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Industries featured this week: Architecture/engineering, Construction, Government, Health care, Nonprofits

Architecture/engineering

The Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects gave RGS Associates Inc. of Lancaster an Honor Award for its work on the south campus expansion at Landis Homes. The judges recognized the project for its great use of best management practices to provide the client with more buildable acreage, exceptional restoration of the agricultural-degraded stream and reuse of reclaimed water that permeated every aspect of the neighborhood design, including using rain barrels at each residence to irrigate the landscaping and connect the homeowners to low-impact development practices.

Construction

Security Sales & Integration magazine named Select Security of Lancaster County Installer of the Year among small and medium-sized companies. Finalists were chosen based on the quality of their customer service, business practices and marketing strategies, training procedures and overall contributions to the community and industry. In addition, Select Security’s founder, Patrick Egan, was inducted into Security Sales & Integration Hall of Fame, an elite group that is made up of industry leaders who are nominated by their peers and recognized for years of service to the electronic security industry and their communities.

 

Government

Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission named a number of Pennsylvanians Volunteers of the Year as selected by each of the historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trails of History for their contributions of time, talent and expertise: Janet Loewe of the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces in Lackawanna County, John Ebenreiter of Brandywine Battlefield Park in Delaware County, Bonnie Ramus of Bushy Run Battlefield in Westmoreland County, Cindy Mendelson of the Conrad Weiser Homestead in Berks County, Sue Wentzel of the Cornwall Iron Furnace in Lebanon County, Diane Kiefer of the Daniel Boone Homestead in Berks County, Shirley Gockley of Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, Chuck Christensen of the Erie Maritime Museum and the U.S. Brig Niagara in Erie County, Mary Washington of Graeme Park in Montgomery County, Scott Onsager of the Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland County, Bob Goodhart of Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Barbara Hicks of the Old Economy Village in Beaver County, Ronald Matlack of Pennsbury Manor in Bucks County, Chris Nicholas of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County, Bob Barry of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County, Cynthia S. Margolis of the Pennsylvania State Archives in Dauphin County, Steve Ferrell of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Lancaster County, Ron Bruner of the Somerset Historical Center in Somerset County, Clydene Strauss of the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Dauphin County and Dominick DiIorio of Washington Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County. In addition, Robert F. Miller of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and Kelly Ruoff of Bushy Run Battlefield received Outstanding Service Awards for long-term volunteer participation and exceptional dedication. Across the state, volunteers provide more than 100,000 hours of service each year to support PHMC programs and services.

Health care

Penn State University gave John Massimilla its Health Policy and Administration Alumni Service Award, which recognizes alumni of the colleges of Health and Human Development or Nursing who have positively impacted the quality of people’s lives through service to others above and beyond the call of duty. Massimilla is chief operating officer of Chambersburg Hospital, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Capitol Theatre Center Foundation board and an advisory board member of M&T Bank. Previously, he was on the boards of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., the United Way of Franklin County, Penn State Mont Alto, Kiwanis Club of Downtown Chambersburg and the Guilford Area Athletic Association. He also is active with the Chambersburg Area and Shippensburg chambers and the local emergency planning committee. He has a bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration from Penn State and a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa.

Nonprofits

United Way of Lebanon County named Dan Ehrgood, Glenn Rambler and Letie Schadler outstanding volunteers. Ehrgood is employed with Santander Bank. He is a United Way board member, a member of the Campaign Cabinet committee, chairman of the 2014/2015 campaign and a Day of Caring volunteer. Rambler is employed with Members 1st Federal Credit Union. He is a United Way board member and past vice president; a two-time past campaign chairman; a member of several committees, including the nominating and finance committees; a member of the agency budget and review allocations process; and a Day of Caring volunteer. Prior to retirement, Schadler was a home economist and educator. She has been a board member for more than 15 years and a member of several committees, including the executive and nominating committees, the agency budget and review allocations committee and the Day of Caring planning committee. She also volunteers for the Stuff the Bus program that collects school items for local kids.

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