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On the Move, 5/11: Selbe named VP of University of Maryland University College’s Dept. of Military Operations

James H. Selbe

James H. Selbe has been selected as vice president, Department of Military Operations, of University of Maryland University College, in Adelphi. The 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps had spent more than a decade at the American Council on Education, most recently as assistant vice president of lifelong learning. In 2009, Selbe was appointed to the Veterans Advisory Committee on Education by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; in 2008 he received the President’s Award from the committee for developing a program to help veterans injured in Iraq or Afghanistan pursue college educations. Earlier, Selbe was regional director of military programs for Old Dominion University and an adjunct instructor at Central Texas College. He is a graduate of UMUC, where he earned a master’s of education degree in counseling and personnel services.


Carrie Letsch has been promoted to staff accountant of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore. She joined the firm in January as an intern in the tax department and will graduate from McDaniel College this month with a bachelor’s degree in accounting/economics and business administration.


Two staff members of the South Baltimore Learning Center won awards at the Maryland Association of Adult, Community and Continuing Education Annual Conference. Layla Blackwell received a Student Award. After completing the eighth grade, Blackwell halted her studies to care for her father. When his health improved about five years later, in October 2009, she began taking classes at SBLC. Since then, Blackwell has achieved perfect attendance. During her first three months, she increased her math test scores by four grade levels. Blackwell is a graphic designer at THICK, an online magazine company. She plans to take the GED exam in early 2012, then study photography and computer graphics in college. Clifford Fonda, who owns a photography-art business, won a Volunteer Award. He began volunteering one night a week at the South Baltimore Learning Center in late 2007, then increased his hours to two mornings a week. His work includes supplemental one-on-one and small group instruction to pre-GED and GED learners in the drop-in lab.


Peter C. Young has been appointed chief information officer and vice president of information technology at the University of Maryland University College, of Adelphi. Young most recently was vice president and CIO of Rosetta Stone, and before that was vice president and CIO of MedImmune, where he established and led the information technology business for 17 years. He was a 2008 CIO & CTO Live! Mid-Atlantic IT Executive of the Year Award finalist and keynote speaker at the 2009 Computerworld SaasCon Conference.

Mobile Technology

Aegis Mobile, a provider of mobile and compliance solutions based in Columbia, has added two managers: Ron Vinopol, the new director of sales, has 20 years of sales experience in the telecommunications and software industries. At Aegis, he will oversee sales and business development for all services, including mobile web development, mobile compliance, wireless testing and media intelligence services. Account manager Valerie Zyriek has worked in the mobile content industry since 2007. She previously was the sole mobile content manager for Universal Music Group in New York.