The ACT Blog Archive

Mark’s Opening Remarks January 2018

December 27, 2017

Dear Friends of ACT, The New Year is upon us. We look back on 2017 with pride in many accomplishments. But now we’re looking forward to 2018 with great anticipation. As you look forward, we sincerely wish each of you … Continue reading

Holidays Are in Full Swing in the Day Program

December 21, 2017

There is never a shortage of fun in the Day Program and this certainly holds true during the holidays. For Thanksgiving, everyone feasts on a delicious meal – Turkey and all the trimmings. ACT’s building is packed with hungry people … Continue reading

Elizabeth Takes Her Dream to California

It’s pretty amazing when you have a dream and it comes to fruition. For a long time Elizabeth has wanted to go to California to see where her favorite show is taped. Working hard at Walmart in Columbia, she saved … Continue reading

Michael Named Arby’s Employee of the Month

Michael was recently honored by being named Employee of the Month for Arby’s midwest region. Michael received support from ACT Career Services leading up to being hired at Arby’s in 2015. His work performance was so strong ACS was phased … Continue reading

2017 Work Anniversaries

November 29, 2017

Many people in our ACT family celebrated impressive work anniversaries this year!   40 Years  Mark Hassemer 25 Years Don Lafferty   Terri Kruger 15 Years Marsha Schafer Carl Daleen 10 Years Lois Marston Chanele Malveaux Jamesetta Jackson  Tara Shade A. … Continue reading

ACT Employees Are Part of the Construction Team Updating ACT’s Building

November 28, 2017

We told you in October about our building’s facelift. But we didn’t tell you that ACT employees have done a great deal of that work. Darrell Derritt, Dennis Collier, and Patrick Miller and have been working diligently to update the … Continue reading

STEP’s Sixth Class is Underway

With seven students (all of whom are male) this year’s STEP (Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership) class at Boone Hospital Center is the biggest ever. Maurice, Aimable, Demetrius, LaTavious, Evan, Nick, and Justin have nearly completed their first semester in … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks: Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday Season

Dear Friends of ACT: It was Monday morning after Thanksgiving. Into my office came Minna, who to my surprise was bearing a gift for me: a box of sweets she helped make over the Thanksgiving holiday. Believe me, they are … Continue reading

Meaningful Day Breaks Down Boundaries and Expands Opportunities

October 30, 2017

Before 2017, our programs operated separately and independently. They were even separated by the space they occupied in our building. Typically, people seeking services picked one program over another, rather than picking and choosing the particular program features they wanted … Continue reading

ACT Welcomes Two New Board Members

October 26, 2017

Brooke Orscheln and Jennifer Eng recently joined ACT’s Board of Directors. Brooke is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended Stephens College and earned her B.S. in International Business at Columbia College.   Brooke started her career in real estate development … Continue reading

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