Jenn Beckmann, daughter of Jerry and Sue Beckmann of St. Charles, married Dan Brown, son of Mark and Kathleen Brown of Kirkwood, on July 3, 2015. Jenn graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and teaches at Francis Howell High School. Dan graduated from Truman State University and Saint Louis University Law School and is an attorney in private practice. They honeymooned in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and live in St. Louis.
Megan Walsh, daughter of Robert and Karen Walsh of Kirkwood; and Nickolaus Geiger, son of Vince and Denise Geiger of Columbia, Mo., were married on June 6, 2015. The ceremony was held at The Highlands Golf and Tennis Club in Forest Park in St. Louis. The bride graduated from the University of Missouri and is a family resource specialist at St. Louis Arc. The groom graduated from State Technical College in Linn, Mo., and is a premise technician for AT&T. They honeymooned in Florida and live in St. Louis' Dogtown Neighborhood.
Jordan Allene Berger of Webster Groves recently earned a bachelor of arts degree in women's and gender studies and in international studies with a minor in German from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
Des Peres resident Paige Blasberg, a junior studying geological engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, spent a week in Nahualate, Guatemala, with the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders. While there, the team continued its work on a water distribution system for the village.
Jeremiah Johnson of Webster Groves was recently awarded the Steve Rose Annual Performing Arts Scholarship from the Truman State University Foundation for 2015-16. He is a junior theatre major at Truman.
Webster Groves resident Jennifer Scholle of Edward Jones recently won the firm's coveted Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial firm. Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner, said the award is a strong indicator of success.
Kirkwood High School graduate Sara Jepsen is one of 75 students in the University of Arkansas Honors College in Fayetteville, Ark., to receive a four-year Honors College Fellowship. She is the daughter of Carol and Jeff Jepsen.
Audrey Smith, daughter of Brynne E. Smith of Kirkwood and Elizabeth Smith of Webster Groves, recently graduated with honors from Grinnell College in Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in gender, women's and sexuality studies and English.
Nancy Martin of Kirkwood recently received the Federal Signal Citizen Award for her outstanding leadership, dedication and contribution to her surrounding community, which includes her volunteer efforts with Serve Our City Organization, a ministry that looks for opportunities to serve the community of Kirkwood and the greater St. Louis area; and with Greentree Community Church for its two-year commitment to help Joplin rebuild its community after the 2011 tornadoes.
Andy Ryan, a 1989 Webster Groves High School graduate and Webster Groves resident, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of product liability litigation – Defendants. Ryan is a shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. and serves as the firm's product liability practice group chairman.
Webster Groves resident Meg Browne has been named business development manager for QualSafe Solutions. She joins QualSafe from W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply.
Webster Groves resident Keith Grissom has joined the trusts and estates practice group of the St. Louis law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC. Grissom is a graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Mass., and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.
On June 28, Conor Bickham, along with other members of Kirkwood Scout Troop 981 and friends, completed his Eagle Scout project in Ken Connor Park in Kirkwood. They relocated inscribed legacy bricks that had become overgrown and out of sight for years to a visible area in the park facing Argonne Drive. They also relocated and planted decorative grass near the Ken Connor Park sign.