Fastabend appointed to the board
Dr Carl Fastabend, FACC, founder and medical director of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
The organization’s objective is to promote the training of doctors practicing venous medicine and to improve the quality of patient care linked to the treatment of venous disorders. ABVLM administers the certification exam for this medical specialty.
Fastabend is the only full-time full-time vein specialist in Louisiana and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.
He is also a graduate of the ABVLM, a member of the American Society of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and serves on the board of directors of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Vein Center.
DuPlechian will oversee the elections
Donald W. “Don” Duplechian d’Oberlin was appointed to the parish councils of election supervisors by Governor John Bel Edwards.
The purpose of the board of directors of each parish is to oversee and supervise all elections within the parish in order to ensure the safety and accuracy of the democratic process.
The Council of Election Supervisors oversees the preparation and conduct of each parish election. The office of each parish is composed of the registrar of electors of the parish, the clerk of the parish, the chairman of the executive committee of the parish of each recognized political party and a member appointed by the governor.
DuPlechian is the senior chaplain of Brighton Bridge Hospice. He will be Allen Parish’s election supervisor.
Sowela announcement promotions
Sowela Technical Community College announced the promotion of 19 faculty members in a special faculty ranking and promotion ceremony. The annual ceremony included promotions from 2020 and 2021 and highlighted the many accomplishments and top honors of the promoted faculty members.
The promotions for 2020 and 2021 include four promotions from professor to assistant master instructor, seven promotions to assistant professor, seven promotions to associate professor and one promotion to professor.
Promotions were awarded as follows:
Assistant Master Instructors – Roy Angelle, Jonathan Darbonne, Aaron Goodman and Jim Hébert.
Assistant professors – Rebecca Bennett, Katrina Freeman, Lara Guidroz, William Mayo, Ali Katherine Nabours, Chandrea Smith and Emma thomas.
Associate professors – Adrienne Abel, Jonathan Byrd, Todd Carrere, Angela Madden, Elizabeth Kaye Martin, Dorothy McCormack and Charles stewart.
Professor – Roy B. Bertucci.
All 19 promotions were submitted through applications to the Sowela Teacher Ranking Committee. Based on the recommendations of this committee, the nominations were reviewed by the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and certified by the Office of Human Resources before being officially elevated to the rank of Chancellor for review and final approval.
“We have an amazing faculty and I am very proud that we are providing a way to recognize faculty members who have put in the effort to reach this milestone. Professors who participate in this process do so on a voluntary basis, which means that they have to create the portfolio and submit the evidence.of their work and achievements in order to be considered for promotion to rank, ”said Chancellor Neil Aspinwall. “While this is no easy feat, teachers who complete this process continue to hone their peda.strategic skills that directly benefit our most important asset – students.