The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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March 2, 2013

FYI for 3/3/13

ENID, Okla. — Local photographer earns degrees

Dawn Muncy, of Muncy Photography in Enid, has earned the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America. The degrees were presented to Muncy by PPA president Tim Walden at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held Jan. 20-22 in Atlanta.

According to a press release, the degrees signify Muncy has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She has been awarded the Master of Photography degree in recognition of her superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession. Since Muncy has continued to advance the industry as an orator, author and mentor, she also was awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree.

Muncy’s degrees — and all the expertise they require — illustrate her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few, according to the release.

Muncy is the only photographer in northwest Oklahoma to receive the Master of Photography degree since the 1970s. She also has been a certified professional photographer since 2005. Those who have earned the Professional Photographic Certification have passed a comprehensive written exam measuring their technical expertise, and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval.

Samples of her work can be seen in the Muncy Photography gallery at 220 W. Randolph in Enid, or at muncyphotography.com.

Robinett recognized by Komatsu Corp.

Alan Robinett, manager of Hoskins Gypsum Quarry between Southard and Watonga, will be flying to Georgia next week to accept awards from Komatsu America Corp. on behalf of Hoskins Gypsum Co. of Longdale.

The awards are for being in the top 10 percent of Komatsu users for the least idle time of equipment and for more than 20 percent involvement in management of idle time.

Hoskins Gypsum uses Komatsu track hoes and loading trucks. According to a press release, Robinett attributes his achievement to careful scheduling of the equipment so any time a truck or track hoe is not in use, it is undergoing preventative maintenance, such as an oil change.

Robinett lives in Canton.

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