Three Harford Community College employees have received the 2008 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Awards.
Sharon Stowers, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, and Laura Fox, associate professor of English, were named recipients in the faculty category.
Brandy Naughton, director for tutoring, service-learning and disability services, was selected in the staff category.
Criteria for faculty selections include maintaining a focus on student learning and learning outcomes and providing a positive influence for other faculty.
Criteria for staff selection include contributing to institutional excellence, supporting teaching and learning and providing service orientation.
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is the outreach organization of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
College trustee is sworn in
Doris G. Carey was recently sworn in by the Clerk of the Court as a new member of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees.
Trustees are appointed by the governor and may serve up to two consecutive five-year terms. Carey, who will represent District A, replaces Jeffrey Sawyer, who concluded his two-term appointment.
Carey has a bachelor's degree in education from St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Va., and a master's in education from Morgan State University.
She retired from Harford County Public Schools, where she was supervisor of federal programs for 14 years.
She also taught elementary and middle school there for 13 years.
Wiseman receives ministry award
Bel Air resident Theresa G. Wiseman, director of media relations at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, has received the 2008 SSND Mission and Ministry Award at the college.
The award is presented annually at the Notre Dame Day celebration by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the college's founding order, who sponsor the institution.
The award is given to a lay member of the faculty or staff who exemplifies the spiritual values and educational vision of the college's founders.
Wiseman, a 1990 alumna of the college, has been a staff member for five years. She previously served the Alumnae Association in several volunteer roles.
O'Malley appoints 2 to Cecil board
Donna Horgan and William Davis Jr. have been appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to the board of trustees at Cecil College.
Horgan of Elkton is a desk officer for the Maryland State Senate and chief floor assistant to Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller. She also is a RE/MAX Chesapeake Real Estate agent, and has served as special assistant to then-Rep. Roy P. Dyson, and as deputy clerk of the Court of Cecil County.
Davis, who has lived and worked in Elkton since 2003, runs the Will Davis Law Firm, which handles criminal, family, traffic and personal injury law issues. He also serves as a panel attorney for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.