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    Capt. Geneori Hogan, a 17-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, was recently sworn in as district chief of information & technology. Scott Heim joined F.
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    Fort Wayne Meijer pharmacist Jeremy Thain was recently honored with the Joseph E. McSoley Pharmacist of the Year award by the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.
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    Tamela Zollinger and Donzionetta Pegues were hired in the maintenance department of 80/20 Inc., and Adam Bridges, James Fisher and Scott Roberts joined the extrusion processing team.

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Greg Galecki and Brady McArdle, shareholders of the fee-only financial planning firm Galecki Financial Management Inc., were named among the best financial advisers for dentists by the 2012 Dental Practice Report.

Carol Dellinger joined RE/MAX Results as a real estate professional.

Bill Gardiner and Kevin Mullett of Cirrus ABS will speak at the 2012 WaterFurnace Annual Sales Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday.

Lara Neel, visual editor at The Journal Gazette, was named one of the 25 Under 35 by Editor & Publisher magazine as one of the next generation of publishing leaders.

IPFW announced that Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater Sound, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; Arthur W. Friedel, professor emeritus of chemistry, will be awarded the IPFW Chancellor’s Medal; and Karl R. LaPan, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Park, and Maclyn T. Parker, an attorney at Baker & Daniels, will be recognized as IPFW Champions at the IPFW commencement at 7 p.m. May 9 at Memorial Coliseum.

Eric Barie joined Frontier Communications as regional marketing director. Barie was previously senior marketing manager for FairPoint Communications.

Karen Bogard, help desk technician at IPFW, won the Help Desk Institute’s competition for Midwest Region Analyst of the Year and will compete for Analyst of the Year at the HDI National Conference, April 24 to 27 in Orlando, Fla.

Grace College and Seminary promoted Carrie Yocum to associate provost, Jim Swanson to vice president for academic and student services, and Cindy Sisson to dean of enrollment management.

80/20 Inc. promoted Brad Hart to a process quality control technician position, Todd Keller to a receiving team leader position, and Eric Hendrix to an extrusion processing team leader position.

Orizon Real Estate’s Kendallville office announced that the Hess Team of Anita and Tim Hess was named the top sales performer of the month for the office and Jim Cook was named the top listing agent for the office.

Brian Steiner of PHP qualified to receive the Golden Eagle Award from the Leading Producers Round Table of the National Association of Health Underwriters. Steiner qualified for the award because of his exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client service.

Bernie Stone, president of Stone Custom Drum LLC, will be a presenter at the Chicago Drum Show at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Rebeats Café. Stone’s presentation will be on “Reverse Engineering of the Vintage Slingerland Manufacturing Equipment.”

Bob Brewer and Suleiman Ashur were named as IPFW’s outstanding advisers at the Academic Advising luncheon.

Leslie McKinley was promoted to administrator of Lutheran Life Villages’ new skilled-nursing and rehabilitation campus on Coldwater Road. McKinley has been with the company since 2007.