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Thomas Appointed to American Cancer Society Leadership Team

Thomas Appointed to American Cancer Society Leadership Team
Rosemary Thomas

Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas, Frostburg State University’s vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FSU Foundation, Inc., has been appointed as the South Atlantic Division Liaison for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Nationwide Leadership Training Team.

National trainers help spread the American Cancer Society’s messages at the national, divisional and regional levels. For the team, the society seeks volunteers who are strong communicators with proven facilitation, presentation, coaching and training skills, as well as a general knowledge of the ACS mission and in-depth knowledge of its Relay For Life program.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the National Leadership Training Team and, more importantly, to have been given the opportunity to continue sharing the mission and purpose of the American Cancer Society,” said Thomas. “It is a privilege to serve in the liaison position for the South Atlantic Division and to help coordinate trainings for amazing Relay for Life events.”

This appointment is the latest way Thomas, who has served on the leadership training team since 2011, has shown her commitment to ACS. Since 2006, Thomas has served as an ACS community ambassador for Region 12, covering Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. She also has been a part of the leadership council for ACS’s Tri-County Leadership Team since 2003. She previously served on a three-year term on the ACS South Atlantic Division board of directors.

For many years, Thomas has been active with the society’s Relay For Life program. She was a member of the Relay For Life Mid-Atlantic Task Force from 1996 to 2000 and served on Relay committees in Maryland and West Virginia. 

Thomas is active with many other community, state and national organizations, including the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State programs in both Maryland and West Virginia.

“Dr. Thomas has been involved in Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society for many years and has done an outstanding job of supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society to help us finish the fight against cancer. She has been an integral part of many highly successful Relay For Life events. Her leadership, expertise and passion are greatly appreciated by the Society. We are honored to have her as the liaison for the Society’s Nationwide Leadership Training Team,” said Michelle Daichman, senior director for Relay For Life.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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