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New program

The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results program at Virginia Tech will accept applications for its inaugural class until June 15. For more information, visit www.valor.aee.vt.edu.

Award

On May 16 Shenandoah Valley Community Residences Inc. presented the 2012 Eleanor S. White Award to Winchester residents Pat and Bruce Dawson, longtime champions for individuals with disabilities. Both are members of the Board of Directors of NW Works Inc.

The Eleanor S. White Award was established in 1991 by Shenandoah Valley Community Residences, Inc. a Winchester-based charitable organization dedicated to establishing, operating and maintaining community-integrated residential settings and associated support services for persons with intellectual disabilities who choose to live in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Planning District.

Appointments

Joshua W. "Josh" Holloman has been appointed Geotechnical Department Manager in the Winchester branch office of ECS Mid-Atlantic LLC. He has worked for ECS for more than six years and has 16 years of professional experience.

As the Geotechnical Department Manager, Holloman manages day-to-day department and personnel activities, manages and conducts geotechnical investigations, geophysical, geological and hydrogeologic (groundwater) evaluations, and karst (sinkhole) investigations.

A Virginia Certified Professional Geologist and a North Carolina Licensed Geologist, Holloman's experience also includes deep foundation projects, soft ground improvement, bridge investigations and barge drilling operations. He holds a Master's Degree in Geology from Auburn University and is a member of several professional associations, including the Geological Society of America and the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

ECS, a consulting firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental, construction materials testing and facilities engineering, is ranked 107 in Engineering News-Record's listing of Top 500 Design Firms.

The ECS Group of Companies recently appointed Stephen M. Wiltshire director of Corporate Safety Services and Ronald R. Newman corporate radiation compliance officer.

A native of Fredericksburg, Wiltshire has a Master of Science in Safety Management from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Wilmington College.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the construction safety field and has been with ECS for almost two years.

Newman is responsible for the corporate oversight of radiation safety and compliance programs for the ECS Group of Companies. He is a 16-year veteran of ECS with 30 years of experience.

ECS, a consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental, construction materials testing and facilities engineering, is ranked 107 in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms.

For more information, call 571-299-6000 or visit www.ecslimited.com.

Apple Valley Mediation Network Inc. has announced the election of Christi Nelson Manning to serve as its president, will include presiding at meetings of the AVMN Board of Directors.

Manning, a 1996 graduate of Shenandoah University, has worked with law firms for nearly a decade, and she earned certification by the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a mediator and restorative justice facilitator.

Since joining AVMN in 2003, she has helped to carry forward all aspects of AVMN services, including case management, fund-raising, staff training, work with community organizations and agencies and the mediation of court-referred and private disputes.
AVMN, a non-profit corporation, was founded in 1994 to facilitate the resolution of conflicts involving individuals, families, businesses and organizations in a cost-effective and quality-driven process. Most AVMN services are provided in Page, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.






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