New president gets scholarship

CANFIELD -- Yo-Mah-O Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals installed Christine Simone as president for 2005-06 during a dinner meeting June 14 at A La Cart Catering.
Also installed were Sharon Conway, vice president; Sue E. Urmson, secretary; Joyce Laska, treasurer; and Milissa Ferraro-Gahagan, assistant treasurer. Marlene Dailey will serve as parliamentarian.
Appointed as committee chairwomen were Lynn Romeo, Administrative Professionals Week, bulletin, executive night, ways and means and rules and bylaws; Tracy Goad, attendance and courtesy and audit; Pat Vallas, certification; Kathy Stone, community service; Joan Battagline, custodial and social; Deborah Yiannaki, education; Joan Giba, member of the year and scholarship; Mary Hake, member roster; Barbara Sofranec, program and publicity and scrapbook; Linda Welther and Pauline Hruby, retirement center/building fund; and Sharyn Fees, Web site.
About the president
Simone joined the chapter in 1999 and has served as corresponding secretary and president-elect and on various committees as well as Ohio Division Certification Committee chairwoman. In 2004 she was Yo-Mah-O Chapter Member of the Year.
She is office manager at Melmor Associates, where she has worked 20 years, and is pursuing a degree in information technology at Youngstown State University.
Also at the dinner, the chapter awarded two $1,500 scholarships to Jessica Stickle and Simone.
Miss Stickle graduated from Canfield High School this month, where she attained a 3.6 grade point average, has been in several drama productions, is a member of the drama club, Chambers Ensemble and National Honor Society and is the varsity basketball cheerleading mascot. She received the marketing award at Ohio Business Week and has received various art and vocal performance awards. She also is a Sunday school teacher and a participant of Relay for Life.
She lives in Canfield with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Stickle, and her brother, Patrick, and plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in business administration at Youngstown State University.
Simone is the first chapter member to receive the scholarship and has qualified as a recipient two consecutive years. She lives in Poland and assists St. Elizabeth Church in Campbell with their fund-raising activities.

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