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Justin Scholar, a 2016 graduate of the New York University Tisch film program, has joined Bozeman-based Sly Dog Production in a consulting capacity for visual effects and animation in video production.

Robert Mokwa, head of the Department of Mathematics at Montana State University, has been appointed interim executive vice president of academic affairs and provost.

Mokwa will start his new role on Monday, June 20. As interim, he succeeds Martha Potvin, who is leaving MSU after five and a half years for the role of provost and vice president of academic affairs at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

ERA Landmark Real Estate announced that 49 associates from Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston and Ennis have completed the ERA Distinctive Properties certification, a luxury real estate program created by ERA Real Estate.

ERA Landmark Real Estate associates T.J. Anderson, Elizabeth Hamilton, Brian Heck, Debbie McEachron and Carissa Paulson, ERA Landmark Big Sky associate Audrey Williams, and ERA Landmark Arrow associate Ron Gay have all completed the ERA Distinctive Properties certification. These associates join the additional 48 ERA Landmark associates who previously completed the certification.

Sue Frye, Sales Associate at ERA Landmark Real Estate, is ranked in first in the nation for overall sales volume through the first quarter of 2016 by ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. The ERA network includes approximately 36,000 brokers and sales associates and approximately 2,350 offices throughout the United States and 34 countries and territories.

Frye has been with ERA Landmark Real Estate for over 30 years and is a part of the national ERA Hall of Fame. She received the 2015 Top All-Around Sales Associate Award, is a two-time winner if the ERA Sapphire Award, and has consistently ranked nationally in ERA’s Top 20 since 1988 having sold more than $1 billion in total volume in her career so far. Frye holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations and specializes in all residential, commercial and vacant land properties.

Montana State University has hired Dan Stevenson as its new associate vice president for University Services. His new role will begin on June 1.

As the associate vice president, Stevenson will lead the institution’s University Services operation, which includes Facilities Operations, Campus Planning Design and Construction, Environmental Services, Safety and Risk Management and Emergency Management. Stevenson as selected after a national search from a pool of more than 55 candidates.

Pamela J. Hiebert, MD, FACP, a primary care internist at Bozeman Health Internal Medicine, has been appointed Governor of the Montana Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Hiebert has been on staff at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital since 1988. She is active in Adult Protective Services, the Bozeman Health Ethics Committee and the Bozeman Health Foundation board of directors. She previously was medical director of the Gallatin County Rest Home and assistant medical director for Hospice of Southwest Montana.

A&E Architects, P.C., an established regional firm with offices located in Billings, Bozeman and Missoula, Montana, announced the addition of Alan Godfrey to their Billings office. An MSU School of Architecture graduate, Godfrey is a licensed architect and senior project manager with over 25 years of experience. Specializing in healthcare architecture, Godfrey’s primary responsibilities include project management, coordination and design for a variety of complex healthcare facility projects.

Dino Drop-In announced they have hired Emma Sheedy. All the way from New York, Sheedy brings her guitar, love of music and experience in speech development to Dino Drop-In. She makes learning fun through games, “puppet problems” and non-stop music.

Bozeman real estate office Coldwell Banker RCI Realty welcomed Jamie Chu to their team of real estate agents. Chu is a commercial and residential realtor with more than 30 years of business management and operational experience. Chu is experienced in commercial development of shopping centers and supermarkets and works with Bozeman business owners to broaden their business growth in retail as well as real estate development.

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announced the accreditation of Montana-based Michael P. (Mike) Size.

Size completed the Society’s appraisal designation program, the industry’s most difficult designation to achieve. He joins less than 1,400 fellow experts around the world who currently hold this credential, and is one of three in the state of Montana.

Size is president and founder of Portside Advisors. Portside Advisors provides business valuation and machinery and equipment appraisal services to all Montana communities.

Bronken’s Distributing recognizes the following employees for their recent passing of the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam and resulting accreditation:

On-Premise Sales Manager Courtney Bowman, CSW. Bowman is from North Bend, Oregon and has been with the company for four years.

Salesman Aaron Hammons, CSW. Hammons is from Wyandotte, Michigan and has been with the company for 17 years.

Salesman Josh Sadaj, CSW. Sadaj is from Butte, Montana and has been with the company for two years.

Bronken’s is a wholesale distributor of fine wine and beer, servicing Southwest Montana, family-owned and operated in Bozeman since 1977.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust introduced the members of their first NextGen Advisory Board. The following young professionals are representatives of their industries and share an appreciation for our region’s open spaces and access to trails. They will be helping GVLT with outreach and fundraising activities, as well as ensuring that GVLT is looking to the future and understanding our growing community’s needs.

Kristin Bailey- Kristin Bailey Law

Jill Brewster- Element Hotel

Nolan Campbell-BozeHome PureWest Christie’s Real Estate

Frank Carter- University of Utah Taft Nicholson Center

Lauren Caselli-Lauren Caselli Events

Noah Corwin- Mint Bar and Sidecar Bar Services

Mallory Dabney-Meridian

Ty Dingman-FastTeks IT

Jeremy Gregory-Montucky Cold Snacks

Sam James- Simms Fishing (liaison to the Board of Directors)

Anjie Mikesell- First Interstate Bank

Leisl Mooer- McKenna Financial

Elizabeth Sinclair-Oboz Footwear

Tyrel Thornton-Armstrong Marketing Solutions

Matt Muth- 406 Brewing Company

Ark Veterinary Practice, nestled in the Springhill community, has welcomed Danielle Busselman to their team of animal care professionals. As a recent graduate of South Dakota State University, majoring in animal science, Busselman has always had a strong passion for the field of animal health. Currently, she is pursuing her Veterinary Technician Certification through Penn Foster Online Institute. Busselman joins the team with a rich background in ranching and equine experience and has special interests in nutrition, anesthesiology and livestock reproduction.

Melissa Ragain, a professor of art history at Montana State University’s School of Art, will spend a year at Harvard University as a recipient of a 2016 Radcliffe Institute fellowship.

Ragain is one of 54 scholars selected to the 2016–2017 fellowship class at Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Study. It is the first time that a scholar from Montana has been selected for the prestigious fellowship, which is awarded to less than 4 percent of its applicants, according to the institute.

Jen Krum, RN is the owner and director of agency development at Qualicare and aims to provide the highest quality of care possible to her friends and neighbors across Montana by opening a family homecare agency. She has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, dialysis, urgent care and other service areas. Krum has spent the past several years in leadership roles including: executive director of a skilled home health and private duty agency.

Suzette Kuntz, CNA is the client services director for Qualicare. She has been a Certified Nurse Aide for nine years. She began her career in a North Dakota skilled nursing facility primarily caring for patients with high levels of physical and mental impairments. Kuntz was previously in the positions of private duty coordinator and business office director with a local home health and private duty agency learning and helping others along the way.

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