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Archive for Saturday, June 2, 2012

Around and about in local business

June 2, 2012

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• Bridget Dixon, licensed master social worker, Lawrence, earned the registered play therapist credential from the Association for Play Therapy. To receive the designation, applicants must have earned a traditional masters or doctoral mental health degree from an institution of higher education, 150 clock hours of play therapy training, two years and 2,000 hours of clinical experience, 500 hours of supervised play therapy experience, and be licensed or certified by their state boards of practice.

• Tammy Richardson of the Lawrence parole office has received the Champion of Justice Award, sponsored by Kansas Department of Corrections Victim Services. Information provided by the corrections department noted: “Tammy supervises high-risk offenders and works hard to hold them accountable for their actions. She is skillful at confronting offenders to gain needed information without compromising the safety of victims. Because of Tammy’s attitude and approach to supervision, victims are safer in their communities.”

• On May 23, Capitol Federal representatives joined their Partner in Education, Prairie Park School, in honoring two outstanding fifth-grade students: Connor Schmaus and Kaelyn Weiss. Capitol Federal employees volunteer to work with students to help improve their writing and reading ability. The volunteers also participate in events during the year, such as the book fair, family reading night, field day, and student recognition at the graduation ceremony. In return, students make bookmarks to distribute to Capitol Federal customers, and the orchestra and band students perform for Capitol Federal employees at Christmastime.

• Chris Riedel has been named retail sales manager at Sunflower Bank, focusing on the Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence locations. He will work with all Sunflower Bank markets with Sue Niernberger, retail sales manager. Riedel joined Sunflower Bank in 2004 as an assistant branch manager in Hays, where he was promoted to branch manager. In 2010 he was named customer service manager in Wichita, where he focused on expanding Sunflower Bank’s retail presence. Riedel lives in Wichita, where he is a United Way youth leader.

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