School hires alumnus as development directorRobert P...

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September 04, 1994

School hires alumnus as development director

Robert P. Borkelheimer Jr. has been named development director at Harford Day School in Bel Air.

Mr. Borkelheimer is a 1974 alumnus of Harford Day and a graduate of Friends School in Baltimore.

He formerly was business manager at the New Hampton school, a coeducational boarding school for grades nine through 12 in New Hampton, N.H. Bel Air Town Commissioner Joseph H. Brooks has been named to the Maryland Municipal League's legislative committee for a one-year term. He will represent cities and towns in Cecil and Harford counties.

The Maryland Municipal League represents city and town governments throughout the state.

Its 28-member legislative committee directs league actions during the General Assembly session.

Two real estate agents honored by association

Donna Higgins, of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn's Bel Air/Abingdon office, has been named Realtor of the Year by the Harford County Association of Realtors in recognition of her community service, committee involvement with state Realtor associations and service to the local Board of Realtors.

Ms. Higgins has 12 years' experience in the real estate industry. She currently is dean of the Realtors Institute of Maryland and has her associate broker's license. She lives in Joppatowne with her husband, John, and their three children.

Nancy Orr of the company's Bel Air/Fallston office was named 1994 Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year.

Ms. Orr, a 15-year veteran at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, was recognized for her business accomplishments, participation in local, state and national board activities, professional knowledge and civic activities.

She also is a volunteer for the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

She and her husband, Kenneth, live in Bel Air.

PR group chooses host chair for convention

The Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has elected Laura Skidmore of Joppa to the 1994-1995 board of directors as local host chair for the group's national conference in November.

Ms. Skidmore is director of development and marketing at John Carroll School in Bel Air.

The Public Relations Society of America has 14,000 national members who represent business and industry, public relations companies, government agencies, educational institutions, trade and professional groups, and hospitals.

College director honored by chamber

Marlene Lieb, director of conferences and professional development at Harford Community College, has been honored by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce's education liaison committee.

A plaque, presented at a reception for Ms. Lieb, cited her for "five years of dedicated service in promoting activities that encourage two-way communication between educational institutions and the business community," and for her efforts on behalf of the chamber's scholarship program.

In addition, a contribution in Ms. Lieb's name was made to the chamber's scholarship fund.

HCC vice president named to commission

G. Jeremiah Ryan, vice president of marketing, planning and development at Harford Community College, has been appointed to the nationwide Joint Commission on Accountability Reporting.

The commission, which has representatives from state colleges, public universities and community colleges, is responsible for defining ways to collect and report data that facilitate legitimate comparability.

Dr. Ryan will represent the American Association of Community Colleges and will serve on the Technical Work Group, which will address the topics of graduation rates, persistence rates, withdrawal rates, licensure pass rates and transfers.

PD The commission's final reports will be issued in September 1995.

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