Ann Brown, an English teacher at Southern University Laboratory School, was awarded the Distinguished Clinician Award for secondary education by the Louisiana Association of Teacher Educators.

Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School and counselors Missy Frye, Ellen DeCuir and Mary Ann Robbins received the Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program Award given to schools whose counseling programs align with the criteria set forth in the American School Counselor Association National Model. Ninety-eight schools were selected nationwide to receive the award in 2011.

Eric H. Arman, a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana Baton Rouge, has earned the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living professional designation from American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

The Louisiana State Museum and historic New Orleans Collection have received reaccreditation by the American Association of Museums. Accreditation signifies quality, accountability and professionalism in museum operations.

The Mid City Redevelopment Alliance was named Agency of the Year by the National Association of Housing Counselors and Agencies, noting that in a time when funding is scarce the agency has not cut back on its efforts because its partners remain committed to the agency.

LSU Center for Internal Auditing spring graduates Rachel Bond and Julius Gloeckner were named the first- and second-place recipients of the 2011 Esther R. Sawyer Scholarship Award, respectively, by The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. The award is presented to individuals who are entering or enrolled in a graduate program in internal auditing or business at an IIA-endorsed internal audit program and have written a manuscript on a specified topic related to modern internal auditing.

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its Contractor Safety Excellence Awards. n Manufacturing and Industrial Building Construction and Maintenance, General Contractors: first place to Shaw Maintenance Inc., medium category, and Turner Industries Group, large category; honorable mention to Volks Constructors, small category, and Excel Group, medium category; and recognition awards to Performance Contractors Inc., medium category, and Jacobs Corp., large category. Construction and Maintenance Specialty Trade Contractors, Hard Crafts: first place to TopCor Belco LLC, medium category, and ISC Constructors LLC, large category; honorable mention to Turner Industries Specialized Welding Systems and Vector Electric and Controls Inc., medium category, and Pala Interstate and Triad Electric and Controls Inc., large category; and recognition award to Austin Fire Equipment LLC and Partco Inc., small category, and Aquilex WSI and First Vehicle Services, large category. Construction and Maintenance Specialty Trade Contractors, Soft Crafts: first place to WHM Custom Services Inc. and Environmental Coating Services LLC, small category; and Brand Energy and Infrastructure LLC and Veolia Environmental Services, medium category; honorable mention to Turner Industries Group Specialty Mechanical Division, small category, and USIS AbClean Industrial Cleaning and Petrin Corp., medium category; and recognition award to Industrial Coatings Inc. and Pelichem Industrial Cleaning Services, small category, and The Brock Group, large category. Technical Support Contractors: first place to Turner Industries Group Non-Destructive Testing, small category, Webb, Murray and Associates Inc., medium category, and Total Safety U.S. Inc., large category; honorable mention to Tyco Valves and Control, small category, Capitol Ultrasonics LLC, Gulf Engineering LLC, John L. Lowery and Associates and Marsulex Inc., medium category, and SGS Petroleum Services, large category; and recognition award to Thorpe-Sunbelt Inc., small category, VJ Rollo Security Services Inc., medium category, and Acuren Inspection, EMS USA Inc. and Veolia Water, large category.