Robert L. DeWitt of Santa Cruz recently received a certificate from the Council of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists to commemorate his 50th year in the engineering profession. DeWitt had his own business, Robert DeWitt and Associates, for 37 years after working for engineer George Darling.
DeWitt is currently an employee of Hogan Land Services in Santa Cruz. He continues to enjoy working in his chosen profession as he enters his 51st year on the job.
Angela Harden finalist
Angela Harden, assistant facilities manager for the Bay Federal Credit Union in Capitola, has been named one of five finalists for the 2022 Credit Union Executives Society Emerge program, according to a statement from the credit union.
Emerge applicants are young leaders employed by a credit union. Through a selection process, 30 were chosen to make up this year’s cohort for the CUES Emerge program. They spent sessions learning from some of North America’s top educators, and followed them up with mastermind sessions to discuss what they learned and how it can apply to a project in their co-op. credit.
Applicants then write and submit a business case for this project. Five senior credit union executives formed a judging panel that reviewed the business cases and chose the finalists to appear on the Live Pitch Show on October 5. During the Live Pitch, the finalists will present their idea via a live stream, to an international audience. The judges will then select the winner who will be named CUES Emerging Leader.
Each of the top three winners will receive a multi-level training and coaching program to support continued development and growth within the industry.
AAUW appoints new leaders
The Santa Cruz chapter of AAUW, the American Association of University Women, has a newly elected president, Mary Austin Ripma, and newly elected program chair Barbara Pearson.
Together, Austin Ripma and Pearson have partnered to bring a multi-faceted approach to AAUW’s mission to defend and improve the lives of women and girls through advocacy, research, and education.
They have planned an exciting and informative year of programs and events to continue the branch’s commitment to gender equity. Their first event in Scotts Valley on September 24 and features Shirley Tallman.
To attend this and future AAUW programs, visit santacruz-ca.aauw.net.
The logo wins the honor
A Pure Water Soquel project logo won the “Award of Distinction” from the California Association of Public Information Officials. The award is part of CAPIO’s annual Excellence in Public Information and Communication (EPIC) awards program. The logo was developed by district staff last year to enhance the ‘brand’ of Pure Water Soquel and to be representative of the region with a memorable, dynamic and recognizable image.
“The recognition this award brings is very meaningful to the District in validating and strengthening our efforts to advance public awareness of Pure Water Soquel,” District General Manager Ron Duncan said in a prepared statement.
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