Saint Augustine’s University appoints new chief financial officer, vice president…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Saint Augustine’s University press release] Certified Public Accountant Mr. Willie T. Closs Jr. has been appointed by Saint Augustine’s University’s President Everett B. Ward, Ph.D. as the new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business and Finance. His appointment is effective August 18. Closs brings with him a wealth of business and financial experience spanning more than 30 years.“Saint Augustine’s University is excited to welcome Mr. Closs who has the financial and corporate leadership to help Saint Augustine’s University move in the right direction towards financial stability,” Ward said.  “His appointment underscores our commitment to take the necessary steps to improve the financial health of this institution.”Closs is a corporate and institutional financial consultant. He held various roles of increasing responsibility at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance in Durham, NC   including the Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Vice President.Closs is a board of director and chairman for the audit committee at Mechanics & Farmers Bank, and a board of director for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and M&F Bancorp. He has been a member of the Financial Executives Institute since 1992.Closs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration from Morehouse College and a MBA the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.About Saint Augustine’s UniversitySaint Augustine’s University, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, N.C. founded by the Episcopal Church.  With an average annual enrollment of 1,100, the University has more than 25 undergraduate degree programs in five academic schools. Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school’s name and status changed from Saint Augustine’s College to Saint Augustine’s University August 1, 2012. 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Memorial Day 2021: Apopka honors its heroes

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Mickenzie Hannon, Interning CorrespondentApopka residents and community members gathered at the Veterans Memorial in the Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery in Apopka on Monday to honor the lives and legacy of the military men and women who gave their lives defending America.Commander Andy Anderson of the Apopka Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10147 opened the Memorial Day service by greeting and thanking those in attendance.“We are here, also, to recognize all of those that did not make it back—those are the ones that we really feel for,” Anderson said.Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson recognized the elected officials at the ceremony: Apopka City Commissioners Diane Velazquez, Kyle Becker, and Alexander H. Smith; Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore; former Apopka City Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith; and former Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer.VFW Post 10147 Chaplain Tim Trombitas led the invocation and benediction. “In our society today, unfortunately, there are young people who don’t know what we have been through,” he said. “There are young people who don’t know our history and that they live in the greatest country of all.” Trombitas encouraged attendees to help remind younger generations of the sacrifice servicemen and women have made for our country. After his prayer, the Apopka Police Department Color Guard and Boy Scout Troop 211 presented the posting of colors.Boy and Girl Scout Troop 211 and Cub Scout Troops 357 and 211 also attended and participated in the Memorial Day Service. For many years, the Boy and Girl Scouts put flags on grave markers of identifiable veterans and participate in the ceremony on Memorial Day.Chris Smith, Committee Chair of Boy and Girl Scout Troop 211, said their participation “shows the Scouts the sacrifice of both the veterans that are here living and the veterans who are no longer with us… [Boy and Girl Scouts of America] is an organization that is built on national pride and service to others, so it’s really important.”Following the presentation and posting of colors, Anderson led the Pledge of Allegiance.The Memorial Day event also featured Lt. Steve Brick of the APD, who was the keynote speaker. Brick gave a brief history of the evolution of Memorial Day and shared stories of Marine Cpl. Charles Joseph Berry, Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leonard, Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, Air Force Staff Sgt. John A. Chapman. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAir Force Staff Sgt. John A. ChapmanAl TibronApopka Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10147Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew LeonardArmy Staff Sgt. Travis AtkinsBoy Scout Troop 211Cub Scout Troops 357 and 211Girl Scout Troop 211Greenwood CemeteryJohn SternerMarine Cpl. Charles Joseph BerryMaurice LosoMemorial DayMemorial Day 2021Norm Cass Jr.William Fagg Previous articleKratom’s Natural Effects: Energy-Boosting, Enhancing Physical Endurance, and Much MoreNext articleComing to HBO Max in June 2021 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “We honor those who laid down their lives… Their sacrifice helped to secure our future and our freedoms,” Brick said. “I hope you all enjoy this day and celebrate with family and friends, the gift that was purchased by those we have honored.”The crowd sang along to performances by vocalist Mark Martin, bagpipe musician Matthew Hutchinson and trumpet player Nathan Harris. Martin sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” and Matthew Hutchinson performed “Going Home” and “Amazing Grace.”Army Spc. Peter Herschberger sounded the bell while retired Army Capt. Bill Boyd delivered the reading of fallen heroes from VFW Post 10147, which included Norm Cass Jr., William Fagg, Maurice Loso, John Sterner, and Al Tibron.Members of VFW Post 10147 Mike Colon, Marc Delle, Jim Greene, and Joe Kara performed a gun salute, Mark Turner released four doves, Nelson and Anderson led the wreath dedication and Harris performed “Taps” to honor the fallen heroes.“We owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us to preserve the histories and the freedoms that we have, and it’s really encouraging to see so many young people out here at a memorial service like this,” Brick said. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Dril-Quip senior vice president and COO retires

