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April 3, 2013

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Beverly resident Tish Lentine joined the Keller Williams Realty Beverly Market Center as a real estate agent. Lentine has served in the real estate industry, including construction and rehab on the North Shore, for more than 15 years.

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Peggy Hothem, a professor of recreation and leisure studies at Gordon College, was awarded — for the second time — the Peter O’Brien Humanitarian Award, the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association’s highest honor, which this year included a special citation for lifetime achievement. Hothem has been an active part of the MRPA for more than 30 years. She initiated and launched Gordon College’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies in 1990.

Also recognized were Peter Coleman, a 2003 Gordon College graduate, who received the Professional of the Year award for his work in the Lexington Recreation Department. Marcos Castellano, a senior at Gordon College, was named the MRPA Student of the Year. Hothem nominated Castellano for the honor.

Awards were presented at the MRPA’s annual three-day conference for leaders, practitioners and faculty in the field of recreation. The MRPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, development and improvement of all recreation and park services for the commonwealth.

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Mikki Wilson was named director of marketing and communications at Associated Home Care, a private-pay home care agency with five offices, including one in Marblehead. Wilson will direct and oversee AHC’s marketing policies, objectives and initiatives and will implement, monitor and evaluate the company’s marketing communications strategy.

Prior to joining AHC, Wilson headed the marketing efforts for Cakes for Occasions in Danvers and Cabot Money Management in Salem. Wilson graduated from Salem State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, and earned an associate degree in legal administration and liberal arts from North Shore Community College. Wilson serves on the Northeast Arc Board of Directors and Salem State University’s Alumni Association.

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