Deborah Cline, of Madeira Beach, is one of five human resource officers in Florida to receive certification as a Florida public sector labor relations professional. She joins professionals from St. Lucie County Fire District, the cities of Ocala and Naples, and the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners.
Cline accepted the certification, which represents an accumulation of training received between August 2000 and January 2002, during an annual training conference in Orlando.
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Lisa Wharton Turner, associate director of advancement at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, has been named chairwoman of the Women's Council for the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
The council, which has more than 200 members, produces a yearly women's symposium and provides networking opportunities for women within the professional and business community.
Turner, a USF alumna, works with the USF Alumni Association and Community Relations for USF St. Petersburg. She will direct Women's Council activities through October 2002.
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Rhegan Hyypio, daughter of Susan and Robert Hyypio of St. Petersburg, received a McCahill Award from Marquette University in Milwaukee. The award, given yearly to a student athlete who graduated the previous year, is based on community service, academic achievement and athletics.
While a student at Marquette, Hyypio excelled in soccer and made the National Soccer Coaches Association of America first team, NCAA Division I. She also was recognized by Conference USA for a Scholar Athlete of the Year award.
Hyypio is a 1997 graduate of Lakewood High.
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Two University of South Florida St. Petersburg students are winners in this year's USF Bayboro fiction contest.
Barbara Ness, the author of Carpool, received a $250 first-place award. Deborah Christie, author of Whiskey-soaked Sugar, received a $100 second-place award.
The contest is sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Poynter Library and is open to all USF students. This year's winners can be read online at www.nelson.usf.educontest.html.
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