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Posted: 02/18/2009 12:30:00 AM MST

Ruth and Kenneth Wright of Boulder received honorary degrees from the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru, for their work at Inca archaeological sites. PERU’S NATIONAL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY: Awarded honorary degrees to Boulder residents Kenneth and Ruth Wright in recognition of the couple’s work and research on Inca engineering at archaeological sites in Peru.

KENNEDY/JENKS CONSULTANTS: Promoted Kristine Thorpe to southwest regional marketing manager. Thorpe will assume responsibility for working with the Las Vegas, Phoenix and Austin offices to coordinate client-service teams.

LEWIS HIMES ASSOCIATES INC.: Elected Coleen Stecher-Himes president of the firm.

SMART-GIRL: The nonprofit organization elected Edric Starbird, managing partner of Starbird & Associates, as board chairman; Mary Coussons-Read, associate dean for research and curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, vice chairman; Abby Ferber, professor of sociology and of women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, programs chairwoman; Kevin Kearney, chief executive of Point-of-View Survey Systems, marketing and development chairman.

REILLY POZNER LLP: Promoted Dru Nielsen to partner.

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY: Julie Hutchison recently joined the Highlands Ranch Market Center.

SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON Added Tiffany Lydon to the firm’s Arrowhead office as broker associate.

RECRUITINGTRENDS.COM: Named Derrick Barton, chief executive and chief talent leader of the Center for Talent Solutions, will join the advisory board.

KEY NATIONAL FINANCE: Appointed Donald Synborski as director of major-market syndications for its lease-advisory and distribution group.

WADDELL & REED: Named Jonnette Deskevitch as a financial adviser.

SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON INC.: Announced that Danny Els ner has joined as a project manager in the water-resources group.

KEYBANK: Named Michael Daly manager of the branch on Leetsdale Drive; Jasen DeStefano, manager at the Town Center branch in Highlands Ranch; and Holly Rahbar, manager at the downtown location.

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