September 9, 2013
Kathryn (Kae) Ann Moore, 57, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Aug. 31, 1956, in Glendale, Calif., she was the daughter of Constantine (Gus) Tseronis and the late Vera Miriam Kampman Tseronis. Kathryn was a certified mediator through the Washington County Community Mediation Center. She was a CASA worker, and also was employed with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Frederick, Md., as a paralegal. She volunteered at the local Hope mission.
August 18, 2013
Students at Kaplan University recently raised more than $560 in gift cards for a local family affected by a fire. Medical-assisting students at the Hagerstown campus recently held a gift card campaign to help a local family in the rebuilding process after a tragic fire. The fundraiser benefited the Lillard family, who lost two of their children in the Jan. 31 fire. “The students were so overwhelmed by the tragedy affecting this family that they rallied to support this fundraiser as a class project,” said Lori Slick, allied health professor at Kaplan.
August 2, 2013
A student housing unit at Kaplan University in Hagerstown had been used for anything but that for a number of years, but is now returning to its original purpose by accommodating both university students and Volvo interns, according to the president of the university's Maryland campuses. “We had a building that outlived its usefulness, or so it seemed,” Christopher Motz said recently. In the future there could be greater need for student housing, some of it for other institutions and businesses, he said.
July 27, 2013
About 150 people attended Kaplan University's first Community Outreach and Public Safety Day in Hagerstown on Saturday. The event, hosted primarily on the lawns of the local Kaplan campus, featured more than a dozen area organizations, including the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co. and Humane Society of Washington County, event coordinator Heather Guessford said. “Everybody's offering a different niche of...
June 27, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission sponsored the 29th annual Awards for Excellence in Career Technology Education ceremony at South Hagerstown High School on May 6. Kaplan University and Washington County Public Schools joined together to recognize seniors who excelled in career technology education programs. Washington County Public Schools recognized the following students: Â¿ Arts, media and communication: Skyler O'Neill, computer game development and animation; Larissa Saunders, digital communications; and Christopher Brittle, multimedia and graphic design.
March 24, 2013
Tammy Jean (Jones) Wildeson graduated summa cum laude with honors March 17 from Kaplan University. She received a Master's in Business Administration and project management with a 3.95 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Bob and Saundra Jones of Waynesboro, Pa., and has been married to Patrick Wildeson for 19 years. She has two children, Pierce Wildeson, who is in middle school at Grace Academy and Anna Wildeson, who will be starting kindergarten at Grace Academy next year. Wildeson is a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship and of the following honor societies: Alpha Beta Kappa, Sigma Beta Delta, Golden Key, Gamma Chi Theta and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.
March 17, 2013
Maintaining one's skills was a common theme Sunday during the spring commencement ceremony for students graduating from Kaplan University's Maryland campuses. “In order to truly succeed in our personal lives and careers, we need to have a passion that fuels our purpose, drive and ambition. However this will only take us part of the way. We need to obtain and maintain the proper tools and equipment in order to succeed, or otherwise we get left behind,” graduate Sharon Sheffield told the audience.
February 3, 2013
A delegation from Guangzhou City, China, toured Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village on Jan. 14, and discussed how senior-care services are delivered in the United States. Through an interpreter, six high-level Chinese government officials discussed a variety of topics, including quality of care, funding programs and allocation of resources. During the tour, the delegation met with staff and residents. John Brantley, associate dean of Workforce Development at Kaplan University, Hagerstown; Susan MacDonald, director of the Washington County Commission on Aging; and Dave Engle, director of social services for Washington County, coordinated the visit and accompanied the group.
January 23, 2013
Kaplan University has announced the launch of eight academic scholarships that will reduce the overall tuition of select programs by thousands of dollars for eligible new students who enroll at Kaplan University-Hagerstown and Kaplan University Learning Center-Rockville, Md. Ranging from $2,000 to $12,750 in total award amounts, the following scholarships can be applied to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as postgraduate certificate...
January 13, 2013
Greencastle, Pa., resident James W. Klein has been hired to direct Shepherd University's new Martinsburg Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. Klein was selected from a field of 20 applicants, said Diane Melby, director of advancement at Shepherd. The new school will open in August for the fall semester at 261 Aikens Center, a three-story vacant building off Edwin Miller Boulevard. Shepherd is leasing half of the building. “We'll be using two-and-a-half floors on the right side,” Melby said.