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Tojan Rahhal, assistant dean for inclusive excellence and strategic initiatives and an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at MU, is among two recipients of the inaugural MU Study Abroad Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes exceptional and meaningful work carried out by faculty in global teaching, student learning, and curriculum design for MU faculty-led study abroad programs. Tojan was nominated for EDGEs — Engineering, Global Experiences, Diversity, and Service — a study abroad course developed to close the gap in cultural competence preparation for engineering students.
Klingner and Associates is pleased to welcome water and wastewater engineer Joshua Hartsock to its Columbia office. Joshua has been with the firm since 2015. He transferred from the firm’s Hannibal office to assist communities throughout central Missouri with supply, treatment, storage, and distribution design for water and wastewater systems. Joshua also performs testing, inspection, and construction services.
After interning with Veterans United Home Loans for the past two summers as part of the immersion program, Arzelia Williams has joined the team as a program coordinator. She is responsible for external media pitching and internal diversity, inclusion, and social impact blog posts. Arzelia graduated from Michigan State University with bachelor’s degrees in social relations and policy and arts and humanities.
Coil Construction is pleased to announce the addition of a new project executive to its team: Steve Torres. Steve joined Coil Construction in March, and he will serve as an owner’s advocate and representative, coordinating design efforts, developing plans, and managing project budgets. He will also oversee project schedules and ensure client satisfaction throughout a project.
The Connection Exchange is excited to announce the addition of Krista Kippenberger to the team. Krista will act as the welcome connector of the residential welcome service, which includes duties in membership development, new resident welcome visits, new resident block party events, and managing a new social media presence.
Associate Professor Amanda Hinnant is the 2020 winner of the O.O. McIntyre Professorship at the Missouri School of Journalism. This award recognizes teaching excellence and comes with a $10,000 salary supplement for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Amanda’s dedication to the journalism school, teaching excellence, and character made her a top choice for the award. Amanda has taught courses on communication research, qualitative methodology, documentary storytelling, and many more subjects since 2006. She has also served as the chair for the school’s promotion and tenure committee from 2015 to 2020.
MU Health Care
Dr. Richard J. Barohn has joined MU as executive vice chancellor for health affairs. Richard led efforts to strategically advance the missions of MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine. He brings expertise in expanding clinical and translational research from his time at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as vice chancellor for research and president of the research institute.
Dr. James Stannard has been named chief medical officer for procedural services. In this role, he will focus on the health system’s return to delivery of procedural care. James will be responsible for ongoing quality improvement initiatives and overall safety and efficiency within procedural platforms.
Troy Peterson recently joined Missouri Employers Mutual as director of customer care operations. Troy brings over 35 years of operations leadership experience. Prior to his insurance experience, Troy served as a senior operations leader in the financial services industry. He is also a US Army veteran and has earned a national Six Sigma certification in contact center solutions.