Van Prooyen Promoted


August 04, 1991

Col. Jan A. Van Prooyen, commander of the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

Van Prooyen, who assumed command of CRDEC May 31,will receive the general's star during a ceremony Aug. 5.

Van Prooyen was commissioned a second lieutenant and awarded a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Pointin 1966. He earned a master of science degree in nuclear engineeringfrom the University of Arizona and a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. He also is a graduate of theArmy Command and General Staff College, and he completed a one-year fellowship in national security studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1986.

Prior to being assigned to Aberdeen Proving Ground, he was chief of the Nuclear Chemical Division, U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany.


Geraldean Worthington, of Havre de Grace, has been appointed chair of Harford Community College's Advisory Board.

The board, selected by the college's board of trustees, is representative of the general population of Harford County. The board includes a geographic balance of professionals and non-professionals, HCC alumni and representatives from government, business and public schools.

Worthington also is amember of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, the HCC Adult Basic Education Advisory Council, the Harford Council of Community Services and the Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council Board. She also is president of the Maryland Chapter of the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security.

She works as manager of the Maryland Department of Economic Employment and Development's Bel Air department. In her 29 years of service to DEED she has worked as a job service supervisor, unemployment insurance specialist, and employment service interviewer.

The HCC advisory board assists the trustees by conducting studies and making recommendations. Members serve, without compensation, for a three-year term.


Former Harford Community College president Alfred C. O'Connell was awarded the rank of president emeritus of Harford Community College by the college's board of trustees at their July meeting.

O'Connell served twice as president of HCC for a combined 15 years.

The resolution issued to O'Connell by the board cited several of his accomplishments while at HCC, including overseeing the development of a campusmaster plan to guide the physical development of the campus into thenext century, developing a strong transitional studies program and promoting continuing education at HCC, and establishing the honors scholarship program.

O'Connell, who has retired to Arizona, returned to the HCC campus to receive the honor.


Gail Hawkins, dean of student services at Harford Community College, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Cheyney State University by Robert Casey, governor of Pennsylvania.

Hawkins, the only female member of the board at this time, was chosen for candidacy by theBlack Women's Leadership Forum, a legislative and advocacy forum forwomen, and will serve a five-year term.

Hawkins earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Cheyney State College and a master's in education in counseling/psychology from Antioch-Putney Graduate School of Education in Ohio.

She was appointed dean of student services at HCC in August 1990.


Leland C. Sanborn of Joppa has been reappointed to Harford Community College's board of trustees by Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

Sanborn will serve a second five-year term on the board. He was appointed hisfirst term in July 1986.

At the board's July meeting, Nicholas Gounaris was re-elected as chair of HCC's board of trustees and Sanbornwas re-elected vice chair.


Dr. Paul Foutz has received a Maryland license in chiropractic and physical therapy.

He is a graduate of the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill., and the University of Maryland at College Park. He graduated from North Harford High School in 1979.

Foutz will continue his late father's practice, Dr. Charles Foutz, at 4414 Norrisville Road, in White Hall.


Dr. W. Michael Kenney ofFallston received the Academy of General Dentistry's prestigious Mastership Award during a ceremony July 15 in Orlando, Fla.

To earn the award, dentists must have obtained AGD Fellowship status by passing an exam and completing 500 course hours within 10 years. Masters must complete 600 additional hours, 400 of which must be earned through"hands-on" courses.

Kenney graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970. He is on staff at Fallston General Hospital.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

He also is a member of the International Collegeof Dentists, the Academy of the History of Dentistry and the Association of Dental Surgeons of Baltimore City.

He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.


Six employees from the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center were recently recognized by the U.S. Marine Corps for their participation in the Marine Corps Battlefield Identification Friend or Foe Project in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Certificates of commendation were presented to Joseph Domanico, a chemical engineer of Ellicott City; Edward Doyle, a chemical engineer of Baldwin; James Genovese, a chemist of Street; Carl Gepp, a chemical engineer of Darlington; Miles Miller, a supervisory aerospace engineer of Joppatowne; and Patrick Nolan, a physical scientist of Havre de Grace.

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