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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
A former employee of the University of Maryland School of Social Work committed fraud in misusing thousands of dollars worth of gift cards intended for needy families, according to an internal review forwarded to two state legislative committees. The report, dated June 30, did not detail the employee's actions but says the case was forwarded to the state attorney general's office last month for possible prosecution. The employee, who was not identified, was let go earlier this year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, a counselor who was an outreach and volunteer coordinator for a Baltimore men's shelter, died of a heart attack Sept. 2 at his West Ostend Street home. He was 52. The son of Jesse James Phillips, a Secret Service agent and private investigator, and Geraldine Phillips, a Howard County public school educator, Alaric Ivan Phillips was born in Columbia, S.C. He was raised in Germany, where his father was serving as an Army staff sergeant, and later moved with his family to Washington and Columbia.
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February 25, 2003
Edmond Douglas Jones, a former government social work administrator in the city and Baltimore County, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital of complications from renal disease. He was 70 and a resident of Emerald Estates assisted-living facility. A Chicago native, Mr. Jones earned a degree in humanities from Loyola University in Illinois in 1954 and a master's degree in social work from Columbia University in 1960. He was chief of special services for the Delaware Department of Social Services before moving to Maryland in 1966.
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June 16, 2014
The concern of federal and local officials for homeless immigrant youth is touching ( "Rawlings-Blake voices concern over immigrant shelter," June 10). Thank goodness their opposition to this shelter isn't based on the ethnicity of these children, as might be the case in less enlightened environs. With the leadership of these officials, however, and with the support of many individuals and institutions in the Baltimore area, we can open our hearts and doors to these homeless children.
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September 1, 2004
Phillip Parker, 69, social work administrator Phillip Parker, a retired social work administrator and current president of the Maryland Classified Employees Association, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 25 at his Woodlawn home. He was 69. Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., he earned a bachelor of arts degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and remained active in its Baltimore alumni chapter, where he arranged scholarships for promising local students. He moved to Baltimore in 1960 while serving in the Army, and later earned a master's degree in social work from Howard University in Washington.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2002
John Goldmeier, who taught for 30 years at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and helped establish a halfway house for patients at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, died Saturday of myelodysplasia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 73. The longtime Columbia resident was born in Frankfurt, Germany, the son of Jewish parents. When the Nazis rose to power in Germany, his parents sent him and his brother to England in 1939. He first lived with a foster family in the north of England until being evacuated when British officials feared the area would be bombed.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2004
Julee H. Kryder-Coe, assistant dean for professional education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, died of uterine cancer Dec. 31 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Windsor Hills resident was 55. Born Julee H. Kryder in Buffalo and raised in Hamburg, N.Y., she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University in 1970, and a master's in social work in 1979 from the University of Maryland school. She began her career in the 1970s in Buffalo, and completed a field internship in 1979 with the National Mental Health Association in Rosslyn, Va., where she helped institute a housing program giving the mentally disabled access to community-based housing.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2004
Anita Sadler Weiss, a retired Jewish Family Services social work department chief, sculptor and poet, died of cancer Sunday in her Mount Washington home. She was 96. Born Anita Lillie Sadler in New York City and raised on Long Island, she earned an undergraduate degree in English from Cornell University and a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Social Work. She moved to Mount Washington in 1949 and began working at the old Jewish Family and Children's Bureau at Centre and Eutaw streets in 1951.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2004
Abraham Makofsky, a former professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and an advocate for world peace and racial and social justice, died of cancer yesterday at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 90. "He was an extraordinarily humble human being who was authentically concerned about people, and especially the poor. He had great breadth and scope," said Sister Katherine Corr, executive director of the Baltimore-based Notre Dame Mission Volunteers.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Rachel Tova Minkove, a University of Maryland School of Social Work student who wanted to assist young adults as they fought cancer, died of Hodgkin's lymphoma complications July 29 at her Cheswolde home. She was 28. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Dr. Judah Minkove, an internist, and Judith Fruchter Minkove, a Johns Hopkins Medicine writer and editor. She was raised in Northwest Baltimore and was a 2001 graduate of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. She then studied a year in Israel at a Jerusalem seminary school.
