People briefs

June 02, 2003

Washington County Free Library

Marilyn Smith Ashcraft has joined the staff of the Washington County Free Library as a library assistant II.

Ashcraft will work in the Bookmobile Department.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Christina White, a registered nurse in the Transitional Care Unit at City Hospital, won the hospital's 2003 Ginny Jones Memorial Nursing Award.

The award is given in memory of Ginny Jones, a staff nurse from 1962 to 1987, and personifies "the best of the best" in nursing.

Neurosurgical Specialists

Brian Holmes, M.D., has joined Drs. John Caruso, Neal O'Malley and Michael Radley of Neurosurgical Specialists at 1150 Professional Court in Hagerstown.


Holmes is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular disorders - the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and carotid artery disease.

Holmes is a former assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

EKM Inspirations

Norine Dagliano of ekm Inspirations career management services in Hagerstown has received word that samples of her work have been accepted for publication in the book "Expert Resumes for Healthcare Careers" by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark.

The newest book in the "Expert Resumes" series from JIST Publishing Inc., to be published in the fall, presents job search strategies and rsum samples for careers in the health care industry.

Maryland School for the Blind

Elaine Sveen, superintendent of the Minnesota State Academy of the Blind, has been named president and chief operating officer of the Maryland School for the Blind.

Sveen has been the superintendent for the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind since 1994 and served as Education Program associate director at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Hampton.

Tastefully Simple

Stacy Raidt of Hagerstown recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn.

Raidt conducts in-home presentations of convenience-driven gourmet foods.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Peggy Hays with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA in Greencastle has been inducted into the 2002 ERA Leader's Circle.

With more than $6 million in residential sales volume last year, Hays ranked among the top in this category out of more than 28,000 ERA sales associates worldwide.

Hays, of State Line, Pa., is the top producer for the Jack Gaughen ERA Greencastle office.

U.S. Business Planners

Laureen Angle of U.S. Business Planners Inc. in Hagerstown recently passed Intuit's Professional Advisor Certification for the QuickBooks 2003 products.

U.S. Business Planners is a regional business development and training company.

Woodmen of the World

Lynda Churchwell of Hagerstown, state manager of Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society, has qualified for membership in the President's Clubs.

Churchwell's membership is in the executive section of the President's Clubs in recognition of outstanding insurance sales production and professionalism during the past year.

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