• Building Bridges Awards:
  • The nonprofit group Linkages honored “those who have furthered the mission to see that there are more opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have meaningful employment.” Employer of the Year was Sprouts Farmers Market; Employment Specialist of the Year was
  • Edwin Crandall
  • of La Frontera; Individual of the Year was
  • Rita Romero
  • ; and Project of the Year was WorkAbility.
  • UA College of Medicine:
  • Dr.
  • Naomi Rance
  • , professor and associate chair of the Pathology Department, is the college’s 2015 Founders Day honoree for her groundbreaking research in the neuroendocrinology of menopause. Rance will give the Founders Day lecture, “Reproductive Aging and the Human Hypothalamus,” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, noon to 1 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
  • Common Ground Awards:
  • The Home Goods Inc. Western Distribution Center, a $75 million construction project, and the $21 million Kino Parkway/22nd Street intersection improvement project were honored at the 11th annual Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards on Oct. 30.
  • Vantage West Credit Union:
  • Its senior sales coach,
  • Chad Clayton
  • , was honored with the Mountain West Credit Union Association’s HOPE (Helping Our People Everyday) Award, for serving as a team leader in developing and launching a financial readiness program for children at a Tucson Boys and Girls Club.
  • Kaneen Advertising & Public Relations:
  • Won two Impact awards from the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for its work on the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar.
  • UA Health Sciences:
  • Three of its faculty were separately recognized: Anesthesiology professor emeritus Dr.
  • Steven J. Barker
  • received two lifetime achievement awards from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia and Innovations and Applications of Monitoring Perfusion, Oxygenation and Ventilation. Dr.
  • Karen Herbst
  • , associate professor in endocrinology, was named Humanitarian of the Year for medical research of rare tissue disorders at the Los Angeles Music Awards. Rheumatology chief Dr.
  • C. Kent Kwoh
  • was named the UA Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association top professor for 2015.
  • UA Eller College Ethics Case Competition:
  • The University of Texas at Austin took the top price in the competition, in which undergraduates from 33 universities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico competed Oct. 29-31 at the University of Arizona. Student teams provided a detailed analysis and strategic recommendations for a case study involving Uber Technologies. The University of Calgary took second place and Concordia University took third.

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