Business Briefs (June 22, 2016)

Hillsboro native wins WSU alumni award

Tonja R. (Seibel) Nansel, formerly of Hillsboro, is winner of the Wichita State University Psychology Department’s Community Psychology Alumni of the Year.

She is a senior investigator in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Nansel graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1983, then earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Fort Hays State University in 1988 and a doctoral degree in community/clinical psychology from Wichita State University in 1998.

Nansel’s research examines individual, social and environmental factors influencing health behavior change, as applied to eating behaviors and chronic disease management.

She has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented her research to national and international audiences.

Her parents are Bob and Betty Seibel of Hillsboro. Nansel and husband Mi­chael reside in Rockville, Md.

HHS alum scores high on CPA examination

Amber Loewen Turner, a 2008 graduate of Hillsboro High School, was one of 75 candidates nationwide to receive the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award.

The award is given to CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uni­form CPA Examination on their first attempt and completed testing in 2015.

A total of 93,742 individuals sat for the examination in 2015, with 75 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.

After graduating from Hillsboro High School, Tur­ner earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and economics at Wichita State University, as well as a master of accountancy degree.

Turner is employed with Koch Industries in Wichita.

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