First Advantage Mortgage Corp. of Columbia recently signed...

NEWS IN BRIEF

April 01, 1991

First Advantage Mortgage Corp. of Columbia recently signed a $10 million commitment with Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) to deliver first mortgages for up to 95 percent of the value of the property to modest-income homebuyers through a program called Community Home Improvement Program. The money is available for purchasing a home or repairs.

Martin Marietta Aero and Naval Systems is sponsoring a scholarship program that will grant awards each year for up to five students enrolling in the engineering studies program at Essex Community College. Applications must be completed by June 2. For information, call 522-1346.

Kudos

Al Shapiro, head of his own advertising agency in Owings Mills, won an Addy Award for public service advertising from the Advertising Association of Baltimore.

Larry Benton was named a certified residential specialist by the Realtors National Marketing Institute. Mr. Benton is a sales associate with Champion Realty Inc. in Severna Park.

Barbara Lee Tower was chosen to participate in the National Institute for Leadership Development program, a leadership training program for female college administrators and faculty members. Ms. Tower is acting associate dean of instruction at Essex Community College.

Trade organizations

Maryland Mental Health and Addictions Care Association in Owings Mills was formed to represent managed mental health and chemical dependency care in Maryland. Alan J. Shusterman is association president and president of CMG Health Inc.

Environmental Management Association elected Wayne O. Bennett, president of the Food Sanitation Institute Subsidiary. He is corporate sanitarian for McCormick & Co. The association elected Michael A. Plank director of the Health Care Facilities Subsidiary. Mr. Plank is director of housekeeping for Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Debbie Rosen McKerrow won a Professional Development Award by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. Ms. McKerrow is coordinator of Public Information Services at Essex Community College.

Thomas Donaldson, of Donaldson Heating and Cooling in Ellicott City, received the 1990 Marketing Achievement Award from Lennox Industries Inc.

Michael Garcia and Leslie Bell won a bronze medal at the International Film & TV Festival of New York for a video they produced called, "Therapist Reaction to Client Suicide." Mr. Garcia is director of the media center at the University of Maryland at Baltimore's Media Center and Ms. Bell is associate director.

Eisner & Associates, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations agency, won the following first-place awards from the Advertising Association of Baltimore: Local TV with budget under $5,000, for the Fair Lanes campaign; Complete Local Multi-Media Campaign, for Fair Lanes; Newspaper Campaign, for Lakeside Mall; Newspaper, half-page or larger, for Lakeside Mall; and Business Trade Publication, for Fairfax Hospital.

Steven A. Abramowitz was named to the Pacesetter Club at Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. Mr. Abramowitz is an investment executive at the Bethesda office of the company.

WCAO/WXYV Radio in Baltimore won a community service award from the National Association of Broadcasters for its literacy program.

Barranca-Offutt, a Frederick-based advertising agency, won 10 awards from the Frederick County Advertising Federation.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. named Joseph Bova, Derek May and Christopher Schaefer as Baltimore Sales Consultants of the Year and Edgar Garvey of Bowie as top sales manager in the nation. It also named Fred Hamm of Fred R. Hamm Contractors as top installer in the Baltimore region.

Kim Laxton was named March Employee of the Month at Fox 45/WBFF-TV in Baltimore. Ms. Laxton is account representative for the local sales department.

Elizabeth A. Mathias was named to the State Committee of Practitioners for Career and Technology Education by the Maryland State Board of Education. Ms.Mathias is dean of career and technical education at Anne Arundel Community College.

Choice Hotels International in Silver Spring won an Optimas Award from Personnel Journal for human resources management its Sleep Inn hotels. The hotel chain was also named top franchiser in the hotel industry by Entrepreneur magazine.

Admiral Envelope & Printing Co. in Baltimore named Parilee Carter Employee of the Month for February.

Chip Weinman, president of Sportsnet Inc., received the Crystal Prism Award from the Advertising Association of Baltimore.

Chic Davis, executive director of the Advertising Association of Baltimore, won the Silver Medal Award for 1990 from the

association.

Stephen Henderson, food and beverage director of the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, was named Outstanding Food and Beverage Director of the Year by Beacon Hotel Corp.

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