Dr. James J. Valdes, a scientific adviser for biotechnology at the U.S. Army Chemical Research Development and Engineering Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, has been selected to represent the Department of Defense at a biotechnology workshop in Europe.
The workshop, to be conducted in Dublin, Ireland, is a United States-European Economic Community sponsored event, titled "Methods for Improving the Communication of Biotechnology with the Public."
Jim Shaw, president of the Shaw Group, was named chairman of the Harford Community College Foundation Inc.
He will be assisted by Joan Ryder, of Joan Ryder & Associates, first vice chairperson; Jim Berger, plant manager at Clorox Co., second vice chairperson; Bill Acker, Alex Brown & Sons, is treasurer. Bruce Hegstad, president of the Chesapeake Beverage Corp. and outgoing chairman of the foundation board of directors, will serve as past chairman.