Best in Show for Schuman

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Artist Karen Schuman was named the Best in Show award winner in the "Landscapes and Mindscapes Art Exhibit" at The Art House, 43 Harrison St., in May. Schuman, a self-taught artist in mixed media, uses a mixture of materials in her work, combining paintings of acrylic and gouache on either batik-dyed fabric or handmade paper. On the batik pieces, she adds fabric applique, beadwork and quilting.

Vintage Vinyard

Oak Parker George Vinyard has been elected president of Illinois Wesleyan University's board of trustees. A 1971 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, Vinyard is a member of the Chicago law firm of Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., and is a 1977 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology and business law. He also serves as chair of the board of the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago.

Seoul speaker

Jeanne M. Martinez, RN of Oak Park, presented "A Good Death in any Care Setting" and "Hospice and Palliative Nursing Certification" at the 6th Annual Asia Hospice Conference in Seoul, Korea. She is president of the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses and is a member of the Accreditation Council of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. She is the quality and education specialist at Northwestern Memorial Home Health Care in Chicago.

Michaels joins Who's Who

Marilyn B. Michaels, customer service representative for the Village of Oak Park, has been included in the National
Register's WHO'S WHO in Executives and Professionals. The publication is intended to name individuals who have reached a level
of recognizable success in their respective field.

Zoo volunteers

Oak Park volunteers at Brookfield Zoo were honored at the zoo's annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. They are: Rosalie Lambis, 25 years; Minton Ostertag, 10 years; and Randy Thompson, Rita Williams and Lee Stone, five years.

Leary leads family physicians

Dr. Fredric D. Leary of Oak Park has been elected president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. A family physician and associate program director for the Resurrection-St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Leary graduated from University College, Galway, Ireland in 1989 and completed his residency training at Abingdon Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Pa. In 2001, he earned an MBA degree with a concentration in health administration from Dominican University in River Forest. Leary, who lives here with his wife Mary Pat and their three children, joined the IAFP board in 2000 and has served on committees and as treasurer.

Circle snags 4 Jeffs

Circle Theatre in Forest Park won four Jeff Citations at the 32nd annual Joseph Jefferson Citations Wing Awards on June 13. The non-equity wing celebrates outstanding achievement in non-union Chicago theater. The Jeff Citations went to: Jon Steinhagen, actor in a principal role?#34;musical and Joel Sutliffe, actor in a supporting role?#34;musical in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; and Sarah Swanson, actress in a principal role?#34;musical and Darrelyn Marx, actress in a supporting role?#34;musical for Jane Eyre.

Circle Theatre is the only Jeff-eligible non-equity company located outside Chicago's city limits. The June 13 ceremony opened with a performance of "Off to the Races" by the cast of Circle's Drood.

Michaels joins Who's Who

Marilyn B. Michaels, customer service representative for the Village of Oak Park, has been included in the National Register's WHO'S WHO in Executives and Professionals. The publication is intended to name individuals who have reached a level of recognizable success in their respective field.

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