GC Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Garrett College Foundation recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors: Barbara Harshbarger Hafer, Jim Hinebaugh, and Lynn Newman. In their capacity as board members they will participate in the foundation’s mission to provide financial support for the educational needs of Garrett College and its students.

Hafer resides in Indiana, Pa., and in Garrett County. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University and later did post-graduate work at the University of London and the University of Pittsburgh.

Having started her career in public health nursing Hafer was led to political involvement to advocate for victims of violence and poverty. In 1983 she was elected as the first female Allegheny County (Pa.) Commissioner and became known as a crusader for greater fiscal accountability. She was elected as state Auditor General in 1989 and again in 1992. Five years later she was elected as Pennsylvania State Treasurer.

Hafer retired from politics in 2005 to found Hafer and Associates, a consulting firm working with for-profit and non-profit clients to develop successful solutions to governmental problems.

Hinebaugh, recently retired from his position as Director of the Garrett County Department of Economic Development, is currently employed as Director of Operations at Railey Mountain Lake Vacations. A native of Garrett County and graduate of Southern High School, he attended Frostburg State University earning his bachelors degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his MBA from Shippensburg University While serving in the U.S. Army.

Hinebaugh, also a graduate of the Command & General Staff College, the Army War College, and the Airborne School, commanded at the company level (twice), battalion level, and brigade level (three times). During his last 15 years of military service, he concentrated in logistics. He eventually retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel.

Newman, a native of Garret County, is president of Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., in Grantsville. A graduate of Northern High School he attended Garrett College prior to transferring to the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, to earn his Associate in Arts in Mortuary Science.

Currently Newman holds a Governor-appointed position on the Maryland Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors and serves as chairman of the Pre-need Committee, in addition to being a member of the Apprenticeship Committee and Family Security Trust Fund. Within the Garrett County community, he is active in a variety of organizations and has served on boards for Garrett County Department of Social Services, Hospice of Garrett County, the Greater Grantsville Business Association, and Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad among others.

The Garrett College Foundation was established in 1982 as an independent non-profit (501(c)(3) corporation to receive and administer funds to further the educational mission of Garrett College. The Foundation pursues individual and organizational gifts and grants in support of scholarships, student and faculty development, special programs, and capital projects. More information about the Foundation is available online at www.garrettcolllegefoundation.org or by calling the foundation office at 301-387-3100.

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