We salute longtime John Burroughs School head football coach TODD SMALL, who is retiring at the end of the school year. The announcement comes at the conclusion of a banner season for JBS that included a record 14 wins. Small, who also teaches history at the school, has coached high school and college students for 40 years, 23 of them at Burroughs. Succeeding him is former NFL quarterback GUS FREROTTE, who joined the Burroughs coaching staff as the quarterback coach in 2009. Drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1994, Frerotte also played for the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Viking and St. Louis Rams.

THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE has announced the honorees of its Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards for exceptional achievements in science, engineering and technology. They include the Academy’s 2011 Peter H. Raven Lifetime Award recipient, DR. MARCUS RAICHLE, professor of radiology, neurology, neurobiology, biomedical engineering and psychology at Washington University School of Medicine. Honorees will be feted during the 17th annual Academy of Science-St. Louis Awards Dinner April 13 at The Chase.

POTENTIALS, a new resale and consignment boutique, has opened for business as a social enterprise of YOUTH IN NEED. The boutique in Creve Coeur’s Westgate Centre is looking to stock its shelves with spring clothing for women, men and teens, and designer fashion accessories. Pro ceeds from the store benefit Youth In Need, an organization that provides nurturing environments and educational opportunities for children and their families.

He’s been hailed as “tenor of the times” by GQ magazine; and the New York Post considers his voice “one of the finest instruments in the city.” We’re talking about Ladue native CRAIG POMRANZ, who’s coming to Grand Center’s Kranz berg Art Center Feb. 18 and 19. Pomranz started singing professionally at The Muny at age 12. His shows at London’s Pizza on the Park and New York’s The Metropolitan Room have sold out, and following his Valentine’s Day show at The Metropolitan Room, Pomranz will head here to dazzle us with his Great American Songbook repertoire. He tells LN he’s “thrilled” to be returning to St. Louis.

Look for author and newsman RAY SUAREZ in St. Louis this week to discuss his latest book, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America. Suarez, the senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will appear Jan. 31 in Graham Chapel at Washington University. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m.

One of the most prestigious awards in arthritis research has been given to DR. WAYNE YOKOYAMA, the Sam J. and Audrey Loew Levin Chair for Research in Arthritis and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine. The award from the Arthritis Foundation recognizes Yokoyama’s research on how various mechanisms enable, unleash and restrain ‘natural killer cells,’ which are thought to be relevant to autoimmune processes.

DR. STUART KORNFELD, Washington Univer sity’s David C. and Betty Farrell Professor of Medicine, is the recipient of the E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Society for Cell Biology. Kornfeld is best known for his research into how proteins are shuttled through cells.

Kudos to Dr. L. MIKE NAYAK, who was recently honored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for achieving the highest scores on the Academy’s board examination. Nayak is director of facial plastic and cosmetic surgery of Nayak Plastic Surgery.