Washington County Health Department
Krista Hose was named the Washington County Health Department's employee of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Hose works with the administration division of the health department in the purchasing office. Her work touches all agency units and is integral in maintaining the proper functioning of the department's various programs.
Her selection is an acknowledgement of the professionalism, collegiality and flexibility she maintains in a fast- paced and often "last-minute" position.
Prior to employment at the health department, Hose worked for 15 years at Ewing Oil in Hagerstown.
Volvo Powertrain Hagerstown
Matt Burkholder, senior product development logistician, was named employee of the month for September at Volvo Powertrain Hagerstown.
Burkholder was nominated by a colleague for his strong focus on customer service, his work ethic, and demeanor in assisting fellow employees in Hagerstown and globally.
American Society for Horticultural Science
KEEDYSVILLE — Carole L. Bassett, Ph.D., of Keedysville, was inducted as a fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science in the Class of 2011 at the society's annual conference on Sept. 25 in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Election as a fellow is the highest honor the society can award to its members for contributions to the society and to horticulture.
Bassett, a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, W.Va., holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Georgia, and bachelor's and master's degrees in secondary education and biology from the University of Alabama.
Research at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station focuses on fruit crops important to the economy of the mid-Atlantic region such as apples, peaches and plums. Bassett's focus is on cold-hardiness and drought tolerance in such crops.
She is the author or co-author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and served as editor for the textbook "Regulation of Gene Expression in Plants: The Role of Transcript Structure and Processing." She has also served as consulting editor for the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science and is an associate editor for the "Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture" journal.
She was named manager of the year for 2011 by the Eastern Panhandle Federal Executives Association.
Bassett, a resident of Keedysville, is married to Norman H. Bassett and has one daughter, Elizabeth Dianne Bassett, of Ashburn, Va.
R. Thomas Murphy & Associates
Local estate and elder law attorney R. Thomas Murphy, of the law firm R. Thomas Murphy & Associates, recently served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Continuing Legal Education Program "Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Planning."
The program was simulcast across Pennsylvania from the Mechanicsburg headquarters to Pennsylvania attorneys seeking continuing legal education credits in elder law.
Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA
Scott Palmer and Todd Crawford with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA were recently recognized as agents of the month for September in the Greencastle, Pa., office.
The award is given based on the number of listings taken, sales made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and continuing-education classes completed.
Palmer was recognized for the five years and over in the business category. Crawford was recognized for the five years and under in the business category.
Palmer has been selling real estate for 25 years and is an associate broker. He resides in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.
Crawford has more than 20 years of business and sales experience. He is licensed to sell all types of real estate in Pennsylvania.