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Global manufacturer donates $500K to OTC

The funding goes toward the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

It will provide full-ride scholarships to College of Arts and Letters students.

The plan is mostly financed through federal stimulus funds.

Myriad industries are highlighted in the 10th annual class.

Weston Wiebe assumes the day-to-day duties of the Point Lookout college.

Cliff Davis and Robert Griffith take on the new jobs as Jeff Jochems retires.

SBJ recognizes up-and-comers in the area.

Rochette Dahler opened her first Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in 2002, and since then her preschool has grown quickly. Dahler went from owning one location to owning five corporate and six franchise locations.

In 2008, Natalie Murdock had just begun her journey with the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. Now, she’s the executive director of the organization providing aid to local teachers.

In 2006, Michael Kolstad was teaching, conducting and performing music at Evangel University, and he had an impressive list of concerts under his belt.

Since making the jump to Missouri State University from the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce in 2013, Brad Bodenhausen and his team have developed some 60 programs for the international education and training department he helped create.

Sarah Walters has helped put Evangel University on the map for prospective students. By age 28, Walters created the university’s first health care program for athletic training. The Evangel assistant professor says the program gained its accreditation, though the odds were against her.

Tyler Overstreet has been around a school hallway a time or two.

After a successful career playing and coaching basketball at her alma mater, Drury University, Molly Miller is on the move.

David Kelly, a first-year principal at 
Nixa High School, is no stranger to 
staff and students there after 11 years as teacher and assistant

After her son Hudson was diagnosed with Down syndrome, a heart condition and a gastrointestinal disease at birth, Rachel Heinz quickly learned how to be an advocate.

Everything Elizabeth Avery does points back to her ultimate professional goal: that every student and teacher feels safe and supported in schools.

Protestors weren’t alone in their call for systemic change in Springfield, as several businesses supported a recent demonstration.

Three incumbent members also are sworn in June 9.

Jeff Jochems has worked for the school since 1991.

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