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Ann Bullock, dean of the Elon University School of Education, was recently awarded an Impact Academy fellowship with Deans for Impact, a national nonprofit that supports and advocates for leaders at all levels of educator preparation.

The yearlong Impact Academy fellowship aims to accelerate transformation by supporting and empowering a network of leaders who are committed to improving their educator-preparation programs. Each cohort of fellows is capped at 20 leaders selected through a rigorous nomination and application process.


Truliant Federal Credit Union recently hosted U.S. Rep. Ted Budd in a roundtable discussion of issues with representatives from eight credit unions across North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District.

The event was coordinated by the Carolinas Credit Union League.


HJ Sims, a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm founded in 1935, announced Aug. 30 that members of P. R. Gilboy & Associates, municipal bond specialists serving a wide range of financial institutions since 1999, are joining the Sims organization. P.R. Gilboy & Associates will maintain its market name as a division of HJ Sims as well as remain intact as an operating business unit.


For the seventh straight year, UNC-Greensboro ranks among the most sustainable colleges and universities in the United States and Canada according to the Sierra Club’s annual “Cool School” rankings.

UNCG is No. 3 among all UNC system schools, with noted strengths in the following categories: innovation, planning, water, co-curricular and waste.

Nationally, UNCG ranks in the top 80 out of 227 institutions.


The Honorable Robert H. Edmunds Jr. has been elected chair of the Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association.

Edmunds served the people of North Carolina as an appellate judge for 18 years, most recently as senior associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He now serves clients as part of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Appellate group.


The North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters installed its 2017-18 executive board at its leadership conference on June 16-17 in Winston-Salem. Local members include: Blake Spell of Greensboro, past president council chairman; Herb Pennington of Kernersville, health underwriters political action committee; and Carol Pennington of Kernersville, media relations.


The American Heart Association has appointed Kirsten Royster, president and chief operating officer for Novant Health Medical Park Hospital, as the new chairwoman of the Triad Board of Directors. During this two-year term, Royster will be leading the board as they initiate and implement change that will help improve cardiovascular health in the Triad and surrounding counties.


Nicholas Oberlies, a chemistry and biochemistry professor at UNC-Greensboro, received additional funding from The Ohio State University for the project “Anticancer agents from Diverse Natural products sources.” This project is supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute.

Funding for the project will be used to screen filamentous fungi for anticancer activity.


Tara T. Green was recently named the Linda Carlisle Excellence Professor at UNCG. The professorship, which rewards the most promising faculty research agendas, was effective Aug. 1.

Green, who joined the UNCG faculty in 2008, has appointments in African American and African Diaspora Studies, the department of English, and women’s and gender studies. Excellence professors are expected to engage with the academic and the surrounding community.


UNC Regional Physicians Pediatrics has achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. This recognition represents the care team commitment to providing excellence in the care to patients and improving quality.


Dr. Stephen I. Kramer, professor emeritus at Wake Forest Baptist Health Sciences and field representative/physician surveyor at The Joint Commission, has been appointed to the American Health Council’s Physician Board. Kramer shares with the AHC his expertise in forensic psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.


Albert Link, the Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor at UNCG, received new funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the project “NETS Database.”

Funding will be used to purchase data on U.S. firms to use with graduate students.


The following Guilford County public health supervisors recently completed the eight-week spring 2018 Supervisors’ Boot Camp provided by Guilford County Human Resources: Carolyn Chaffin, Nicole Hellard and Joe Johnson.

The camp is designed to help emerging leaders develop critical skills necessary for functioning as effective and productive leaders within an organization.


The following individuals have graduated from Allen Tate Realtors’ Winner’s Edge training in the Triad region: Lindsey Goodstat, Greensboro-N. Elm; Michele Davis, Ashley Hodgin, Oak Ridge; and Andrew Buckland, Nathalie Smart, Winston-Salem Cherry Street. The curriculum includes the latest in national real estate trends, technology, license law, sales and marketing techniques.


Kathy Ireland Worldwide has partnered with Michael Amini.

Michael Amini showrooms are located in Las Vegas, New York and High Point.

Ireland will launch her collection with Amini at High Point next month.


Averitt Express recently honored associates Wayne King of Summerfield for 25 years of safety and Charlie Wilder of Colfax for 20 years of safety.

CUSO Financial Services awarded Piedmont Advantage Investment Solutions with the CUSO Financial Services’ Impact Award for 2016. The award recognizes investment programs nationally that have run meaningful campaigns that had a positive impact on the performance of their investments program.

On the move

  • Laura Petty has joined Bank SBA, a division First Bank, as an small business administration business development officer.
  • The following people have joined Canterbury School’s staff: Paul Andrichuk, director of middle school; Martha Burford, middle school English and theology teacher; Paulette Evans, extended day teacher; Lindsay Guptill, middle school math teacher; Rebecca Hogarth, extended day teacher; Kristy Johnson, middle school math teacher; Elizabeth Klammer, middle school science teacher; Marisol Lopez, third-grade teacher; Margaret Mulry, middle school Spanish teacher; the Rev. Hunter Silides, chaplain; Nyaa Vincent, extended day teacher; and Mara Whichard, extended day teacher.

• Truliant Federal Credit Union has promoted Rik Kielbasa of Kernersville to the newly created role of chief digital officer.

  • First National Bank has hired Jeffrey Montgomery as senior vice president, commercial banking team leader. Montgomery is based in Greensboro.
  • Adam Sherman has joined Live Oak Bancshares as the senior care lending team’s industry expert.
  • Triad HealthCare Network adds two medical directors to its primary care division: Dr. Beth Hodges, a family medicine doctor at Hodges Family Practice in Asheboro; and Dr. Rob Reade, a family medicine doctor at Eagle Family Medicine at Triad.
  • Ginny Vanderburg has joined UNC Regional Physicians. The physician’s assistant will provide services at UNC Regional Physicians Surgical Associates.
  • Well Care Home Health of the Triad has named Jessica Williams as its new director of operations and Mike Thomas as its new regional sales manager. Also, Robin Kipple has joined the home health care agency as the new, senior director of population health and clinical integration.

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