Spalding's new `CEO' has future focus

NEIGHBORS

July 22, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Michael E. Murphy is the new president of Archbishop Spalding High School.

"The president's job is similar to that of a college or university president," said Murphy, " like the school's chief executive officer. Part of my job is to focus on long-range, strategic planning.

"The faculty and sisters who were here originally set up a really strong foundation, and I'm fortunate to come along when enrollment is high and there are so many successful things going on. I have a great job."

A native Marylander, Murphy received his bachelor's degree in English and his master's in educational administration from the University of Maryland. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Sarasota in Florida.

A member of the Air Force and the Air Force reserves, Murphy served on the Blue Ribbon Schools review and site visitation team for private schools across the country in 1993-94 for the U.S. Department of Education.

That experience was a very positive one for the educator.

"When you see the quality of education that's out there," he said, "there is such hope in terms of the future of the country."

He and his wife, Diane, live in Montgomery County. They have two grown children.

Web page expert to speak

Amy Vansant Hines, award-winning Web site designer, will speak at the 5: 30 p.m. Wednesday meeting of the Annapolis Women's Network at Toadnet Inc. in Severna Park.

Toadnet is an Internet provider and Web page host.

Hines, owner of Vansant Creations of Annapolis, has been designing Web sites for nationally known corporations and associations for three years. A marketing executive and free-lance writer, she was the East Coast editor of Surfer magazine for five years. Her book, "The Nerd's Guide to Getting a Website for Your Business," is to be published soon.

At the meeting, she will highlight her tactics for attracting visitors to her Web pages.

The Annapolis Women's Network, a group of business, professional and executive women networking and sharing resources, is sponsored by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Reservations for the meeting must be received by Tuesday. Call 410-626-7800.

Boating course sets sail

Boaters born on or before July 1, 1972, must take the Maryland Basic Boating Safety Course before operating a boat in state waters.

Sponsored by the Friends of the B&A Trail Inc., the three-part course is being offered from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 2, Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Tawes State Office Building, in Annapolis.

Participants must register in person at the B&A Trail Park office on Earleigh Heights Road in Severna Park, and must attend all three classes to be certified.

The fee is $15. Information: 410-222-6244.

Happy anniversary

Congratulations to Vic and Betty Lotterer and Ethel and Mel Barrett, who celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversaries this month.

Top accolades go to Bob and Mary Lord, who were married 60 years ago today.

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