MAC Enterprises, a computer scholarship matching service, is offering a series of free seminars that will help students find ways to pay for college. MAC Enterprises offers prospective college and vocational students access to a national computer database of more than 300,000 financial aid sources, including scholarships, fellowships, grants, work-study programs and loans.
Mary Ann Ceparano, owner of MAC Enterprises, said the service saves students time by locating sources that can help pay for an education. Ceparano said her business has received calls from students, parents and financial aid officers interested in the scholarship service or the company's seminars.
"We developed the seminar to help alleviate unnecessary financial roadblocks faced by students. Over 200 participants have already attended the seminar, and each class, the number of attendees is growing," said John Ceparano, a seminar instructor. The seminar, A Guide to Financing Higher Education Costs, is being offered several times in October, November and January.
Topics covered during the seminars include: the cost of college, what financial aid is and how it works, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to get information. Locally, the free seminars will be at 7 p.m. today at Lakes Region Library, Inverness; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dunnellon Public Library; and 7 p.m.Oct. 25 at Citrus Springs Memorial Library. For information, call (904) 465-1359.
One partner leaves, others join
INVERNESS _ The Inverness law firm of Haag & Deutschman has undergone several changes recently. Fred Deutschman has left the firm to start his own Inverness practice. Jeanette Haag has been joined by Karen Gaffney, formerly of Brannen, Stillwell & Perrin. Haag and Gaffney are partners with David Wilcox and have formed Haag, Gaffney & Wilcox. Bill Catto is an associate with the law firm, which is on Pleasant Grove Road. Much of the firm's work will deal with governmental law.
In a related move, Joe Brannen of Brannen, Stillwell & Perrin has shifted his work to Brannen Banks of Florida, where he is vice chairman and general counsel. Brannen will continue to be a stockholder in Brannen Stillwell & Perrin, but will not do any legal work for the firm or accept new clients.
Phillip W. Price, a certified public accountant with the firm P.W. Price P.A., in Crystal River, recently attended the Southern Federal Tax Institute's 28th Annual Tax Conference in Atlanta. The weeklong program was attended by about 2,000 certified public accountants and tax lawyers.
John Burke was named Top Associate in September by Country Land & Investments Inc. _ Better Homes and Gardens, Inverness. Burke, who has been in real estate since 1978, received this recognition for value of his closed sales and new listings. He has worked for Better Homes and Gardens for the past year.
Steve Latiff and Harry Eck have been named Top Associates for September by ERA Suncoast Realty in Crystal River. Latiff is a broker/Realtor with ERA Suncoast. Eck is a broker/associate with the office.
Tilly A. Coe has been named Top Listing Associate for September by ERA American Realty & Investments, Inverness. A.J. Benson has been named Top Selling Associate for ERA American Realty, Inverness, for September.
Denny Dingler, owner of Professional Hearing Aid Center in Inverness, recently was appointed by Gov. Lawton Chiles to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council.
Pete Burrell, owner of Target Marketing Services, recently earned the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Achievement Award for his participation in chamber events.
Dennis Miller has been named September's member of the month by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Miller, a past president of the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce, is advertising director for WXCV-FM 95.3, Citrus 95, and has been involved in Citrus County media for many years.
Jeff Rogers, owner of Jeff Computer Consulting, has been appointed ambassador for the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Zana Ennis, co-owner of Inverness Full Service Car Wash, is the new chairman of the ambassador committee.
CRYSTAL RIVER _ ERA Suncoast Realty has been ranked as a Top 100 ERA company nationally in recognition of its achievement in closed sales production.
The Crystal River Chamber of Commerce is looking for artwork for permanent display in its new building, which is being built by Clark Construction. The decor is nautical. Those interested in making a contribution should call Sheree Monroe at 795-3149.
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