Greg Dreyer and Deputy Chief Steve Salrin received the 2012 Leadership Award. Dreyer joined the Quincy Fire Department on Jan. 24, 1994, and is a 1-year veteran of the department. He is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Fire Inspector, Fire Officer I and has a fire science degree from John Wood Community College. Dreyer is the deputy chief of operations and oversees the fire inspection and code enforcement activities of the department. Salrin started with the Quincy Fire Department on July 26, 2004, and is an eight-year veteran of the department. He is certified as a Firefighter III, Apparatus Engineer, Instructor II and has a fire science degree from John Wood Community College. He is the deputy chief of administration and oversees training, grant writing and safety programs.
A Culver-Stockton professor and student have received honors from the Institute of Management Accountants. Lisa Button, sophomore accounting and finance major from Adel, Iowa, won the highest scholarship offered by the IMA and Dell Ann Janney was given the IMA Faculty Leadership Award. Button has been awarded the Stuart Cameron and Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarship. She serves as the president of the Culver-Stockton College IMA Student Chapter and as co-president of the Quincy Area Chapter of the IMA. Button has served on the College's Strategic Planning Committee, various search committees, and is a teaching assistant. She has worked as an intern at DOT Foods in Mount Sterling. Janney was recognized a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to IMA. She is a professor of accounting and the associate dean of experiential education at Culver-Stockton College. She has taught at the college for the past 20 years.