New agent: Tony Jamison has joined the sales team at Weichert Realtors. A real estate agent for six years, the Bakerton native will work throughout Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties. He is a member of the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors. 

He is as an ambulance lieutenant and firefighter with the Friendship Fire Company of Harpers Ferry and also serves as a coach and manager in Jefferson County Little League. 

Before his career in real estate, Jamison was a credit and accounting manager.

The Weichert agency is owned by broker Machelle Lewis. It’s headquartered at 62 Warm Springs Ave. in Martinsburg.

Shepherd names music chair: Robert Tudor will become chairman of the Department of Music and associate professor of music at Shepherd University on June 30.

Since 2006, Tudor has served as chair of the Division of Music in Florida at Jacksonville University. He also is an assistant professor of music and director of music theater and opera.

Tudor has served as assistant dean at the Levine School of Music in D.C.; assistant director of the Association of Boarding Schools; and as programming assistant at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Md.

He earned a bachelor of music degree from Stetson University in Florida, a master of music degree in voice performance from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and a doctorate in musical arts in vocal performance from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He’s also already familiar with Shepherd. “Over 10 years ago, I served Shepherd University as an adjunct voice instructor, stage and choir director while pursuing my doctorate,” Tudor said. “I fell in love with the community and was impressed by the talent and commitment to excellence of the students and faculty.”

Headed to Roosevelt Institute: A Shepherd University student has been selected to attend the Roosevelt Institute, a summer academy fellowship that combines a full-time placement in a partner organization with a curriculum of leadership, policy development and implementation.

Tim Leonard is a junior from Wheeling. He is studying political science and Appalachian studies and hopes to go into politics as a career.

Starting June 8, Leonard will be in D.C. where he and other fellows will take part in weekly policy training and a speaker series that will allow them to interact with leading progressive thinkers and policy organizations.

The program, now in its fifth year, comes with a $1,500 stipend.

VA honors pair: Adam Gold and Stacy Moody have been honored by the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. Each month, the healthcare facility recognizes employees who not only fulfill their duties, but also show cheerfulness, tact, friendliness and understanding to patients and fellow workers.


Gold is a clinical pharmacy specialist. Moody is an administrative support assistant for Ambulatory Care Nursing, where she is responsible for time keeping and assists nurse managers with proficiency and licensing updates. 

Hospital recognition: The rehabilitation services department at West Virginia Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital has been awarded an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. a nationwide outcomes data base and reporting service for healthcare providers.

These certificates are presented to a select group of providers across the country to recognize the excellence achieved in effectiveness of treatment during the past twelve months. Jefferson Memorial Hospital has demonstrated a greater increase in function for their patients than the national aggregate average for the second, third and fourth quarters in 2011.

FOTO has provided outcome data to healthcare providers since 1994. More than 1,000 organizations have contributed to the FOTO data base. Al Amato, FOTO’s President says that “Jefferson Memorial Hospital’s rehab services department has proven the quality of their care by consistently exceeding the average performance data of all the progressive organizations across the country who are part of the FOTO network.”

Said Dr. Joshua Miller, rehabilitation services manager at Jefferson Memorial Hospital: “It is a great honor to be recognized from FOTO for our accomplishments.”

$6,000+ raised: The recent Dining With the Stars two-night fundraiser for the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle brought in $6,685. Miss West Virginia USA Andrea Rogers and other well-known local celebrities volunteered as waitstaff at  the Yellow Brick Bank in Shepherdstown for the first-ever fundraiser.

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