Churchville executive to head turf grass groupDoug...

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September 17, 1995

Churchville executive to head turf grass group

Doug Barberry, vice president of Aldino Sod Farms in #F Churchville, has been named the 25th president of Turfgrass Producers International, a nonprofit trade association with members in 38 countries.

As president of the 950-member nonprofit group, Mr. Barberry will be responsible for the organization's operations, including a summer convention and winter conference, two bimonthly publications and a public relations and education program. He will also represent the industry on federal issues in Washington.

Mr. Barberry was host committee chairman of the group's 1988 summer convention in Baltimore.

He has also served as president of the Maryland Turfgrass Association and is a board member of the Maryland Turfgrass Council.

Charles Smith has been promoted to operations manager at Abingdon Welding.

A graduate of Chesapeake High School, Mr. Smith has been with the Joppa company for more than 10 years, starting out as a driver and then entering the apprenticeship welding program. After completing his apprenticeship, Mr. Smith worked as a welder and fitter before being promoted to shop foreman.

The 4-H Grand Champions of the Harford County Farm Fair recently were announced.

Winners include: Andrea Merritt, foods and nutrition; Sarah Edie, clothing; Teresa Paulsen, home environment and child care; Katrina Fischer, plants and flowers; David Bullis, agricultural products; Jennifer Morris, woodworking; Jonathan Magness, welding; Carlin Cook, science; Stephanie McKaughan, crafts; Seija Benson, fine arts; Arianne Grubb, photography; Hope Smithson, food preservation; and Tom Binns, costumed animal parade.

Each grand champion received a U.S. Savings Bond donated by First Mariner Bank.

Adult education award won by adviser

Cheryl Wood, literacy recruiter and adviser at Harford Community College, recently received the "Outstanding Practitioner/Facilitator Award" from the Maryland Association of Adult, Community and Continuing Education.

Ms. Wood, who works with the Adult Basic Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages and general educational development programs for the college's Division of Community and Business Services, was selected for the award based on her contributions and commitment to adult education.

Ms. Wood earned a bachelors' degrees in English and history from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Before her appointment as literacy recruiter, she was the literacy works coordinator and an adjunct faculty member in transitional studies at HCC.

Highway, HazMat crews honored by county

Twenty public works and hazardous materials employees will share the Harford County Government Employee of the Month Award for September.

Receiving certificates of appreciation for stopping and containing an oil spill in early August in Dublin will be highways equipment operators James Morris, James Swank, Michael Harrison, Donald Hensley, James Whittington and Randolph Robinson; Linda Rickey, Whiteford District supervisor; Gerald Eller Sr., highways and special operations superintendent; James Terrell, chief of emergency operations; Clarence Ross, environmental enforcement officer; and Hazardous Materials team members Mitch Vocke, Mary Moses, Richard A. Ayres Sr., Derek Chapman, Michael Davis, William Reincke, Brian Remines, Neil Simmons, John R. Simmons III and David Smith.

Known as the Flintville Oil Spill Crew, the award recipients were nominated by Mr. Eller.

Carroll school names PR assistant

Susan Greig has been named development and public relations assistant at John Carroll School in Bel Air.

She will be responsible for the school's public relations as well as alumni relations and database management.

Ms. Greig is a 1978 graduate of John Carroll School.

She lives in Bel Air with her husband, Blaine, and their two children.

Acting principal appointed at school

Gary L. Scholl has been named acting principal at John Carroll School for the 1995-1996 school year. He will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the private, Catholic high school in Bel Air.

Mr. Scholl has been with John Carroll School since 1974, working as a teacher, wrestling coach, dean of students and vice principal.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree from Western Maryland College and a master of education in administration and supervision from Loyola College of Maryland.

Mr. Scholl is certified by the Maryland Department of Education in secondary principal and supervisor and advanced professional certification in social studies.

He lives in Forest Hill with his wife, Kathleen, and their three daughters.

Architect employee certified as inspector

Glenn E. Phillips of Stoker Associates, a Bel Air-based architectural firm, has successfully completed a series of examinations by BOCA International and received certification as building inspector.

As an associate of the firm, Mr. Phillips designs commercial, industrial and residential projects.

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