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Jacques Kelly | June 13, 2014
On a drive along Cromwell Bridge Road east of Towson, you'll notice a classic white barn surrounded by a stretch of wooden fencing. Follow the entry drive at Cromwell Valley Park and you'll encounter a modest green sign marked Talmar. Talmar stands for Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland. It's a nonprofit therapy center where participants get their hands a little dirty during a day's work. Its home is a handful of acres containing rows of flower beds and greenhouses and a 50-hen chicken coop.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was 88. She was born Mary Louise Baldwin into a prominent Baltimore County political family. Her father, H. Streett Baldwin, entered politics in 1928, "spurred by his disgust at the anti-Catholic venom directed against presidential candidate Al Smith," said Mrs. Price's daughter Barbara Percival of Washington.
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By Tricia Bishop and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major. Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and Salisbury University, its traditionally white neighbor, Ngwa is earning dual degrees in sociology and social work. The opportunity to take classes on both Eastern Shore campuses is the result of several decades of collaboration — a partnership that was praised this week in a federal court opinion that found some Maryland policies still promote "separate but equal" colleges and universities.
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June 17, 2013
Three Harford Community College employees have been named recipients of the 2013 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Awards. Jan M. Brewer, assistant professor of sociology and social work; Deborah Jaeger, mathematics faculty; and Dr. Scott Schaeffer, assistant professor of biology, were named recipients of the 2013 NISOD Excellence Awards. NISOD is the outreach organization of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin and supports the pursuit of excellence in teaching and leadership at more than 700 member colleges.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Janet Virginia Garrity, who enrolled in college at age 47 and went on to earn a master's degree in social work, died of heart disease Tuesday at Brightview Assisted Living in Towson. She was 81 and lived in Salisbury. Born Janet Virginia Green in Baltimore, she was raised on Chesley Avenue in Hamilton and attended Hamilton Elementary School, where she met her future husband, Robert J. Garrity. She was a 1950 Eastern High School graduate but did not pursue a plan to go to St. Mary's College because her father had recently died.
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April 5, 2013
The Village to Village Network, a national organization that helps coordinate senior villages, defines villages as "membership-driven, grass-roots organizations that, through both volunteers and paid staff, coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs enabling individuals to remain connected to their community throughout the...
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 17, 1992
When L. Francinne Boyle was growing up near a Louisiana town the size of two crawfish laid end to end, she spent so much time in church activities that people said, "Francinne's going to be a minister's wife someday."Her reply: "Why be his wife? I'll be the minister."She did that, but found it wasn't exactly what she wanted. Thirteen years, three children and several postgraduate programs later, the reverend finished a master's degree in social work and began looking for a job.Carroll County General Hospital had an opening and she sought it eagerly.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | February 22, 2009
Ruth H. Young, the retired dean of the University of Maryland's School of Social Work who fought child abuse while promoting the rights of children, died of respiratory failure Feb. 15 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The former Sykesville resident was 86. "She was a real trouper, a role model for women, was a dedicated individual and a free thinker," said Maryland Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp. "She had a strong personality and a very clear vision." Born Ruth Harney in Framingham Center, Mass.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
Rosemary E. Allulis, a lawyer and world traveler who was also a photographer and musician, died Tuesday of liver cancer at her Villa Cresta home. She was 52. "She was a genius. She had a fast mind and was such a good writer," said Sidney Friedman, a partner in the Pikesville law firm of Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, where Ms. Allulis had worked since 2008. "Whenever you gave her an assignment, she immediately turned it around. She was so good she could have clerked for a Supreme Court justice," he said.
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December 28, 2012
It takes more than guns to produce the increased frequency of mass killings such as the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. ("What must be done," Dec. 26). As a society we are at risk of accepting the lethal combination of firearms in the hands of disturbed and marginalized individuals as the norm. If we are serious in our effort to remedy this rising tide of "random" violence, we must look beyond the proliferation of assault weapons and the policies that enable their ownership. The problem is much deeper than that.
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