WESTMINSTER — Western Maryland College has received a bequest of $617,588 from therecently settled estate of Isabel I. Royer, professor emerita of biology at the college, for use in annual student scholarships.
Royer, who taught biology at Western Maryland from 1942 to 1979, died lastJune.
With her bequest to the college of $617,588, three scholarship funds established by Royer following her retirement will receive sharp increases in their endowments:
* The Dr. Alvey Michael Isanogle Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 1952 as a memorial to Royer'sfirst husband, who joined the WMC faculty in 1920 and spent much of his career as dean of the School of Education.
Providing scholarships to "to students who demonstrate a true interest in academic pursuits," it received a bequest of $110,000 from the Royer estate. It is expected to generate about $7,200 for distribution each year.
* The Isabel I. Royer Biology Scholarship Fund. Endowed through Royer's will, this fund will "assist and recognize students demonstrating aptitude, interest, and academic achievement in biology."
It received an endowment of $50,000, and is expected to generate about $3,200 fordistribution each year.
* The Isabel I. Royer Scholarship Fund. Also established through Royer's will, this fund will provide financial assistance "to any student who demonstrates financial need and academic promise." It received an endowment of $457,588, and is expected to generate almost $30,000 annually for deserving WMC students.
The distribution of the money will be administered through the Financial Aid Office, beginning with students at the start of the 1991-1992 academic year.
COMMITTEES GET GOING
SYKESVILLE -- Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr. is looking for resident volunteers to appoint to a number of town committees at the next Town Council meeting June 10.
At last Monday night's Town Council meeting, Helt named his department heads and committee chairmen from the council.
"We have some new volunteers willing to work on Recreation and Parks and I hope we can get that off and running to help keep up the parks we have in town," Helt said.
Other committees include recycling, facilities, the Historic Preservation Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission.
Besides the council appointments, Helt was asked tobe the town's Maryland Municipal League representative, replacing former Councilwoman Maxine Wooleyhand.
CAPITAL BUDGET DELAYED
SYKESVILLE -- The Town Council Monday night deferred approval of the Capital Projects Budget until June 10.
The fiscal 1992 operating budget of $687,307 was passed unanimously.
Town Manager James L. Schumacher said the capital budget was deferred while the town checks into the costs of leasing, rather than buying, some new maintenance equipment.
In other business Monday:
* Helt swore in a new police officer, Glen Wade Ruff, who will officially join the town's police force within the next two weeks. Ruff replaces an officer who resigned fromSykesville to join the Westminster City Police in mid-May.
* Randy Hughes, town sanitation supervisor, announced that the new recycling center is taking 17 different recyclable items and urged residents to make use of the new facility.
He requested that residents put material for the compost pile in separate bags and to clearly mark those bags as such.
* The council voted to rent the old maintenance building to David Jenkins, owner of Central Maryland Associates Inc., for $500 a month, beginning July 1. Jenkins plans to use the buildingfor a waffle machinery refurbishing center.
* The council awardeda contract to Underwood Electric to install smoke detectors in the Town House. One smoke detector will be put in each level of the building and will be electrical with a battery backup system.
* At Helt's request, the council approved a change of time for Town Council meetings to 7 p.m. beginning June 10.
During June, July and August, only one meeting will be conducted the second Monday of the month.
PLANNING MEETING NIXED
SYKESVILLE -- Town Councilman Jonathan Herman canceled tomorrow's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, of which he is chairman, because of a lack of business.
The next commissionmeeting will be July 1.
VETS, SPOUSES HONORED
WESTMINSTER -- The Men's Club at Carroll Lutheran Village honored its residents who are veterans or spouses of deceased soldiers at a ceremony Thursday, the traditional Memorial Day observance.
An honor guard from the American Legion Post 31 presented colors, and the community's executive director, Charles F. Brown, sang the national anthem. Hugh Roper of Fort Meade delivered an address.
The thirty veterans honored are: Mary L. Albright, Clyde C. Boylls, William B. Clatterbuck, Richard R. Clopper, Andrew M. Dietrich, Raymond Dixon, Paul Englar, Thomas E. Ensor, Maurice Fitzgerald and Howard "Pete" Fleagle.