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Sue Foley, assistant for the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program at KCOM, received the ATSU Employee Excellence Award on the Missouri campus for the second quarter of 2012. She was recognized for her hard work and excellence by the AHEC department. Foley received a photo with President Phelps and a $50 gift certificate to the Matthews Bookstore.


Arizona campus features fall festival

Faculty, staff, and students gathered on the Mesa campus to celebrate Founder’s Day. This year, the Arizona campus Founder’s Day celebration was held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m., and the theme was a fall festival.

On hand were free popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and activities for adults ages 21 and older (including a cash bar beer garden and free wine-tasting).  As well, there were fun-filled activities for children including carnival games, inflatables, a Velcro wall, and rock-climbing wall. A barbeque was also sponsored by the Student Government Association.


Missouri campus holds three-day celebration

The Missouri campus celebrated it’s Founder’s Day activities Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27, including a CME program held each day.

Thursday, crowds of alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University participated in events including the dedication of the William Johnston Research Gallery, Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture, and A.T. Still Graveside Ceremony (held indoors due to weather). The day’s events also included the SAAO “Evening with the Stars,” as well as receptions and dinners.

Doran Farnum, DO

On Friday, alumni, faculty, staff, and students participated in the all-campus meeting, which honored alumni from the classes of 1962 and 1987, as well as Doran A. Farnum, DO, ’36. Dr. Farnum will soon be celebrating his 100th birthday, and he still treats nine patients a week! Other events included the first-year vs. second-year women’s flag football game and tours of the Northeast Missouri Health Council Dental Clinic, the ATSU campus, and the Museum’s Research and Collection Area. The day ended with Still-A-Bration’s barbecue, bonfire, talent show, and dance.

The final day of activities concluded with a 5k run/1.5 mile walk. Several participated in the run/walk, held on the trail behind the TCC.


Elizabeth Curran, DT, CDT

Elizabeth Curran, DT, CDT, assistant professor and director of dental laboratory technology at ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, is the 2012 recipient of The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Dental Technician Leadership Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the prosthodontic community and has made contributions to the dental laboratory profession and the discipline of prosthodontics.

Curran will receive her award at ACP’s 42nd Annual Session on Oct. 31-Nov.3 in Baltimore, MD.


Gregory McQueen, PhD

Gregory McQueen, PhD, is the new senior executive associate dean for ATSU-SOMA. Prior to joining ATSU-SOMA, Dr. McQueen was senior executive associate dean at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif.

Dr. McQueen received his doctorate from University of North Texas in 1995. As senior executive associate dean for ATSU-SOMA, he will be responsible for assisting ATSU-SOMA Dean Kay Kalousek in all aspects of the operation and planning for the medical school. Additionally, Dr. McQueen will be in charge of the accreditation process for ATSU-SOMA, organizational development, and team development.


Carl Kochan

Javair Gillett

Carl Kochan and Javair Gillett, both 2012 graduates of the ATSU-ASHS Human Movement program, have been named head strength and conditioning coordinators for each team in the World Series. Kochan works for the San Francisco Giants and Gillett for the Detroit Tigers.

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