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WESTMINSTER -- Four new members have joined the Western Maryland College Board of Trustees, bringing the voting membership total to 31.

Joining the board are Eugene Arbaugh '60, Frank H. Menaker Jr., Caryl Ensor Peterson '58 and R. Peter Urquhart '58.

Mr. Arbaugh, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the Baltimore-based PHH Corp., is responsible for developing and directing corporate and inter-company marketing efforts for his company. He also serves on the board of the Independent College Fund of Maryland and has been board director of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryvale Preparatory School.

Mr. Arbaugh holds a law degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Stanford University. He is married to Starr Anne Beauchamp Arbaugh, who attended Western Maryland. Their youngest daughter, Starr Caroline, graduated from the college in May with a bachelor's degree in communication.

A Washington-based attorney, Mr. Menaker is vice president and general counsel for Martin Marietta Corp. Before joining Martin Marietta in 1970, he was staff counsel for the Office of General Council at the General Accounting Office in Washington. He earned his bachelor's from Wilkes College and a law degree from American University.

Ms. Peterson is the daughter of Eloise Ensor Parker and the late Lowell Ensor, fifth president of the college. Ms. Peterson was Western Maryland's valedictorian in 1958 and was inducted into the college's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1984.

She earned a master's degree from Bryn Mawr College and a doctorate in anatomy from the University of Maryland. She has taught biology at Towson State University, where she now is department head, since 1960.

Mr. Urquhart first served as a Western Maryland trustee from 1980-1986, but left because of a career move to Texas.

Having returned to Baltimore, he now serves as chairman and chief executive for Tongue, Brooks and Co. Inc., insurance brokers and third-party administrators of employee-benefit packages and a subsidiary of Crown Petroleum.

He is married to Mary Lou Dorsey Urquhart, '58.

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