Folks about town
Anderson Burns, SERCO, Mayor Bob Coble, David Br inkman, and Rodger Stroup have been awarded the Historic Columbia Foundation 2009 Awards of Excellence.
Larry Yon has joined ERA Wilder Reality–Irmo as a real estate sales professional.
Veronica Reynolds has been elected president of the South Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers.
Bil l Kadlowec has received the Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement presented by the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina.
Dr. Donald Schunk and L. Dwight Floyd J r. have been appointed to the board of trustees for the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.
Palmetto Heal th Richland recently has been recognized as the top hospital in South Carolina and was awarded a Silver 1 Medal by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Margaret For t Wal lace has joined the South Carolina State Museum Foundation as development manager.
Sergeant George Drafts of the Columbia Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit has been awarded the 2009 Multi–Disciplinary Team Participant of the year Award.
Dr. Les Sternberg, dean of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina, has been elected for a three–year term to the Board of Directors of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE).
University of South Carolina faculty member Dr. Ed Madden has been selected for the 2009–10 Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies sponsored by the Irish American Cultural Institute and the National University of Ireland in Galway.
The Career Center at the University of South Carolina has been awarded a Call to Serve Innovation Grant by the Partnership for Public Service. USC was one of five universities to receive a grant. The award amount was $5,000.