Business briefs

September 21, 2000

Business briefs

JLG Industries

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. recently announced that Edward K. Duplaga has been promoted to assistant general counsel.

He'll continue to provide legal and management support to various areas of the company.

Duplaga joined JLG in 1999 as corporate counsel.

Previously, he worked for Akzo Nobel Inc., where he was both assistant counsel and senior counsel.

JLG, headquartered in McConnellsburg, is a diversified industrial and construction equipment manufacturer.

Hagerstown Business College

Hagerstown Business College has announced that Beth Shanholtzer has been named health information technology program director.

HBC offers a degree and certificate program in health information, both of which are accredited by the American Health Information Management Association.

Shanholtzer, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was previously manager of medical record operations at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown and director of medical information at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Hagerstown Community College

Patti Churchey-Friend, Hagerstown Community College director of marketing and public information, has accepted a position with the University of Maryland College Park.

Churchey-Friend will serve as assistant director of marketing and communications for the university's Office of Continuing and Extended Education.

She will be responsible for credit summer session programs, distance and distributive learning, on-line programs and continuing education courses. She will also help market the university's Shady Grove, Md., facility.

Penn State Mont Alto

MONT ALTO, Pa. - The Penn Stater of the Quarter Award was presented to Penn State Mont Alto Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Doug McCullough for his work during April, May and June.

McCullough, of Waynesboro, Pa.,was nominated for the award by peers who said he has taken alcohol awareness to a new level on campus.

Shepherd College

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Six new members have been added to the student affairs staff at Shepherd College.

Luoluo Hong has been named assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students. She was director of Louisiana State University Wellness Education and Outreach Services before joining Shepherd in August.

Racquel L. Yerbury has been named judicial program manager. Yerbury had been a teacher in the social studies department at the Norfolk (Va.) Collegiate Upper School.

Martinsburg, W.Va., resident Barbara Jo Byers has been named director of counseling. Byers, who was the regional youth specialist at EastRidge Health Systems in Martinsburg, is a licensed professional counselor, a certified addictions counselor in West Virginia and a certified addictions prevention specialist II.

Cathy E. Coontz and Ellisa J. Woodbrey joined the student affairs staff in the spring as area coordinators in residence life. Coontz had been a community development specialist with Valley HealthCare and EastRidge Health Systems. Woodbrey had been an area coordinator of a residential tower at the University of Houston.

Robin Hosby was named secretary in the residence life office in the spring. Hosby had been the accountants payable clerk in Shepherd's procurement services office since 1993.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. - Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Founded in 1951, the joint commission works to improve the safety and quality of health care through voluntary accreditation.

The commission's on-site survey of Jefferson Memorial Hospital was conducted in July.

Washington County Community Action Council

The Washington County Community Action Council has recognized its Administration Department as Team of the Month for September.

The department consists of Glenda Helman, director of services; Sherry Neil, program assistant; Heather Detrick, executive assistant; Ruth "Gus" Shipley, receptionist; Deborah Wasilius, director of finance; Debra Harris, administrative assistant; Iona "Peach" Boward, receptionist; and Ruth Thomas, receptionist.

Ann Burnside Love & Associates

FREDERICK, Md. - Ann Burnside Love & Associates, a Frederick-based marketing, advertising and public relations agency, recently honored two employees at its annual awards dinner.

Jim Holton, director of account planning, received the company's highest honor, the President's Award. An employee for just over a year, Holton's research and strategic planning were responsible for the effectiveness of many of the firm's campaigns.

Tyler Sprecher, director of design and production and an employee for five years, received the MVP Award for making the greatest contribution to the overall success of the firm.

Antietam Pediatric and Adolescent Care

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Sharon L. Oberholzer, of Greencastle, recently passed the American Association of Medical Assistants Certified Medical Assistant Certification Examination to earn the Certified Medical Assistant credential.

Oberholzer works for Antietam Pediatric and Adolescent Care in Hagerstown.

The examination tests both clinical and administrative knowledge.

Maryland Correctional Institution

The Maryland Correctional Institution recently honored Davis Ashburn, who retired as dietary supervisor.

Ashburn was recognized at a retirement reception for 20 years of service with the Division of Correction.

He was dietary supervisor for 13 years.

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