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Molly Beck (2011)
Molly Beck (2011, Speech and Theatre Education and Political Science) received the Board of Governors Award from the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. The award recognizes excellence in teaching in a member who has been teaching for less than five years. This is her fourth year at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in Saint Louis, Missouri. Molly teaches in the social studies department and is the head coach of the speech and debate team.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 25 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, Business) has been featured and profiled in a new book on digital marketing called "Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing Strategies for Beating Competitors with 100 Times Your Spending Power" (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2014). Chris is featured as one of the top industry experts on digital marketing, social media and online advertising. Chris Moloney is the current Chief Marketing Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors and previously served as CMO for Experian and Scottrade.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA Business) is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis, Missouri and has been appointed for a second year to the Missouri State University College of Business Executive Advisory Board.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA, Business) and Erin Moloney are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cayleigh Helen Moloney. She was born on October 14, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz. Cayleigh is the couple's first child. Her name is Gaelic. Erin, Chris and Cayleigh live in Ladue, Missouri - a suburb of St. Louis.  
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Matthew Stublefield (2011)
Matthew Stublefield (2011, Religious Studies) recently accepted a position at Adaptavist, located in London, as a Consultant. Matthew was recently employed at Missouri State University as Lab Support Administrator. "I was recruited by Adaptavist due to my experience working with the Atlassian tool set at Missouri State University. I provide support for companies that want to understand better how to do business and communicate using Atlassian tools.

Adaptavist is a small but multinational company serving numerous international clients. I work from home here in Springfield with people in North America, the UK, Germany, and India."  
Submitted on Oct 19 2014.

John Robertson (2012)
J.T. Robertson (2012, English/Creative Writing) writes, "I'm pleased to announce my novella, "The Memory Thieves," has been chosen for publication as one of the three winners of Black Hill Press and Jukepop Serials' Summer Writing Project.

The book will be released on December 2, 2014 in both paperback and e-book editions, with cover art by artist Jeannie Phan.

Synopsis:

"The right memories are worth a lot of dough, and that's just what Jacob needs to get square with the big man, Hoven. One last memory heist, one more job, and he'll be able to clear his debt, leave the business, and start a new life with a clean slate. When stolen memories resurface, everything falls apart, and Jacob is caught in a dangerous web of lies, unsure of whom he can trust - including himself."

"Fast-paced and filled with suspense, The Memory Thieves hooks the reader from the very first chapter. Set in a world much like our own, this story fuses together the danger and intrigue of noir crime with the mystery and surprise of magic realism. Memories are a dangerous commodity in this world, and there are those willing to kill to get a hold of them. When his last memory heist goes awry and Jacob's enemies are hot on his heels, the thief must find a way to survive - or die trying." -Jennifer Eneriz, Editor

J.T. Robertson (jtrobertson.com) earned his creative writing degree at Missouri State University and funds his fiction-writing habit by working in development at a nonprofit social service agency in St. Louis, Missouri. The Memory Thieves is his first novella, and he is currently in the process of editing his first full-length novel. J.T.'s writing has been featured in Jelly Bucket, Moon City Review, The MacGuffin, The Newer York, and Revolver.

He is a regular attendee at the River Pretty Writers Retreat and currently resides outside of St. Louis with his supportive wife Pamela and three entirely unpredictable cats.

View the official announcement on the Black Hill Press website at:
http://blackhillpress.com/summer-writing-project-collection-2014/

To learn more about the novella, visit the book's page on the Black Hill Press website at:
http://blackhillpress.com/book/the-memory-thieves/  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 3 2014.

Jim Weatherly (2012)
Jim Weatherly (2012, Communication) writes, "The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is pleased to announce the election of Jim Weatherly to its Board of Directors, representing Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington; Canada and APO.

The Nevada, MO native currently resides in Sequim, WA working for Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe as the Scholarship Advisor & Job Training Coordinator - and with 21 other Tribes as part of the Western Washington Indian Employment and Training Program (WWIETP). Additionally, he is the owner of a research and consulting business specializing in grant writing and ARTrepreneurship endeavors.

A proven leader in workforce, his previous positions include Special Projects Manager, Clallam Economic Development Council; AmeriCorps Director, Olympic Peninsula; Disaster Recovery Jobs Program Grant Coordinator, City of Springfield, Missouri/FEMA; and Assistant Statewide Director for WorkForce Partnerships in MO. As a communication scholar, he specializes in compassion fatigue research within un[der]employed populations. Jim brings with him a strong emphasis on community development and helping individuals achieve their educational and employment goals. At the same time, he also remains committed to improving the person-centered practices and government to government relations of our nation's workforce professionals.

