The Norman Transcript

August 11, 2013

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NORMAN — Frech named

ACS Fellow

Dr. Cheryl B. Frech of Norman has been selected as a member of the 2013 class of American Chemical Society Fellows. ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for outstanding achievements in and contributions to the sciences/profession and for providing volunteer service to the ACS community.  The 2013 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis on Sept. 9. 

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The AGA Oklahoma City Chapter received the Chapter Certified Government Financial Manager Award from the Association of Government Accountants on July 16. The award is in recognition of the significant and continuous commitment by the Oklahoma City Chapter and the leadership of its chair, Riley Shaull, CGFM, CPA, of Norman, for the chapter’s high-priority focus on the CGFM certification. By spotlighting the designation and bringing the classes to Oklahoma, the chapter has increased the value of the certification and provided a pathway to obtain it.

The award was formally established to recognize AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in promoting the CGFM program and its members, other accountability professionals and their community. Receipt of the award reflects that a chapter is willing to and has dedicated significant time and resources to further the recognition and integrity of the CGFM Program.

Election board’s Williams earns title

Cleveland County Election Board Secretary Jim Williams will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator, the highest professional achievement, in ceremonies conducted by the Election Center at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, Ga., at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study conducted by The Election Center’s Professional Education Program and completion of 12 core courses taught by the Master’s in Public Administration faculty of Auburn University in Alabama.

The program covers a range of topics including ethics, voter registration and elections law, planning, communications and voter participation. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration while promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process. The Professional Education Program is sponsored by The Election Center, a nonprofit association of voter registrars and elections administrators throughout America. The program was previously recognized as the top continuing education program in America by the National University Continuing Education Association.

— Transcript Staff