Lori Johns was named the first-ever full time executive director of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. She had been coordinator of Project Freedom, a substance abuse prevention project of the city of Lawrence.
Colonial Manor of Lawrence announced two additions to its administrative staff. June Archer was named executive director. She had been director at a Beverly Healthcare Skilled Nursing Facility in Wathena. Jackie Starkebaum was named director of nurses. She had been in charge of the nursing department at a Topeka skilled nursing facility.
Bartlett & West Engineers Inc. have announced two staffing changes. Ron Skinner was promoted to project manager in charge of special projects out of the Topeka and Fort Worth, Tex., offices. The Lawrence resident is a graduate of Kaw Area Vocational and Technical School. Michael Kadlicek was named director of information systems.
Debbie Elder was named director of Allen Marketing and Management, a division of Allen Press Inc. She had been executive director of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and the Transportation Lawyers Assn. She also was manager of meeting services at Applied Measurement Professionals in Lenexa.
Steve Puppe has joined the staff of Jones Seel Huyett Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations in Topeka as a photographer. The Kansas University graduate was a photographer for Hallmark in Kansas City and worked for KU's department of engineering. He is a Lawrence resident.
Awards and honors
Tim Keller was elected to serve a one-year term as a member of the board of directors for the Appraisal Institute, Kansas City chapter. The Lawrence resident is a principle of Keller and Associates, a real estate and consulting firm with offices in Lawrence and Leawood.
Sue Carpenter, Wilma Elder and Victoria Lysen, co-owners of Pathfinders Preventive Health Services, attended the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. The conference lectures, workshops, and interactive sessions provided the latest research and information regarding all aspects of health and fitness.
Chris Davis, founder, executive vice president and director of creative development of Coach's Edge, has been selected a finalist for the 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Regional winners will be invited to a mid-November awards ceremony in Florida.
Past presidents of the Lawrence Assn. of Life Underwriters were honored at the group's June meeting. Those honored were Frank Alexander, J.D. Anderson, Kathleen Anderson, Bernard Antes, Don Bird, Robert Carlson, Glen Davis, John Dudley, Von Edman, Steve Figuieras, Alfred Gallup, Dennis Garrison, Michael Grosdidier, William Hogle, Ted Kummer, Wayne McDaniel, Gerald McGuire, Richard Rinke, David Robinson, Harold Sattler, Robert Shields, John Suder, Cliff Wallace, Christopher Williams and Charles McPheeters.
South Star Chrysler and the WalMart Distribution Center, both of Ottawa, received Kansas Business Appreciation Awards of Merit as part of the state's Business Appreciation Month.
John B. Dicus has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Heartland Community Bankers Assn. Dicus is president of Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Assn. in Topeka.
Mutual Savings Assn. was rated one of the best financial institutions in the nation by Sheshunoff Information Services Inc. for the period ending Dec. 31. David Hoppes, president of the Leavenworth institution, said the ranking was based on a strong capital base, asset quality, earnings and liquidity.
Kasey Moseley of Baldwin and Chelsea Wilson of Eudora represented Douglas County at Leadership America '98, sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau. The event is intended to teach leadership and citizenship skills, and was attended by more than 120 high school delegates.
Here's a look at events scheduled in the Lawrence area, along with number of attendees and estimated revenue generated, if available. Information is courtesy of the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau:
- Assessing Child Abuse Conference, June 22-23, 200, $14,117.
- Al Ice Wooden Bat Tournament, June 25-28, 125, $8,823.
- KU Restatement of Tort & Product Liability, June 26-28, 125, $8,823.
- Kansas Taxidermist Assn., June 26-28, 125, $8,823.
- Kansas Trial Lawyers Assn., June 26-28, 125, $8,823.
- Ernst & Young, June 28-July 2, 100, $7,058.
- Choral Directors Institute, June 29-July 4, 75, $7,941.
- Sport 2 Sport Firecracker Baseball Tournament, July 3-5, 450.