People & Professions: May 5, 2013
Published: 5/1/2013 | Updated: 10/9/2015


Colin Stegeman has joined ETC ComputerLand as a support technician. Stegeman graduated from Vatterott College with a degree in computer technology. He brings eight years of experience in the technology field to ETC ComputerLand.

Glenn Fisher has been hired as the new emergency services/volunteer coordinator for the American Red Cross unit based in Quincy, which serves Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock and McDonough counties. Fisher assumed his new role April 29. In the job, he will oversee the chapter's disaster response capabilities, services to local members of the armed forces, and recruitment/management of local Red Cross volunteers. His role will be closely tied to the chapter's delivery of critical community services and assistance. Fisher, originally of Johnson City, Tenn., earned his bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University and will complete his master's degree in emergency management from Millersville University in 2014. He has completed multiple Federal Emergency Management Agency independent study courses and previously worked as a union-certified wireman.


Steven Adair has been promoted to president of the State Bank of Lima. Adair received his bachelor's degree in business management from Quincy University in 2003. He joined the bank in February of 2004 as a loan officer and most recently served as vice president. He is a graduate of the Midwest School for Community Bankers.


James "J.C." Weyand of Hannibal, Mo., took the oath of admission to the Missouri Bar and was granted his license to practice law on April 26. Weyand was sworn in by the Supreme Court of Missouri in Jefferson City. Weyand attended law school at Southern Illinois University. He completed a judicial externship with the Judge John J. Jackson in the Marion County 10th Circuit Court. Weyand will practice law at Curl, Hark & Holliday, LLC in Hannibal.

Stan J. Peters, owner/operator of Peters Body Shop and Towing of Quincy, has successfully passed the examinations and met the work experience requirement of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence to become ASE-certified as a master collision repair technician. Areas of demonstrated achievement include painting and refinishing, non-structural analysis and damage repair, structural analysis and damage repair,and mechanical and electrical components. It is Peters third certification.

Emily Schuering Jones, an associate at the law firm of Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus LLP in Quincy, has been accepted as a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association. Jones' practice consists primarily of appellate law, civil litigation, insurance defense, probate and banking. She served as a law clerk to Justice Robert W. Cook (retired) of the Appellate Court of Illinois, 4th District, from 2004 to 2008. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and of the Adams County Bar Association and is a pre-law mentor at Quincy University. She graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2004, and she received her bachelor's degree with honors from Quincy University in 1999.

Betty Ann Einweck and Dick Wellman of Hearing Health Care Associates recently attended the annual Missouri Hearing Society Educational Conference in St. Louis. The conference provided a number of educational seminars, including Typanometry, Tinnitus, Hearing Aids in a Third Party World, Cognition Friendly Amplification, and Applications of Advanced Digital Signal Processing. Einweck was recognized by the Missouri Hearing Society with the Gold Award for Outstanding Educational Achievement. She completed 24 hours of continuing education to receive the award.

Bruce Bruening, Sandra Bruening, Marty Bruening and Kelly Bruening of Bruening Heating & A/C Inc. and Fireplaces attended the four-day Hearth Patio Barbeque Association national convention in Orlando, Fla., in March. They attended several seminars that focused on technical/product training, advertising and business management. The convention featured worldwide hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers showing what is new and upcoming in the industry.

Hancock County Public Defender Kameron Miller and Hancock County Conflict Attorney Eric Icenogle attended the Illinois Public Defender Association 2013 Spring Seminar April 26-27 in Springfield. The seminar is a training session for public defenders across the state of Illinois. This year's feature was the Clarence Earl Gideon case and its impact. Gideon was the principal character Gideon vs. Wainwright in 1963, which set the standard that if a person faces incarceration, then that person is entitled to have a lawyer appointed if her or she cannot afford one. The seminar also had training on Sexually Violent Person cases, mental illness, legislation in the works for criminal law and juvenile case law. Miller has been the Hancock County public Ddefender since 2004 and Icenogle is a partner in the firm of Capps, Ancelet, Rasmussen and Icenogle in Carthage.

