Heads Above The Crowd

Posted: August 28, 1994


* James G. Brunnquell, vice president and business center manager for business banking at Girard Bank/Mellon PSFS, and Nan B. Hechenberger, president of Neumman College, were recently elected to the Delco Chamber of Commerce's board of directors.

Brunnquell has been in the banking business since 1973.

Before becoming college president, Hechenberger served as a dean and professor from 1978 to 1989 and was a professor of the Department of Career Development from 1977 to 1978 at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore.


* Jason Rutigliano of East Lansdowne has been named the Delaware County Community College 1994 William Taylor Jr. Scholar. The award is presented to an outstanding student and is named in honor of William Taylor Jr., a founding member of the college.


* Thomas J. Davis, chief of the Upper Providence Township Police Department, was recently awarded the Delaware County Community College's 1994 Wong Moss Alumni Award. The award was established by DCCC trustee Barbara Moss to recognize outstanding alumni. It is named after Moss' father, a Chinese immigrant who valued education. Davis, an Upper Providence resident, graduated

from DCCC in 1974 and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from West Chester University.

Also honored were William and Phyllis Sockwell of Drexel Hill, members of DCCC's first graduating class who now run Equipment & Design Associates, a health-care equipment management service.


* Actress Linda Newsted is the 1994 recipient of the Brian G. Morgan Scholarship at Villanova University. Morgan, in whose memory the scholarship was established, was an actor and teacher.

Newsted, of Wayne, recently completed her master of arts degree in theater at Villanova. The theater department faculty selected Newsted for the scholarship, which was awarded this spring. While at Villanova, Newsted performed in productions of J.B., In the Shadow of the Glen, Hedda Gabler and Fen.

The scholarship has been awarded annually since Morgan's death in 1989.


* A photograph by John A. Benigno has been selected for exhibition in the American Embassy in Kuwait by U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Ryan Crocker. The photograph is called Chappy Cabanas and Edgartown Light.

Benigno, of Wynnewood, took the photograph last summer while visiting Martha's Vineyard. His photographs have been shown in juried exhibitions in numerous places, including the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Art Association of Harrisburg, and at the Chautauqua Art Association in New York.

The Art in Embassies Program was developed by the U.S. State Department to exhibit work by talented American artists in embassies all over the world. To participate in the program, artists submit a resume and slides to be included in a registry that is presented for review by the new ambassadors. Selected works are on loan for the tenure of the ambassador.

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