Bar News - June 8, 2007
NH Bar News: Hail and Farewell
Managing Editor Anita Becker will be leaving her post at the NH Bar News on June 15 to begin her second tour of active duty as a mobilized U.S. Army Reservist. She is a lieutenant colonel who will be stationed at Ft. Dix, NJ, serving as the deputy commander of the 174th Infantry Brigade.
Taking over as managing editor will be Associate Editor Beverly Rorick, who acted as managing editor on a temporary basis when Becker was previously mobilized.
"I am very sorry to see Anita go," said Communications Director Dan Wise. "Her editing, news sense and sense of organization has helped smooth our operations and improved the Bar News. I am also pleased to have Bev moving up to managing editor, as she knows the ropes and is passionate about the Bar News."
Rorick is a former high school Engish teacher who has worked her way up the editorial ladder since joining the NHBA staff in late 2000. She began by assisting as a proofreader in between her duties at the front desk, and then moved into writing articles and lending a hand with editing. Craig Sander, a correspondent and part-time photographer for the Union Leader, Portsmouth Herald and other publications, also joined the NHBA this month as Bar Newsassociate editor.
"I will miss the friendship and overwhelmingly positive attitudes of the many NH Bar members and Bar Center staff that I have had the pleasure to have worked with over the past two years," said Becker. "I volunteered to return to active duty primarily to serve and support my fellow soldiers who are deploying and to fulfill personal goals." The Association received recognition from the NH Committee of the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization in 2005 for its support of Becker during her last deployment. "I know that the NH Bar News is in the very good hands of my colleagues Dan Wise, Beverly Rorick, Donna Parker and Craig Sander," Becker added.