Sgt. 1st Class Marie Olson of Columbia has graduated from the Missouri National Guard Officer Candidate School. She currently serves as the readiness noncommissioned officer for the 175th Military Police Battalion’s headquarters detachment in Columbia.
Army National Guard Pvt. Heather L. Marriott has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Joyce Fenner of Columbia.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Neal T. Krause has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. Krause graduated from Harrisburg High School in 2007 and is the son of Theodore Krause and Deborah Thompson, both of Harrisburg.
Marvin E. “Bunky” Wright has been appointed to the board of directors of Providence Bank. Wright served as general counsel for the UM System for nearly 10 years before retiring earlier this month. Providence Bank’s principal offices are in Columbia.
MU professor Richard Meadows has been nominated for the Missouri Council on Public Higher Education’s “Teacher of the Year” award. Meadows, a teaching associate professor of veterinary medicine and surgery, is a 2005 Kemper fellow and creator of the Helping Overpopulation Through Education project, which offers free or low-cost spay and neutering services in Kansas City. One professor from each of the state’s 15 public four-year universities is nominated every year for the award.
Michael R. Richey of Columbia was one of seven recipients of the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award from the Great Rivers Council. The national award recognizes distinguished service to youth. Richey, an Eagle Scout himself, is scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 68 in Midway and assistant district commissioner for the Boonslick district.
Detective Andy Anderson of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded the Children’s Trust Fund 2008 Richard P. Easter Award. The yearly award recognizes one Missouri law enforcement officer for his or her contributions to child abuse and neglect prevention. Anderson serves as coordinator for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.