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Granite Ridge Builders announced that Tom Rhinehold, Cindy Ward, Carl Ward and Dave Thieme were the leaders in new-home sales for 2013, and Lucian Krawczyk, Elizabeth Urschel and Thieme were top home sales agents.

Fort Wayne’s Design Collaborative hired spring interns Spencer Blaney, Andrew Brindley, Megan Culp, Fabiola Yep and Ethan Eichorn.

Richard Cummins joined The Rescue Mission as chief development officer along with Laurie Brumbaugh, major gift officer, Leesa Huston, development coordinator, and Willie Smith, volunteer coordinator.

James (Jim) Aschliman, executive director of Ivy Tech Corporate College for northeast Indiana, retired Jan. 31.

Randy Mitchell Williams of Fort Wayne recently graduated with an ultimate diver certification from the Ocean Corp. of Houston.

Cal Miller joined the law office of Carson Boxberger in Fort Wayne as an attorney.

The Indiana State Bar Association welcomed Robert W. Kistler, Faegre Baker Daniels, and Andrew L. Teel, Haller & Colvin, to the 2014 inaugural class of its Leadership Development Academy.

Don Appiarius joined the University of Saint Francis as its dean of students, and Robert Lee was appointed dean of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Brenda Gerber joined Lifeline Youth & Family Services and Crosswinds Inc. as its vice president of development.

Matthew F. Leighty will be installed Tuesday as the new executive director of “Worship for Shut-Ins” television (Lutheran Ministries Media).

Teresa (Terry) Stevens, an executive and program specialist at the Foellinger Foundation, earned her TA designation through the International Association of Administrative Professionals by meeting prescribed requirements for education and passing the Microsoft Office Specialist examination.

Nick Staker at Academy Mortgage was ranked No. 1 in the five-state region for December in closed purchase units and volume.

Lowell Beineke, Schrey professor of mathematics at IPFW, is one of the 2014 recipients of the Certificate for Meritorious Service from the Mathematical Association of America. David Wesse was named vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs.

Shelia Schneider joined Northern Apex Corp. as office administrator.

Eric Phelps was hired as a lead specialist and chef assistant at AccuTemp Products Inc. in Fort Wayne and Rob Routen as territory manager over Indiana and Kentucky.

Cheri Alvather was the winner of Fort Wayne Newspapers’ fourth-quarter Above and Beyond award for outstanding performance.

Jane Stout was named chief operating officer of the Britton Marketing & Design Group in Fort Wayne.

Debbie Bohrer joined the sales team at the Coventry office of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber.

Scott Moerman was named director of sales for the Midwest region of CenturyLink Inc.

Sue Leedy, Carlene Peters and Randall Prange were elected board members at the annual meeting of Pathfinder Services Inc.

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast announced John Filutze as the new assistant chair in mathematics; Kevin Smith was promoted to assistant professor; Lauren Decker to lab manager; and Carlos Lanza to math lab coordinator. In the new Express Enrollment Center: Tim Ross, center director; Stacey McGiffen, center secretary; Cari Hoffman-Knuth, Mara Wolff, Kari Overmyer, Alisa Perry and Meaghan Ritchey, student support professionals; and Joseph Hall, Veterans Affairs certifying official.

Joseph Colligan started Fort Wayne’s Colligan & Co. Insurance Agency in January 1929 and is celebrating 85 years in business. His son Stan Colligan is president, and Joel Hyde is vice president.

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