St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts named four new trustees to three-year terms and re-elected four board members to second terms at its annual meeting in the Museum's Marly Room.
New trustees are Paul W. Dresselhaus, president of Northern Trust Bank in Pinellas County; Frederick E. Guest, developer and majority owner of the Stouffer Vinoy Resort; Minuette Byers Floyd, an art teacher in the Pinellas County school system; and Loveda M. Keating, a longtime museum supporter and benefactor.
Re-elected to second terms were Mrs. John Hamilton, a retired attorney; W. Dana Roehrig, former owner of Dana Roehrig & Associates; Mrs. Al Steiner, vice president in charge of sales management training development for Nations Bank; and Mrs. W.
W. Upham, former owner and director of the Upham Gallery in St. Petersburg Beach.
Officers elected at a meeting of the trustees after the annual meeting were Charles W. Mackey, president, Sam H. Mann, vice president, Mrs. Peter Sherman, secretary, and Dr. Richard Perry, treasurer.
Lawmaker gets friend
of education award
Rep. Mary Brennan D-Pinellas Park, was one of two recipients this year of the Friend of Education Award. The honor, presented annually by the Florida Teaching Profession-NEA, is given to lawmakers who distinguish themselves in their courage and concern for Florida's children and take a leadership role in working for quality public schools. According to FTP-NEA president Jeff Wright, who presented the award at the Association's Representative Assembly recently, Brennan "complied a 100 percent voting record on issues considered .
. to be critical to schools and school employees. She was a key player in the passage of the School Reform and Accountability Act of 1991, and she has worked diligently for funding public schools during these past three very difficult years."
Members of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, who nominated Brennan for the award, said she had a solid grasp of education issues and worked closely with the local association for better opportunities for Florida's children. Accompanying the award is a $1,000 stipend that honorees may designate to the public school activity of their choice. Brennan conveyed her stipend to the Doorways Program at Pinellas Park Elementary School.
A Florida native with a degree from the University of Florida, Brennan is a public relations consultant. The other House member receiving the Friend of Education Award was Rep. Buzz Ritchie, D-Escambia.
Dixie Hollins teacher
wins regional award
Mia Koehler Sadler, a Diversified Cooperative Training teacher-coordinator and department head at Dixie Hollins High School, was named the "1993 Outstanding DCT Teacher" in Florida's Region IV, an area that includes Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. The award was presented to Sadler at the annual meeting of the DCT Association of Florida held in Orlando in May.
Two Eagle Scouts
Patrick Gibson, 13, and Douglas R. Seidler, 18, both of St. Petersburg, recently received the award of Eagle Scout.
Gibson is the son of Lee and Doris Gibson and attends Northside Christian School, where he is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He achieved the rank of black belt in Karate and is first-chair saxophone with the Northside Cadet Band. His aspiration is to become a doctor like his older brother Lee Jr. and his sister, Gina.
Seidler is the son of Ira and Karen Seidler and recently graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School. He plans to attend the University of Florida in the fall.
Gibson and Seidler were presented their awards in a ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 236 at First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg.
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