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Neighbors

October 25, 2000

Rachel Daniels has been named account coordinator at Lawrence, Mayo &

Ponder, an advertising agency in Newport Beach. She will coordinate an

assortment of advertising and marketing activities on behalf of agency

clients Fatburger, UCI Extension, Second Harvest Food Bank and WIC.

Daniels came to the agency from MusicPlayer3.com, in Wellesley, Mass.,

where she served as an Internet development and research intern. She also

held a number of business and marketing positions for a variety of

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companies. The Irvine resident is a graduate of Boston College in

Chestnut Hill, Mass. ... The Orange County chapter of the Roundtable for

Women in Foodservice presented Orange Coast College's culinary arts

department with a check for $12,000 for scholarships. During the next

five years, the Roundtable intends to build OCC's culinary endowment to

$50,000. ... Strategic HR Services, a national human resources

outsourcing company, has hired Jane Drury as a consultant to its human

resources advisory division. She has more than 10 years of experience as

a human resources professional. Drury has a bachelor's degree in

management from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. She is a member of the

Society for Human Resources Management, the American Compensation Assn.

and the New England Human Resources Assn. ... Pretend City, the

Children's Museum of Orange County, Inc., recently hired two key staff

members. Jacquin Anastasio was named director of development and capital

campaign, and Jessica Ruskin was named education, exhibits and program

coordinator. Anastasio brings extensive nonprofit experience and

leadership in fund-raising to the company. She will direct Pretend City's

capital and annual campaign, foundations and grants, museum sponsorship,

membership, fund development and special events. She also owns Wrap It,

an entertainment business. Her volunteer efforts include serving as

president and board member of the American Heart Assn., and chairwoman of

The Race for the Cure. Ruskin will be responsible for developing programs

and guiding the educational content of Pretend City's exhibits. She is

currently developing an outreach program and traveling exhibit for the

museum. Ruskin began her career in education, writing textbooks and

teacher's manuals for a publisher after graduating from Cornell

University with a degree in comparative literature. She then left

publishing to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the AmeriCorps

program. She has a master's degree in museum education from The George

Washington University in Washington, D.C. She also worked for the

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, coordinating professional

development seminars for teachers and museum educators.

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