Farm Bureau gets gold star awardDonald Hoopes,...


Farm Bureau gets gold star award

Donald Hoopes, Harford County Farm Bureau president, recently accepted the Gold Star Award from the Maryland Farm Bureau on behalf of his organization.

The local farm bureau received Gold Star recognition in six out of a possible of eight programs, including membership, public affairs, information, young farmers, women and service-to-member activities.

Delegate Preis named to committee

Del. Mary Louise Preis, D-District 34, has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review.

The AELR is the watchdog of the General Assembly in overseeing the activities of state agencies as they relate to regulations.

The committee reviews all regulations proposed by all executive agencies to implement laws passed by the General Assembly.

HCC's Lieb named to chamber board

Marlene Lieb, director of conferences and professional development at Harford Community College, was elected to the executive board of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

She has been a member of the chamber through Harford Community College for 11 years and has served on the board of the chamber for the past six years.

Ms. Lieb earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech pathology and audiology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a master of science degree in adult and continuing education from the Johns Hopkins University.

Hardy elected to head Sigma Theta Tau

The Towson State University's Iota Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing elected Valerie Stafford Hardy to a two-year term as president.

Ms. Stafford, of Bel Air, is director of nursing at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She has been a member the Iota Epsilon Chapter since its charter in 1986.

O'Donnell promoted to vice president

Joseph J. O'Donnell Jr. of Bel Air has been promoted to vice president of marketing for the Scotsman Group Inc., a Baltimore-based mobile office, general contracting and building manufacturing company.

Mr. O'Donnell has worked at the company for four years, serving first as director of marketing for Williams Mobile Offices and then as director of marketing for Scotsman Buildings, the corporation's modular and relocatable buildings division.

Before joining Scotsman, Mr. O'Donnell worked in Philadelphia as community relations manager for Rohm and Haas Co., a multinational specialty chemical corporation.

Mr. O'Donnell earned a master of science degree in public relations from Boston University and an advanced professional certificate in organization and strategy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also is a graduate of the city of Philadelphia's leadership program.

Lavely appointed critical care chairman

Dr. Richard Lavely has been appointed chairman of emergency medicine and critical care at Fallston General Hospital.

Board-certified in emergency medicine, he has been a practicing emergency physician since 1977.

Dr. Lavely graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. He served on the faculty at the Yale University Medical School in the Department of Public Health, where he specialized in emergency department management.

Dr. Lavely is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served on the board of directors of its Connecticut chapter. He is board-certified in the newest specialty, medical management, from the American College of Physician Executives.

Ryan elected group vice president

Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan, vice president of marketing, planning and development at Harford Community College, has been elected to serve as vice president of external affairs for the Maryland Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).

His responsibilities will include overseeing the activities of NSFRE Maryland Chapter's marketing, national philanthropy day and government relations committees.

The NSFRE is a professional organization of fund-raising professionals, with its national office located in Alexandria, Va.

Webster granted Fellow designation

Daniel Webster of Churchville, Life-Health agent for Lassen, Marine and Webster in Churchville and Elkton, has been granted the LUTC Fellow professional designation.

The designation is presented to life underwriters who meet the exacting training, membership and ethical standards jointly set by the Life Underwriters Training Council, and the National Association of Life Underwriters.

Mr. Webster is a member of the Harford-Cecil County Life Underwriters Association, and has been active in the profession for five years.

HCC Foundation names Ryder chair

The Harford Community College Foundation Inc. recently elected Harford County businesswoman Joan Ryder as chair of the organization's board of directors. Ms. Ryder will serve a one-year term, which began in January. She owns Joan Ryder and Associates of Bel Air, a real estate brokerage she opened in October 1991.

Ms. Ryder's professional memberships include the Harford County Association of Realtors Inc., of which she has been director and president; the Harford County Million Dollar Association; the Harford County Chamber of Commerce; the Harford County Farm Bureau; and the Realtors National Marketing Institute. She has been vice chair of the Harford Community College Foundation Inc. and chair of its cultural committee.

Bel Air band director wins educators' award

Michael Pastelak, director of the Bel Air Community Band, was to receive the 1993 Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Hall of Fame Award. The award is being given in recognition of his service to the association as Executive Secretary-Treasurer, as well as his many years of contribution to music in Harford County.

He has been the Bel Air Community Band's conductor and music director for more than 24 years. He graduated from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and holds a master of music degree from the Peabody Institute Conservatory of Music.

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