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•Certified Professional Secretary’s course offered

In today’s ever-changing business environment, you need every advantage to stay on top. To help you attain the goal of Certified Professional Secretary, the Oak Ridge Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals sponsors review classes and a mock exam for administrative professionals who are planning to take the CPS and CAP examinations.


The Oak Ridge Chapter will be conducting a mock exam from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Pellissiippi State. The purpose of the mock exam is to help prepare candidates by providing sample questions in a realistic testing atmosphere and giving insight on appropriate technique to aid in certification. Cost for the mock exam, including lunch, is $10, payable the day of the exam. Enrollment is also now under way for the first review class, computer hardware, systems, and configuration, which will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The fee for this class is $40. The classes are being held at Pellissippi State Technical Community College on the Hardin Valley Campus in the Goins Administration Building, in the executive conference room 208, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, call Darlene Hickman at 865-574-4365 or e-mail bdk@ornl.gov or fax registration to Gail Owens CPS/CAP at 865-574-2767.



•Smiley joins First Tennessee

First Tennessee has hired Lisa T. Smiley as a vice president and relationship manager in its Commercial Finance division. She will work directly with commercial and corporate clients in East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio.Smiley comes to First Tennessee from Wachovia/First Union Bank in Greensboro, Va., where she served as a vice president and relationship manager for commercial lending clients. She was active with the United Way and the American Heart Association, and hopes to continue supporting those organizations in Knoxville. Smiley holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Radford University in Virginia.



•Administrative Professionals banquet held

The Oak Ridge Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals is hosting a banquet and recognition program Monday, Sept. 13, at the Elks Lodge on Emory Valley Rd. in Oak Ridge, honoring those receiving or recertifying for the Certified Professional Secretary’s rating and Certified Administrative Professional rating. If you or anyone you know has successfully completed one of these exams or recertified in the last year, please contact one of the following as soon as possible: Rita Ayers CPS, 376-5558, Orpha Leitch CPS, 694-6403; or Renetta Godfrey CPS, 574-6592.

 

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