Amy Brandenstein, public and government affairs community affairs representative at Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, is the 2017-18 chairman of the board for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Presented at the chamber’s annual meeting were awards for Ambassador of the Year to Regina Moore, a human resources generalist for the City of Pascagoula, and the Jolly P. McCarty Award of Excellence in Leadership to Dorothy Shaw, director of compliance, ethics and community affairs for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula.
Silver Slipper Casino recognized as its September Employees of the Month Ruby Erazo, who works in the buffet, and Jason Wilson, who works at Palm Court. Supervisor/Manager of the Month is Ellen Peer, cage/credit manager, who returned to Silver Slipper last year and has reviewed over 100 files to insure compliance.
April Lawson, language arts instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus, is the 2017 Mississippi Humanities Council Instructor of the Year. She graduated from University of West Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in English education and a master of arts in teaching English. She has taught at the college since 2003, and as part of her award will deliver a free public lecture on “The Reel Deal: Film in Education,” at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the WPA Lecture Hall at the Jackson County Campus.
Honored as employees of the month at IP Casino Resort for July are: Cheryln Dawkins (hotel), Mona McCormick (table games), Mae Weidner (food & beverage), Jan Doolittle (food & beverage), Gene Hudson (banquets) and Shavonia Williams (food & beverage). August’s honorees are: Randall Ball (Senses Spa & Salon), Brandon Durham (housekeeping), Stephanie Barzo (hotel sales), Bonnie Boyd (direct mail), Brenda Le (food & beverage) and Bobby Williams (banquets).