Archive for Sunday, August 15, 2004

Faces and places

August 15, 2004


Sarah Hoskinson, physical therapist, has joined the staff of Lawrence Therapy Services. Hoskinson received a master's degree in physical therapy from Kansas University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science degree in sports science from KU in 2001. Hoskinson specializes in joint mobilization techniques, customized exercise programs, pediatric therapy, stroke rehabilitation and orthopedic injuries.


Lecompton resident Vauncele Pearson has joined Lawrence-based Prosoco as administrative assistant for the company's production department. Pearson has lived in Lecompton since 1989. She is a graduate of Emporia State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in home economics. Before joining Prosoco, Pearson served as office manager for Crown Select Financial Advisors in Lawrence.


Century 21 Miller and Midyett, Lawrence, announces that Kathy Brecheisen and Dennis Sheets have joined the company. They will specialize in residential sales in the Lawrence and surrounding areas.


Debbie King, certified massage therapist of Debbie King Massage & Body Therapy of Lawrence, recently participated in the CrainoSacral Therapy One workshop offered by the Upledger Institute Inc. The course was designed by Dr. John Upledger who developed CrainoSacral Therapy and has taught the technique internationally. The therapy has been used to treat headaches, neck pain, back pain, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems and central nervous system disorders.


Bruce Erickson, a Kansas University graduate, has been appointed associate vice president for university communications and marketing at California State University in Fullerton, Calif. He is responsible for creating and starting the university's strategic marketing and communication plans. He previously served as executive director for marketing and communications at Wichita State University for six years. He also served for five years as director of public relations at Cal State Northridge.


UMB Bank announces the election of Gerald Hannah to vice president of management development and director of the Management Rotation Program in Organizational Development at the bank's headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Hannah joined the company in December 2001 as a management development officer. Hannah previously spent seven years as a senior consultant for The Hay Group, a management consulting firm in Kansas City, Mo. He also is former president of the Lawrence school board. He earned his doctorate in psychology at Kansas University.


Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Adrian Polansky announced that he has appointed Constantine Cotsoradis assistant secretary of agriculture.

Cotsoradis has worked for the Kansas Department of Agriculture since 1996, when he began managing the agricultural lab, the weights and measures program, and the agricultural commodities assurance program. Before joining the department, Cotsoradis was weights and measures coordinator for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Cotsoradis has a bachelor's degree from Loyola College, Baltimore, and a master's degree from Kansas University.

Cotsoradis replaces Greg Foley, Lawrence, who served as assistant secretary from October 2000 to July 2004. Foley left the department to become executive director of the State Conservation Commission.


Charlton Manley Insurance announces the addition of Kenda Douglas as account executive in commercial insurance. Douglas has more than 27 years of insurance experience. She specializes in commercial property, casualty and surety bonding with experience handling risk management and surety bond needs of the construction industry.

Charlton Manley has offices in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City.

Coming events

A reception honoring Congressman Jim Ryun will be at 10:45 a.m. Monday in the lobby of Credit Union 1 in Topeka. The reception, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Kansas Credit Union Assn. and area credit unions in Congressman Ryun's district, which includes parts of Lawrence.


The Lawrence Technology Assn. will have a member profile luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Hereford House, Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

The luncheon will feature Carl Kurt, founder and president of EnGraph, and Sam Campbell, president and CEO of CritiTech Inc.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact Peggy Williams by e-mail at, voice mail at 864-7354 or fax at 864-0387.


Kansas Travel and Tourism has extended the deadline to Sept. 30 for Kansas Mega Gigantic Giveaway entries.

To enter, travelers must go at least 100 miles from their home to visit a Kansas attraction or event listed in the 2004 Kansas Getaway Guide or on They must take a picture of themselves, their family, or friends at the attraction or event and submit the photo with an entry form, either online or by mail. It is not a photo contest. Winners will be selected by a random drawing.

Entry forms are available online at, or by calling (800) 252-6727. The grand prize is a Chevrolet Malibu.

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