Tricia L. Thomas receives alumni awardTricia L....


Tricia L. Thomas receives alumni award

Tricia L. Thomas is the recipient of Mount St. Mary's College's Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

Ms. Thomas was selected for the award for setting an example for graduating seniors that hard work, study and perseverance can lead to a successful career.

Ms. Thomas, who received a bachelor of science degree in 1984, is manager of the audit department at Coyne & McClean, a certified public accounting and management consultant firm

with offices in Bel Air and Towson. Steven Wright, a county resident and a second lieutenant at the Warfield Air National Guard Base, was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his professional efforts as a noncommissioned officer.

Lieutenant Wright, who recently was appointed a commissioned LTC officer, is military personnel management officer at state headquarters. Paul E. Labe Jr., chair of Harford Community College's fine/applied arts division, and Terri Raulie, managing director of the college's Phoenix Festival Theater, have been appointed to Maryland State Arts Council cultural advisory panels.

Mr. Labe is on the music advisory panel, and Ms. Raulie serves on the theater advisory panel. Panel members review grant applications from organizations for artistic and qualitative merit, recommend funding levels and policy issues for consideration by the Maryland State Arts Council.

David Coleman receives truck technician award

David Coleman of Bel Air, assistant service manager for Chesapeake Ford Truck Sales in East Baltimore, has received the Heavy Duty Master Truck Technician of the Year Award, a national honor presented by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and sponsored by Ford Motor Co.

Mr. Coleman, who has worked for Chesapeake Ford Truck Sales for 17 years, earned the highest combined score for written tests on gasoline engines, diesel engines, drive trains, brakes, suspension and steering, and electrical systems.

More than 2,000 Ford heavy-duty truck technicians from across the nation completed the tests.

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