FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 12, 2011
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — At the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Breakfast today, Wilson College student Morgan Shadle was recognized as the Chamber’s Heritage Center Ambassador of the Year and Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick presented the annual Environmental Sustainability Award to the Baxter Group Inc., a local firm specializing in asbestos abatement and lead paint removal, among other things.
Morgan, a junior from Chambersburg majoring in both psychology and religion studies, was honored for providing “unique assistance” to the Heritage Center in the past year, according to Chamber President Dave Sciamanna. He said Morgan regularly volunteers at the Heritage Center and has assisted with several special projects, including helping create exhibits related to the Chamber’s 100th anniversary in 2011.
In addition to procuring display materials and assisting with the creation of exhibits, Morgan appeared in frontier costume and led area fifth-graders on tours of downtown historic sites. She also helped create a database of potential participants in the Chamber’s annual Civil War Seminar, Sciamanna said.
“We think so highly of Morgan that we’ve hired her to work at the Heritage Center on Saturdays this summer and fall,” he said. “She’s an exceptional young woman and today, we are thanking her with our Heritage Center Ambassador Award.”
Wilson College and the Chamber partner to present the Environmental Sustainability Award, which recognizes efforts of businesses and organizations to use environmentally friendly practices such as waste management and recycling, use of renewables, protection of natural resources and stewardship of wilderness and wetlands.
Dr. Mistick presented the award to Baxter Group President and Chief Executive Officer Joycelynn Melton.
More photos and information about the awards presentation may be found on the Chamber’s website, www.chambersburg.org.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Program is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
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