Gary Wixom, dean of Continuing Education at Utah Valley State College, recently received the outstanding post-secondary administrator award from the Association of Applied Technology Education Coordinators. He was chosen from among 50 other vocational directors in the state. Linda Makin, director of budgets for Utah Valley State College, has been awarded the 1998 Outstanding Chief Business Officer for Region IV. She was one of nine winners in the United States selected. Dr. McKay L. Platt has joined the staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Orem Community Hospital. He is a board-certified urologist. He graduated from BYU and Tulane Medical School. He was chief of urology services at the Landstahl Army Regional Medical Center in Landstahl, Germany. Brent Wade has been named district manager for the Provo office of Intermountain Financial Group/Mass-Mutual. He is a principal in the firm Miller Wade & Associates and has worked in the insurance and investment industry for 11 years. Glen Ricks was recently installed as the new president of the Orem Rotary Club. He is the owner and operator of Glen Ricks Photography in Orem. Dr. Jon Bradley Bishop has joined the medical staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Orem Community Hospital and American Fork Hospital. A graduate of BYU, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Utah. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.