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Timberline Landscaping wins state award

Tim Emick, owner of Timberline Landscaping, received the Bob Cannon Award at the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Excellence in Landscape Awards banquet in Denver. Timberline has been in business in Colorado Springs for 35 years.

The Bob Cannon award is ALCC’s version of the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” It honors individuals who have given loyal, dedicated service to the landscape industry, contributed ideas, programs and other endeavors to benefit other ALCC members and improved the professional image of the landscape industry.

Memorial’s new doctors named on list among the best in America

Seven physicians who joined Memorial Hospital in recent months were named to the Best Doctors in America List for 2013 — an honor shared by only 5 percent of doctors in America.

The Best Doctors list, which is decided by impartial peer review, includes an additional 30 doctors who have privileges to practice at Memorial.

The list results from polling more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the database, nor are they paid to provide their input.

The Memorial doctors, employed by Colorado Health Medical Group, are: Dr. Martin L. Beggs, thoracic surgery; Dr. Matthew Garret Blum, thoracic surgery; Dr. Kimberly Dulaney, cardiovascular disease; Dr. Nita Harris, cardiovascular disease; Dr. John H. McVicker, neurological surgery; Dr. David Rosenbaum, cardiovascular disease; and Dr. Todd P. Thompson, neurological surgery.

Grant transforms learning for history students at PPCC and UCCS

A grant from the Colorado Community College System will allow students studying history at Pikes Peak Community College and University of Colorado Colorado Springs to learn about history by assuming the roles of historic figures with no script or set outcome.

This immersive learning approach, called “Reacting to the Past,” helps students gain a deeper understanding of history and how it relates to other fields of study, while also increasing student retention. Glenn Rohlfing, PPCC assistant professor of history, in collaboration with Roger Martinez, UCCS assistant professor of history, were recently awarded the Rocky Mountain Collaboration: A Reacting to the Past Project Grant from the Community College System. The grant allows PPCC and UCCS to develop curriculum using the “Reacting to the Past” model and to conduct a faculty training conference.

PPCC professor Wayne Artis calls the grant “a milestone in developing an innovative teaching method which engages students actively in their learning across the curriculum and cements partnerships between community colleges and universities, specifically the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado.”

PPCC sweeps 2013 ADDY Awards

Pikes Peak Community College swept the 2013 American Advertising Federation Colorado Springs ADDY Awards with its marketing department winning 14 ADDY Awards — three gold and 11 silver. PPCC students won 12 Student ADDY Awards. Of the awards won by the college, the most prestigious was the Best in Show-Broadcasting for the college’s “Scary Movie” theatre spot.

Gold ADDY Awards: Best of Show-Broadcasting: Scary Movie Television Spot; Television 30-Second Spot: Scary Movie Television Spot; Television In-Theater Commercials or Slides: Scary Movie Theater Spot.

Silver ADDY Awards: Collateral Campaign Material: PPCC Fran Folsom Dinner Campaign; Collateral Brochure Material Four Color: PPCC Strategic Plan; Newspaper Campaign: PPCC Big Arts Night Newspaper Campaign; Television Campaign: PPCC Television Campaign; Theater Campaign: PPCC Theater Campaign; Television In-Theater Commercials or Slides: PPCC Car Chase Theater Spot, PPCC Love Story Theater Spot, PPCC The Spy Who Loved Us Theater Spot; Television 60 Seconds or more: PPCC Car Chase Television Spot, PPCC Love Story Television Spot, PPCC The Spy Who Loved Us Television Spot.

PPCC Student Awards: AJ Virgil, Silver ADDY for Promotional Poster; Bob Gardner, Silver ADDY for Promotional Poster, Silver ADDY for Photography Manipulation; Duane Dinverno, Gold ADDY for Illustration, Silver ADDY for Elements of Visual Advertising; Matt Radcliffe, Gold ADDY for Logo Design; Tammy Oliver, Gold ADDY for Product Packaging Design, Silver ADDY for Poster Campaign, Silver ADDY for Promotional Poster; Tanya Shaw, Gold ADDY for Logo Design, Silver ADDY for Elements of Advertising Brochure, Silver ADDY for Elements of Advertising Stationery.