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Business People for May 17

May 17, 2009

Prudential Franklin Associates

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Stacy Ott of Prudential Franklin Associates has been awarded the GRI designation by the Realtors Institute of Maryland.

Ott completed 90 hours of course work designed to make Realtors more competent professionals, to help them render broader and more effective service, and to elevate the standards of the industry.

Prudential Franklin Associates is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc.

Hospice of the Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lillie Largent recently was honored by Hospice of the Panhandle for 15 years of service.

Largent, the organization's chief financial officer, directed the United Way of Jefferson County for three years and served as executive director of the National Peach Council for 15 years. She has been with Hospice of the Panhandle since 1994.

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Largent is responsible for the management of accounting functions, developing the annual budget and negotiating agency contracts.

She has guided the financial department from an annual budget of $1 million to one of $13 million in 2009.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Scott Palmer and James Stoneham were recognized by Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA as agents of the month for March.

The award is based on the number of listings taken, sales made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and the completion of continuing-education classes.

Palmer is an associate broker who has been selling real estate for 23 years. Stoneham recently completed training and is licensed to sell real estate in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Brenda DeSutter-Gue of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown has completed a course titled "Balance Mobility and Vertigo."

Chronic dizziness, which can increase a person's risk of falling and becoming injuried, often is treated with physical therapy.

Washington County Health Department

Dee Greenlee has been named Employee of the Quarter at the Washington County Health Department.

Greenlee began work in 2005 with the addictions and mental health division at CAMEO House, a residential treatment facility where women live with their children.

She transferred in 2007 to the adult outpatient program, where she works as an addictions counselor.

Michigan Technological University

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Craig Friedrich, a professor and researcher in the department of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University, has been named as an endowed chair in sustainable design and manufacturing.

Friedrich graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1970 and from Hagerstown Junior College in 1972. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana Technical University, and his doctorate from Oklahoma State University.

He has worked at Michigan Technological University since 1997 and has lectured in Germany, Taiwan, India, Greece and throughout the United States.

K & K Hearing Associates

Kim Keller, owner of K & K Hearing Associates in Hagers-town, has been elected president of The Hearing Society of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.

Keller was elected in March during the organization's annual members meeting at the Mid-Atlantic Hearing Expo in Gettysburg, Pa.

The organization has sought to maintain and improve the standards of fitting hearing aids since 1966.

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