County residents in student Who's Who
Five Carroll County residents are among 32 Western Maryland College undergraduates selected for inclusion in the 1994 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges," the annual directory of outstanding students.
Joy L. Gigeous of Taneytown is active in student government and the Circle K volunteer group. She is a biology major.
Deborah J. Milstein, daughter of Sue and Marvin Milstein of Westminster, is a member of the Alpha Nu Omega sorority and also participates in student government. She is majoring in biology.
E. Scott Schoberg, a communication major, lives in Westminster.
Kathleen M. Taylor, also a Westminster resident, is a theater arts major.
Maura A. Ziolkowski, daughter of Rita Ziolkowski of Westminster, is a member of the Student Environmental Action Coalition. She is majoring in French.
Campus nominating committees and directory editors choose students for inclusion in the directory for their academic achievements, service to the community, extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
The honorees are selected from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.
Students complete internships in January
Four students from Carroll County were among more than 30 Western Maryland College undergraduates who recently completed internships at companies and organizations in Maryland during the January Term, a midyear mini-semester during which students pursue academic projects both in the classroom and beyond.
Joy L. Gigeous of Taneytown was an assistant for exhibits and programming at the Bear Branch and Piney Run nature centers.
Bryan N. Glass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Glass of Union Bridge, conducted research in thermoluminescence for Dr. Bill Pagonis, associate professor of physics at Western Maryland.
Daniel D. Schaeffer, son of Carol Dickinson of Westminster and David Schaeffer of Marriottsville, initiated a project to develop a local Civil War history tour for the Carroll County Office of Tourism.
Clifford A. Wright of Westminster conducted a study on area homeless people, including updated information on services available in homeless shelters and successful models of homelessness prevention.
The study was directed by Dr. Daniel Rees, associate professor of sociology at Western Maryland.
CCC hires Vakiaros for admissions, aid
Dina-Athena Vakiaros has joined the staff of Carroll Community College as the new coordinator of admissions and financial aid.
As coordinator of admissions, she will visit the five county high schools and the Career and Technology Center twice a year to inform students about educational opportunities available at CCC.
She also will visit organizations or businesses with recruitment information. In addition, she advises students about available financial aid.
Ms. Vakiaros wants to organize an Academic Expo, at which prospective students can visit classes, and a Student Life Expo with student government leaders.
Ms. Vakiaros previously was finance director for Control Data Institute and a financial aid adviser at the College of Notre Dame.
She has a bachelor of arts degree from Goucher College and a master's in management from Notre Dame.