Eugene Harris, a real estate professional with Century 21 Diana Realty Inc., in Edgewood, has received the Graduate Realtors Institute designation.

To receive the nationally recognized GRI designation, Harris had to complete 90 hours of intensive training at the institute.


Darryl W. Palmer, chief of the

environmental branch, office ofthe program manager for chemical demilitarization, Aberdeen Proving Ground, was officially commended for his outstanding efforts.

Presented with the Special Act Award, Palmer was credited with initiatingand directing all the complex and intricate aspects associated with a request to modify the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Permitfor the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System.

Palmer, who headed a team of

environmental engineers, was cited for initiating, monitoring and accomplishing a massive amount of documentation tosupport modifications to the original RCRA.

His efforts included conducting extensive coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as organizing public information meetings.


Gwen Goldman, a certified public accountant, has been promoted to group manager in Walpert, Smullian & Blumenthal's real estate services group.

Goldman, of Fallston, specializes in providing financial, tax and consulting services to land developers, builders and contractors.

Walpert, Smullian & Blumenthal is a regional certified public accounting/management consulting firm.


The Rev. Francis X. Callahan was named president of John Carroll School, a private Catholic high school in Bel Air.

Callahan has been pastor at St. Margaret's Church in Bel Air since 1986.

He also is president of ECHO, the Ecumenical Communities of Harford County,which consists of 49 churches and a synagogue. They are responsible for opening ECHO House, a shelter for homeless women and children.

Callahan has collaborated on

the book, "The Spiritual Renewal of American Priesthood," and has conducted many seminars and retreats inconnection with the publication.

Prior to coming to St. Margaret's, he was paster at Corpus Christi Church in Bolton Hill.


Seventeen employees at the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center were recently recognized for job performance by the center's detection directorate.

Receiving promotions from the Detection Technology Division were Francis M. D'Amico Jr., an electronics engineer; Joyce Dabkowski, a biochemist; and Elizabeth Pfau, a secretary.

Receiving promotions from the Nuclear Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Division were Romel Gallamoza and Myhanh Quang, electronics engineers, Linwood Morton, a physical scientist.

Jerry Wilson received a promotion from the Detection and Warning Division.

Receiving exceptional performance recognition from the Detection and Warning Division were Jacob Barnhouse, an engineering technician, and Michael Linder, a mechanical engineer.

Robert Lyons, a physical scientist, received a performance recognition from the NBCRD.

The NBCRD also recognized four employees for special acts: John Barrett, a chemical engineer;

Lisa Hanneman, a physical scientist; Nick Marasco, a supervisory electronic engineer, and Pax Williams, a physicist.


Barbara Lee Tower, of Joppatowne, acting associate dean of instruction at Essex Community College, has been chosen to participate in the National Institute for Leadership Development program, a national leadership training program for two-year college women administrators and faculty sponsored by the American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges.

A part of a year-long program, Tower will attend workshops designed to enhance the skills needed to assume a major decision-making role in atwo-year college.

She also will participate in discussions with national experts on the issues confronting higher education during the next decade.


Omar F. Duncan, of Joppa, was honored by the American Red Cross for the 100th donation of a pint of blood.

The nursing and volunteer staff at the Fallston blood donor site, where Duncan donated his blood, presented him with a large cake commemorating the occasion.

Duncan, a retired fire lieutenant withBethlehem Steel, has been donating blood every 56 days.

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