* The University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore...

NEWS IN BRIEF

November 16, 1992

* The University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore appointed Joann A. Boughman vice president for research and dean.

* The University of Baltimore Alumni Association appointed Jennifer Whiteside assistant director.

* The Quarterly, the Goucher alumni magazine, named Karen H. Harrop editor.

* The Essex Community College named Dr. Shirley Peck of Columbia director of library and media services.

* The Maryland School of Nursing named Mary Etta Mills, Sc.D., chairperson of the Department of Education, Administration and Health Policy.

* The Western Maryland College's Development and Alumni Affairs offices named W. Cameron Jones and Beth W. Harlow to assist in the college's annual fund and alumni relations efforts.

* General Elevator Co. Inc. named T. Michael McInnis president and CEO effective Jan. 1. Mr. James Olfson will retire after 17 years in office.

* Chektec of Baltimore and Forensic Technologies of Annapolis won "best of show" awards at the Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair.

Kudos

* Rob A. Seide of Pikesville received the award of merit for One-Time Publications. The publication, designed for economic development purposes, is a folio entitled "Rural Opportunities in the '90s."

* Jean Thompson, office manager of the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Towson South office, was named distinguished sales associate of the year.

* Information Systems Inc. received the Great Plains Software's President's Club award for the best sales and marketing efforts by a reseller.

* Monumental Paving & Excavating Co. Inc., was awarded the Greater Baltimore Committee's 1992 Mayor's Business Recognition Award for generously contributing a paved parking area to the South Baltimore Station, a shelter for homeless men.

* Jeremy Berg, Ph.D., received the American Chemical Society award in pure chemistry and $4,000 in honor of his seminal work on the structure of zinc fingers, proteins that turn genes on and off. Sponsored by Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity.

Public service

* The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts board of directors elected the following officers: Dennis Younger, president; Jack Booker, first vice president; George C. Shenk Jr., second vice president; Jack White, treasurer; and John Moore, secretary.

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