• Stephen Craig, of Lawrence, recently was inducted to the International Forest of Friendship in Atchison, which is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. He was recognized for his contributions to aviation history and the restoration of classic aircraft. A pilot since 1967, Craig began restoring and flying classic aircraft in 1980. His planes have received numerous trophies, including grand champion awards at Oshkosh, Wis., for the F4F-3 Wildcat, Staggerwing and Jungmeister.
Craig also has been nationally recognized for excellence in the field of hospitality ownership and management for over 35 years; he helped sponsor a formation acrobatic team as part of the Holiday Inn’s public relations efforts. He currently owns major hotels in California and Kansas, including the Beaumont Hotel and Airport, Beaumont, which recently was selected as a National Historic site by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
• David Hamby, civil engineer with BG Consultants Inc. in Lawrence, recently became a certified floodplain manager. This certification enables Hamby to advise communities with flood-related issues. Mr. Hamby has 17 years of experience at BG where he provides engineering services for water and wastewater projects for both public- and private-sector clients.
• Mark Brosa, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Lawrence, recently received the TNT Client Development Award for his outstanding service efforts during the past year. Brosa was one of only 738 of the firm’s more than 12,000 financial advisers to receive the honor, which derives its name from firm legends who, in the 1950s, traveled the Midwest from Tuesday through Thursday each week, becoming known as “TNT” brokers.
• The Internal Medicine Group, Lawrence, has been selected a recipient of the COLA Excellence Award. COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement and accreditation.
• Dr. Daniel S. Dickerson recently was awarded the Preceptor Excellence Award by the Medical Student Assembly of the Kansas University School of Medicine. For a third consecutive year, the honor has been awarded to volunteer physicians in the state who have welcomed medical students into their practices and communities, providing them with experiences that will shape their careers. Dickerson has practiced family medicine at Eudora Family Care since 2002.
• Laura Chaney with Chaney Realty has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of Realtors offers the certification to Realtors who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.