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July 13, 2009
University System of Maryland at Hagerstown awarded 10 scholarships recently at an awards ceremony in the USM-H lobby. They were the first recipients of the USM-H Scholarship Fund. Each student received a $2,5000 scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year. At the awards reception, David Warner, USM-H executive director, and Gaye McGovern, USM-H advisory board chair, congratulated each recipient and presented the students with free tickets to the Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic scholarship fundraiser dinner on Sept.
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NEWS
April 30, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Karen Green, associate professor of social work at Shepherd University, has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Council on Social Work Education Funding to support a two-year initiative that is part of the Gero-Ed Center's BSW Experiential Learning Program. In 2008, Shepherd social work program faculty began developing and implementing an experiential learning project to increase student contact with older adults and to generate interest in the gerontological field and social work practice.
NEWS
April 9, 2009
APRIL 22, 1950 APRIL 2, 2009 YUMA, Ariz. - John Stephen Friedman, 58, of Yuma, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, near his home in Yuma. Born April 22, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Edna and the late Irving Friedman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Friedman, in 2006. He was a 1968 graduate of Sandy Springs Friends School, a 1972 graduate of Kalamazoo College, Michigan, and later graduated from University of Maryland School of Social Work with his master's degree in 1974.
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By MARLO BARNHART | May 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Jodie Stock might be new at REACH, but she is a familiar face in Washington County. The new executive director of the agency said her first "real" job out of college was at Arc of Washington County Inc., where she used her skills in sociology and social work. "I was at Arc for a couple of years doing outreach work, some at the Chewsville Center," Stock said. More recently, Stock, 38, has been with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., a bank in Frederick. "I got into management there and was a vice president in charge of 50 to 60 people.
NEWS
May 18, 2008
Bingaman-Singhas Darryl and Margie Bingaman of Sharpsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Marie Bingaman, to Kenneth Lee Singhas III, son of Pam and Kenny Singhas Jr. of Williamsport. Ms. Bingaman is a 2005 graduate of Williamsport High School and received a certificate in dental assisting from Hagerstown Community College in 2007. She is employed by Dr. Logan, Meals and Doyle Family Dentistry in Waynesboro, Pa. Mr. Singhas is a 2004 graduate of Williamsport High School.
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By JANET HEIM | April 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Jill Parker knows firsthand how profound the impact of people in helping professions can be. Born with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, she walked with leg braces until second or third grade, then began using a wheelchair when the braces no longer functioned for her. Through that experience, she's benefited from the assistance of doctors, physical therapists, vocational counselors and social workers. While a student at Smithsburg High School, Parker thought she wanted to be a teacher.
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By EVA NIESSNER and DARCY SHULL | November 6, 2007
Seeing is not always believing. And seeing Hagerstown resident Brittany Tesla, 24, would not lead you to immediately believe that four or five years ago, she was so skinny she could barely walk. When we sat down to interview Tesla, who describes herself as outdoorsy and loves country music and cooking, she looked healthy and vibrant. But she assured us that it has been difficult to get to where she is today. Her life took a dive in 2001, when she was a senior in high school.
NEWS
October 21, 2007
San Mar Children's Home BOONSBORO - Mende E. Potkay has been hired as placement and clinical coordinator at San Mar Children's Home near Boonsboro. Potkay, a licensed certified social worker, is responsible for reviewing case histories of girls referred to San Mar. Her evaluations will help determine if referrals are appropriate for any of San Mar's programs. In her clinical capacity, Potkay will help new residents assimilate into San Mar's programs. This includes developing service plans and serving as the liaison with psychiatric, nursing and other members of the treatment team.
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