Steamboat briefs: Rotary grant funding application process begins |

Steamboat briefs: Rotary grant funding application process begins

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking applications for the first round of grants in its 2015-16 funding cycle. Applications and grant criteria can be found at or by emailing Jeremy Behling at Applications are due by Dec. 1 and can be submitted to

Purdue University recognizes 2 Steamboat graduates

Two Steamboat Springs women who are graduates of Purdue University's College of Education have been recognized by the school for professional accomplishments since graduating.

Marsha Link and Sidney Moon each received Purdue's 2015 Distinguished Education Alumni Award, the college's highest alumni honor, during a ceremony Oct. 30 at the school in Illinois.

Link is the founder and principal of Link Consulting Group, specializing in executive coaching, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Her work has focused on the professional development and advancement of women in the health care industry, specifically in ophthalmology. Link is president of Ophthalmic Women Leaders, a nonprofit group that believes diverse leadership results in better outcomes.

Moon is professor emerita of gifted, creative and talented studies in Purdue's College of Education. During her 30-year career with the college, she served as associate dean for learning and engagement and as director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute. Moon is a prolific scholar whose work continues to benefit gifted people around the world. In 2013, the National Association for Gifted Children recognized her achievements and dedication with the Distinguished Service Award.

Distinguished Education Alumni Award winners are selected by college leaders every two years.

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Lift-Up of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call 970-870-0727.