People On The Move


April 26, 2004

Arc director named one of Md.'s top 100 women

Jacquelyn M. Ring, deputy executive director of The Arc of Howard County, has been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record.

Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges on the basis of their professional achievement, community involvement and mentoring.

Ring became interested in people with developmental disabilities in the 1970s when she worked as a social worker at Henryton Center in Carroll County. She joined The Arc of Howard County in 1975 as director of special programs, becoming director of residential services, a program she initiated.

Later, she founded Targeted Jobs for Industry, a forerunner of The Arc's program of community employment services.

In 1994, when Ring became deputy director of The Arc, her responsibilities grew to include resource development, public relations, marketing, membership, and volunteer recruitment.

Recently, she served as project manager for the renovation and expansion of the D.H.A. Wright Building, The Arc's headquarters on Homewood Road in Ellicott City.

Ring, who lives in Ellicott City, graduated from Howard High School and the University of Maryland, and holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The awards ceremony will be May 4 at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Malecki of Ellicott City joins choral arts board

Karen L. Malecki of Ellicott City has been elected to the Baltimore Choral Arts Society's board of directors.

Malecki is managing director and controller at Provident Bank. The placement was facilitated by Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland, a nonprofit organization specializing in board training and placement.

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