U.S. Army Pfc. Kyle Shults graduated from One Unit Station Training – Echo Co. on June 14 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is attending Airborne School in Fort Benning, Ga. Shults is the son of Brandy Shults-Batzinger of Waynesville and Randy Smith of Quincy Ill., the grandson of Mark Shults of Ewing, Mo., and Veda Shults of Lewistown.
Members of the Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Class of 2018 graduated during the School's 58th commencement ceremony. Graduates are Carrie Kimbrell, Kiersten Powell and Cassandra Walker of Quincy; Shelby Davis of Golden; Cheyenne Grainger of Mount Sterling; Megan Morris of Chapin; Amanda J. Perrigo of Shelbina, Mo.; and Ellie Weir of Hull, Ill. Grainger received the class Academic Excellence Award, and Morris received the Clinical Excellence award. Powell, Davis and Kimbrell have been hired by Blessing Hospital; Weir will join the Illini Community Hospital staff in Pittsfield; Perrigo will work for Hannibal (Mo.) Clinic; Walker will work for Hannibal Regional Hospital; Morris joins Koke Mill Outpatient Clinic in Springfield, Ill.; and Grainger is studying radiation therapy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Khulood Ahmed, MD, has joined Hannibal (Mo.) Regional Medical Group as a gastroenterologist. She most recently was practicing gastroenterology at the University of Missouri in Columbia and has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Ahmed provides diagnosis and treatment of complex gastroenterology and liver-related diseases and performs diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. She specializes in general gastrointestinal and liver cases; viral hepatitis and other liver diseases; colon and intestinal diseases; gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastrointestinal ulcers.
Susan Hayes has been promoted to director of accounting for Sunset Home. She had been senior billing analyst. She has over 12 years of experience in health care and long-term care. Hayes has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lindenwood University and a master's degree in business administration from William Woods University.
Grant Huber has joined Farmers State Bank of Camp Point as vice President, lending. He was an agriculture/commercial loan officer with Famers National Bank of Griggsville, and previously worked at Gardner Denver. Huber has a bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from Western Illinois University.
Carolyn Ware has joined RiverCity Real Estate Group Inc. as a real estate broker. She is licensed to sell real estate in Illinois and is a member of the Quincy Association of Realtors as well as the Illinois Association and the National Association of Realtors.
Mark Wolters has been promoted to teaching associate professor at Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches in the business administration department. He joined the business college in 2011. Wolters has a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Illinois, a master's degree in economics and management from Humboldt University of Berlin and his PhD in management from the Technical University of Lisbon. He is the son of William and Kathryn Wolters of Quincy.
Quincy native Ellie Kasparie has been named regional marketing coordinator for O'Shea Builders in Springfield. She has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Kasparie is the daughter of Jim and Michelle Kasparie of Quincy.
Jakin Logsdon, youth development and outreach specialist for the Quincy Salvation Army, has been awarded the 2017 Territorial Leader of the Year Award, for the second time, by the Salvation Army Midland Divisional Headquarters. She also received a $200 grant for troop registration and supplies. Logsdon has grown the Quincy Sunbeam troop to 45 members, the largest in the Midland Division.
Lt. Jerry Mast and firefighters Deon Baker, Mike Dade, Ryan Kamphaus and Jerry Smith were named Quincy Fire Department's June Crew of the Month.