2 ECC academics publish 2nd editionBarbara A....


2 ECC academics publish 2nd edition

Barbara A. Tower, associate dean of instruction at Essex Community College and a resident of Joppatowne, and Mildred Wernet Boyd of Bel Air, an academic program specialist, have published the second edition of their text, "Medical Surgical Nursing," a Springhouse Notes study guide.

Ms. Tower and Ms. Boyd also are nurses and associate professors of nursing at ECC.

The text is written in outline form for students studying for licensing examinations in nursing, as well as for practicing nurses who use it as a reference guide on nursing units.

The study guide contains chapters on the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Ms. Tower's field is cardiovascular nursing and critical care, while Ms. Boyd's area of specialization is psychiatric and mental health. Harford County resident George Hanson received the Ethel Bird Award, a multiple sclerosis bowling award, during a volunteer recognition ceremony sponsored recently by the Central Maryland Red Cross chapter.

The annual award, which recognizes an outstanding multiple sclerosis volunteer, was established in honor of Ethel Bird, a volunteer for more than 45 years.

Mr. Hanson has volunteered with the Red Cross on a weekly basis for the past 14 years. Harford County resident Kevin F. Bress has joined the Towson law firm of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin and Katz, P.A.

Mr. Bress, formerly a partner with Kandel, Frank and Chernow, concentrates his practice in tax, estate, probate and elder law.

He received his doctor of jurisprudence and master's degree in taxation from the University of Baltimore in 1984.

He will manage the firm's Havre de Grace office.

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