Business Digest


December 13, 2004

Annapolis mall Angel Tree needs donations for kids

Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis is host to a Salvation Army Angel Tree, which is a program designed to provide clothing and gifts to underprivileged children for Christmas.

Shoppers can stop by the Angel Tree at the Playtown near JC Penney from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday to find the Christmas wish of a needy child.

Marie new vice president of Coast Guard group

J.J. Marie has been appointed vice president of the Coast Guard Foundation and a director of the Naval Special Warfare Foundation.

The foundation is a public nonprofit organization that supports the morale and educational needs of the men and women of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Academy not met through traditional government and military funding sources.

The foundation supports scholarships, a holiday calling card program, capital improvements and education grants. Funding is distributed among the nine Coast Guard districts, overseas units and the academy.

NSWF works with the UDT-SEAL Association, the national organization of the Navy Frogmen and SEALs, including those who have lost husbands and fathers in the fight against terrorism.

AACC professor wins award for outreach work

Louis L. Aymard Jr., a psychology professor at Anne Arundel Community College and director of its Family Outreach Network, received the 2004 Humanitarian of the Year award from the Warner Foundation of Baltimore.

The Stevensville resident was chosen for his work as co-founder and director of the outreach network. The network offers free monthly seminars and low-cost, multi-session courses and conferences to help parents and other caretakers of children resolve common childhood situations, from nightmares to picky eating to risky behaviors.

Aymard earned his bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's and his doctorate in psychology from Catholic University of America. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California Medical School. He came to AACC in 1972 and is a licensed child psychologist in Maryland with more than 30 years of clinical and teaching experience in parenting and child development.

A member of the National Association of the Deaf and the National Sign Language Teachers Association, Aymard has been recognized for his work with deaf children. He received Maryland's 1981 Public Service Award for outstanding contributions to deaf children.

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