Springs Nurses Selected as Nightingale Finalists

Two Colorado Springs nurses are among the 15 finalists for the 2004 statewide Nightingale Awards, which recognize professional nursing excellence in human caring.

They are June Chan, administrative director, Memorial Hospital, and Cheri Ann Coleman, charge nurse, cardiac unit, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

The finalists will be honored at the 19th annual Nightingale Award Event on May 18 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. At that time, six of the finalists will be announced as this year’s Nightingale Award recipients.

The annual statewide program is sponsored by the Colorado Nurses Foundation and supported by the Colorado Area Health Education Centers. Funds raised from the program are used for nursing scholarships and educational activities throughout the state.

Department of Revenue reopens at Austin Bluffs

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The Colorado Department of Revenue has reopened its full service driver’s license office at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Full service driver’s license services have been discontinued at the Widefield Office and the Chapel Hills Office.

AWRT recognizes Achievement in Media

The Southern Colorado Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television presented its annual Achievement in Media Excellence awards at the group’s April luncheon. The awards were initiated in 2001 to honor local broadcasters, journalists and support staff for their talent and efforts in helping AWRT achieve its mission.

Those recognized were:

* Dave Whitaker, KOAA – Outstanding Individual Achievement

* Teri Homick, Colorado Springs Independent – Outstanding Individual Achievement

* Susan Korbin, KXRM – Programming

* Jane Frutiger, The Gazette – Behind the Scenes

Winners in programming and individual achievement are entered into the national AWRT Gracie Allen Awards

Nominees sought for entrepreneur competition

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is seeking applicants for the third annual Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs awards, a business competition for entrepreneurs ages 21 and younger who run a business in Colorado.

Winners and finalists will receive cash prizes of $1,000 and $250 to be used toward their education or business. Additionally, winners will be paired with mentors who are prominent business people. Winners will be announced during an awards dinner Sept. 9 at the University of Denver Magness Arena.

The award categories are: 12 and younger; 13-15; 16-18; and young adults (19-21).

Applications can be requested by calling Young Americans Center at (303) 312-2265 or can be downloaded at www.yacenter.org. Applications must be received by July 1.

Children’s Literacy Center needs tutors

The Children’s Literacy Center is seeking volunteers, high school age and older, to provide one-to-one tutoring in reading for first- through fifth-graders.

Find out how you can become a Peak Rader tutor by attending an orientation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 25 or 27 in the community room at the Barnes & Noble Citadel.

Tutor one child, one hour, twice per week for six weeks this summer and help that child become a successful reader. There are several sites and a variety of tutoring time available.

Call the center at 471-8672 for information.