The NAWDP Board of Directors work together to identify, implement and promote policies, programs and education that will improve the effectiveness of the workforce system and ensure professionalism in those who work in the profession.

"Jim exemplifies the degree of professionalism and commitment to excellence that America needs" said NAWDP Executive Director, Bridget Brown. "He is an innovative leader with vast experience in creating successful relationships and partnerships that enhance services and promote quality improvement."

Members of the NAWDP board serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses. They contribute their time and resources to advance the profession of workforce development, both for the benefit of the NAWDP members they represent and society as a whole.

NAWDP is a professional association for individual practitioners in workforce development programs with over 3,500 members nationwide. Its mission is to enhance the professional development of its members, and to be the national voice of the profession."  
Submitted on Aug 28 2014.

William (Datema) Potts-Datema (1981)
William (Datema) Potts-Datema (1981, Social Studies) writes, "William (Bill) Potts-Datema (MS 1985, BSEd 1981) was elected to the board of directors of ASCD (formerly, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) for a four-year term. Comprising 140,000 members from more than 138 countries, ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Bill currently serves as Chief of the Program Development and Services Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 26 2014.

Jason Hogue (2003)
Jason Hogue (2003, Communication/Socio-Political) recently accepted a position at Fort Scott Community College located in Fort Scott, Kansas as Director of Public Relations.  
Submitted on Aug 4 2014.

Brian Carosone (1995)
Brian Carosone (1995, Drafting & Design Tech/Arch) recently accepted a position at PneuamticScale Angelus - A Barry-Wehmiller Company located in St. Louis as Senior Sales Executive. "After 17 years with Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Brian has moved into another division of Barry-Wehmiller, Pneumatic Scale Angelus as a Senior Sales Executive covering MO, KS, OK, AR, TX, MS, LA, AL GA, SC and FL."  
Submitted on Jul 14 2014.

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Career News
 
Molly Beck (2011)
Molly Beck (2011, Speech and Theatre Education and Political Science) received the Board of Governors Award from the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. The award recognizes excellence in teaching in a member who has been teaching for less than five years. This is her fourth year at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in Saint Louis, Missouri. Molly teaches in the social studies department and is the head coach of the speech and debate team.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 25 2014.

Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, Business) has been featured and profiled in a new book on digital marketing called "Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing Strategies for Beating Competitors with 100 Times Your Spending Power" (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2014). Chris is featured as one of the top industry experts on digital marketing, social media and online advertising. Chris Moloney is the current Chief Marketing Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors and previously served as CMO for Experian and Scottrade.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Christopher Moloney (1993)
Christopher Moloney (1993, BSBA, Business) and Erin Moloney are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cayleigh Helen Moloney. She was born on October 14, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz. Cayleigh is the couple's first child. Her name is Gaelic. Erin, Chris and Cayleigh live in Ladue, Missouri - a suburb of St. Louis.  
Submitted on Oct 29 2014.

Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996)
Matthew (2005) & Betsy Skinner are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Ezekiel Luke Skinner. He was born on March 24, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. Mother Betsy (Boslaugh) Skinner
Grandmother Susan (Boslaugh) Frame (1996, 2007)  
Submitted on Apr 25 2014.

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Marriages & Commitments
 
Donna (Hardcastle) Trower (2000)
Donna Trower and her husband, Tim, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on July 18.  
Submitted on Aug 19 2013.

Kate (Hamlin) Alexander (2009)
Brandon
(biology, 07) and Kate (Education, 09) met while living in Springfield, MO in winter 2009. They were both members of the Greek life community. Brandon is a former Homecoming King, 2007. They have lived in Kansas City the last four years and have moved to Winter Park, Florida where Brandon is starting his pediactrics residency at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital.  
Submitted on Jul 3 2013.

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Educational News
 
Brian Mazanec (2008)
Brian Mazanec (2008, Defense and Strategic Studies) received a PhD in Public and International Affairs from George Mason University on May 17, 2014.  
Submitted on May 21 2014.

Marilee Teasley (2012)
Marilee Teasley (2012, Psychology) writes, "Marilee Teasley (B.S. Psychology, 2012; M.S. Psychology, 2014) was recently published in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Journal with her advisor, Dr. Erin Buchanan. The article, "Capturing the Student Perspective: A New Instrument for Measuring Advising Satisfaction," explores student satisfaction related to academic advising at Missouri State University using a brand new psychometrically tested survey instrument."  
Submitted on Jan 29 2014.

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