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April 28, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

NEW DIRECTOR: Mollie Cecere, former associate director of admission and recruitment for Point Park University, has been named director of enrollment management at Bethany College.

Cecere also served as head manager of athletics at Saint Vincent College and recruitment specialist for Wheeling Jesuit University.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the Center for Enrollment at Bethany. With almost 10 years of recruiting experience in higher education at small private liberal arts institutions, I can truly say that enrollment has become a true passion. I can't wait to join the Bethany Community," she said.

She graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2003 with a bachelor of arts degree in communication, having majored in public relations and advertising. Following that, Cecere attended Point Park University and graduated with a master's degree in business administration.

She also has been affiliated with the Pittsburgh Young Professionals, Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling.

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller said, "Mollie is everything the college needs in an enrollment director, and we can't wait to have her interacting with our students, helping lead them on a greater path of education and excellence."

CLASS: Pharmacist Megan Pietro will present an informal class, Metabolic Syndrome, in the Starvaggi Room at Weirton Medical Center Monday beginning at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served . Those attending the free seminar can enter a prize drawing.

For information, contact Pietro at Tri-State Pharmacy by calling (304) 723-6331.

NEW JOB: Candie Harmon Starr has been named chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, San Antonio, Texas.

A 1986 graduate of Weir High School, she's the daughter of Diane Harmon and the late Larry Harmon. She has a master's degree in health care administration from American Intercontinental University and a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science from West Liberty University.

She had been corporate director with Lifepoint Hospitals in Brentwood, Tenn., providing ancillary operational leadership across 57 hospitals in 20 states, since 2007. She was director of the laboratory, occupational health clinic and health and wellness at HCA Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, Texas, from 2005-07 and held a variety of management positions at HCA Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla., from 1995 to 2005.

She has served on the Joint Commission's Board of Advisors, HealthTrust Purchasing Group Advisory Boards, the United Way board and the boards of several community bloodbanks.

She and her husband, Jim, have two daughters.

ACCREDITED: The American Association of Diabetes Educators has issued accreditation to the Diabetes Education Learning Center, 2502 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, allowing residents in and around the Steubenville area increased access to critical diabetes education services.

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk of diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and related conditions. Instruction is provided by diabetes educators.

The center offers diabetes education classes each Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The adult support group meets every other week and they are in the process of forming a support group for children. The center accepts all insurances and offers classes to the uninsured free of charge. Several community projects are offered throughout the year for adults and children.

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