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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2000
The Western Maryland College board of trustees has named Joan Develin Coley as interim president while it conducts a search for a successor to Robert H. Chambers, who resigned last week. Coley, provost and dean of the faculty, had served as acting president since December, while Chambers completed a six-month sabbatical. Chambers was president for 16 years and was the college's seventh president. Coley joined Western Maryland College in 1973. She was appointed chairwoman of the education department in 1986 and dean of graduate affairs in 1992 before becoming the school's first female provost and dean of the faculty.
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April 26, 2000
H. Samuel Case, a professor of exercise science and physical education, has been named acting provost at Western Maryland College, while trustees search for a successor to retiring President Robert H. Chambers. Interim President Joan Develin Coley, who was provost and dean of faculty, made the announcement yesterday. Case's duties include helping to lead curricular reform, while developing and teaching courses. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and biology in 1963 and a master's degree in physical education in 1966 from WMC. He earned his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1971.
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April 24, 2009
McDaniel head Joan Develin Coley to retire Joan Develin Coley, the president of McDaniel College, announced Wednesday that she will retire after a decade of leading the Westminster college. Coley, 64, has spent almost her entire career at McDaniel. She joined the faculty in 1973 and was provost when she became the college's first female president in 2000. Her retirement will be effective June 30, 2010. Under her watch, the school changed its name from Western Maryland College to McDaniel College.
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By [MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN] | December 3, 2006
WHEN JOAN DEVELIN COLEY CAME to McDaniel, then known as Western Maryland College, she planned to stay just three years. That was more than 30 years ago. "I fell in love with the place," she says. Coley, 62, is a woman comfortable with love. She loves her husband, certainly. She loves being a grandmother. She loves education and books. She loves dessert and beautiful jewelry (not necessarily in that order). 1 Trip to Hungary "To tour the country and to visit McDaniel's campus in Budapest.
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October 1, 1995
Dr. Coley honored at UM celebrationJoan Develin Coley provost and dean of faculty at Western Maryland College, was honored Friday by the University of Maryland's College of Education at its 75th anniversary celebration. She will be recognized as a distinguished alumna.In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she was the reading specialist and coordinator of a volunteer program in the Prince George's County school system and she lectured at Hood College and University of Maryland.Dr. Coley has served Western Maryland College since 1973, when she was appointed professor of education and specialist in reading programs.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2000
H. Samuel Case, a longtime Western Maryland College professor, has been named provost of the Westminster liberal arts college. A professor of exercise science and physical education who has taught at the college for 35 years, Case has served as acting provost since April. "I'm thrilled and humbled," said Case, 59, who lives in Westminster. His appointment to the college's second-highest administrative office is Joan Develin Coley's first major personnel change since she was elected WMC's president by the board of trustees in October.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 20, 2000
Western Maryland College has formed a transition committee to develop plans to recruit a successor for President Robert Chambers, who resigned last week. The committee, established by the board of trustees' executive committee, includes alumni, faculty, administrative staff and students, a college spokesman said. The committee will meet for the first time early next month. "It's vital to maintain the momentum achieved at the college. There is a shared vision among the senior officers of the college and we need to identify the individual who best can lead Western Maryland on its trajectory toward ever-higher quality and recognition," said James I. Melhorn, board chairman.
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February 29, 2004
McDaniel College recently honored 17 employees for their years of service during a seniority recognition luncheon in the president's dining room. The employees, each with at least 10 years of service, received an engraved gift with their name, their department and their years of service. The employees are: Thirty-five years: Beverly Herndon of Keymar, central services; Elaine Simpson of Westminster, physical plant. Thirty years: Joan Develin Coley of Westminster, president; Beverly Staub of Westminster, institutional advancement.
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By [Gina Davis] | September 24, 2006
Joan Develin Coley In the news She announced last week that McDaniel College in Westminster plans to use a $150,000 grant to establish a Center for the Study of Aging that school officials say will help develop geriatric expertise for Carroll and neighboring counties, where the elderly population is projected to see huge increases by 2020. Occupation President of McDaniel College since 2000. She served as interim president for about a year before that. In 2002, she oversaw the renaming of the institution from Western Maryland College.
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2001
The State Highway Administration, with the help of Westminster and Western Maryland College, recently completed renovating an area on Maryland Route 32 between Pennsylvania Avenue and New Windsor Road. The renovation along Route 32, or Main Street, included resurfacing the road, replacing curbs and gutters, and rebuilding sidewalks to include concrete imprinted with V-shaped designs and red brick. Project coordinators said they are especially happy with the new sidewalks because they add aesthetic value to the area while keeping the town's historic flavor.
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