John Rokusek and Dean La Velle of Rokusek Design attended the 2013 National Main Street Conference and Expo in New Orleans April 14-16. They were exhibiting 'Round Town, Rokusek Design's Community Promotion Toolkit. 'Round Town consists of products tailored to community promotion and economic development -- websites, smartphone apps, e-commerce incubator, brand identity, and general marketing support. La Velle also recently served as a judge for the Excellence in Tourism Awards at the Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism in Chicago.

Lori Murphy of Quincy, a Blessing Hospital Rehabilitation speech-language pathologist, has earned the modified barium swallow impairment profile certification. Murphy graduated from Illinois State University in 1993 with a master's degree in speech language pathology. To achieve the MBSImP certification, Murphy completed a 21-hour online course for diagnostic interpretation of swallow studies. She joined the Blessing Hospital Rehabilitation Services Department in 1995. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Brain Injury Association of America.


The Illinois Associated Press recently recognized Phil Carlson, a staff photographer for The Herald-Whig, for taking the Illinois Photo of the Month for March 2013. His photo was of 4-year-old Krista Bowman of Quincy getting an up-close view of a character during a production of "The Lion and the Mouse" at the Quincy Public Library on March 11. Carlson joined The Herald-Whig as a staff photographer in 2003. He is a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and has won numerous awards as a staff photographer in Greeley, Colo., Topeka, Kan., and Hannibal, Mo.

Karen Graves, a daughter of Sam and Audrey Graves of Mendon, was the recipient of the University of Illinois Education Alumni Association's 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Graves is professor of education at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She held the Charles and Nancy Brickman Distinguished Service Chair at Denison from 2010 to 2013. She is a past-president of the History of Education Society (USA) and a former vice president of the History and Historiography Division of the American Educational Research Association. Graves received her bachelor's degree in 1981, her master of education degree in 1988 and her Ph.D. in 1993. The biannual alumni award was created in 1995 to publicly recognize outstanding achievements in the field of education. The College of Education presented the Distinguished Alumni Awards in Champaign on April 13.

Helen Cornell of Quincy, retired executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Gardner Denver Inc, recently was inducted into the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame. Cornell, who graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1980, is an expert consultant in corporate governance and serves on the boards of several corporations and nonprofit organizations. During her 22-year career at Gardner Denver, she served in both corporate and operational roles, including as CFO; corporate secretary; treasurer; vice president, Strategic Planning and Operations Support; vice president, compressor operations for the Compressor and Pump Division; and vice president and general manager of the Fluid Transfer Division. Cornell began her career at Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Fla. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a master of business administration degree from Vanderbilt University. She is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant. Cornell was one of three inductees into the hall of fame, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their business careers and as community leaders.

Two Culver-Stockton College alumni and current Canton R-V School District teachers have been recognized for their exceptional work in the classroom. Mary Bowman, a 2011 graduate and a fifth- and sixth-grade science teacher, and Josh Heitman, a 2012 graduate and 10th-12th-grade social studies teacher, were recently recognized as Outstanding Beginning Teachers by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. They were recognized during the MACTE spring conference April 25 in Columbia, Mo. Bowman and Heitman were accompanied by Culver-Stockton College education faculty members Terry Sherer and Barb Tripp.


Steven Harms, a life-long Adams County banker, retired as president and director of the State Bank of Lima on March 31 after 34 years in the industry. Harms began his banking career in 1978 with State Street Bank & Trust Co. of Quincy and in 1982 moved to North Adams State Bank of Ursa, where he served as vice president, cashier and secretary of the board until January 2006 when he became president and director.

Judith Matthews, a registered nurse on the Blessing Hospital Medical/Surgical and Oncology Units, will retire on May 7 after 40 years of service at Blessing Hospital. Matthews began her career at Blessing in 1972 as a nurse aid, then became a licensed practical nurse in 1975 and later an RN. She is a 1975 graduate of the Quincy School of Practice Nursing, now John Wood Community College. She went on to become a registered nurse in 1995 also with a degree completed at John Wood Community College. In 2003, she graduated summa cum laude from the Quincy University and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing program with a bachelor of science in nursing degree. During her tenure at Blessing Hospital, Matthews has been named MVP/Employee of the Month and received the LPN of the year award. She also served on the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Board and as a community parish nurse.


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