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Rowan roundup: Leadership Rowan holds graduation ceremony for 21

Twenty-one Rowan County area residents graduated from the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rowan program this past week.
Members of the 16th graduating class received plaques and recognition during Thursday’s banquet at the Country Club of Salisbury. John L. Holshouser, Jr., senior resident Superior Court judge, was featured speaker.
Graduates are Bruton Allen (Community One Bank), Donna Barnes (Citizens South Bank), Maggie Blackwell, Cam Campbell (Rowan Helping Ministries), Leslie Cathey (Greg Edds-State Farm Insurance), Lennie Cooper (Rowan County Emergency Services), Toi Degree (N.C. State Cooperative Extension), Michele d’Hemecourt (The LandTrust for Central N.C.), Carol Dunlap (Prevent Child Abuse Rowan), Jaime Garrett (Wachovia Bank & Trust) and Elaney Hasselmann (city of Salisbury).
Myra Heard (city of Salisbury), Tyler Holden Jr. (First Bank), Roger Leonard (Shat-R-Shield), James McDermott Jr. (SunTrust Bank), John Pruitt (Rowan Regional Medical Center), Jill Rufty (Carolina Beverage-Cheerwine), Rebecca Smith (Rowan-Salisbury School System), Elizabeth Steele (Alan F. Burke, CPA), Candace Williams (Community Bank of Rowan) and Louise Wooten (Rowan Partners for Education).
Deb Young of the city of Salisbury chairs the Leadership Rowan committee. Chamber of Commerce Chair of the Board Seamus Donaldson said, “The Chamber extends its congratulations to these people and looks forward to the good things that will come from them.”
Members of this year’s class raised $3,250 to complete the Fisher Street festival lights project, which will give the street a festive ambiance year round. Jaime Garrett of Wachovia At Work presented a check to Dave Treme, city manager, at the graduation dinner.
Surgeon joins Stanly
ALBEMARLE ó Dr. Jerry C. Padrta, a board certified general surgeon, has joined Stanly Regional Medical Center’s medical staff.
Padrta sees patients at Albemarle Surgical Associates in Stanly Medical Plaza, 311 Yadkin St.
After receiving his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Padrta completed his general surgery residency at Stamford Hospital through the New York Medical College in Stamford, Conn. He is board-certified by the American College of Surgeons and is a Fellow of that organization.
Dr. Dennis Devereux also recently began seeing patients at the medical center and Troy Medical Services. In addition to his work in Troy, he will eventually begin seeing patients at Albemarle Surgical Associates.
Dr. Eric Mallico, currently the chief general surgery resident at Carolinas Medical Center, will join the practice in July.
Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@salisburypost.com.
Please include a daytime phone number.

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