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by ERIN JULIUS | October 6, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - University of Maryland officials announced Thursday that a social work program will be offered by the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. Beginning in the 2007-08 school year, students will be able to spend the first year of a Master of Social Work program at the Hagerstown campus. During the second year, students will have to take classes at UMBC in Baltimore. Encouraging students to study locally will hopefully encourage them to work in the community after they graduate, said David Engle, director of the county department of social services.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | January 31, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - In the fall, Salisbury University will join five other Maryland colleges and universities in offering classes downtown at the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown, officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Classes start next fall, and students will be able to earn either a bachelor of arts degree in social work or a master of social work degree through Salisbury's satellite campus in Hagerstown. Two to three classes will be offered each semester. Brooke Harper of Hagerstown attended Tuesday's announcement and picked up an information packet.
NEWS
July 10, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University faculty receiving promotions in rank effective for the 2006-07 academic year are Andro Barnett (recreation and leisure studies) to associate professor; Ruth Conley (biology) to associate professor; Larry Daily (psychology) to associate professor; M. Margaret Galligan (business administration) to associate professor; David Gordon (history) to associate professor; Karen Green (social work) to associate professor; Mark McCoy (music) to professor; Irving Tucker (psychology)
NEWS
December 17, 2009
SEPT. 25, 1953-DEC. 14, 2009 Pamela Ann "Sweet P" Sager, 56, of Hagerstown, was taken by her angel to be in the presence of God from her home at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. Born Sept. 25, 1953, in Lebanon, Pa., she was the daughter of Irene Elizabeth Smith Pryor of Hagerstown and the late Earl Richard Pryor. She graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1971 and in 1976 as a graduate of Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work, where she was a member of Phi Beta Gamma Society.
NEWS
September 12, 2007
University gets social work training grant SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The social work program at Shepherd University has secured a grant application of $183,316 through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to provide training. Co-principal investigators are Dr. Geri Crawley-Woods and Dr. Douglas C. Horner. The grant has provided more than $1.4 million of additional funding to Shepherd since 1993. The grant provides three components: · Supports students who are selected for tuition and stipend support each year to prepare for employment as child protective service workers with the DHHR.
NEWS
May 7, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer During her senior year at Hood College in Frederick, Md., Rebecca Starkey-Highbarger spent time in a correctional facility, gaining the kind of experience she could put on a resume. She accepted an internship at the Maryland Correctional Training Center, Starkey-Highbarger said, because she earlier had worked at Hagerstown Reproductive Health Services and Brook Lane Psychiatric Center, and wanted to branch out. "My work has primarily been with women.
LIFESTYLE
October 7, 2011
 Hospice of Washington County Inc., a Medicare certified, JCAHO accredited, licensed program of nursing, certified nursing aide, social work, chaplain and volunteer support services for patients and families who need end-of-life care, has scheduled a Fall Volunteer Training Program. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 21. For more information or to apply, call Lindsay Anderson at 301-791-6360, one week prior to the training start date.
NEWS
November 11, 2007
Silverman-Cohick Dustin Alan Cohick and Sara Myers Silverman announce their engagement. Ms. Silverman is the daughter of Paula Myers and Bob Lipella of Clear Spring and Jeff Silverman of Baltimore. She is a 2002 graduate of Clear Spring High School and received a Bachelor of Social Work from Ferrum College in 2006 and a Master of Social Work from Radford University in 2007. Mr. Cohick is the son of Tammy Lewellen and the late Alan and Sherri Cohick of Carlisle, Pa. He is a 2001 graduate of Carlisle High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Ferrum College in 2006.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
Business briefs Gonder Insurance Agency Sandy Buchanan has joined Gonder Insurance Agency, an affiliate of My Bank/First United Bank & Trust, as its commercial insurance agent for Hagerstown, Frederick, Md., and Martinsburg, W.Va. Buchanan, of Frederick, has more than 25 years of insurance experience. She previously worked for an insurance agency in Frederick. Hood College FREDERICK, Md. - Five people have been named faculty members at Hood College.
