Michigan dentist Brock Arms and Louisiana dentist Jim Nichols are the recipients of the Jameson Management, Inc.'s Branch of Peace Award, which honors their devotion to promoting peace and leadership.
"With movements everywhere on 'the greening of America' and becoming more earth friendly as people and professionals, and with the worldwide plights that humans face plus the moving stories we hear about heroes doing their part, we wanted to really highlight these stories within the dental industry and bring the heroes into the spotlight. So we created the Branch of Peace Award," said Cathy Jameson, Founder and CEO of Jameson Management, Inc., a dental coaching firm.
Cathy Jameson's vision evolved into special sketches created by her father, Derry Ebert, which were crafted into wall décor awards commemorating each recipient. Her directive in the call for applicants welcomed "anyone who is living with a big picture perspective, such as an environmentally conscious life; doing something philanthropic; exemplifying outstanding leadership; and other things along these lines."
"Dr. Arms and Dr. Nichols are definitely appropriate matches with Cathy's thoughts," said the president of Jameson Management, Jess Webber.
The nomination for Dr. Brock Arms of Cadillac, Michigan, highlighted his leadership in vision, discipline, and character. It states: "To have a big vision for oneself for the sake of self is admirable, but to have a vision for one's life with less regard for personal reward is honorable. I would describe Dr. Arm's vision as honorable. His vision is to make health and beauty accessible to people in our community by offering his services as a dentist. He also has a great vision for sharing himself and his wealth with the world by supporting projects locally and globally. His desire to help others is evident by his generous decision to give 5% of his collections to charities in our community and around the world. He has given generously to tsunami relief efforts, Project Christmas (a local organization that gives gifts and food to the underprivileged), Pathway of Hope (a home for troubled girls), and other charities."
"When no one is looking," the nomination continues, "you might find Dr. Arms floating down a river in a canoe with a group of kids from his church, or standing at the edge of a stream sharing his love of fishing with a boy who would otherwise not have the opportunity."
The nomination for Jim Nichols of Lafayette, Louisiana, stated, "Helping others — that's where his heart is. He's passionate about his work in Mexico. He provides free dental care there and assists with other medical efforts, or even builds ditches for water lines, puts up church structures, or addresses whatever needs there are. The people will walk eight miles without shoes just to see him. They call him Doctor and he humbly treats them all with expert care. There are some communication breakdowns, but Jim still finds the cause most rewarding. His wife and daughter go with him and conduct this ministry as a family," said Trudy D'Augereau, Dr. Nichols' dental assistant of 14 years.
"He's a warm, Christian person who's always ready to lend a hand where needed and never wants to be repaid," said D'Augereau. "You can never repay him. He's always going to be on the up side of you when it comes to who's giving more and who's being more generous."
To read more about Dr. Arms, Dr. Nichols, and the Jameson Branch of Peace Award, visit www.JamesonManagement.com.