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Virginia Parker of Raleigh joined the Wake Tech Community College Foundation as director of strategic partnerships.

The School of Law at Campbell University, in Raleigh, announced that Joyce Prevette, class of 2011, was named interim executive director of the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys.

Deborah Hadley of Raleigh was named director of job placement and cooperative education at Wake Tech Community College.

Ruth Green, community arts advocate and owner of the Little Art Gallery, and Nancy Olson, literary arts promoter and owner of Quail Ridge Books and Music, will receive the 2010 Raleigh Medal of Arts, announced the City of Raleigh Arts Commission. The Medal of Arts, the city’s highest arts honor, will be given to six people in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement in the practice, or support, of local arts. At an October ceremony in Fletcher Opera Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, featuring special guests and performers, the mistress of ceremonies will be Betty Ray McCain, former secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

Hannah Grannemann, managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, was appointed to the executive committee of the League of Resident Theatres.
Eno Publishers of Hillsborough announced:
• “Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle & a Yankee General,” by Suzy Barile, received a Silver IPPY Award for Best Regional Non-Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
• “Rain Gardening in the South: Ecologically Designed Gardens for Drought, Deluge & Everything in Between,” written by Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford, won the Silver Award of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association and the Silver Benjamin Franklin award in the Gardening/Agriculture category from the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Lou Jurkowski, president and CEO of BJAC, an architectural firm, was named to the board of directors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Meg Lowman is the new research director of the Nature Center at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

Robin Boone and Lisa Pettyjohn, of Böwe Bell + Howell mailing and document managing solutions in Durham, won three merit awards from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.

Carpe Diem Cleaning, a Durham-based service owned by Wendy Clark and Jessica Clark, will feature the work of Durham painter Edie Cohn on its business cards and website.

Laura Schoppe, president of Fuentek, an intellectual property and technology management services in Apex, said the company was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in North Carolina” by BusinessDiversity.com for the fifth consecutive year.

Kimberly Woodell Sieredzki, of Clayton, was named a 2010 Citizen Lawyer Award Winner by the N.C. Bar Association.

Carolyn Rhinebarger, CEO of Strategic Guru, a Triangle marketing and communications firm, announced that the company received two Silver Awards of Distinction in the 2010 Communicator Awards.

Heather Dean, partner at CPA firm Hughes Pittman & Gupton in Raleigh, was a featured speaker at the “I Want To Learn More About International Trade” seminar series hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Caren Brown joined Phillips Architecture of Raleigh as a senior associate.

Maria Martinat was hired as an account coordinator in the public relations department of Howard, Merrell & Partners, a business strategy and communications firm in Raleigh.

Jessica Williams, owner of Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh, was named a Wella training specialist for the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area.

Bonnie Smith joined Rucker and Associates, a business and performance-consulting firm in Raleigh.

Aimie Stetler joined Corporate Facility Services, a construction project management and general contracting company in Raleigh, as office manager.

Michele Little, style expert and image consultant in Raleigh, launched ARDSI, an association to create a community for fashion businesses around the world.

Tracey Gardner, a director of Trinity Staffing, announced that the woman-owned home-care service opened in Knightdale.

Alice Wilson and Michelle Smith opened the Carolina Collection, a mix of apparel and accessories by North Carolina designers, at Nofo in Raleigh.

Nicolette Baglio of Raleigh joined the Pretty in Pink Foundation, which provides financial assistance for uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer.

Carla Baker, president of Southeastern Emergency Equipment in Wake Forest, will serve as chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Triangle Goes Red for Women Luncheon.

Claudia Curtis was selected the 2010 Distinguished Mother of the Year for the Durham chapter of Jack and Jill of America, a national children’s organization.

Sharon Hill, a Chapel Hill-based business etiquette trainer and professional speaker, gave the keynote address for the Black Professional Alliance at Bank of America in Greensboro.

Raleigh’s Emily Parks, owner and business organizing consultant at Organize for Success, was elected professional development director of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

Gaye Orr, president of Coldwell Banker Advantage New Homes, announced that Michelle McJunkin was named builder representative for Patterson Glen in Durham.

Linda Craft & Team Realtors in Raleigh announced that Diane Norman, a buyer and relocation specialist, was named the top producer for the first half of 2010, earning the Star Power Sales Contest trip to Nashville.

Fonville Morisey announced the following sales associates:
Evelyn John for Live Oak Homes at Olive Chapel Park in Apex.
Kathy Pierce in Cary’s Lochmere office.
Kathie Young in Chapel Hill.
Cindy Poole in Raleigh.
Faye Taylor in Durham’s Croasdaile office.

Gail Stern and Karen James joined Keller Williams Realty in Chapel Hill.

ERA Pacesetters Realty of Cary said the top sales leaders for the month of June were Nancy Guenther, Gwen Hager, Lisa Ligouri,Terri McCall, Pat McElroy, Iris Mordecai and Gale O’Neal.

Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics at UNC-Chapel Hill, was the lead author of a study on the parents of overweight and obese children, which was published in the most recent issue of Academic Pediatrics. The parents, she found, didn’t recognize their child’s weight problem until well-armed pediatricians changed the parents’ assessment.

Dr. Andrea Lukes, of Carolina Woman’s Research and Wellness Center in Durham, presented data regarding new therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding at the annual clinic meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Rebecca Chater, executive vice president of Kerr Health in Raleigh, was elected by fellow members of the N.C. Board of Pharmacy to her second term as president of the state's pharmacy governing board.

Massage therapist Andrea Creque joined Hands on Health, a massage therapy and wellness practice in Raleigh.

Heather Gutekunst joined the North Raleigh office of Wake Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Karen Albright, president of BodyLase Skin Spa in Raleigh, released a podcast discussing the Laser Facial procedure.

Pandora Holloway, chief compliance officer for WakeMed Health & Hospitals, joined the board of directors of the Garner Chamber of Commerce.

Crystal Koran, of Cary Family Dental, was named Hygienist of the Year by the Crown Council, a multi-national alliance of dental teams dedicated to raising the standard of dental care.

Karen Albright
, president of BodyLase Skin Spa in the Triangle, released two podcasts, one describing intense pulsed light photofacials and the other describing the permanent cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Jennifer Green and Dr. Elizabeth Holt of Duke Medicine spoke at the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference and Health Fair in Raleigh, which aims to educate and encourage people with diabetes.

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