2 Western Maryland College alumni to be honored for volunteer work

October 11, 1998

Western Maryland College will honor the college and community services of two of its graduates during homecoming next weekend.

For their volunteer work, James E. Lightner, Class of '59, of Westminster was named WMC Alumnus of the Year, and Roxanne Benjovsky McClanahan, Class of '89, of Crofton won the Young Alumna Service Award.

The alumni will be recognized during halftime ceremonies of the homecoming football game Saturday between WMC and Dickinson College.

Lightner, who retired this year after teaching mathematics at the college since 1962, has been an active member of the community for nearly 40 years. His activities include singing in the College Choir, being active in the alumni chapter, being unofficial campus historian and founding the college's chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and Maryland Beta chapter of the mathematics honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon.

Lightner, a past recipient of the Alumni Association's Meritorious Service Award, has also earned the WMC Distinguished Teaching Award and was voted Outstanding Mathematics Educator by the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 1986.

McClanahan is training coordinator for 670 employees in the digital division of World Color, a printing and graphics company. She teaches publishing software and character improvement skills.

After graduating, she was active on the Young Alumni Affairs Committee, has talked to students at Career Services job seminars, and has served as a class agent, a tour guide for the Admissions Office and a class reunion committee member.

Pub Date: 10/11/98

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