July 24, 2017

Video Stars, Award Nabbers & The Mayors' Mayor

Alumni , Seen|Read|Heard , School News , Faculty

Whenever we see good news about Buckley alum and our faculty, we’re excited to pass it on, including these things that have made their way recently to The Buckley School inbox. 

Presentation Video goes to #1

Congratulations to one of our favorite speakers, Michael Kannisto, whose DisruptHR presentation made it to the top of the most-viewed chart.

Using his trademark wit, he managed a mashup that included G. Gordon Liddy, a hair brush, the old hit song “Take This Job and Shove It,” and best practices in recruiting and hiring. If you want to see how it works, take a look:

Top Engineer

We’re certain Jayson Jordan made a beautiful acceptance speech last month when he was named Young Engineer of the Year by the S.C. Society of Professional Engineers.

Jayson, left, receiving the S.C. Young Engineer of the Year award.

Jayson, a Clemson University graduate, is technical director at the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association. He also volunteers with two STEM programs for middle school students, futher making us proud.

Community Service Honors 

Patty Turner, right, accepting the award for NextGear.

Patty Turner was in the spotlight recently, accepting “Biggest Fan” recognition from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on behalf of NextGear CapitalThe award recognized NextGear as a company that, in a short amount of time, has shown enthusiastic support for the orchestra. Patty is Senior Director of Internal Events and Community Relations for NextGear, and we happen to know she has the charismatic speaking style that suits the job. One cool way her company is lending its support: NextGear is sponsoring a Symphony on the Prairie concert this summer for its annual company picnic.

Looking Presidential

Congratulations go out, as well, to one of our own: Buckley faculty Elise Partin officially assumed the presidency of the Municipal Association of South Carolina this past weekend at their annual conference in Hilton Head.

Elise stepping up to lead the MASC. Photo by Cola Daily.

Elise, in addition to coaching speakers, serves as the mayor of Cayce, S.C. For the next year, she’ll be the mayors’ mayor, leading the state’s association of cities.

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