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Pollution experts earn certification

David CarterRyan HamelDavid Carter, left, and Ryan Hamel, right, specialists with the Pollution Prevention Institute in the College of Engineering, recently completed requirements for Certified Energy Manager credentials from the Association of Energy Engineers.

Carter received Certified Energy Manager credentials and Hamel was certified as an Energy Manager in Training. Their exam sponsor was the Kansas City Power & Light Co.

Applicants must meet work experience and education eligibility criteria and also pass a four-hour examination.


Beard is one of five recognized by the Special Libraries Association

Regina Beard, business librarian with the K-State Libraries, was one of five recipients of the Special Libraries Association's 2009 Diversity Leadership Development Program Award. The award was given at the association conference June 17, in Washington, D.C.

The Diversity Leadership Development Program Award was developed by the association to help accelerate the advancement of members who represent the group's diversity.

Beard worked in banking for more than 15 years before making a professional change, a decision prompted, in part, by impending layoffs. Upon graduation from Clark Atlanta University, Beard relocated to Kansas and took a position as a librarian. She became K-State's economics librarian in 2005, going on to become business librarian in 2008.

The Special Libraries Association is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners.

Each award winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and is assigned a career development mentor.


Lindemuth will continue to lead fraternity council

Tim Lindemuth, editor of K-Stater Magazine, was re-elected June 22 to a two-year term as president of the K-State Alumni Fraternity Council. This is the leadership group representing fraternity alumni, chapter advisers and chapter housing corporation presidents to the university and to the Greek affairs office.