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OBITUARIES
September 8, 2012
Dorothy Byron (Lane) Campbell, 88, daughter of the late Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. and Dorothy (Byron) Lane, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at The Sylvestery in McLean, Va. Born March 12, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., she was married for more than 50 years to the Rev. Worthington Campbell Jr., who died Sept. 7, 2004. Mrs. Campbell attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Mass., and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Vassar College in 1945. She went on to earn a Master of Science in social work from Columbia University in 1954.
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OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | August 17, 2012
Honesty requires the admission of neglect for the deserved recognition of many progressive women who have contributed so much to our nation. I was inspired to read the life of Frances Perkins as a result of getting so many thrilling bits and pieces from my wife, Joanie, as she read about her life as the first cabinet-level woman appointee of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In “The Woman Behind The New Deal,” author Kirstin Downey has given a very readable account of Perkins' most creative life and legacy as Secretary of Labor.
OBITUARIES
January 12, 2012
Vera Darlene Harris Biser Bolden, 50, passed away at her home in Ocala, Fla., on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.   Born Oct. 22, 1961, she was the daughter of Argie Lee Harris of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Elbert Otis Harris, and the granddaughter of the late Charlie and Bobbie Harris of Smithsburg, Md. Her current companion, Jack “BJ” Vanderberg, will be spreading part of Darlene's ashes in Key West, Fla., at her request....
LIFESTYLE
October 7, 2011
 Hospice of Washington County Inc., a Medicare certified, JCAHO accredited, licensed program of nursing, certified nursing aide, social work, chaplain and volunteer support services for patients and families who need end-of-life care, has scheduled a Fall Volunteer Training Program. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 21. For more information or to apply, call Lindsay Anderson at 301-791-6360, one week prior to the training start date.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2011
National Private Duty Association The nonprofit National Private Duty Association, along with the Maryland Chapter, will host a consumer- education Web conference titled “Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors” Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. The live and interactive program will provide advice on elder-law matters, including pinpointing when you need to address legal issues, what the implications are, and how to ensure that you and your family are protected.
NEWS
May 21, 2011
FORT COLLINS, Col. — Alicia Domsky graduated magna cum laude with a degree in human development and family studies from the honors program at Colorado State University. Domsky is a 2008 graduate of Williamsport High School. She took college courses during high school through the ESSENCE program at Hagerstown Community College, which helped her to graduate in three years. Domsky is taking a year off to ski in Colorado before returning to graduate school to earn her doctorate in physical therapy.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 29, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Kenny Roberts implored fellow graduates of Martinsburg High School's class of 2010 Friday evening to thank those loved ones who helped them along the way and challenged classmates to achieve even greater goals in the years to come. "It is our turn to ... truly make our mark on the world," the senior class president said at the school's 132nd commencement exercise at Shepherd University. Diplomas were awarded to 363 graduates this year, according to principal Regina Phillips, who lauded the academic achievements and academic prowess of the graduating class.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 27, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- They already have graduated from their respective schools. On Thursday, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown students celebrated. Out of 161 graduates from four USM schools in Hagerstown, about 70 attended a dinner and awards program, spokeswoman Erin Harman said. The Herald-Mail spoke with one from each school -- students of different ages, circumstances and plans. Francine Ngongang, 31, of Hagerstown Ngongang received a bachelor's in business administration from Frostburg State University.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
SEPT. 25, 1953-DEC. 14, 2009 Pamela Ann "Sweet P" Sager, 56, of Hagerstown, was taken by her angel to be in the presence of God from her home at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. Born Sept. 25, 1953, in Lebanon, Pa., she was the daughter of Irene Elizabeth Smith Pryor of Hagerstown and the late Earl Richard Pryor. She graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1971 and in 1976 as a graduate of Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work, where she was a member of Phi Beta Gamma Society.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Dr. Mohammad Haq said there is a common concern expressed among the Muslim community. "The media choose a representative for Muslims who actually do not represent them," said Haq, of Hagerstown. "We feel very frustrated," That fallacious representative, he said, is the Taliban. In an effort to promote a better understanding of Islam, Haq said, the Islamic Society of Western Maryland hosted an interfaith event. Nearly 100 people with varying ideas on faith gathered Saturday at Beaver Creek Country Club for breakfast, a lecture and a question-and-answer session.
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