New hires and promotions
-- Dr. Hanan Morcos has joined Central Pa. Cardiology & Vascular Center of Altoona and Everett.
Morcos attended Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, with a special interest in electrophysiology.
Morcos' residency and fellowship include St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York, internal medicine; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, critical care medicine; SUNY-Health Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.; University of Nebraska Medical Center, cardiovascular disease medicine; and a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship.
Course completions and certifications
-- Maura Belinda of Alexandria, Brittany Hoover of Tipton and Ashley Vandevander of Bellwood were among recent graduates from the UPMC Altoona School of Medical Technology/ Medical Laboratory Science.
Belinda, the daughter of Stan and Lori Belinda, graduated from Saint Francis University with a major in medical technology. She received the "Most Outstanding Student" award for the Class of 2014.
Hoover is the wife of Tyler Hoover and the daughter of Wayne and Sherry Carper of Tipton. She graduated from Penn State Altoona with a bachelor's degree in biology in 2011.
Vandevander, who received an Academic Achievement Award, is the daughter of Scott and Janice Collins of Connellsville. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in animal bioscience in 2009.
-- Ken Swanson of Swanson Tax Service, Tyrone, is now a notary signing agent. He has been certified by the National Notary Association.
To become certified, Swanson was tested on knowledge of loan documents and best practices outlined in the Code of Conduct.
Conferences and seminars
-- Michael Lamb, certified government financial manager at Wessel & Co., Johnstown, recently spoke at the annual Local Government Conference in conjunction with Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He addressed "Intro to Government Auditing," and issues confronting local government auditors.
-- Todd Erdley, CEO and president of Videon, State College, will be a plenary panelist at the Council of State Governments - Eastern Regional Conference's 54th annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum.
On the panel, Erdley will serve as the voice of the business community. As founder and leader of Videon, he has first-hand knowledge about starting and growing a successful company.
-- Doug Stoehr, an Altoona attorney, recently spoke at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing legal education seminar in Mechanicsburg, which concerned fundamentals of auto litigation.
Stoehr lectured on the subject "Proving Your Case" and covered settlement techniques such as focus groups and the presentation of evidence by electronic media.
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