SCOTT H. GAN, a shareholder of Mesch, Clark & Rothschild PC, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The academy was founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts. Membership is limited to 500 members in the United States. Gan will be inducted as a fellow at the academy’s meeting in Chicago this month.
ARIZONA JEWISH POST Advertising Manager LORI RIEGEL will receive a master’s degree in Jewish education and certificate in special education from Hebrew College Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, in Newton Centre, Mass., on June 1. She will receive the Harry H. Fein Memorial Prize for an outstanding student in graduate studies in Jewish education. Riegel will begin working toward a Ph.D. in educational studies with a specialization in Jewish educational leadership from Lesley University, in Cambridge, Mass., as a distance learner. The Ph.D. program is run jointly by Lesley University and Hebrew College.
ARIZONA JEWISH POST Associate Editor SHEILA WILENSKY was interviewed May 3 by Zara Larsen, D.M., on her live “Circles of Change” radio program on Journal Broadcasting’s KQTH 104.1 FM (http://mobi.drzara.ipressroom. com/podcast-for-may-3rd-2014). The Larsen Group, Architects of Change, is a leadership consulting, executive and career fulfillment organization (www.thelarsengroup.com). Wilensky’s interview, “Down East to Southwest,” joins more than 1,000 podcasts of authors, business executives and others — from Tucson and around the world — who have transformed their lives.