The Torch - February Issue

The Torch

Earn $100 for completing a biometric screening!

Activehealth Biometrics Screening

All three options for completing a biometric screening are now available! Even better, employees and spouses who are eligible for the ActiveHealth program can each earn a $100 e-gift card for completing their biometric screening!

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Scholarship opens new educational doors for PLA program director

Shawnna Ajeigbe, assistant board director for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency was awarded a $6500 scholarship by WGU.

WGU Indiana awarded a total of eight Public Service Recognition Scholarships in 2019.

One of those winners, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency assistant board director Shawnna Ajeigbe, is set to continue working toward a longtime goal she said is now within reach thanks to the $6,500 scholarship. Learn more about Shawnna’s educational plans below and click here to read about a reception honoring this year’s Public Service Recognition Scholarship recipients.

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Bob Vollmer, 102-year-old DNR surveyor, announces retirement

Bob Vollmer, 102-year-old DNR surveyor.

Want to live to be 102?

Eat a lot of red beets.

Want to work until you’re 102?

Work hard, follow the Golden Rule, and – you guessed it -- eat a lot of red beets.

That’s the advice of Bob Vollmer, Indiana’s oldest (and longest currently-serving) state employee who, after nearly 60 years on the job as an Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) surveyor, decided in January that it was finally time to “call it a career.”

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CHE celebrates 30th anniversary of 21st Century
Scholars program

Data Day group picture

More than a thousand people filed through the Indiana Statehouse Jan. 22 for a look at how two dozen state of Indiana government agencies, educational institutions, medical facilities, and businesses are using proven statistical information to improve the lives of Hoosiers.

The third annual Data Day, organized by the Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH), doubled in size and scope only 10 months removed from its 2019 incarnation (which itself was a far bigger event than the Data Day debut) and set
up shop in both atriums of the Statehouse.

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