Davidson named hospital’s September Colleague of the Month:
Evan Davidson, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for September.
Davidson, of South Jacksonville, has worked at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital since 2018.
Davidson “never acts rushed,” said his nominator. “No matter what is happening, he remains calm and kind. He cares for his patients in a way that makes them feel as if they are his only priority … During the COVID-19 pandemic, several families of patients reported feeling more comfortable knowing Evan, specifically, was caring for their loved one.”
Outside of work, Davidson enjoys volunteering with the South Jacksonville Fire Department and spending time with his family, which includes his wife and son.
The West Central Illinois Council on World Affairs announces its second program for the 2022-2023 year: Dr. Charles Sheaff will present the program on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library. There is no charge for attending this program. The public is invited.
Dr. Sheaff will give a view into our Central American neighbor, Guatemala. Dr. Sheaff spent 20 days traveling Guatemala as a mission surgeon. He will talk about the country’s development, its poverty and ethnic makeup, its history and his surgical experience. He will include photos of the country and the work he did there.
The West Central Illinois Council of World Affairs has been providing programs and information to the Jacksonville community regularly since its organization in 1982. The Council is an Illinois not-for-profit tax-exempt corporation. The Council will be presenting additional programs in 2023.
Local FFA member awarded National American FFA Degree:
Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year, 4,305 American Degrees were awarded.
Lucas Schumacher, a member of the Franklin FFA chapter in Franklin, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 26-29.
Sponsored by Case IH; Elanco Animal Health; PepsiCo, Inc.; and Syngenta, the award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through completion of a long list of FFA and community activities. Less than 1% of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree.
Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized at the national convention.
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states Puerto Rico.
About National FFA Organization – The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.
About National FFA Foundation – The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. A separately registered nonprofit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of trustees that includes the national FFA president, educators, business leaders and individual donors. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
Pathway recognizes employee Janelle Coons:
Janelle Coons was presented with a Mainstay/My25 Certificate of Recognition by her employer, Pathway Services, Inc., of Jacksonville.
Awarded on Oct. 12, the certificate headline read: “You’re Amazing, Great, Awesome & Terrific.” The certificate continued, “You’re the best because … You’re going above and beyond by being incredibly proactive, creative and invested in the improving health of people supported … which leads to enhanced quality of life and longer life. You’re responding to My25’s proactive outreach and reaching out to the My25 team for collaboration and support, which is respectful of the investment being made and leads to the most material benefit for consumers, the organization as a whole, and numerous stakeholders.”