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Connie Evenson, an assistant professor of nursing, is the inaugural recipient of the Augustana University DAISY Faculty Award, an honor recognizing nursing faculty who provide exceptional instruction and inspiration for nursing students. An experienced nurse educator and clinician, Evenson earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri and is a certified nurse educator. Her clinical work experience includes critical care, pulmonary and pediatrics. She teaches courses on health assessment, pharmacotherapeutics and adult health. Before joining Augustana, Evenson served on the nursing faculty at the University of South Dakota where she worked for 19 years and received USD Nursing’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
MetaBank has promoted three staff members.
Erin Daniels from operations support manager to director of operations support. Daniels has been with Meta for almost 10 years. She leads a 16-member team responsible for reviewing partner marketing materials and partner operations quality oversight to ensure compliance with various industry rules and regulations.
Nick Cleland from network engineering manager to director of network engineering. He has been with Meta for 11 years and previously held the title of network engineering manager.
Nichole Price from vice president controller to senior vice president controller. Price joined Meta in 2015.
MetaBank has hired five staff members.
Shelly Schneekloth as executive vice president, head of technology and operations. Schneekloth has more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as the prepaid division general manager at FIS. At Meta, she leads a team of more than 400 employees in project management, operations and technology.
Jennifer Worley as senior vice president, product management. Worley has more than 20 years of experience in product development and management. She joins Meta from Blackhawk Network where she served as vice president of product strategy and development.
Lance Husman as the credit quality assurance manager. Husman has a strong credit, credit review and financial background. He joined Meta from Wells Fargo where he spent the past decade working in credit and loan administration roles.
Doug Madetzke and Yvonne Warkar as application support engineers. Madetzke previously worked at FIS, where he was a senior product support representative. Warkar worked at Premier Bankcard, where she was a software developer.
Architecture Incorporated has added two partners.
Jason Pittmann, an associate architect, worked in the construction industry for 10 years before joining Architecture Incorporated in 2005. He is involved with contract administration, overseeing the construction of multiple projects to ensure that the built structure meets the design intent. He is based in Sioux Falls.
Jordan Burbach joined the firm in 2011 after graduating from Montana State University. He recently became a registered architect and is based in Rapid City.
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