YPNwinners-adj-accentsThe Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network (YPN) held the group’s annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 5.

Nicole Brown, MSSU Career Services Director, was honored with the presentation of the 2013 Young Professional of the Year Award.  This is the top honor bestowed by the YPN.

Heather Arnold, MSSU Director of Aquatics & Wellness, received the 2013 YPN Community Service Award. She received this award for having more volunteer hours during the past year than any other YPN member.

Additionally, the incoming 2013-14 Executive committee of the YPN was recognized and Missouri Southern has three staff members on this prestigious committee.

They are:

* Nicole Brown, Director of Career Services;
* Heather Arnold, Director of Aquatics & Wellness; and
* Sherry Noller, Research Associate for the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC).