LCCC professor nominated for state association’s Outstanding Faculty Member Award

GODFREY – Kevin Wellhausen, of Godfrey, is Lewis and Clark Community College’s nominee for the 2018 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Faculty Member Award. The award recognizes the highest levels of faculty achievement in the Illinois community college system, and nominees are selected by a committee of their peers. Wellhausen, a professor of nursing,…

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County officials see new construction at Gateway Commerce Center

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials recently toured new facilities at Gateway Commerce Center and concluded that progress is inevitable at one of the largest centers of employment in the county. “There is so much going on at Gateway,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. “The area just keeps growing.” Prenzler, along with other county leaders — Director…

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Registration open for certificate program in economic development

Public-sector development staff, private-sector specialists and anyone interested in community development have the opportunity in March and April to learn economic development concepts from senior practitioners in the industry. Bi-State Development has partnered with the Urban Land Institute and the Public Policy Administration Program of the University of Missouri-St. Louis to offer a Chancellor’s Certificate…

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Hospitals, pharmacy school collaborate on 12th annual diabetes education program

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC HealthCare, is hosting the 12th annual Free Diabetes Education Program at SIUE’s Morris University Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The annual free program provides information and features topics related to both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.…

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SIUE Friends of Art 41st Annual Auction March 16

The Friends of Art along with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Art and Design will host their 4lst annual Art Auction at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16. The auction will be held in the Art West Gallery located in the Art and Design West building on the SIUE campus. The 2018 auction will…

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Illinois oncology group joins Washington University Physicians practice

SWANSEA — Physicians of Illinois Oncology Ltd. will become faculty members of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Feb. 1. The medical oncologists will continue to see cancer patients at their current location in Swansea. The doctors are: William J. Popovic, M.D.; Alfred O. Greco, M.D.; Guillermo Rodriguez Jr., M.D.; and John…

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Helmkamp Construction appoints marketing director

Helmkamp Construction Co. has announced the hiring of Alton native Jennifer L. Jackson as marketing director for the 80-year-old company. Jackson has 16 years of experience in marketing and operations, particularly with growing B2B relationships and implementing best practices. She joins Helmkamp Construction as the company initiates plans for its next phase of growth. Rob…

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Helmkamp Construction goes through historic ownership change

For Helmkamp President Rob Johnes, a lifelong dream of being a business owner has become a reality. Johnes, who is the first non-Helmkamp family member to assume ownership of the 80-year-old construction company, completed the long term buyout of the company from Brad Farrell, the founder’s grandson, last Tuesday. “I plan to do some new…

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Director of engineering appointed for American Water projects in llinois, Iowa

BELLEVILLE — Beth Matthews has been promoted to director of engineering for Illinois American Water and Iowa American Water. In her new role, Matthews will manage and coordinate capital investment projects and engineering activities in both states. Joining Illinois American Water in 2010 as a planning engineer, Matthews was later promoted to manager of an…

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