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April 9, 2014

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Patrick Cornelissen, director of operations at Endicott College’s Office of Events and Conferencing, was honored with the 2014 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors. The presentation was made at the group’s annual conference in New Orleans. Cornelissen, who joined Endicott College in 2003, received the award for his work managing the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance, a classic car show that serves as a scholarship fundraiser at the college. This year’s event takes place July 26 and 27.

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Kathy Babinski, a Beverly native, has retired from her position as a care manager at SeniorCare, where she managed services for clients living in the Agawam Village and Whittier Park complexes in Ipswich. A graduate of Salem State College, Babinski has also worked as a biology and chemistry teacher at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. Prior to SeniorCare, Babinski worked at Blueberry Hill in Beverly, North Shore Visiting Nurse Association in Gloucester and as a nutrition case manager at SeniorCare. SeniorCare’s branches include Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield and Wenham.

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The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers awarded Laurie Grant, a Peabody resident, with the Emerging Leader Award at the chapter’s annual conference on April 4. A licensed clinical social worker, Grant manages the Hoarding Outreach Program at Greater Lynn Senior Services and runs a private practice, She has a master’s degree in social work from Boston University and a Lois Lowry Gerontological and Human Service Management certification.

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Terry Cook has been named northeast regional director of The Trustees of Reservations, one of the state’s largest land conservation nonprofits. In his new role, Cook will oversee the strategic direction and management of The Trustees’ 20 properties in the region, including the Castle Hill and Crane Beach properties in Ipswich, Appleton Farms in Ipswich and Long Hill in Beverly. Prior to joining The Trustees, Cook spent 20 years at The Nature Conservancy, where he most recently served as the state director in Kentucky. He is a doctoral candidate in barrier island ecology at the University of Virginia.

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