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Spotlight on Centurions – Sunita Lavin

Sunita Lavin is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and is a project manager at Garmin. She recently received the Society of Women Engineer’s Distinguished New Engineer Award, and she is a community advocate for STEM for women and girls. Sunita received a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at the University of Nebraska and completed a master of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of business administration degree.

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Spotlight on Centurions

Connor Francis is a Producer for Thomas McGee. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2018 and serves on the Life Science Task Force. Connor volunteers as a Young Life mentor for high school boys in Blue Valley and Olathe schools and as a program director for Champions Special Ministries. He also serves on the Center City Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ board. A native of Our Town, Connor attended the University of Arkansas and enjoys fly fishing.

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 43rd Annual Snow Ball

January 21st is the date for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The festive event will be held in its new location at the Overland Park Convention Center. Pat Wilkerson, Rich Teahan and Don Foley are the honorary presidents, and Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the presidents of the gala that supports the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and thousands of its neighbors in need each month.

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Susan Walker

Susan Walker has a very humble and happy approach to community service. Susan and her team of volunteers have been essential to the growth of Community LINC’s Rent Party event. She has also been instrumental in coordinating organization leadership and facilitating discussions surrounding the Karen and Hank Herrmann Humanitarian Award.

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