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August 21, 1998

Technology Expo

Hagerstown Community College and Valley Mall are co-sponsoring the second annual Technology Expo today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the center mall and main mall entrance.

The expo includes technology demonstrations, video conferencing and multimedia displays. Visitors can participate in hands-on computer experiments, and there are special activities planned for children. HCC instructors will help with demonstrations and answer questions about the latest computer technology.

Shepherd College

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Marie Carter, of Charleston, has been named executive director for administrative affairs at Shepherd College.

Carter has been special assistant to the chancellor of the State College System of West Virginia since 1990.

In her new job she will coordinate women's issues including Title IX, research administrative issues, serve as a liaison with students and student groups, serve as the campus ombudperson and coordinate employee training.

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She will also advise the president and serve as a member of the president's executive staff.

Berkeley County Schools

School food service staff members in Berkeley County, W.Va., have been selected to participate in a college class sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education.

They are Linda Brown, of Burke Street Elementary; Hilda Dunham, of Back Creek Elementary; Carol Kilmer, of Berkeley Heights Elementary; Carolyn Linton, of Rosemont Elementary; Patricia Rogers, of Potomack Intermediate Elementary; Susie Russler, of Tomahawk Elementary; and Angel Wolfe, of Bunker Hill Elementary.

They attended a two-day workshop at James Rumsey Technical Institute in Hedgesville, W.Va., recently and will continue their studies at Fairmont State College during the coming school year.

The class is part of a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help schools prepare healthy meals.

American General Life and Accident Insurance

David M. Carl, an agent in the Hagerstown office of American General Life and Accident Insurance Co., has marked 20 years with the firm.

American General Life and Accident Insurance Co. is a subsidiary of American General Corp. and provides life insurance to more than 3 million customers nationwide.

Cumberland Valley Technology Center

The Cumberland Valley Technology Center, in Hagerstown, recently held a certificate program on CPR and first aid taught by Bill Ramsey, of Brechbill & Helman of Waynesboro, Pa.

Those who received certificates were Tim Myers, John Myers, Mark Myers, Charles Lewis, Justin Mose, Bruce Myers, Shawn Triplett and Mike Burkes of Leroy Myers Inc.

First National Bank of Maryland

Larry W. Kershner, of Hagerstown, has been named relationship manager in the Business and Priority Banking division of First National Bank of Maryland.

He is responsible for developing commercial sales and service, investment and retirement accounts, cash management products and commercial lending including SBA preferred products for the Northwest region, which includes Washington County.

Kershner has more than 25 years of experience in management, marketing and sales.

HCC

Chris Marschner, manager of the Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College, and Vallonna Cochran, the center's administrative assistant, recently attended the 12th International Conference in Philadelphia.

Approximately 525 business incubation professionals and business development experts from the United States and abroad attended the conference, which was conducted by the National Business Incubation Association.

Conference sessions covered topics such as business financing and planning, new management styles for high-growth entrepreneurial firms, and product development.

Surrey Child Care Center

Stephanie Sandy has been awarded the nationally recognized Child Development Associate Credential by the CDA National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

Sandy is a senior staff classroom teacher at Surrey Child Care Center.

The credential means she has demonstrated competence in working with young children.

She has worked at the center for five years.

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