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Barton steps up to lead Penrose-St. Francis Foundation

27. September 2012

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This week, Andy Barton was named interim president and chief development officer of Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation. The job opportunity opened when the former president made a retirement announcement last weekend. It was a growing desire to create positive change that led Barton, a 35-year-old Springs native, to start working for the foundation in 2010. […]

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Politics, elections are Vander Veen’s native language

20. September 2012

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When election season heats up, it’s go-time for Alissa Vander Veen. The 35-year-old Vander Veen is chief deputy and communications manager for the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, where she’s responsible for disseminating election information to the media. So, any election results you read or hear about in the news came from Vander […]

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Local filmmaker loves uncovering diverse stories

13. September 2012

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Kevin Beechwood grew up playing with home video cameras and making his own miniature productions. The 31-year-old Colorado Springs native was drawn to a career in visual arts. He studied film in college and now is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in film studies and video editing. In 2009, […]

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AFA professor brings real-life experience to classroom

6. September 2012

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Lt. Col. John Christ uses his military experience to translate dry engineering concepts into real-life experiences that resonate with cadets at the Air Force Academy. The 39-year-old civil engineer, born in San Bernardino, Calif., has an AFA degree in civil engineering, a master’s in engineering and environmental management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, […]

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