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Faculty and Staff Awards

The Dr. Henry P. and Page Laughlin Faculty Professional Achievement Award, established in 1991 by Dr. Henry P. Laughlin, H’03, emeritus member of the Hood College Board of Associates, and M. Page Laughlin, H’03, is conferred annually upon an outstanding faculty member who has made significant contributions to her or his profession or to the College through scholarship or exceptional service.

This year's recipient is Donna Bertazzoni.

The Dr. Henry P. and Page Laughlin Administrative Achievement Award, established in 1991 by Dr. Henry P. Laughlin, H’03, emeritus member of the Hood College Board of Associates, and M. Page Laughlin, H’03, is conferred for noteworthy service to staff members who have made significant contributions to the College.

This year's recipients are Mary Atwell, Cindy Emory, Biz Gomer and Beth O'Malley.

The Martha E. Charge H'95 Prize for Leadership and Service was established in 1997 by F&M Bank (now PNC Bank) of Frederick, in honor of Martha E. Church, H’95, president of Hood College from 1975 to 1995. The prize is presented to a Hood College staff or faculty member who has conceived of and developed new ideas for launching or advancing partnerships between Hood and the Frederick community.

This year's recipient is Roger Stenerson.

The Mary Ann Kerins Humanitarian Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who best personifies the characteristics and contributions of Mary Ann Kerins, director and staff counselor of the Hood College Counseling Center until her death in December 2008. Ms. Kerins was known for her passion and commitment to helping students and others on their path to wellness. Her quiet and gentle leadership, coupled with her advocacy for human rights, equality and democracy for all individuals, has left a positive impact on the Hood College community. Compassion, empathy, fairness, honesty and respect for oneself and others are among the many positive qualities that she possessed.

This year's recipients are Kiran Chadda and Shari Ostrow Scher.