Updated: December 3, 2012 6:07AM
Joins college: Columbia College of Missouri has named Patrick Snyder as community and alumni relations coordinator for its four Illinois campuses. Snyder is former executive director of Visit Illinois, the Illinois Travel & Tourism Association. Most recently, he served as vice president of operations for Steve Kaplan Live and as an adjunct professor in hospitality, marketing and operations at Kendall College in Evanston. Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, and an IOM designation from the U.S. Chamber Institute Program at the University of Notre Dame. As the community and alumni relations coordinator for the Illinois campuses — Gurnee, Crystal Lake, Elgin and Freeport — Snyder will be responsible for developing and building relationships with community organizations and area alumni as well as working with the local media to increase awareness of the college and its programs.
New to NLFH: Dr. Victor Tsirline of Lincolnshire has joined the surgical staff at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, specializing in noninvasive surgery. Tsirline is also an assistant professor of gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Tsirline received his medical degree from Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, in 2004 and completed his internship and residency at Loyola University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., from 2010-12. He also holds a master’s degree in computational neuroscience from Northwestern University and holds bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering and computer science from Northwestern University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery and licensed in Illinois and North Carolina.
Sales award: Dan Timm of Libertyville, sales associate with Century 21/Kreuser & Seiler in Libertyville, recently earned the Century 21 System’s Centurion Producer Award, which is conferred on a very small percentage of Century 21 professionals whose dedication to quality customer service results in award-winning production.