The Family Service Foundation appointed Larry Gamble as chief executive of the Landover-based organization. Gamble has been director of clinical services for the organization since 1997. He oversaw the counseling and psychiatric rehabilitative services. Since 1998, he has been acting chief executive.
Jamie Wellington, of Upper Marlboro, a student at George Washington University, will be inducted in the fall into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a selective, national, nonprofit honor society that recognizes first- and second-year undergraduates who excel academically.
University of Maryland, University College has announced the appointment of two academic administrators.
Mary Ellen Hrutka will become the school's dean of Undergraduate Programs and associate vice president, Academic Affairs; and Christina Hannah will become the school's dean of Graduate Studies and associate vice president, Academic Affairs.
Both already had taken some responsibilities as "acting deans" during the search process.
The appointments were made after a national search that yielded 74 applicants. Both appointees have ties to the University of Maryland system and are adjunct professors.
In 1985, Hrutka joined the University System of Maryland as the director of Experimental Learning at the University of Maryland at College Park.
She became an assistant dean at UMUC in 1992.
Hannah joined UMUC's Graduate School of Management and Technology more than 10 years ago as its associate director for public and nonprofit management. In 1994, she was appointed the graduate school's associate dean.
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