Schumacher named AD of the Year
Diane Schumacher, athletic director at Howard Community College, has been named Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
She is one of 30 athletic directors from four geographic regions to receive the award. Candidates must have served as athletic directors for at least five academic years. They were judged on their demonstrated commitment to higher education and student athletes, teamwork, loyalty and excellence, and their ability to inspire individuals or groups to high levels of achievement.
Fitness center's Hawkins honored
Life Time Fitness and Brian Hawkins, director of its operations department, have been recognized with a Celebration of Excellence Award by the Arc of Howard County.
The award is presented to individuals and groups that have provided innovative programs and opportunities for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
The Columbia fitness center employs a client of the Arc. The organization provides housing, employment services and individual and family-support programs to people with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their families.
Financial Web site recommends Parr
Christopher P. Parr of Clarksville, senior vice president and principal of Columbia-based Financial Advantage Inc., has been named a "recommended adviser" by Wealth Management Exchange.
The exchange is a Web site that offers advice on investments and estate planning.
Parr is chairman of the Howard County Pension Oversight Commission and recently served on the board of Family and Children's Services.
A certified financial planner, the River Hill resident is co-author of Inside the Minds: Building a $1 Million Net Egg.