Award recipients

November 20, 2005

Washington County Free Library

Representatives from the Hagerstown City Police Department, the Hagerstown Fire Department and Social Services spoke to library employees about gang awareness, self-defense, mental health and fire safety at the Washington County Free Library's staff training day, held Nov. 11 at the library.

An awards ceremony followed the training exercises.

Employees receiving Star Awards are: Tobin Bakner, JoEllen Hilgeman, Pat Monahan, Nicole Onley, Maria Smucker and Jim Widmyer.

Employees receiving service awards include:

Five years: Joseph Berger, Ian Seibert, Harry Sterling.

Ten years: Mary Baykan, Dinah Upton.

Fifteen years: Joan Snapp.

Twenty years: Elaine Collins, Phyllis Fehlauer, Geraldine Horine, Louise Snurr, Jean Stouffer.

Twenty-five years: Jackie Price.

Volunteers recognized for their service include: Richard Cramer, Carolyn Hahn, Lea Kersting, Lucille Messenger, Jean Moales, Catherine Pitts, Leon Purdham, Jean Sax and Cliff Smith.


Ravenwood Lutheran Village

Two staff members at Ravenwood Lutheran Village were honored as winners of the Washington County annual awards hosted by the Director of Nursing Association.

Joey Hemphill was named Registered Nurse of the Year and Chris Mills was named Geriatric Nursing Assistant of the Year.

"Every nursing home in Washington County has the opportunity to participate in this program, so this is a pretty prestigious award for these women to win," Amy Olack, director of the nursing care center, Ravenwood Lutheran Village, said in a prepared release.

"I've been working at Revenwood for six years now and I just really like what I do," said Mills in the release. "I was so surprised when I found out I won GNA of the year, it really meant a lot to me."

The women were nominated by their peers at Ravenwood, based on their skills, hardworking nature and compassion toward residents, the release said.

Morgan-Keller Inc.

FREDERICK, Md. - Morgan-Keller Inc. received a Vision of Character Award at the recent YMCA Vision of Character Awards Banquet.

The Vision of Character Award recognizes students, individuals and organizations that uphold the values called the Six Pillars of Character.

These Pillars are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Morgan-Keller is a commercial builder whose experience includes hospitals, senior living campuses, warehouses, hotels, office buildings, and educational and religious facilities. The firm employs more than 220 people full time and has completed projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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