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Center for Volunteerism and National Service Programs Announces Staff Changes

The Frostburg State University Center for Volunteerism and National Service Programs announces the addition of new members and the promotion of existing staff.

Sean King, Dr. Jeff Prudhomme and Lori Senese recently joined the staff this past semester.

King has been appointed as the new program coordinator for A STAR! in Western Maryland. King is a former AmeriCorps member and team leader in Charleston, S.Ca. A former wildland firefighter in California and Montana, King graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a finance degree. He resides in Cumberland.

As the new program director of the Institute for Service-Learning, Prudhomme is from Wesleyan College, where he taught for four years as an assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies and received the College's Quillian Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Religious Studies program of The University of Virginia and his undergraduate from The University of the South. Prior to his appointment at Wesleyan, he taught philosophy at James Madison University and served as a post-doctoral fellow in critical thinking for the revision of James Madison's general education curriculum. His additional graduate work was completed at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum, Germany, under a Fulbright student fellowship.

Lori Senese is the new field coordinator for the FSU Institute of Service-Learning, developing and supporting service-learning partnerships and experiences for the University, the local school districts, and the community. A graduate of the College of William and Mary with a master's degree in secondary education, Senese has extensive experience in educational programming and volunteer management.

Lisa T. Glass, Cherie Krug, Lori L. Wilson and Tony Washington received promotions within the Center for Volunteerism and National Service Programs.

Glass continues her role as an administration budget specialist. A 1989 graduate of Salisbury State University, Glass took additional courses in business at Frostburg State University and Advanced American Sign Language courses through Frederick Community College. She started working for FSU in 1994 with the AmeriCorps Program as the budget specialist for A STAR!, writing grants and the grants written and supported by A STAR! AmeriCorps Program.

Cherie Krug has been named the Director of Volunteerism and National Service and the Executive Director of the Western Maryland Alliance for Service and Volunteerism. A graduate of the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Krug began her career in volunteerism and national service at the State University of New York at Oneonta as the coordinator of community cervice for the Center for Social Responsibility and Community. Currently, Krug oversees all operations of student, AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps *VISTA programs including training, program development and service event management.

Lori Wilson continues as the new program director for A STAR! in Western Maryland. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from Concord College her master's degree in organizational communication from West Virginia University. She worked for Frederick Country Department of Social Services as a business child care liaison and for the March of Dimes as a division director, prior to joining A STAR! Wilson resides in Keyser, W.Va.

Tony Washington has been promoted to assistant director of the Center for Volunteerism and Service Programs. He is a 1999 graduate of FSU with a bachelor's degree in theatre and concentration in production. After graduation, Washington became a full-time AmeriCorps *VISTA member with the Western Maryland READS Alliance. He then served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the V.O.I.C.E (Volunteer Opportunities in the Community Environment) Clearinghouse program. Washington continued on to become program manager of the FSU Allen HallSTARS! program, a reduced part-time AmeriCorps program for 72 freshmen and 8 sophomores in which they all live, learn and serve together. He now oversees the Allen HallSTARS! program, AmeriCorps *VISTA program and the Read to Succeed program.

For more information on all the service programs at Frostburg State University, call 301-687-7599.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589