Jeffery McKnight of Annapolis, Frederick Schram of Arnold, Doris McGuffey of Capitol Heights, M. Kathleen Sulick of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Council member Pamela G. Beidle (D-Linthicum) were recently elected to Hospice of the Chesapeake's board of directors. McKnight, a retired vice president of Thomson Prometric, was reelected chairman of the board of directors. Schram, an Anne Arundel County central services officer, was reelected vice chairman. McGuffey, a Prince George's County human resources officer, was reelected secretary. Sulick, a certified public accountant for HeimLantz Business and Tax Services Inc., was reelected treasurer, and Beidle, owner of the Beidle Insurance Agency, was reelected to the executive committee.

Arthur D. Ebersberger of Severna Park was recently reappointed to a second six-year term on Anne Arundel Community College's board of trustees by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich (R). Ebersberger is vice president of CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services Inc. He is also board chairman of Anne Arundel Health Systems Inc. Ebersberger earned a bachelor's degree in business from Susquehanna University and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College.

Valerie Ames of Pasadena recently won the Smoking Stops Here "Tobacco-Free Role Models Contest" sponsored by WBAL radio and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ames, now 28, lost her mother to lung cancer 12 years ago when she was 16. Her essay, "28 and Motherless, Time to Quit," was about cigarettes in her mother's life and her mother's battle against lung cancer and her death at age 47. Her mother's death, Ames explained, spurred her to quit smoking and crusade against cigarettes. Ames, one of two contest winners, was honored during the Baltimore Orioles' game July 25 at Camden Yards.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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