Director Joins Ymca

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November 11, 1990

WESTMINSTER - Deborah Bachman has joined the staff of the Carroll County Family YMCA as the new Chipmunk Nursery School director.

An early childhood education graduate from Purdue University, Indiana, she worked for the San Pedro YMCA in California for five years as a program director supervising their preschool, child care and day camp programs.

She has been a program director with the YMCA of Greater Baltimore for the last nine months.

"I'm excited to be a part of the Carroll County YMCA and especially the Chipmunk program," Bachman said. "The quality of service is excellent and I strongly agree with the program's philosophy of learning through play."

The Chipmunk Nursery Program offers a nurturing learning environment for 2- to 4-year-olds.


NEW WINDSOR -- The New Windsor Service Center has seen the benefit of a yearlong volunteer from Illinois who has created a new in-house laundry system for the Conference Center.

Earl Heckman, a retired mechanical engineer from Greeley & Hansen Engineering Co. in Chicago, called D. Miller Davis, director of Center Operations at NWSC, a year ago to offer his services.

In the past year, Heckman's new laundry system has proven so efficient that the cost-cutting heat recovery unit specially designed by him saves the center about $1 in fuel per hour of use.

The recovery system, estimated to pay for itself within another year, consists of a helical heat transfer coil, which removes heat from the washer wastewater and preheats the cold water supply entering the heater in the boiler.

Heckman also added a new low-pressure cast-iron boiler system to the existing boiler room in the building's lower level.


WESTMINSTER -- Heather Mathias recently was selected as the National 1990-1991 Emerald USA Spokesmodel.

She was chosen for her poise, personality, academics, community service and ability to communicate.

She received a cash award, trophy, crown, banner and ruby and diamond ring.

Heather's responsibilities will include being the official spokeswoman for Emerald USA and traveling as their mistress of ceremonies.

The daughter of Ray and Terry Mathias, Heather also is an active performer with the Emerald USA Showcase, playing the piano and singing with the group who entertains at nursing homes, hospitals and senior centers.


WESTMINSTER -- Carroll Community College has welcomed three new faculty members this fall: * William T. Doughtery is a former professor at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pa., and has taught at Hawaii Pacific College in Honolulu, Bucks County Community College and Allentown College in Pennsylvania.

He is teaching economics and business at CCC.

* Mary A. Swindlehurst, a CPA, is teaching accounting and business.

She comes to CCC from Loyola College in Baltimore, where she coordinated the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

She also recently served on the Academic Relations and Members in Education Committee of the Maryland Association of CPA's.

* K. Siobhan Wright taught basic writing, freshman composition, business writing and creative writing at Pennsylvania State University.

She is teaching English at CCC.

She also acted as video and script editor for a production on Niagara Falls and has been chief editor and news writer for the Lewiston News in New York.

She has had two poems and a work of fiction published.

Three CCC faculty members will be expanding the variety and number of classes they teach this fall.

* Suzanne Dixon will teach additional English classes, besides being faculty adviser for the college newspaper and literary magazine.

* Susan Ondercin has added Explorations in Imagery to her schedule, along with Speech 101.

* E. Paul Walker will teach music appreciation and voice classes, in addition to developing CCC's first chorus.

A professional singer, he also has initiated a series of four musical events for the fall 1990 semester.

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