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Wyandot Inc. awardsMetro Lutheran Ministry was one of three Community Partners Awards presented by Wyandot, Inc. Pictured, left to right: Pete Zevenbergen, president and CEO, Wyandot, Inc.; Jim Glynn, executive director, Metro Lutheran Ministry; and James Glenn, executive director, Kim Wilson Housing. (Photo from Wyandot Inc.)
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Wyandot Inc. awardsNancy Magee, PACES case manager, acknowledged the honor of being the recipient of the Brandon Fauntleroy-McDowel Award for Outstanding Service to Families and Children. Pictured with her, left to right, Twyla Fauntleroy, Brandon’s mother (Brandon died in a tragic incident in March 2008); Pete Zevenbergen, Wyandot, Inc. president and CEO; and Ardith Deason, director of administrative services, Wyandot, Inc. (Photo from Wyandot Inc.)
Wyandot Inc. awards
Wyandot Inc. awards
At its annual celebration on Thursday, Sept. 12, Wyandot Inc. presented three Community Partner Awards and three special awards to employees in addition to recognizing staff marking service anniversaries.
Wyandot Inc. is the parent company of the county’s two mental health agencies, Wyandot Center serving adults and PACES serving children, adolescents and families; Kim Wilson Housing, providing housing options for persons in need; and City Vision, an urban development organization.
Honored as “Community Partners” were Rita Hoag, Bonner Springs city clerk, who has chaired Wyandot, Inc.’s Western Wyandotte County Citizens’ Advisory Council for 16 years; Metro Lutheran Ministry, an agency providing diverse social services and collaborating with Kim Wilson Housing and Wyandot Center in a supportive housing initiative in Kansas City, Kan.; and Sunflower House, Shawnee, Kan., a child advocacy center that strives to protect children from abuse and for which PACES provides on-site therapy services.
Forty-nine employees received service awards recognizing five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 anniversaries. Roberta Whisonant, assessment center specialist, received her 35-year award.
Special honors included:
• The John Stout Get ‘er Done Award to the Crisis Stabilization House Team for their outstanding service to adults using respite services of Wyandot Center.
• The Frank Williams Award for Outstanding Service to Adults to Patrick Sumner, site manager of the Frank Williams Outreach Center, a program and location of Wyandot Center.
• The Brandon Fauntleroy-McDowel Award for Outstanding Service to Families and Children to Nancy Magee, PACES case manager.
- Story from Therese Horvat, Wyandot Inc. communications manager