Five Western Md. alumni honored

June 17, 1994

Five Western Maryland College graduates were honored for their participation in alumni and college affairs during a banquet held recently as part of the college's annual Alumni Weekend.

Meritorious Service Award recipients were: Thomas G. Bush, class of 1944; Thomas J. Tereshinski Sr., '44; George A. Gebelein, '64; Carol Armacost Carter, '69; and D. Kenneth Bates, '74.

Mr. Bush of Baltimore has been class secretary for five decades and is responsible for researching and writing his classmates' news for publication in the alumni magazine.

He has also worked for the Annual Fund and as a member of the Class Reunion committee since 1979. Mr. Bush is coordinator of special activities for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Another member of the Class of 1944 recently honored is Mr. Tereshinski of Galesville. A retired school teacher and coach from Anne Arundel County, Mr. Tereshinski has served as a member of the Sports Hall of Fame, Reunion Fund and Class Reunion committees.

In 1981 he led the organizing of the first Anne Arundel alumni chapter meeting, and in 1990, he was an organizer for the 1944 Freshman Football Team Reunion.

More than 25 years of service earned distinction for Mr. Gebelein, also a resident of Baltimore. He is past president of the Alumni Association, having served from 1988-90 and also served as an alumni visitor to the Board of Trustees from 1983-86; director of the Alumni Board of Governors from 1975-78; and a member of the Awards and National Fund Committees.

Mr. Gebelein is a process specialist for AT&T Foundation.

Ms. Carter served as a member of the Reunion Fund committee and was elected to the college's Board of Trustees in 1992. She has involved herself in alumni affairs as a member of the Undergraduate Relations, Harrison House, Class Reunion and Reunion Fund committees.

In 1980 and '84, she also served as chapter coordinator; and from 1991 to '93, she was the fund-raising class agent. She is a resident of Pittsburgh and associate vice president for development at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Bates of Berlin, Md., has been a member of the Awards, Young Alumni Affairs, Class Reunion and Reunion Fund committees through much of the '80s.

In 1987, he was a volunteer at the career services program for current students and admissions volunteer in 1987 and '89. Mr. Bates is vice president of Taylor Bank in Berlin.

WMC's Alumni Weekend featured the reunions of nine classes dating to 1924.

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