first_imgSenior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of oilfield services company Dril-Quip retired from the company effective March 1, 2019.Dril-Quip said on Monday that James A. Gariepy the company’s senior VP and COO retired following 15 years of service. He served as the COO of Dril-Quip since 2011.As a result of Gariepy’s retirement, Jeffrey J. Bird was named as senior vice president of production operations and CFO, effective immediately.Dril-Quip’s president and CEO Blake DeBerry said: “We are thankful for Jim’s services and leadership over the past 15 years. He has been a key contributor to the company’s success and on behalf of the board and our entire company, we wish him well in the future.”As for Bird, he served as Dril-Quip’s VP and CFO since he joined the company in March 2017.DeBerry added: “Jeff’s financial acumen and organizational leadership have benefited the company and its shareholders over the last two years. In addition to his current responsibilities of finance, operational excellence, and information technology, Jeff will now assume responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. I have every confidence that Jeff will succeed in this new role.”last_img read more

Ayoze Perez signs new long-term deal with Newcastle

first_imgAyoze Perez has committed his future to Newcastle by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract which ties him to St James’ Park until the summer of 2021. Press Association He said: “It’s a special day for me, a big day for me. The truth is I’m really happy here, so it’s a good thing for me – and I hope it’s the same for the Geordie family. “Newcastle gave me everything and I’m really pleased to sign this new contract.” McClaren was equally happy to have ensured Perez’s extended stay on Tyneside. He said: “I am delighted that Ayoze has signed a new deal. He is a very good player with huge potential and someone we believe has a very big future at Newcastle United. “We are building this club for the long-term and Ayoze is a very important part of that.” News of Perez’s new contract came hours after the Magpies completed a loan deal for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia. The 28-year-old Roma frontman will spend the rest of the campaign at St James’ Park, subject to being awarded a visa, and Newcastle have an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Doumbia, who enjoyed hugely successful spells in Switzerland with Young Boys and in Russia with CSKA Moscow earlier in his career, has struggled to make his mark in Serie A, where he has made just 13 league appearances for the Rome club. The Ivory Coast international said: “I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player. I’ve already started to prepare. I’ve arrived and I’m ready to go. “It has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and now that dream has come true, so I’m absolutely delighted. I am looking forward to helping the club get some wins and climb the table.” McClaren will hope Doumbia adds firepower to a team which has created chances in recent weeks, but not taken enough of them to ease itself out of the relegation zone. Newcastle have targetted West Brom’s Saido Berahino, for whom they tabled a £21million bid on Sunday, and have other options in addition to Doumbia. McClaren said: “It is no secret that we have been looking to add to our options in the striking area. We have been searching for a forward and were delighted when the opportunity arose to take Seydou on loan. “He is a natural goalscorer, someone who has scored goals in the Champions League and has played at the highest level. We believe he can make a mark in this team.” The 22-year-old former Tenerife striker, who has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United among others, put pen to paper on Monday as head coach Steve McClaren continued his efforts to re-shape the squad. Perez, who has scored 12 goals in 63 appearances for the club, was thrilled to have tied up his future. last_img read more

Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

first_imgThe San Antonio Spurs pose for a photo after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals against the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs won the NBA championship 104-87. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan and Tony Parker won titles in their second seasons. Manu Ginobili was a champion as an NBA rookie.Success came so quickly and frequently for the Big Three, but San Antonio couldn’t keep it up after winning its last title in 2007. And just when the Spurs were on the verge of being back on top again last year, the Miami Heat practically snatched the rings right off their fingers.So when they finally celebrated again Sunday, players wrapping themselves in flags from around world in a reminder that the Spurs look far beyond the border to build champions, Parker had no trouble deciding where to rank this title.“That’s why I say it’s the sweetest one,” Parker said, “because it’s just unbelievable to win seven years ago, and to be so close last year, it was very cruel. But that’s the beauty of sport. Sometimes it’s tough. And sometimes it can be beautiful like today.”The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship, ending the Heat’s two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games.Painfully denied 12 months ago by the Heat, this victory party was worth the wait.“We got to this spot and we didn’t let it go,” Ginobili said.San Antonio erased an early 16-point deficit and routed Miami for the fourth time in the series, denying the Heat’s quest for a third straight championship. A year after the Spurs suffered their only loss in six finals appearances — a heartbreaking seven-game defeat — they turned the rematch into no match at all.“We had a great first quarter, but from that point on they were the better team, and that’s why they’re the champions in 2014,” said LeBron James, who led the Heat with 31 points and 10 rebounds.Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, ’05 and ’07 by shooting a finals-record 52.8 percent in the series.“They played exquisite basketball this series and in particular these last three games and they are the better team. There’s no other way to say it,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.A decade and a half after winning their first title, the Spurs remain the NBA’s model organization, a small-market team that simply wins big and hardly ever does it with a high draft pick. Instead, they found players overseas or in other organizations who would fit the Spurs’ way of doing things and mesh with Duncan, Parker and Ginobili, who have teamed for 117 postseason victories, the most by one trio.Players such as Leonard, acquired in a draft-night trade with Indiana after playing at San Diego State, and Patty Mills, an Australian national who scored 17 points off the bench.The Spurs won four titles in nine years, but had gone so long since the last one that Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time” was an appropriate song choice after the final buzzer.Duncan and Popovich have been here for all of them, and it was the fourth for Parker and Ginobili, who with Duncan are once again the reigning the Big Three in the NBA.Chris Bosh finished with 13 points and Dwyane Wade just 11 on 4-of-12 shooting for the Heat.The painful conclusion to last year’s NBA Finals served as the fuel for this one, powering the Spurs to a league-best 62-win season and a rematch with Miami — the first in the finals since Chicago beat Utah in 1997-98.Round 2 went to the Spurs, but both teams have challenges to navigate if there is to be a rubber match.San Antonio will face questions — as it has for years — about the age of its core, and whether Duncan, Ginobili and Popovich want to stick around. The Heat will brace for the potential free agency of James, Wade and Bosh, and will need younger, fresher pieces around the three All-Stars if they all stay.But this moment belongs to the Spurs.Playing a methodical style for many years made San Antonio respected, but never beloved despite its winning ways. The Spurs were TV ratings killers, casual viewers finding them not much fun to watch.But Popovich opened up the offense a few years ago, making the Spurs an easy-to-like, tough-to-beat group that thrives on ball movement and 3-point shooting.“You showed the world how beautiful this game is,” Commissioner Adam Silver told the Spurs during the postgame award ceremony.NOTES: It was the Spurs’ 12th win by 15 or more points, most ever in a postseason. The Spurs outscored opponents by 214 points in the postseason. … Miami had won 11 straight series, tied for the fifth-longest streak in NBA history.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: read more