U.S. Naval Academy history Professor Richard P. Abel will receive the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's fifth annual award for teaching excellence. The award is presented to the civilian faculty member judged most outstanding in teaching and sustained contributions to the individual development of midshipmen during the past year.
CAPTION: U.S. Naval Academy history Professor Richard P. Abel (wearing tie) will receive the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association's fifth annual award for teaching excellence, presented to the outstanding civilian faculty member.
FORMAN WINS SCHOLARSHIP
An Annapolis homemaker is the second winner of an Anne Arundel Community College Alumni and Friends Association Wilson Scholarship.
The award will allow Margery J. Forman, a 1989 graduate with a 3.92 grade point average, to complete her bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland.
Forman interrupted her education 19 years ago to become a full-time homemaker and mother.
AACC TRUSTEES ELECTED
A family physician and a professional engineer will lead the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees during 1991-1992.
Donald C. Roane, of Annapolis, was re-elected as chairman, and Robert J. DiAiso, of Crofton, was elected as vice chairman. Both will serve one-year terms.
Roane, named to a six-year term on the board in 1988, practices family medicine in Annapolis.
DiAiso, first appointed by the governor to the board in 1974, is president of Landscope, a development planning firm, and Landpro, a realty corporation.
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CAPTION: DONALD C. ROANE
Re-elected trustee chairman
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CAPTION: ROBERT J. DIAISO
Selected as trustee vice chairman.
AACC STAFFERS HONORED
A team of three Anne Arundel Community College staffers recently won statewide recognition for the innovative and myriad ways they make learning easier for academically disadvantaged and disabled students.
Receiving the 1991 Outstanding Post-secondary Vocations Support Service Team (VSST)award for Maryland were Lois Burton, coordinator; Jane Burton, assistant coordinator; and Jean Brunstetter, evaluator. The recognition isthe highest annual award given by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Career and Technology Education.
The team works closely with business and industry, the community, college faculty and staff to eliminate obstacles blocking students from achieving success in the classroom.
For example, area senior citizens have been enlisted to attend class with disabled students and act as tutors,informal counselors and mentors.
CAPTION: These Anne Arundel Community College staffers earned the 1991 Outstanding Postsecondary Vocational Support Service Team award for Maryland: (left to right) Jean Brunstetter, Jane Brownm and Lois Burton.
ACADEMY HONORS WU
The Naval Academy Alumni Association recently presented the fifth annual award for research excellence to Professor Chih "Bob" Wu of the Academy's mechanical engineeringdepartment. Cited for significantly increasing the quantity of knowledge in his field, Wu received $5,000.
During Wu's 25 years at theacademy, he has contributed to pioneering work on finite thermodynamics and to the Navy's advances in shipboard heating, ventilation and air conditioning through his work with the David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis. He has examined the energy applications of systems as diverse as heat pumps, nuclear reactors and geothermals.
CAPTION: CHIH "BOB" WU
Wins Navy research award
NEWHOUSE TRUSTEE EMIRITA
Irene E. Newhouse of Linthicum, retiringfrom the Anne Arundel Community College Board of Trustees after 12 years of service, will bear the title trustee emerita.
Newhouse, first appointed in 1979, served as chairman in 1983-85 and 1989-90. Shewas vice chairman in 1982-83, 1988-89 and 1990-91.
CAPTION: IRENE E. NEWHOUSE
Named AACC trustee emerita
SCHOOL SELECTS TRUSTEES
Chesapeake Academy has selected members tothe board of trustees for the 1991-92 school year. Robert Bowen of Annapolis was elected chairman. Jerry Smith of Arnold and Rod Mann of Severna Park were named vice chairmen.
Don Zuchelli of Annapolis will take on the chairmanship of the finance committee. Marsha Perry, of Crofton, Julie Deger, of Severna Park, and Richard Martin, of Pasadena, were appointed as new board members.
AACC PROMOTES MALLICK
Arnold resident Edgar E. Mallick Jr. has been promoted to vice president for administration, planning and college relations at Anne ArundelCommunity College effective July 1.
Mallick, who is a certified public accountant, joined the college in 1976 as an accounting and statistics instructor. He was named acting dean in December 1989 and wasappointed dean of administration last October. He is responsible forthe management and operation of all administrative functions.
A 30-year-old who used Workmen's Compensation to return to school after a disabling accident and a 22-year-old former refugee from Vietnam head the Class of 1991 at Anne Arundel Community College.
Valedictorians Donald L. David of Edgewater, an electronicengineering technology major and Minh Le of Annapolis, a premedical science major, parlayed hard work and perseverance to perfect 4.0 grad point averages.
David, who injured his back in a work accident exercised a Workmen's Compensation option that would pay for a maximumof two years of college. He was elected to membership in the OmicronTheta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity and the Tau Alpha Pi engineering honor society.
Le, who fled Vietnam with four sisters, five brothers and a brother-in-law in 1975, credits his parents for instilling in him the value of education.
Le's list of honors at the college includes 21 separate awards, scholarships, offices and achievements. He plans to use two scholarships at the University of Southern California to study physical therapy.