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San Diego Performing Arts League Recognizes Volunteer Dolly Woo

During the San Diego Performing Arts League’s annual tribute to volunteers, Dolly Woo was recognized as the 2007 Gold Star honoree for her commitment to cultural arts in San Diego.

Woo is currently a board member for the La Jolla Music Society and chair of its annual festival, SummerFest.

She is also on the board for the Chinese Historical Museum and is part of Development Circle for the Union of Pan Asian Communities. The Star Awards’ honorees are selected by a Performing Arts League member.

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Rebecca Smith, director of community relations at High Tech High, and Linda Urden, executive director of Nursing Quality, Education and Research at Palomar Pomerado Health, were honored at the University of San Diego with USD Alumni Awards.

Smith received the Author Hughes Award for Career Achievement from the School of Leadership and Education Sciences for her establishment of High Tech High’s Manpower Academic Internship Program.

Urden received the Hughes Awards from USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science for her two nursing textbooks, used in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in the United States and many other countries.

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Chris Shipp, an employee of Rowan Electric Inc., has been awarded the Gold Medal in the Electric Craft Championship at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2007 National Convention.

The competition places apprentices and craft trainees nationwide in a race to determine the top three craft people in each trade.

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Silver Gate Elementary School won $25,000 worth of computer equipment from Microsoft Corp. Silver Gate was the only winner in the county to win the Ultimate Windows Vista Celebration Sweepstakes. The company said 34 schools in the nation won the award.

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The San Diego Art Institute and Museum of the Living Artist has scheduled its 49th annual International Awards Exhibition for April 28 in Balboa Park. Joyce M. Gattas will receive the 9th Annual Ginger Award. The award is given in recognition of exceptional effort in the visual arts field in Southern California.

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The Mingei International Museum will honor Architect David Rinehart at its 29th Anniversary Gala scheduled for Friday, May 11, at the Salk Institute. In addition to serving as a trustee of the museum, Rinehart designed the Balboa Park location, as well as the East Building, Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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Aquatic Adventures, which teaches urban youth about science, the ocean and nature through tuition-free programs, was featured on NBC’s the “Today” show April 16. The received a truckload of supplies which were donated by Columbia Sportswear Company, General Mills, Nike, Office Depot and Sara Lee.

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The Grossmont Healthcare District presented the 2007 Healthcare Hero Awards on April 18 at a luncheon held at Sycuan Resort and Casino. George Dillon, William Pogue, Mary Putnam, Ken Umbarger and Monica Zech were honored for their dedication to the safety and health of others in East County.

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Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council is scheduled to introduce San Diego’s 10 Cool Women of 2007 on April 26 at its annual meeting at the University of San Diego’s Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice.

This year’s award recipients include Marissa Bejarano, Janice Brown, Mary Clark, Wendy Gillespie, Tracy Jarman, Peggy Johnson, Carol Lam, Molly Moores, Rana Sampson and Rhonda Welch-Scalco.


Please send Kudos information to Stacey Bengtson at

sbengtson@sdbj.com

or San Diego philanthropist Joyce Glazer at

jglazer@sdbj.com

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