The awards are given in remembrance of the founder of the foundation, Leo W. Tosh. This year's recipients are Dr. James E. Swink, Don Gilbert, State Sen. Robert Nichols, State Rep. Chuck Hopson and Nancy McKean.
Swink, who graduated from Rusk High School, was a two-time football All-American, was awarded the Purple Heart in Vietnam, is an orthopedic surgeon and a member of the Rusk State Hospital medical staff.
Gilbert is a former commissioner of the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department and the first Texas commissioner of Health and Human Services, selected by then-Gov. George W. Bush.
Nichols is a state senator, a former member of the Texas Department of Transportation Commission and a businessman and civic leader.
Hopson, a senior member of the Texas Legislature, is a Jacksonville pharmacist, businessman and former member of the school board.
Mrs. McKean is executive vice president of Citizens 1st Bank and serves on the bank's board of directors. She has played an administrative role in numerous successful civic, political and business efforts in East Texas for many years.
He is responsible for leading the bank's community focus and philanthropic commitment to meet the community needs that Capital One Bank serves in East Texas. Green will continue to serve in his functional role responsible for commercial banking clients. He also manages a team that meets the financial needs of large corporate and middle-market companies that have East Texas headquarters.
Green has been with Capital One Bank for seven years. A native of Palestine, he has a master's degree in finance from The University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University. He serves on the development committee of the First Tee of Greater Tyler, is a member of Leadership Tyler Class 24 and is a Junior Achievement volunteer.
The award recognizes outstanding professional development in “Bridging Theory and Practice in Engineering and Technology Education” for his work with linear circuits instruction. In the peer-reviewed paper, “An Online Course in Linear Circuits Analysis for Electric Engineers,” Ochoa discussed his development and implementation of an online course launched for sophomore students at UT Tyler last summer. A UT Tyler faculty member since 2008, Ochoa holds a master of science in physical sciences and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from UT El Paso.
Henderson is the market president for BancorpSouth in Tyler. As a final component of the MBA program, he visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Hong Kong, China. The trip's purpose was to study industry trends in Asian markets. The group made site visits to manufacturing/assembly plants in the region and received presentations from local professionals covering topics related to current local challenges, legal aspects of market entry and varying cultural perspectives.
Students can apply for board positions for the 2012-13 school year. The selection is made by a panel of high school faculty led by Lindale High School CTE Director Brent Berryman. They will be selected based on their grade-point average, extra-curricular and afterschool work activities and careful review of character and moral ethics. Students who qualify to serve will attend monthly meetings throughout the school year, learning about banking, budgeting, credit, the stock market, trust and brokerage services and job interviewing.
Lindale State Bank officers started the program two years ago to educate the next working generation. The Student Board has introduced more than 45 students to banking and money management. This year, the program will continue to provide students with essential economic building blocks related to earning, spending, saving and investing money. Applications can be picked up in the office at Lindale High School and need to be turned back into the office by May 29. For more information, contact Milinda Lee, Lindale State Bank assistance vice president.
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The magazine recognized Edward Jones for receiving high marks for client satisfaction and trust in independent studies, such as a recent J.D. Power and Associates study, in which it ranked highest in investor satisfaction. SmartMoney magazine also mentioned that Edward Jones has begun to dive into social media. Edward Jones consistently has been ranked highly in the SmartMoney survey as No. 1 in 2005, 2007 and 2010 and No. 2 in 2008, 2009 and 2011. In addition to its own research, SmartMoney used a customer-satisfaction survey from J.D. Power and Associates, a trust survey from Forrester Research, a review of customer statements from Dalbar, a website review from Corporate Insight and stock-picking performance reviews from Zack's Investment Research to determine the rankings.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada, and has several branches in Tyler.
To qualify for the award, the establishment must not have received any oil and grease violations during the previous year and must have been open for at least the last six months. The city reinstituted the Clean Pipe Awards in 2010.
With her presentation, “Cause Storytelling,” she will share best practices on “how you can get your story heard.” She is founder and managing director of Social Impact Architects. She serves as a coach and consultant for social organizations seeking to maximize the impact of their social strategies and achieve real, measureable results.
The East Texas Chapter of Fundraising Professionals represents a host of development professionals, nonprofit executives and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy. Registration is $25 or association members and $30 for non-members. For information, call Debbie Wood at 903-566-7411.
Old computer monitors, towers, laptops, TVs, printers and miscellaneous computer components can be disposed of correctly and recycled at the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking lot of Noon & Associates Real Estate, LLC, at 923 West Loop 281 in Longview. Other items accepted include stereos, speakers, digital cameras, telephones, video game consoles, scanners and fax machines and ink cartridges. They will not accept appliances such as washing machines, furniture or hazardous household waste like light bulbs, car batteries and paint. They will also have a shredding truck onsite to accept confidential and sensitive documents for shredding.
The event is free to the public and all of the proceeds from the electronics collected for recycling will go to LIMBS, which builds prosthetic limbs for deserving individuals around the world. For more information, contact Tyler McFarland at 903-806-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He is returning to the firm, where he started his professional career, as the facilities group practice leader overseeing the development of the firm's architecture, mechanical and plumbing and structural groups and their inter-disciplinary activities. Freese and Nichols is a full service professional consulting firm.
The Stallion is an original trike designed and built in the U.S. and created for riders desiring more comfort and ease of operation without losing any power. There are eight dealers taking orders, including McDonald's Corral of Stallions in Jasper, at 409-384-2548. Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc. is located at 22667 Farm-to-Market Road in Troup and can be contacted at 903-842-3094 or email@example.com.