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Le Etta Pratt of the Bon Air Ward, Richmond Virginia Stake, was honored as the International Health Scholar at the 38th World Congress on Health, attended by some 700 participants from 47 countries. She was recognized for her research to strengthen health education. She has served as director of an international health commission since 1993, and she teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.
U.S. Customs Service senior special agent John Fisher was given an award of honor by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association. The award recognized his leading role in Operation Gopher Grab, a complicated narcotics money-laundering investigation that led to the seizure of U.S. $6.5 million in assets. Brother Fisher is a member of the Hillcrest Ward, Glendale Arizona North Stake.
Ed Adams, bishop of the San Angelo First Ward, Abilene Texas Stake, won an unprecedented fourth consecutive national research award from the U.S. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. This year he won in the magazine division, while in past years he won in the advertising division, history division, and media management and economics division. He is an assistant professor of journalism at Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas.