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• Tammy Hyde has joined the Child Advocacy Center as communications/community engagement coordinator. She has worked in marketing at with Beasley Media Group, CBL & Associates and IQVIA/Salix Pharmaceuticals. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is pursuing a master’s in psychology at Capella University.
• EXIT Realty Preferred of Fayetteville has four new members of its sales team: Ashley Howard, Jameka Smith, Sean Faircloth and Steve King. The agency is at 3035-L Boone Trail Extension.
• Dr. Kristen McGinness has joined Cape Fear Valley Podiatry. The Southern Pines native earned her medical degree from Des Moines University of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her residency at Yale Haven Health in Bridgeport, Connecticut. McGinness is the former chief of podiatry and assistant residency director with Yale School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
• Dr. Lenard “Lenny” Salzberg, a faculty physician at Southern Regional AHEC Family Medicine Residency Program, has co-written an article published in the September issue of the clinical diabetes journal Perspectives in Clinical Diabetes. The article recommends standards for primary care diabetology training, borne from the American Diabetes Association one-day meeting in January. The purpose of the proposed standards is to bridge the gap in specialty diabetes care between endocrinology and primary care disciplines. Salzberg is director of the AHEC diabetes fellowship program.
• The N.C. School Superintendents Association and N.C. Alliance for School Leadership Development presented Theresa Perry, director of professional development for Cumberland County Schools, with the Dr. Samuel Houston Leadership Award. It is awarded annually to a graduate of the Superintendents Association’s Aspiring Superintendent Program.
• Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Red Hat Academy has earned two awards for the 2019-20 school year. The program, led by chairman for systems and security analysis Chris Herring, earned the Red Hat Training Academy Innovators Award, and Tiffany Alford was named Student Ambassador of the Year. Red Hat Academy is a college-level curriculum designed by the Raleigh-based tech giant that allows students to use Red Hat resources and take certification exams at discount prices, fast-tracking students’ progress toward employment. Herring started at FTCC in 2013 and became department chairman in 2017. Alford is working toward her Network Defense Specialist and Cyber Crime Foundations certificates.
• FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst was recognized for the third consecutive year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives in the 2020 Most Wired program, earning acute and ambulatory Level 8 certification, improving its previous Level 7. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations use information technology to improve clinical and business programs and quality of care as a whole. Dave Dillehunt is FirstHealth’s chief information officer.
• Fayetteville Technical Community College has been selected to participate in a project aimed at better preparing early-childhood education professionals to meet the diverse needs of children. Supporting Change and Reform in Preservice Teaching in North Carolina, or SCRIPT-NC, is guided by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and supported by a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Instructor Karly Walker will lead FTCC’s team.
• The Breast Care Center at Cape Fear Valley Health has been reaccredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation is for three years.
• Central Carolina Community College of Sanford has received two TRIO Student Support Services grants totaling $2.6 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. The program will serve 260 first-generation and low-income students and students with disabilities at the school to increase retention and graduation rates.