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published on May 13, 2016 - 8:42 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

BANKING

Central Valley Community Bank officials have announced the addition of Christopher Clark, senior vice president, senior credit officer, to the credit administration department. Clark has an MBA degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a post-graduate degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington. His credit management experience includes 20 years of commercial underwriting and seven years of in-depth portfolio credit administration oversight for several west coast community banks. He is responsible for the overall credit quality of the bank’s loan portfolio as well as reviewing and approving credit requests that exceed loan officer authority. He can be reached directly at (559) 323-3330.


The following people were elected to the board of directors for Valley Commerce Bancorp in Visalia: Walter A. Dwelle, Donald A. Gilles, Philip R. Hammond, Jr., Russell F. Hurley, Fred P. LoBue, Jr., Kenneth H. Macklin, Barry R. Smith, and Allan W. Stone.

GOVERNMENT

Madera County Valley officials welcome new County Librarian Patrick Fitzgerald to Madera. Fitzgerald, who grew up near Allentown, Pennsylvania, and has worked with multiple rural library systems, joined Madera County on April 1. Most recently, he served as the Director of the Harnett County Public Library in North Carolina. In his capacity as the County Librarian, Fitzgerald oversees the operations of the Madera County Library and its four satellite branches in Chowchilla, Madera Ranchos, North Fork and Oakhurst, managing staff and volunteers at all facilities.

MARKETING

JP Marketing is proud to announce that Dillon White has joined the team as a web developer. White earned his certification in graphic design from the Institute of Technology in Clovis.

HEALTH CARE

Kaweah Delta Health Care District has chosen its top nurses of the year: Service to Society, Cheryl Weber, RN; Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Sandra Echeverria, RN, Nurse Manager, Float Pool; Advancing Practice, Sabrina Orique RN, Advance Practice Nurse; Advancing New Knowledge and Innovation, Katie Roepke-Brenner, RN, Acute Wound Care; and Clinical Nurses of the Year: Michelle Adams, RN, Critical Care (Cardiac Services); Christy Kennedy, RN, Medical Surgical (Ambulatory Surgery Center); Daniel Castaneda, RN, Maternal Child Health (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit); Cheryl Weber, Non-Acutes (Hospice).

EDUCATION

Fresno Valley City College has announced the recipients of the Dean’s Medallion of Excellence for 2016, presented to an exemplary student in each division based on academic achievement, community service and general excellence. The winners are: Allied Health, Physical Education and Athletics Division, Leslie Jackson (Fresno); Applied Technology Division, Joe Meza (Fresno); Business Division, Savanhnary Vongthongdy (Fresno); Counseling and Guidance, Student Services Division, Cody Sedano (Fresno); Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division, Tessa Barretto (Fresno); and Social Sciences Division, Patrick Galindo (Selma).

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Fresno State chapter, has initiated seven honorary members including alumnus Bruce Batti, owner of Jeffrey Scott Associates; faculty Betsy Hays of the Mass Communication and Journalism department and Brent Auernheimer of the Computer Science department; staff Susan Christensen, library and Marcee Varela, Graduate Division; and administrators Bob Boyd, Facilities Management and Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, College of Arts and Humanities.

Tracey Jaurena has been named the 2016 West Hills College Coalinga Alumnus of the Year. Jaurena graduated from West Hills College Coalinga in 1982 with her associate’s degree and then transferred to Fresno State to earn a degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training. She went on to get her master’s degree in sports medicine from Western Michigan University in 1987. In the fall of 1999, she returned to West Hills College as an athletic trainer and faculty member. She retired in December 2015 after years of service as WHCC’s Head Athletic Trainer.
Karen Crozier, Ph.D., associate professor of practical theology and director of faculty development and diversity, received a Sabbatical Writer’s Retreat grant from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Crozier, who joined the university in 2008, will take a sabbatical in the fall of 2016. Among her projects will be completing a book manuscript on Fannie Lou Hamer’s creation care leadership ethic.

REAL ESTATE

London Properties, Ltd. is announcing the arrival of the following residential salespeople: Adrean Aleman in the Hanford office, Ken Thompson in the Atwater office, Dan Encinas in the Clovis office, Kory Landwehr in the Fresno office, Bonnie Christiansen in the Fresno office, David Mercier in the Clovis office, Angie Valdez in the Fresno office, Stan Phillips in the Fresno office and Noel Fielding in the Fresno office.


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