Business People

January 28, 2011
  • Manfre

Hagerstown Community College

Officials at Hagerstown Community College announce the appointment of Alicia Manfre as instructor of biotechnology.

A graduate of North Hagerstown High School, Manfre completed her doctoral degree in genetics at Clemson University.

In her new position, Manfre will teach a full load of credit courses within the biotechnology curriculum; serve as co-principal investigator with Mathematics and Science Division Chairwoman Judith Peisen for HCC's current National Science Foundation grant, Pathways to Careers in Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing; coordinate the Biotechnology Summer Institutes for ESSENCE students and secondary science teachers; coordinate off-campus student internship sites; and assist with administrative duties within the division.

Before earning her doctorate,  Manfre earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Texas Christian University. During summer breaks as an undergraduate student, she took a few classes at Hagerstown Community College.

Manfre most recently held the position of postdoctoral research associate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Kearneysville, W.Va. Prior to that, she held similar research positions with the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, and the Department of Genetics, Biochemistry and Life Science Studies at Clemson.

Millennium Financial Group

Millennium Financial Group Inc., dba Mlend of Middletown, Md., welcomes Ed Barton to its staff of mortgage-lending professionals.

Barton brings with him more than 30 years of mortgage-lending experience. Working with Mlend allows him to offer conventional, FHA, VA, USDA and construction/permanent loans to customers needing assistance in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

MVB Financial Corp.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Larry F. Mazza, CEO of MVB Financial Corp., announced another addition to the MVB East Lending team.

Jarrod Furgason has joined the MVB team as a mortgage loan officer. In this capacity, Furgason will be responsible for developing relationships with current and prospective clients, while supporting the efforts of MVB's correspondent lending program.

Furgason completed his undergraduate degree at Fairmont State University and completed his master's in business administration at West Virginia University in 2008. Furgason has nine years of mortgage-lending experience in the state of West Virginia.

Furgason is a member of the Fairmont State Athletic Association and Generation Morgantown, a volunteer for United Way and Relay for Life, past board member and treasurer for Fairmont Rotary, and served as a volunteer football coach for Fairmont Senior High School from 2005-10.

He will work from MVB's Martinsburg office at 651 Foxcroft Ave.

Hopewell Sheet Metal

Hopewell Sheet Metal Manufacturing Inc. recently honored the following employees for their years of service to the company:

 Leon Myers, 20 years, Scott Neff, Robert Specht and Heather Horn, 10 years

In addition, Kenneth Snodderly was presented with the Employee of the Year award for 2010.

J.P. Trucking Inc.

J.P. Trucking Inc. presented the following awards at its quarterly safety breakfast Jan. 16 at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport:

  •  Safe Driving and Longevity, John Riner, one year
  •  New Drivers for Last Quarter, Gene Biggs, David Oster, Jerry Davidson, Ken Britton and Mark Gerver


Barb Karr has joined the staff of ALL-SHRED Inc., a mobile document-shredding company, as an account representative. She will serve clients along the Interstate 81 corridor from Winchester, Va., to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Western Maryland and central Pennsylvania. Karr has more than 10 years of inside/outside sales experience.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa.Scott Palmer and Todd Crawford, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, were recently recognized as agents of the month for December in the Greencastle Office.

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

Palmer was recognized for five years and more in the business. Crawford was recognized for five years and less in the business.

Palmer has been selling real estate for 25 years and is an associate broker. He resides in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.

Crawford has more than 20 years of business and sales experience. He is licensed to sell all types of real estate in Pennsylvania.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Rick Crist and Mike Stine were named Employees of the Month for January at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

The correctional maintenance officers were chosen because of the job they're doing in keeping up with the maintenance needs and demands of the institution. The maintenance department recently lost half of its work force due to staff illness, accident leave and retirement.

Crist has been employed with the state of Maryland since 1983, and Stine has been employed with the state since 1996.

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