Steppin' Out Magazine July 2015 - Page 18

Mobile Fire-Rescue Announces Promotions The Two of Us Assistant Chief Billy Pappas announced the promotion of two District Chiefs to the position of Deputy Chief. District Chief Myron E. King, 56, has been with the department for over 25 years. A licensed Paramedic, he was most recently Chief of the Emergency Medical Services Division. King attended Williamson High School and has a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration and Management. In 2009 he graduated from Leadership Mobile and he is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. He also completed course work District Chief Myron E. King in Fire Science Administration through Bishop State Community College. District Chief Kenneth “Ken” H. Keller, 43, has been with the department for 17 years. A registered EMT Intermediate he was most recently the chief of the Training Division. Keller spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve where he was first introduced to firefighting. He has received numerous professional certifications from the National and State Fire Academies. Keller has a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science and a Masters in Executive Leadership. Keller serves on the Alabama State Fire College Technical Review Committee and has helped train District Chief Kenneth “Ken” H. Keller over 800 firefighters throughout the Southeast. These are the first promotions made from the new testing system by the Booth Research Group, Inc. Deputy Chief is the third highest position, behind the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief within the department. D The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new exhibit featuring paintings by southern Mobile County husband and wife art team Benno Kollegger and Regina Doi-Kollegger. “The Two of Us” will be on display from July 01– August 31, 2015 in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Library. The show features beautiful, large-scale paintings by the Kolleggers. The exhibit showcases two unique series created by the talented couple. Benno Kollegger’s series, “The 10,” depicts his understanding of the commandments using the power of the human form. Regina Doi-Kollegger’s series, “Uma (the horse),” portrays the emotion behind the movement and spirit of horses. Benno was born, raised, and educated in Austria before moving to the United States in 1962. He has always loved to paint and is an accomplished sculptor. He is an internationally known artist who has had numerous shows in Europe and in the United States. His wife, Regina, who was born in Tokyo, Japan, is also a gifted painter and sculptor. Her fine art is influenced by her Eurasian heritage. When the Kolleggers moved from upstate New York to southern Alabama in 2013, they quickly became part of the Mobile art scene. The couple brought a fresh, unique perspective to the traditional artistic themes of our area. They are now well established as popular, vital members of the local art community. A reception to showcase the Kollegger’s exhibit will be held on Friday, July 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Rodning Gallery on the third floor of the Library. The reception is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend the reception and have the opportunity to meet the artists and view their beautiful artwork. Also on display at the Marx Library is “War and Medicine,” an exhibit presented by the Mobile Medical Museum. The exhibit, which features a collection of rare medical artifacts and documents, will remain on display through October 2, 2015. All exhibits are free and open to the public during regular Marx Library hours. For more information, please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/librarygalleries/. D Full Service Burial or Cremation Custom Arrangements Specialists in Military Honors Pre-Need Planning Proud to Serve Pricing to fit any need National Shipping Grief Counseling Accepting All Insurance Post-Funeral Assistance with filing of Insurance Claims, Social Security & Veterans Benefits, Legal Certificates & Permits Page 18 251-432-6528 www.christianbenevolent.com www.SteppinOutMobile.com JULY 2015