On the move

Milli Herring has joined Allegacy Federal Credit Union as financial center manager at its newest Greensboro location in Spartan Village on UNC-Greensboro’s campus.

Achievers

Bryan T. Hall, the president and chief executive officer of Graphic Visual Solutions of Greensboro, has been elected chairman of the board of Printing Industries of America and its Foundation. The installation ceremony took place Nov. 12 at the groups’s fall administrative meetings held in Charlotte.

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Rudolph J. Click, a local accountant and an enrolled agent, has earned the Fellow designation from the National Association of Enrolled Agents for completing the three levels of the National Tax Practice Institute.

An enrolled agent is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Treasury Department to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

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Hagan Barrett & Langley has been named among the 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in “recognition of professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers” based on the attorney ranking service’s evaluation of more than 13,745 firms.

Hagan Barrett & Langley received a tiered ranking reflecting “a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal service,” according to the recent announcement. The firm was recognized in Tier 1 for corporate governance law; Tier 2 for business organizations, corporate law, litigation — real estate, litigation — trusts and estates; and Tier 3 for commercial litigation, employment law — management and real estate law.

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The International City/County Management Association recently awarded the Credentialed Manager designation to Charles E. Smith Jr., the assistant director of water resources with the city of Statesville.

Before his employment in Statesville, Smith served as town manager, assistant town manager and department director with the town of Jamestown, and as civil engineer with the city of High Point.

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The Association of Bridal Consultants has designated Veronica Foster of Behind the Scenes, a wedding planning/coordinating and design company, as Master Wedding Planner. This designation is given to wedding planners who show master skills in wedding planning, community services and education.

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Mike Lewis Attorneys has earned the distinction of being named by U.S. News & World Report to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America listing.

Mike Lewis has also been recognized for 2018 as a Best Lawyer in personal injury litigation and eminent domain. This is the 23rd consecutive year he has been awarded this honor.

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Scott MacLeod, the director of vocal studies at High Point University, was selected to be a narrator and soloist for “The Polar Express” with the N.C. Symphony. Paintings from the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book will be on display and a children’s chorus will join the symphony.

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Marc Foster, the chair of the music department and the director of choral activities at High Point University, recently spent time in Prague, Czech Republic, working with music students at Charles University — a university founded by King Charles IV in 1348. There, he presented a lecture, titled “Group Vocal Technique and Ensemble Diction,” which focuses on improving the quality of choral singing and the training of choristers to become better singers. Foster also conducted three days of choral clinics for members of four different vici (civic) courses based in the city.

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Two High Point University art professors were recently selected to display their work in a two-person exhibition, “Call and Response,” at Brevard College in western North Carolina. The exhibition will be held through Dec. 8 in the Spiers Gallery on the Brevard College campus.

Scott Raynor, an associate professor of art at HPU, will show 10 paintings comprised of mixed media — inks and paints. Mark Brown, an assistant professor of art, will show 10 sculptures completed from 2015 to 2017.

Raynor and Brown will also speak at a reception for the exhibition, as well as work with art students during their visit.

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Mark Richardson, the chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education. The commission was created by Gov. Roy Cooper through executive order to focus on the state’s public education duties.

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Averitt Express recently honored associate Daniel Deal of Burlington for 20 years of safety.

Announcements

Tar Heel Basement Systems has merged with JES Cos. of Virginia Beach, Va., led by Chief Executive Officer Matthew Malone and President Jesse Waltz.

JES is composed of foundation, crawl space and basement repair companies in the Southeast and Midwest.

Tar Heel Basement Systems will continue to operate as it always has, with Pete Burgess as its CEO. The company will continue operating under its existing brand and will continue to be run by its current staff. A new corporate identity program, that will include a new logo, website, marketing materials and fleet vehicles, will occur in 2018.

Awards

At the recent meeting of the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Judge Wanda Bryant of the N.C. Court of Appeals, Superior Court Judge Richard Doughton and Judge Catherine Eagles of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina received lifetime achievement awards for their significant contributions to the administration of justice.

Mike Lewis of Mike Lewis Attorneys was named the president of the chapter for 2018; Cliff Britt was selected vice president; Richard Vanore, secretary-treasurer; and Brett Dressler, membership chair.

More than 90 people, including 23 judges, attended the event held at the Graylyn Conference Center in Winston-Salem. ABOTA is a national organization of about 7,500 lawyers, equally divided between plaintiff and defense, who have extensive civil trial experience and demonstrate the highest standards of integrity, civility and professionalism.

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Three outstanding North Carolina educators, including the late Catherine Ennis, have won the N.C. Association for Biomedical Research’s Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education for 2017.

The award recognizes K-12 and higher-education educators who have made extraordinary contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The nominees were judged on their planning and presentation skills, ability to motivate and challenge students, professional contributions in STEM and participation and professional growth and leadership activities.

Ennis was a professor of curriculum theory and development in the kinesiology department at UNC-Greensboro. She died in April 2017 and received the award posthumously. Her research focused on physical education in urban school settings. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNCG’s School of Health and Human Performance in 2009 and this year received the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal for accomplishment, innovation and leadership from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education will be accepted from Jan. 16 through March 30. For information, visit www.bridgingthegapnc.com/teaching-awards or contact Virginia Crisp at Virginia.crisp@ncabr.org.

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Rich Lundy, the vice president of heart and vascular services, imaging services and respiratory care at Cone Health, was awarded the LeBauer Visionary Award at the recent Cone Health Heart and Vascular Gala. The event honors people who have greatly improved cardiovascular care at Cone Health.

Lundy was recognized for making significant contributions to improving the cardiovascular health of the community and region.

Four physicians were recognized as well for their legacies of remarkable patient care and for helping Cone Health become a nationally recognized heart and vascular center.

Retiring cardiologists Dr. Thomas Brackbill and Dr. Jeffrey Katz, and vascular surgeon Dr. James Lawson were noted for advancing new approaches to combat heart and vascular disease.

The late Dr. Charles Wilson, the director of Cone Health’s cardiovascular surgery program, was remembered as well.

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Philip Mulder, a history professor at High Point University, and his family, have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Debora D. and Victor F. Harllee Jr. Volunteer Award from Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit organization. For 10 years, the Mulders have volunteered at Bookmarks’ annual Festival of Books, the largest in North Carolina. They serve on the programming and planning committees for the festival, and they assist with Bookmarks’ year-round programming, including an Authors in Schools program.

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