Denise Demonte, a senior Girl Scout from Joppa, was among 19 Girl Scouts from the Central Maryland Council to receive the Girl Scout GoldAward, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Awards were presented during a recent ceremony at the Peabody Court Hotel in Baltimore.

For her gold award project, Denise, who spent her junior year as an exchange student in Australia, organized a five-week exchange visit for 25 Australian students to her school and community.


Fallston High School Spanish teacher Debbie Driskillwas awarded the King Juan Carlos Fellowship by Foundation '92.

The foundation was created to help Spain celebrate the quincentennial of Columbus' discovery of America.

Driskill will reside at the University of Madrid and earn nine graduate credits, studying courses in culture, advanced conversation and use of language.


Stanley Stryjewski, of Bel air, a senior draftsman in the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s telecommunications department, submitted a proposal that will save BG & E $33,351 over a three-year period.

His suggestion was evaluated and adopted through the company's "Work Smarter" employee proposal program.

Stryjewski's suggestion wasto develop a formal procedure for reporting and tracking informationon the company's leased telephone lines. By creating a standardized form, Stryjewski was able to provide a central mechanism which resulted in an accurate and detailed flow of information.

His suggestionnot only saved time but helped to eliminate the loss of data.


Marlene Lieb, Harford Community College's directorof admissions, has been appointed as the college's new director of adult occupational education upon the retirement of the present director, Dr. D. Dale Rhodes. Lieb is expected to assume her new position in August.

Lieb, who earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech pathology and audiology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, anda master of science degree in adult and continuing education from Johns Hopkins University, has been HCC's director of admission since late 1988. Previously she was the college's coordinator of cooperative education and placement.


Lawrence V. Adams Jr., senior vice president of investments with Dean Witter Reynolds and founder of Harvest for the Hungry, was elected to the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland for a three-year term.

Adams is a resident of Fallston.


Elizabeth Neville, a speech-language pathologist, received the 1991 Jo Bowling Award from the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The award is presented annually to the speech-language pathologist who demonstrates outstanding achievement in a school setting.

Neville works with children in the Baltimore County public school system, as well as Harford Day School in Bel Air.


The Department of the Army has selected three employees at the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center for the 1990 Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award.

Dr. Tu-chen Cheng, Dr. Susan Fowler Hallowell and Eugene Jeffers were recognized for their achievements.

Cheng, a research chemist in the biotechnology division in the research directorate, was recognized for hiscontributions in chemical and biological agent detection and decontamination. Using state-of-the-art technology, he was able to successfully purify and clone a catalytic enzyme for chemical agent degradation.

Hallowell, a research chemist in the analytical research division in the research directorate, was recognized for her research usingreceptor recognition of drugs and toxins. This newly-developed technology could be applied to the development of kits for the battlefieldto detect and identify chemical and biological compounds.

Jeffers, a chemical engineer in the support applications division in the munitions directorate, was recognized for his design and development of the XM135 binary chemical warhead for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The system represents the first binary chemical warhead developedfor the Army and was instrumental in advancing the state-of-the-art for chemical warhead design.


The U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit recently recognized 38 of its civilian employees with special act awards.

The TEU toxic material handlers receiving awards were Edward Blizzard, Eugene Bokeno, Carl Bowie, Mark Brooks, James Brower, Frank Evans, Mark Fonti, Jack Lowery, Jim Major, Darien Mitchell, Ryan O'Connell, David Penhollow, William Plata, Steve Sadler, Tom Swinson, Frank Spagnolo, Joseph Taylor, James Tibbs, Albert White, Frank Winter and Greg Young.

The TEU's mission is to escort hazardous materials worldwide, ensuring that shipments are safely packed, handled and delivered. The unit of highly trained soldiers and civilians respond to any type of emergency relating to the transportation of hazardous material.

Also receiving special act awards were seven toxic material handler leaders -- Dennis Anderson, Earnie Bryant, Phillip Kirwan, George Payne, Billy Russell, David Smith and Gerald Surrett.

Special act awards were presented to Berta Barber, Dawn Conner, Sharon Hoffman, Joseph Hoffmann, Andrea Melvin, Eileen Miller, Sheldon Orr, Linda Payne, Deborah Shirley, and Ann Westcott.


Ann E. Parks, Harford Community College associate professor of office education, is retiring from the college after 20 years.

Her professional memberships include the Association of Information Systems Professionals and the Association of Records Managers and Administrators.

In 20 years at HCC, Parks has served on many committees, including the Long-Range Planning Team, the Faculty Personnel Policies Committee, and the Learning Environment Committee.

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