Recognized For Teaching Skills

Recognized For Teaching Skills

SALISBURY – AZAR Eye Institute (AEI) has announced Dr. Alex Azar has been awarded the Allan D. Jensen Part-Time Faculty Teaching award for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Azar was nominated for the award by medical students attending the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. This is the second consecutive year Azar has received the award.

“The time I spend at Johns Hopkins is just as rewarding and valuable to me as it is to the students,” said Alex Azar. “We learn from each other. Being a private practitioner, my goal has always been to provide a way for the students to learn from ‘real world’ experiences and help them understand the involvement and relationships they will form with their peers and their patients.”

Azar has been teaching medical students at Johns Hopkins for 16 years. During 2010, he delivered four lectures to second-year students on diabetic eye changes, macular degeneration, sarcoidosis and laser vision correction of the eye. Azar also taught general medical students how to perform eye examinations on live patients and instructed those interested in pursuing a career in ophthalmology how to use the slit lamp and other specialized lenses used to examine the eye.

“I believe no one is more deserving of this award than Alex,” said Allan Jensen, M.D. “He brings wit, knowledge and experience to the classroom and the students identify with him. I admire him.”

Certification Earned

BERLIN — TRGroup, Inc., one of Maryland’s fastest growing Information Technology (IT) consulting and solutions firms, announced it has achieved certification as a Minority Business Enterprise with the state of Maryland.

This certification makes the TRGroup, Inc. eligible to compete on the more than $80 million of Maryland contracts for Information Technology services awarded through the MDOT MBE program.

“As a certified MBE in the state of Maryland, we will now have a greater ability to expand our IT services, providing support to state and local government agencies within Maryland as clients,” said TRGroup, Inc.’s President and CEO Aaron Finney. “We have extensive experience in delivering Information Technology solutions to both small to medium sized organizations in Maryland and across the United States. We now look forward to the many opportunities and relationships that will be developed on the local and state government level as a result of the new certification.”

To receive this certification from the State of Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), a company must be 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen, while meeting strict standards which demonstrate business solidarity.

New Staff Member

OCEAN CITY — Laura Beahm has joined the staff of Insurance Management Group, Inc., an independent insurance agency located at 77th Street in Ocean City.

Beahm joined Insurance Management Group in May as executive assistant and will be supporting President Reese Cropper III, CIRMS. Her career includes experience in retail, homeowners associations and non-profit organizations.

Award Announced

SALISBURY — Craig Williams of Becker Morgan Group was recently awarded the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) AIP26-Koichi Yasuda Juror Award for his 3D illustration titled “Red.”

This award places him within a prestigious group of professionals from around the world with a dedication to architectural illustration. Williams’ piece, one of the top six out of over 400 entries, will be showcased during the annual Architecture in Perspective exhibition at Pola Museum Ginza in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition, Williams’ illustration titled “Hopper Remix” received the ASAI AIP25-Robert Greenstreet Juror award and is currently being featured on the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) website homepage at