Student Goes To Texas

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May 19, 1991

HAMPSTEAD — Kenneth Lee Fink has been selected to participate in the 1991 undergraduate Transportation Engineering Fellows Program at Texas A & M University.

The university selected 10 engineering students in the country for the program. Fink was the only Marylander chosen.

He will spend this summer at Texas A & M as a research assistant for the Texas Transportation Institute, doing research in 10 transportation areas.

TTI will cover his relocation fee and living expenses and pay him a salary. The university will award him scholastic credits in conjunction with the research assignment and publish his findings.

Fink attended Catholic University of America as an architecture student until December 1989, when he transferred to Pennsylvania State University as a civil engineer major.

Fink is a member of theGolden Key National Honor Society and the Penn State Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. He will graduate from Penn State in June 1992 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Since 1988 he has been employed part time with KCI Technologies in Westminster.

Fink is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fink and a 1987 graduate of North Carroll High School.


WESTMINSTER -- Helen Choma has joined the Continuing Education/Community Services staff at Carroll Community College as the new business and industry coordinator.

She comes to Carroll from Gallagher Services in Timonium, Baltimore County, an agency of the Associated Catholic Charities, where she coordinated training programs for the staff and management who work with the developmentally disabled.

Choma's principal responsibilities at CCC willfocus on coordinating the training programs for the Carroll County government, Springfield State Hospital and small businesses.

She isplanning training programs that will assist individuals, agencies and businesses in making state licensure requirements. All licensure and relicensing courses, such as real estate, day care, insurance and developmental disabilities, will fall under her supervision.

Choma's future plans include "to expand courses in the areas of real estate, insurance and small business development and introduce a new seriesof required courses for agencies serving the developmental disabilities population."

Choma has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from the Columbia, Howard County, campus of Antioch University. She recently completed her master's degree in Human Resources with an emphasis on management at the College of Notre Dame.

She and her husband live in Westminster. The couple have three grown children and three grandsons. She enjoys sewing, baking wedding cakes, quilting and gardening.


WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Democratic Club installed Bernard L. Jones Sr. as president at its dinner meeting May 13 at Frock's Sunnybrook Farm.

Active in the party, Jones has served many club positions and on the Democratic Central Committee. He is active in many community organizations.

He is a senior engineering technologist at Vitro Corp. and a director of Union National Bank.

Other club officers installed were: Corryne Courpas, vice president; David McDonald, recording secretary; Philip Deitchman, corresponding secretary; and Robert A. Scott, treasurer.

Speaker for the evening was Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy Jr., who spoke on budgets and balances.

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