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May 26, 2005

The Herald-Mail Co.

Arnold Platou is marking 35 years with The Herald-Mail Co. in June. A journalism graduate of the University of Maryland, Platou joined the company on June 22, 1970. Currently a copy editor for The Daily Mail, he's served in a number of reporting and editing capacities during his career with the company.

Also marking milestone anniversaries in June are: Dave McMillion, Newsroom, 15 years; and Paul Bailey, Circulation, 5 years.

Miriam Travers has been hired as a sales representative in the Advertising Department. A graduate of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) College, she has spent the last seven years with Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

On the part-time front, Pat Bishop has been rehired in the Information Technology Department, and Mike Nelson has joined the Sports Department as a correspondent. Hired into temporary, summer positions are: David Macht, Human Resources; Carley Snyder, Circulation; and Katie England, Circulation.

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Bank of Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Bernadine Wean has been appointed branch administrator at the Bank of Charles Town's main branch in Charles Town.

Wean, of Ashburn, Va., has a background in operations, compliance, IT support and lending and 30 years of banking experience. At BCT, she will focus on expanding product lines and growth.

n Misty N. Harder has been promoted to branch manager at the bank's branch in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Harder, of Jefferson County, W.Va., is a graduate of Jefferson High School. She began her career with BCT in 1998.

Keystone Health Center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Keystone Health Center has named Stacey Gigous its Employee of the Month for May.

Gigous, of Chambersburg, is a social worker in Keystone's behavioral health program. She has worked for Keystone for seven years, and pioneered its behavioral health program.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.

The Maryland State Board of Accountancy has advised Steven T. Reynolds of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC that he successfully completed the requirements to be licensed as a certified public accountant.

Reynolds graduated from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa., in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Pa., in 1996 with a master's of business administration.

He also carries the credentials of certified valuation analyst.

He joined the Accounting Services Department of the Hagerstown office in 1999.

Hagerstown Community College

Fourteen Hagerstown Community College professors recently were named to Who's Who Among American Teachers.

This year's honorees include Teresa Angle, chair of the English and humanities division and foreign language professor; Tom Beecroft, psychology professor; Terri Bidle, biology professor; Tom Clemens, history and political science professor; Vaughn Crowl, psychology professor; Mike Harsh, English, speech and drama professor; Brenda Hassinger, radiography professor and education coordinator; Linda Henesy, nursing professor; Paul Jozik, physics professor; Dorothy Mayer, engineering and mathematics professor; Suzannah Moran, geography assistant professor; Michael Parsons, sociology professor; Judith Peisen, chair of the mathematics and science division and biology/chemistry instructor; and Loretta Thornhill, paralegal studies associate professor.

To be selected for the award, an instructor must be nominated by a former student who was included on the National Dean's List.

Buckeye Development

FREDERICK, Md. - Zoltan L. Nagy has joined Buckeye Development as a principal.

A licensed real estate broker, Nagy has a broad background in commercial real estate involving all facets of development, leasing and project management.

Nagy, who has an MBA from Rutgers University, previously headed up SCDG, a real estate development/consulting company, which he founded in 2001.

Buckeye Development, in downtown Frederick, is a commercial and residential land developer with projects in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Coldwell Banker

Two people have joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as sales associates: Amalfi Scarano and George Sweitzer.

Bowers Insurance

Letitia Columbus, of Hagerstown, has been hired as receptionist at Bowers Insurance Inc.

Columbus is responsible for greeting and guiding clients, answering and directing phone calls and processing payments.

Columbus previously was an account executive and accounting specialist at First Data Corp., where she managed account relationships and was responsible for marketing campaigns.

She was responsible for the training and coaching of new hires in the telemarketing department.

A graduate of Smithsburg High School, Columbus is working toward an associate's degree in accounting at Hagerstown Community College.

Synergy Healing Arts Center & Massage School

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Synergy Healing Arts Center & Massage School has announced that Director Margie Schaeffer, M.Ed., C.M.T., has received certification in ear candling from the White Egret Association of Ogden, Utah.

The certification allows her to instruct and certify people in the ear-candling technique.

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