Midlands People & Achievements, June 9


Leah Hyatt Peace has been named public relations coordinator for Palmetto Health Foundation in Columbia.


Dr. Michael Rose, vice president of Surgical Services for McLeod Health in Florence, has been named one of the “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety.”

Lexington Medical Center has received a Gold Plus Quality Achievement award for stroke care from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines Stroke” program.


Columbia Museum of Art has named its new board members: Luther J. Battiste III, president; R. Scott McClelland, vice president; Suzanne R. Thorpe, secretary; Joel A. Smith III, treasurer; and Karen Brosius, executive director.


Preservation activist and developer Richard Burts has been awarded the Preservation Leadership Award, which is given by the Historic Columbia Foundation to someone who contributes to the advancement of historic preservation in the Columbia area.


Gallivan, White & Boyd Columbia attorneys H. Mills Gallivan, Daniel B. White and John T. Lay have received the 2013 Leadership in the Law Award.

J. Clarke Newton has joined Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson and Delgado in Columbia as an associate.

Michelle L. Boykin has joined Williams, Hendrix, Steigner & Brink in Lexington as an associate.


Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina has honored Virgil C. Summer and Crandall Close Bowles as 2013 laureates.


Carolina Business Equipment of Columbia has received a Best of Business Award from the Small Business Community Association, a national organization of entrepreneurs.

Savanda Farmer of Balloons, Arches and Flowers in Columbia has been designated as an FTD Premier Florist.