Dr. Lehman W. Spry Jr., of Havre de Grace, was re-elected chairman of the board of directors of the American Red Cross, Northeastern District.

Other officers elected at the organization's annual meeting included John F. Haggerty and Sandra A. Hopkins, vice chairmen; Audrey Sweiger, secretary, and Donald H. Young, financial adviser.

Installed as new members of the board were Elizabeth F. Collins, Jean Halle, Warren R. Hartenstine, Michael G. Martino, Curt Pendleton, Jennifer Singer and Susan R. Walls.


Judy A. Conway was appointed coordinator for literacy education at Harford Community College, effective Oct. 1.

In her new position, Conway will report to the dean of community and business services and is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating literacy programs, including adult basic education (ABE), English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), the high school GED program, detention center programs, and other literacy-related non-credit programs.

Conway has a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in adult and continuing education. She joined the staff of Harford Community College in 1981 as an ABE instructor. In 1985 she became an ABE, ESOL and GED recruiter and adviser, and then took the position of assistant to the director of developmental education.


Karen A. Stout has been appointed director of development at Harford Community College. She will be responsible for planning, developing and managing all external fund-raising, serving as liaison with the newly formed Harford Community College Foundation Inc., and coordinating public sector grant development activities.

Prior to her new position, Stout was director of community relations at HCC for more than three years.

Under her direction, the college received two national awards for publications and advertising, including a 1990 Paragon Award and a 1990 Admissions Marketing Report Advertising Gold Medal. She also was selected as a 1990 Leader, and for the administrative training program for community college leaders.

Her career at Harford includes serving for more than two years as an admissions adviser, coordinating high school student recruitment.

A Bel Air resident, Stout is active in numerous community and professional organizations, and is the president of the Maryland Council of Community College Public Relations Officers.

She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore. She currently is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Delaware.

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