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July 06, 2008

Extra Innings

Extra Innings in Hagerstown has added instructors Sarah Signore and Trey Cobb to its team.

Signore, a student at St. Bonaventure University, is a right-handed fast-pitch pitcher, with expertise in more than 10 different pitches. In high school, Signore compiled 716 strikeouts, while maintaining an 0.99 ERA. She led her team to several championships and will provide Extra Innings with expertise in pitching, slap hitting and bunting.

Cobb played two years at Hagerstown Community College and two years at Salisbury University, where he served as a senior captain. His team won a regional championship, conference championship and played in the Division III World Series.

Both instructors will be available for private hitting and fielding instruction, and will participate in clinics.

Sagittarius Salon

Jordon Knicley, makeup artist at Sagittarius Salon, recently attended the third annual The Makeup Show NYC at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.


Knicley completed a two-day certification workshop at the event, which focused on the latest products, trends and techniques from editorial beauty, forums, seminars and hands-on workshops with the top makeup artists in the fashion and entertainment industry.

Frederick County Workforce Services

FREDERICK, Md. - Two people recently joined the staff of Frederick County Workforce Services.

Bill Spigler is one of five regional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) workforce project coordinators in Maryland who will form a statewide network to develop, support and monitor BRAC-related workforce development projects focused on developing Maryland's Workforce of the Future.

Spigler, a Hagerstown native, is a graduate of Towson (Md.) University and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He has worked with BRAC human capital issues for 30 years, including 10 years of service at Fort Ritchie as the base transition coordinator.

Patty McDonald has joined the staff as a business and career consultant on the Business Solutions Team.

McDonald earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Bloomsburg (Pa.) University.


Ten Hagerstown Community College faculty members recently received promotions.

Michele Blash has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of nursing.

Cynthia Dove has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of anatomy and physiology/microbiology.

Richard Gagliardi has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of accounting.

Karen Hammond has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of nursing.

Andrew Keyser has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of music appreciation and Western civilization.

Mary Beth Pfeifer has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of nursing.

Veronica Stein has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of chemistry and physical science.

Jeannine Stonestreet has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of psychology and elementary education.

Frances Cade, assistant professor of human services, and Stephen Shank, associate professor of information systems technology, were granted tenure.

High Rock Studios

Four people recently joined the staff at High Rock Studios.

Ann Marie Brigido will serve as office manager and bookkeeper in High Rock's Hagerstown office.

Scott Wilkinson joins High Rock with more than 20 years of experience as a copywriter and branding consultant.

Jeremy Bohner will serve as a graphic designer with a specialization in illustration in High Rock's Columbia office.

Bohner previously was the creative director of Inertia Graphics in Hagerstown.

Jonathan Belotte will serve as an administrative/sales and production assistant in High Rock's Hagerstown office.

Belotte has a degree in marketing from Ohio Valley University.

Total Fitness Specialists

The following employees recently joined the personal training staff at Total Fitness Specialists Inc.:

Jennifer Hartnett Plevinski has been involved in health and fitness for 15 years. She is finishing a master's degree in teaching, specializing in physical education.

Plevinski is a certified personal trainer through World Instructor Training Schools and is certified as an instructor of Pilates, spinning and yoga.

Debra Hamby retired from the Maryland State Police as a corporal after spending 20 years on the job.

Hamby has a personal trainer certification through World Instructor Training Schools.

Dustin Dyer has worked and managed in the fitness industry for more than five years. He majored in health and nutrition in college.

Dyer received his personal trainer certification through American Fitness Professionals & Associates.

Partners in Pediatrics

Dr. Emeka Obidi, a board-certified pediatrician at Partners in Pediatrics in Hagers-town, recently attended Best Practices in Pediatrics, a continuing medical education course.

Topics discussed at the meeting included attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, conjunctivitis and pediatric and adolescent vaccinations.

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