People on the move 9/27/10

Monday, September 27, 2010
Dot Myers

Perry Oaks' Myers named Activity Director of the Year

Dot Myers, activity director at Perry Oaks Nursing & Rehab in Perryville, Mo., was named Activity Director of the Year by the Activity Director Association of Missouri at the organization's annual fall convention. Myers has been with Perry Oaks for 35 years. She started out working in the laundry and housekeeping departments and moved into the assistant activity director position and later assumed all the activity responsibilities. Her mother previously served as activity director at Perry Oaks. She was nominated for the award by Perry Oaks administrator Marla Baughman and fellow co-workers for her dedication to the residents' happiness.

Swan reappointed to state's Higher Education Board

Gov. Jay Nixon has reappointed Kathy Swan of Cape Girardeau to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education is made up of nine members, one from each congressional district. The board oversees the activities of the Missouri Department of Higher Education, which serves as the administrative arm of the board. Swan has served as the president of JCS Wireless since 1986. A nursing graduate of Southeast Missouri State, she is a former member of the Cape Girardeau School Board. Swan has been active in community and charitable organizations. The governor has reappointed her for a term ending June 27, 2016.

Roger Skinner

Prudential receives J.D. Power Award for overall satisfaction

Roger Skinner, owner/broker of Prudential Bridgeport Inc., has announced that the Prudential Real Estate Network ranked "Highest Overall Satisfaction for Home Sellers among National Full Service Real Estate Firms" in J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Home Buyer/Seller Study. This marks the second time in three years that the network ranked highest in seller satisfaction. The annual study measures customer satisfaction of home sellers and buyers with major national real estate companies. Prudential Bridgeport Inc. has 20 broker/agents. Their average sales transaction price in 2009 was $198,192, 50 percent higher than average property sales reported to the Cape Girardeau County MLS.

Smith attends pair of veterinary conventions

Dr. Kelly Smith of Dogwood Veterinary Hospital in Cape Girardeau attended the American Heartworm Society's 13th triennial symposium in April in Memphis, Tenn., and the 147th American Veterinary Medicine Association Convention from July 31 to Aug. 2 in Atlanta. Smith is a full-time veterinary associate at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital.

Gordonville native joins Springfield, Mo., law firm

Amanda Dumey

Amanda M. Dumey has become associated with the The Law Firm of Neale & Newman LLP in Springfield, Mo. The daughter of John and Pam Dumey of Gordonville, she graduated from Jackson High School in 2003. Her maternal grandparents are Dave and Judy Mayo of Ironton, Mo. Her paternal grandparents were the late Theon and Virginia Dumey of Cape Girardeau. Dumey graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University with a bachelor of arts in communication in 2007. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2010. Her emphasis is litigation.

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