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Business People - June 26

June 26, 2011
  • Hagerstown Police Office Gerald Kendle
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Hagerstown Police Department


Officer Gerald Kendle was named the Hagerstown Police Department’s Officer of the Month for the month of May.

He is being recognized for his strong work ethic and initiative in fulfilling his duties as a law-enforcement officer.

Kendle has been employed with the police department for 17 years and retired in 2008 from the Air National Guard after 24 years of service. He is assigned as a community policing officer for the Jonathan Street community.

Kendle is involved in numerous community programs, including directing the police department’s Citizens Police Academy, serving as liaison officer with the Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol, coordinating the Crime-free Multihousing Program and acting as city staff liaison to the Neighborhoods 1st program. His most recent accomplishment was assisting in the organization and planning of the recent flagpole dedication ceremony held at the Medal of Honor triangle in the Jonathan Street community.

Kendle was instrumental in acquiring a flagpole, which was donated by The Improved Order of Red Men Veterans Motorcycle Club in Williamsport. He worked with several community organizations, including Brothers Who Care and the Memorial Recreation Center, to make the event a success. It honored and paid tribute to Washington County’s veterans and to Hagerstown’s son, Cpl. William O. Wilson, a Buffalo soldier and the last recipient of the Medal of Honor on American soil.



Shepherd University


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University named Ann Watson of Granville, Ohio, as the new dean of the Scarborough Library, effective June 30.

Watson comes to Shepherd having most recently served as the library director at Ohio University — Lancaster since fall 2008.

While at Ohio University, she was responsible for the integration of technology through participation in the campus library system and oversaw a $1.8 million dollar renovation project. Watson previously served as head of access services, head of instruction and instruction coordinator at Denison University from 1997 to September 2008.

Watson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from West Virginia University, a Master of Science in library science in library and information science from Kent State University and a Master of Arts degree in education from Ohio State University.



Coalition for Educational Success


The Coalition for Educational Success announced that Elizabeth Morgan, executive director of Grad Nation for America’s Promise Alliance, will join the coalition’s board of advisers.

The coalition includes many of the nation’s leading career colleges, serving more than 350,000 students at 478 campuses in 41 states. The organization advocates for policies that support wider access to higher education, particularly for nontraditional students, including full-time workers, work-force returners, working parents, minorities and veterans. Career colleges provide training for students in 17 of the 20 fastest-growing fields.

Morgan joins former governors Thomas H. Kean and Edward Rendell, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, professor of education at Harvard University, and Jonathan Fanton, former president of the MacArthur Foundation and the New School for Social Research, on the coalition’s board, which is responsible for the development of the coalition’s Standards of Responsible Conduct for higher education.

The coalition’s standards are meant to improve and ensure transparency, disclosure, training and provide strong new protections for students.

Morgan has spent more than 30 years working in all facets of public education. She spent the last nine years as superintendent of Washington County Public Schools, from which she recently retired.



Mary Kay Inc.


DALLAS — Leslie Kocevar of Smithsburg recently achieved the status of independent sales director for Mary Kay Inc.

Mary Kay independent sales directors build businesses with the income potential, freedom and flexibility that accompanies an entrepreneurial business opportunity.

In preparation for the next phase of her business, Kocevar was invited to attend a business and leadership development seminar in Dallas, home of the Mary Kay Inc. world headquarters.



Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA


WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA’s Waynesboro office recognized Paul Gunder and Kim Mills for excellent performance in the month of May.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops, and customer satisfaction reports.

Gunder has been a licensed Realtor since 1979, and holds licenses for Pennsylvania and Maryland. He is among the top 2 percent of NRT’s Sales Professionals, based on gross income. He specializes in residential and developments.

Mills is consistently a top-producing agent in the Waynesboro office, and is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has earned the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist.



Martin & Seibert L.C.


Martin & Seibert L.C. shareholder E. Kay Fuller was selected as a speaker for a national conference on insurance bad faith and extra-contractual liability from June 22 to 24, in Washington, D.C.

Fuller was joined by other nationally recognized bad-faith counsel and insurance professionals, as well as a state supreme court justice. This year’s seminar, hosted by the Defense Research Institute, featured a mock trial in which Fuller participated and included the presentation of a closing argument.

Fuller chairs the firm’s litigation department and often lectures on insurance-related issues. She is involved in litigating a number of issues for insurers, including privacy matters.

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