Michael McGrew, governing board chairman at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, presents Marilyn Bittenbender with the Lyn Smith Award for Distinguished Service. She received the award during Bert Nash's annual meeting and Pioneer Celebration April 10 at Maceli's, 1031 N.H.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center employees Tiffany Bass, left, and Yemen Shaaban attend the company's annual meeting and Pioneer Celebration on April 10 at Maceli's, 1031 N.H.
Annette Deghand and Fred DeVictor, both of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, are pictured at the annual Cottonwood Classies, an event that honors consumers, staff and community members involved with Cottonwood Inc. Deghand received the Community Partner Award. She is director of the department's Special Populations Program for citizens with special needs in Lawrence. She works closely with the people that Cottonwood serves and provides recreational activities for them. DeVictor is parks and recreation director.
From left, Deanell and John Tacha, Web Golden and Elaine VanDeventer attend the annual Cottonwood Classies, a celebration of the consumers, staff and community who are involved with Cottonwood Inc., on April 24 at Free State High School. John Tacha and Web Golden received the Lifetime Achievement Award. VanDeventer is a president of the Board of Trustees of Cottonwood Inc. and Cottonwood Foundation.
From left are David Amber, Jean Milstead, Mary Kate Ambler, Marilyn Bittenbender and Laura Bittenbender. They attended the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center's annual meeting and Pioneer Celebration on April 10 at Maceli's. Maurice and Betsy Joy, not pictured, were named the Pioneer Award winners at the event for their exceptional efforts to increase access to comprehensive mental health care for Douglas County residents.
From left are Dr. Max Graves, and Phoebe and Dr. Phil Godwin. They attended Bert Nash Community Health Center's 20th annual Pioneer Celebration and annual meeting April 10 at Maceli's. Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, was the special guest speaker.
From left, Elizabeth Callaway, Julia Schnur-Laughlin and Martha Wenzel, Sunflower School teachers, sing "Teaching Queens" during the Lawrence Schools Foundation Follies on April 21 at Liberty Hall. The event was attended by 500 people and raised about $25,000 for early-childhood education, teacher grants, leadership development and student scholarships.
Members of Sunflower School staff dance to "Teaching Queens" during the Lawrence School Foundation Follies on April 21 at Liberty Hall. The dancers are, back row from left, Brandi Rogers, first-grade teacher; Peggy Dey, school psychologist; and Elma Brown, fourth-grade teacher; and front row from left, Sondra Blessing, first-grade teacher; Jill Smith, principal; and Jennifer Frank, fifth-grade teacher. The event, a variety show fundraiser featuring the hidden talents of Lawrence schools' staff, raised about $25,000.