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Gonzaga University’s parent and family office has been recognized for its student leader training program by the National Orientation Directors Association.

Amy Swank, parent and family program director, has been named president-elect for the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals. Swank will begin her term as president in January 2019 and will be the first president from a Jesuit university as well as the first from the western United States.


INB has announced the promotion of Robin Harrison to mortgage department manager from compliance officer. Harrison has been with INB for more than three years.


Andrew Porter has been promoted to Spokane Club hotel operations supervisor. Porter moves to the position from front-desk supervisor; he has been with the club since 2014. His previous experience in the hospitality industry includes positions at Walt Disney World Orlando and the Davenport Hotel.

Marla Fruit has been named northeast and Spokane County territory manager for the Washington Hospitality Association. Fruit has 12 years of experience as a recruiter and seven as a membership development director. She is a Spokane native and a Washington State University graduate.


The Spokane Pharmacy Association has announced award winners from its annual meeting Nov. 2 at the Davenport Hotel. The recipients are: Manpreet Chahal of Summit Cancer Centers, pharmacist of the year; Medication Review Inc., pharmacy of the year; Sandi Tschritter of Spokane Community College, pharmacy technician of the year; Evan Sainsbury and Megan Reynoldson of WSU College of Pharmacy, pharmacy students of the year; and Luke Rice of WSU College of Pharmacy, special service recognition award.

St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice has hired Frank Jackson, Jonathan Morrill and Hongjie Yuan. Jackson, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has worked as a research cellular biologist in pharmaceutical biotechnology and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency and also served as chief resident at the University of Utah. Morrill earned his medical degree and master’s degree in medical sciences at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in PM&R at the University of Washington, a neuromuscular medicine fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine and comes to St. Luke’s from Providence St. Mary Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla, where he served as medical director. After receiving her medical degree and master’s degree in rehabilitation sciences in China, Yuan completed her residency at the University of South Carolina-Greenville Memorial Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York. She has also been trained in acupuncture for physicians at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.


The Council for Professional Recognition has awarded Carlyn Shaffer, of Hayden, a child development associate credential in family child care, which recognizes early childhood educators who develop physical, emotional and intellectual skills. It is the fourth renewal of the credential for Shaffer, who also has a certification of accreditation for family child care by the National Association for Family Child Care. Shaffer has been licensed for child care since 1997 and recently was recognized for excellence in the field of early childhood education by North Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children.

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