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Justine Peterson welcomes Nour Mohamed as full-time housing team member

Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation of St. Louis (JP) has formally re-introduced Noureldin (Nour) Mohamed as their new Housing Associate. Previously serving as an AmeriCorpsVISTA at JP through Housing Action Illinois to provide support, build capacity and ensure enhanced customer service and processes in our housing department, he is now as a full-time member…

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IDNR announces Habitat Fund project grant recipients

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) recently announced projects that will be funded through the Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds grant program, which supports efforts to enhance wildlife habitat by non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Funding for the Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds grant program comes from the sale of habitat stamps…

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West Star Aviation welcomes Richardson as new Bombardier Project Manager

West Star has announced Derek Richardson as the new Bombardier Project Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. With over 30 years of aviation services, Derek brings an elevated level of experience to West Star. He previously worked for Standard Aero and Jet Aviation while starting his career as Line/Service Aircraft mechanic at TWA.…

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SUAA Foundation Scholarship awarded to first-year SIUE student

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) has announced Kaiden Hollerbach, of Collinsville, as a recipient of the SUAA Foundation Scholarship. Hollerbach is a first-year student in the School of Business. “The SIUE Chapter of the SUAA is proud to grant this scholarship to Kaiden,” said John Jennetten, president…

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Dr. Carmen Ayala, state superintendent of education, announces retirement

Ayala worked in education for nearly 40 years, taking over superintendent job in 2019 State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen Ayala has announced plans to retire at the end of her current contract, which concludes on Jan. 31, 2023. Dr. Ayala has served as State Superintendent since early 2019, shepherding Illinois schools through COVID-19 and…

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SIUE’s URCA program recognizes exceptional faculty mentors, student researchers

Each semester, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program recognizes outstanding faculty mentors and student researchers. The URCA program encourages, supports and enables undergraduate students of all disciplines to participate in research and creative activities under faculty mentorship. These experiences allow undergraduate students opportunities to engage in scholarship, interact with faculty,…

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L&C Pharmacy Tech student lands job with Alton Memorial Hospital

A student in Lewis and Clark Community College’s new Pharmacy Technician program recently achieved a new career goal after accepting a position at Alton Memorial Hospital. Kristina Brewer, a 1989 graduate of Mt. Olive High School, wanted to take her life in a new direction. “I was having trouble finding a job and really wanted…

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M&T Insurance Agency merges with Powers Insurance & Risk Management

M&T Insurance Agency recently merged with Powers Insurance & Risk Management, one of the largest family-owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state region. M&T Insurance agency owner Mark Tomlin will continue to serve his clients in a new role as Powers’ Risk Management Advisor. Founded in 2006 by Tomlin, M&T Insurance Agency was…

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Durbin accepts lifetime achievement award from American Bar Association president

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently met with Deborah Enix-Ross, the President of the American Bar Association (ABA). Durbin and Enix-Ross discussed the importance of enacting the bipartisan Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act, which would protect judges from physical threats by preventing their sensitive personal…

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