Dr. Mavis Twum-Barimah, MD, has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate.
Twum-Barimah is now one of 407 ABOM diplomates in the state of Texas.
Certification as an ABOM diplomate signifies special knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care. Each ABOM diplomate undergoes rigorous training and an extensive examination process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 42 percent of U.S. adults cope with obesity, which is associated with a higher risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and other musculoskeletal and vascular problems. Obesity has been officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association since 2013.
Twum-Barimah is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She obtained her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. She did her residency training at West Suburban Family Medicine Residency in Oak Park, Ill. She has been practicing in Odessa for the last six years. Her areas of interest are preventative care, underserviced care, women’s health, global health and obesity medicine.
WILLIAMSBURG, KY. Aamani Gogula of Odessa graduated with a master of science in information systems security from University of the Cumberlands during the spring semester.
ABILENE Dalila Olivas, Juan Mendoza, Karis Cox, Juan Rivera, Brooke Adams and Jaycee Pruitt, all of Odessa, were named to the spring Dean’s Honor Roll at Abilene Christian University.
To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must be registered for 12 or more credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
LEVELLAND Area students were named to the spring Dean’s List at South Plains College.
They are: Kaleb Crump and Aaliyah Fierro, both of Alpine, Emmanuel Diaz of Crane, Kristal Wight of Goldsmith, Armando Rodriguez, Kadence Esparza, Mayra Lozano and Gabriela Carrion, all of Seagraves, Jaqueline Chavarria and Alex Menchaca, Kallie Harris and Fatima Saiz, all of Seminole, and Jonathen Padilla of Stanton.
MANCHESTER, N.H. Justin Manning, Victoria Rodriguez and Adam Mendez, all of Odessa, Tifaney Brooks and Jaime Lopez, both of Alpine, and Raquel Montanez of Andrews, were named to the fall Dean’s List at Southern New Hampshire University.
Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits in either EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6.
LEVELLAND Alexis Garza and Arlem Mendoza, both of Seagraves; Shannon Wilson, Andrew Alaniz and Jayda Heppner, all of Seminole were named to the spring President’s List at South Plains College.
MANCHESTER, N.H. Christopher Medina and Tiffany Shariff, both of Odessa, Michelle Stamper of Andrews, Anthony Kennedy of Crane, Atenna King of Fort Stockton and Allison Reimer of Seminole were named to the falls President’s List at that Southern New Hampshire University.
Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits in either EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6.
CHANCELLOR’S HONOR ROLL
OXFORD, MISS. Victoria Marie Gray of Andrews was recently named to the University of Mississippi’s spring 2021 Honor Roll lists.
Gray was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00.
BATON ROUGE, LA. Madeline Hiebert of Seminole was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University.
SAN ANGELO Michael Rodriguez of Rankin earned All-Lone Star Conference honors for the 2021 outdoor track and field season at Angelo State University.
He made the All-LSC Second Team – Rams.
The All-LSC first team consists of event winners, all members of winning relay teams, and athletes scoring 14 or more points at the LSC Championship Meet. The second team includes athletes on second-place relay teams and those scoring 8-13.9 points. The third team recognizes members of third-place relay teams and athletes scoring 6-7.9 points.
Six Rams and five Rambelles made the All-LSC first team. Six Rams and eight Rambelles made the second team. Five Rams and one Rambelle made the third team.