June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
BARBARA SPRONG; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E1383-E1384] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] BARBARA SPRONG ______ HON. SAM GRAVES of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, June 11, 2009 Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Barbara Sprong of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Barbara is active in the community and she has been chosen to receive the YWCA Women of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award: Woman in Volunteerism. After graduating from Central High School, Barbara received a degree in elementary education from Northwest Missouri State University. She then moved to Independence, volunteering as a docent to the Harry Truman Library, and to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and becoming a member of the Junior Service League of Independence, the University of Kansas City Ambassadors, and the American Association of University Women. Upon returning to Saint Joseph, Barbara worked with Heartland Regional Medical Center to develop its first volunteer program, and later joined the Board of Directors of Heartland Health, and the Heartland Foundation Board. She has served on the Family Guidance Center of Behavioral Health Care Board of Directors and the Community Living Services Board. Barbara helped develop the Missouri Western Ambassadors program, and later served on the University's Board of Regents. She served as director of the Profit in Education program, and as a member of the Saint Joseph School District Foundation Board of Directors. She has also supported the United Way, having served on its Board of Directors, [[Page E1384]] the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, the PEO, and is a member of the Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in recognizing Barbara Sprong. She has made an amazing impact on countless individuals in the St. Joseph community. I am honored to represent her in the United States Congress. ____________________