The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 6, 2012

Business people: AmeriServ names personal trust officer

— AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Co. has hired Vicki Harriger of Nanty Glo as vice president and personal trust officer.

Harriger most recently was a personal trust officer at First National Trust Co.

In her new position with AmeriServ, Harriger will be responsible for administration of personal trusts, special needs trusts and investment management accounts.

Harriger is a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Trust at Bucknell University and has attained the designation of certified trust and financial adviser (CTFA).

She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cambria and Somerset Counties. She also is treasurer for First Baptist Church of Nanty Glo.

Store manager appointed at Maurice's

Nicole Smith has been named store manager for Maurice’s in The Galleria in Richland Township.

Smith will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation, and personnel recruitment and training.

The store, a brand of Ascena Retail Group Inc., operates more than 833 stores in 46 states and Canada.

For store information and to shop online, go to

Latrobe dentist earns recognition

Dr. Willeam A. Choby of Latrobe has earned mastership status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

The status is given to professionals involved in dental implant treatment. It is based on continuing education, research and actual clinical experience.

The International Congress of Oral Implantologists is dedicated to communicating scientific knowledge and improving the clinical practice of dental implantology worldwide.

For additional information, go to

Consultant lauded for development

Tastefully Simple consultant Chelsea Brenneman of Hollsopple recently earned the company’s national Top Monthly Leader Development Achiever award.

Tastefully Simple is a national tasting party company featuring easy-to-prepare foods.

For more information, contact Brenneman at or go to

United teacher earns biology award

Robert Penrose of United Junior/Senior High School has been presented the 2012 Pennsylvania Outstanding Biology Teacher Award by The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Prentice Hall and the Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Presented annually since 1961, the award identifies a teacher from each state who has made valuable contributions to the profession and to his/her students. Criteria for the award include teaching ability, experience, inventiveness, initiative, inherent teaching strengths, and cooperativeness in the school and community.

Penrose received his bachelor’s degree from IUP and his master’s degree from Gannon University.

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