published Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Scopes film wins merit award

A documentary about the Scopes Trial, filmed by staff members of a New Hampshire high school with the help of Bryan College and historian Edward Larson, has received an Award of Merit and a WOW Award from the American Association for State and Local History.

Staff members from Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, N.H., traveled to Dayton, Tenn., in February 2008 to film interviews about the Scopes Trial and take images for their documentary. The project, titled "Theatre On Trial-Inherit the Wind and the 1925 Scopes Trial," compares the award-winning play with the historical record, and includes interviews with scientists, historians and Dayton residents.

The Award of Merit recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and interpret state and local history, according to the AASLH. The association honored 59 individuals and organizations with Awards of Merit.

Four WOW Awards were presented. It is an additional recognition for an Award of Merit winner whose nomination is highly inspirational, exhibits exceptional scholarship, and is entrepreneurial in terms of funding, partnerships, or creative problem solving.

American Salers honor Reece

After serving as president of the American Salers Association for two years, Ronnie Reece of Fall Creek Farms, Pikeville, Tenn., stepped down from the board after nine years of service to the Salers breed and to members of the association across the country.

Mr. Reece is a registered professional engineer, a principal partner and president of Professional Engineering Services Inc.

He has served on the board of the Tennessee Salers Association and has been on the board of directors of the Bledsoe County Cattle Association.

Gerontology credentials earned

Three employees of Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors have been awarded credentials in gerontology.

Cindi Crutchfield, training and employment director; Ginny Stone, special projects director; and Dawn Weber, executive director of Senior Neighbors, were awarded Certificates of Gerontology from Kennesaw State University.

The certificate program brought together professionals in the aging field to discuss generational differences, growing diversity in aging, the social worlds of older people, social theories of aging and changing family roles.

Erlanger marketing earns Aster Awards

Erlanger Health System Public Relations and Marketing Department recently received four awards for advertising excellence in the 2009 Aster Awards.

The Aster Awards are hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today and Creative Images Inc. The national program recognizes excellence in advertising/marketing efforts.

Erlanger received Gold Awards for Bariatrics "Vegi Face" postcard in Direct Mail category and "Friends" pediatric oncology photo.

Erlanger won a silver award for Erlanger Magazine and a bronze for 28 Greats in the poster display division.

For a listing of all winners, log onto www.asterawards com.

THEC honors UTC's Zibin Guo

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission named Dr. Zibin Guo its faculty recipient of the 2009 Love Awards.

Dr. Guo, medical anthropologist and head of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography, was honored at a reception in Nashville. He received a $1,000 cash prize.

Dr. Guo developed and taught wheelchair tai chi. His work was recently featured in T'ai Chi international magazine.

"Dr. Guo's unselfish vision to connect his own professional interests in medical sociology with his favorite pastime, tai chi, provides a healthy outlet for many disabled individuals," said Dr. Phil Oldham, UTC Provost.

Community service recognition programs for higher education faculty/staff and students at the campus level were created in Tennessee through legislation enacted by the General Assembly in 1991. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission was charged with developing rules to implement programs for public and private two and four-year institutions.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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