FACES & PLACES: Humanitarian awards announced for Poe, Tran

Lynn Poe has received the 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award from Coliseum Health System. Poe began volunteering after retiring after 20 years of nursing at Coliseum Northside Hospital. She has worked in the hospital gift shop, assisted with fundraisers and charity events and volunteers with the American Heart Association and at Heartland Hospice Service. Poe also began the Sitters Ministry with her church Sunday School to relieve caretakers during the care of their loved ones.

Hue Tran has received the 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award from Coliseum Health System. Tran is a registered nurse at Coliseum Northside Hospital. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, serves at homeless shelters and soup kitchens and donates any Christmas bonuses to a needy family.

Hofstadter receives honor

\Carl E. Hofstadter, P.E., has been named 2009 Engineer of the Year, private practice, from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, in association with the Georgia Engineering Alliance. Hofstadter is president and founder of Hofstadter and Associates Inc., which specializes in planning and designing water and wastewater systems. He is a founding director of Atlantic Southern Community Bank, where he serves as chairman of the executive committee.

Attorneys join law firm

\John C. Fleming has joined the team of Reynolds, Horne & Survant. A 2005 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, Fleming majored in political science with a minor in history. He was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Delta Epsilon Academic Honor Society, was co-chair of the UGA student chapter of Ducks Unlimited and member of the Gridiron Secret Society. Fleming is a 2008 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

Dallas J. Roper has joined the team of Reynolds, Horne & Survant. Roper is a 2005 cum laude graduate of Macon State College, where she received a degree in public service and human services with a minor in political science. She is a 2008 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

Kovac receives accreditation

Christy Kovac, senior estimator with Chris R. Sheridan & Co., was recently accredited by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Kovac, who joined the general contracting firm in 2000, is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Mercer University.

WR receives honor

Warner Robins has been named a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to community forestry. This is the 18th consecutive year the city has received national recognition.

Also, for the fifth consecutive year Warner Robins has received a Tree City USA Growth Award for its progress with its community forestry program in education and public relations, publications, planning and management and municipal funding.

Wilkerson joins development firm

Burt Wilkerson has joined Hathaway Properties Inc. as director of the governmental housing division. Wilkerson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, receiving a law degree from the University of Georgia. He was also appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to be the public service representative on the Georgia Real Estate Commission, serving until his appointment as region IV director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Two recognized for 10th anniversary

Leslie Kuban and Phil Kuban, FranNet consultants, were recently recognized for celebrating their 10th anniversary with the company. FranNet provides free guidance, information and support to individuals interested in purchasing a franchised business.

Williams appointed to position

Garrett L. Williams has been appointed scout executive to the Central Georgia Council. He will be responsible for delivering the scouting program to young men and women throughout Middle Georgia. Williams began his scouting career in 1993 as a district executive in Memphis, Tenn.

Wood earns designation

Mike Wood of ReBath of Middle Georgia and Mike Wood Builders, has earned the Certified Graduate Remodelor designation from the National Association of Home Builders Remodelors Council.

Wood also holds the Certified Aging in Place Specialist title which he received in 2008.

Lewis receives certification

Kate T. Lewis was recently trained and certified as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.

Consultants receive training designed to train individuals to teach business etiquette, international protocol and dining seminars. Lewis’s business experiences includes being a founding owner of The Lighting Store and associate director of Total System Services Inc. in Columbus for seven years.

Bevill joins national board

Leonard Bevill, president and CEO of Macon Occupational Medicine, has been elected to the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals Board.

Bevill, who will represent the southeast region, becomes part of an eight-person board with members throughout the United States.