Margaret F. S. Glace of St. Petersburg recently was presented with the medal of honor from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, at a celebration at The Pier's Columbia Restaurant. Glace served as director-dean of the college from 1938-1963. Her dedication to the Maryland Institute is credited with helping to establish it as a national leader among art colleges. During her career, Glace initiated a full Bachelor of Fine Arts program and a graduate study program at the college. Eddie Moran, school projects coordinator for the St. Petersburg Times, was given The Celebrate Literacy Award by the Pinellas Reading Council at the recent annual International Reading Association Banquet. She is an active member of Pinellas Plus and has provided Times resources for Family Focus programs, which are co-sponsored by Pinellas Reading Council and the Times. The award is bestowed annually to individuals or institutions whose work significantly promotes the cause of literacy within the community.
Viola Hennessey of St. Petersburg recently was installed as President of the Democratic Women's Club of St. Petersburg. She is a charter member of the club formed here in the early 1940s.
From this club, the State Democratic Women's Club was formed. Mrs. Hennessey is active in church, civic and community affairs.
The Pinellas Park Art Society recently judged its Anniversary Member Show at the gallery. Judith Dazzio of St. Petersburg won first place for her acrylic painting Moon Over Mostar. Second place went to Eleanor Adamo for her watercolor painting Cattails. Hilde Nelson won third place for her watercolor Country Scene. Their works are among a varied collection of paintings, drawings and photographs on display at the gallery through March 2.
St. Anthony's Hospital honored two workers as Employees of the Quarter this month.
Karen Stanford, a 12-year employee, works as an ultrasonographer in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. She graduated from Gibbs High School and took untrasound courses at St. Petersburg Junior College. She graduated from the Bayfront Medical Center School of Radiology as an X-ray technologist. Stanford is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and is a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Alvenia Wallace, a 23-year employee, works as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Obstetrics Department. Her responsibilities include assisting in the nursery and helping in labor, delivery and postpartum. Wallace graduated from Gibbs High School.
Each employee received a cash award and a letter of appreciation from the hospital executive director.