The Herald Bulletin

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Local Business

February 2, 2013

Business People: Feb. 3

Olabi takes over dentistry practice

ANDERSON — Dr. Nassim F. Olabi, DDS, MSD, has taken over Dr. Gary Hinz’ practice at Anderson Pediatric Dentistry, 502 E. Eighth St., Anderson. Hinz retired in September 2012.

Dr. Olabi was born in Cameroon (West Africa), raised in the middle-east (Lebanon) and moved to the United States at the age of 13. He attended Dowling High School, received a bachelor of arts degree in business from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, and played professional soccer for 8 years in the National Professional Soccer league and the Continental Indoor Soccer League.

After soccer, Dr. Olabi moved to Indianapolis and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Wishard Memorial Hospital. His interest in children inspired him to continue his studies at Riley Hospital for Children where he received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and his master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry.

The office may be reached at 642-3263.

Ricker presents check to Habitat for Humanity

ANDERSON — Ricker Oil Co. recently presented Habitat for Humanity of Madison County with a check for $5,000 from the BP Fueling Communities Program, a part of BP of North America.

The BP Fueling Communities Program allows local BP-branded marketers to support organizations that focus on health, education, youth, food and housing to spread goodwill among neighbors in need.

“We have been supportive of Habitat for Humanity since 1998 and as a family-owned business in Madison County, we have always had a passion for the work that this organization continues to do in our community,” said Founder Nancy Ricker.

Bray joins Harrison College

INDIANAPOLIS — Harrison College, which has over 5,000 students at 14 campuses and online, has hired Beth Bray as national dean of general education and program review. She most recently served as Director of Charter Schools under Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

Bray, a native Hoosier currently living in Indianapolis, earned her bachelor’s degree at Ball State University and her master’s in social work at Indiana University. She’s very active in the community, and volunteers with organizations such as the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, the Greenbriar Neighborhood Association, the Challenge Foundation Academy and the National Association of Social Workers – Indiana Chapter.

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