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September 29, 2000

Business briefs



Hagerstown Trust

Bradley T. Duggan has joined Hagerstown Trust as a commercial banking officer and vice president.

The Mt. Airy, Md., resident will be responsible for business development primarily in Frederick County.

He has nearly 20 years of banking experience.

Department of Defense Federal Fire Department

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Shane William Shifflett Sr., of Greencastle, a youth counselor at ABRAXAS Juvenile Youth Center in South Mountain, Pa., was recently promoted and accepted a position with the Department of Defense Federal Fire Department.

He will serve as a firefighter and paramedic stationed at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla.

Hoffman Transport

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hoffman Transport Inc. has announced that Bridget Brager has been promoted to clerical supervisor.

Brager has been with Hoffman Transport since 1991.

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She has worked in accounts receivable, billing, driver advance, customer service and licensing and permits.

In her new position she will assume the additional responsibilities of coordinating the reception/clerical staff.

Legg Mason Wood Walker

Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. has announced the promotion of Kimberly T. Blenckstone to associate financial advisor in the Hagerstown office.

Blenckstone has been with Legg Mason and worked with Senior Financial Advisor Gwendolyn Hattersley for six years.

She is registered as a general securities representative and an investment advisor.

New Vision Laser Center

New Vision Laser Center recently acquired a NIDEK EC-5000 scanning excimer laser. The new laser is FDA-approved for laser vision correction and uses the latest scanning technology. It allows more individualized treatment techniques.

Additionally, Dr. Robert Gladsden, senior laser surgeon at New Vision Laser Center, has received specific certification for laser vision correction from the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance.

Correctional Medical Services

Correctional Medical Services has named its Employees of the Year.

Maryland Correctional Training Center Nurse Manager Crystal Brunner has been named Manager of the Year. The registered nurse has been with Correctional Medical Services for one year and nurse manager at MCTC for six months. She is responsible for medical services for about 3,000 inmates.

Nurse of the Year is Jackie Nichols, a licensed practical nurse who has worked at the Hagerstown prison complex for more than 10 years. Nichols recently transferred to the Infection Control Dept. from MCTC.

Clerical Support of the Year awards went to Roxbury Correctional Institution Medical Records Clerk Dena Keltner and MCTC Medical Records Clerk Tami Gregg. Keltner, who has been with Correctional Medical Services since last September, transferred to the RCI Medical Records Dept. in December. Gregg has been a part of the MCTC Medical Records Dept. since 1998.

The Medical Staff of the Year award went to Dr. Nural Chowdhury. Chowdhury has worked at the Hagerstown prison complex for more than 10 years and has been with Correctional Medical Services for more than five years. He is responsible for medical care for about 3000 inmates.

Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland

The CFRE Professional Certification Board has awarded Kay E. Hoffman the professional designation of certified fund-raising executive.

Hoffman passed a test of the knowledge and skills required of a fund-raising executive and has agreed uphold a code of ethics and Donor Bill of Rights.

She began her fund-raising career in 1979 and has held development positions with the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Washington County and the American Heart Association.

Currently, Hoffman is director of fund development and community relations for Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland.

Boonsboro High School

BOONSBORO - Two Boonsboro High School teachers were named Distinguished Teachers by freshman students at Hood College in Frederick, Md.

The award recognizes teachers who have contributed to the intellectual development of a Hood student in an especially valuable way.

Samuel Chipman Dickey, who teaches history and sociology at Boonsboro High, was nominated by Elizabeth A. Lapole, of Boonsboro.

Barbara Steiner, who teaches French at Boonsboro, was nominated by Sarah D. Cline, of Boonsboro.

Advanced TelCom Group

Advanced TelCom Group Inc., a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based local Internet and telephone service provider, has appointed two executives at its Germantown, Md., Eastern Division headquarters.

Gerald F. "Jerry" McCloskey is now general manager, Maryland, in charge of operations in Frederick, Washington and Montgomery counties. Previously, he oversaw the company's marketing and regulatory programs. McCloskey joined the firm through its acquisition of NewCommNet Inc., a Frederick, Md., telephone company which he co-founded.

Susan D. Brown, of New Market, Md., is now director of marketing for the company's Eastern Division states. She was formerly the Eastern Division's manager of marketing programs. Previously, she worked as a public relations and communications consultant with SDB Communications in Frederick.

The Hearing Care Center

The Hearing Care Center has announced that Jennifer L. Campbell has received her Certificate of Clinical Competence for audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Campbell is an audiologist for Drs. Drawbaugh, Saylor, Wathne and Cukier at the Hearing Care Center.

She has worked there for one year.

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