Freedom Awards College Scholarship

STEM Scholarship Presented June 9

Freedom scholarship winner
Harford County Chamber of Commerce scholarship winner Kassidy Kollmann (L), is shown accepting her award from Mike MacPherson, Freedom President and CEO (R)

Freedom awarded a $1,000 scholarship in the area of science, technology, engineering and math to Kassidy Kollmann on June 9, as part of a Harford County Chamber of Commerce program, hosted at Harford Community College.

Ms. Kollmann is a graduate of C. Milton Wright High School, and is attending the University of Maryland at Baltimore County this fall where she plans to acquire a degree in Physics, and then to have a career in Astrophysics. She was very active in high school  as a member of the National Mathematics Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class Councils, Best Buddies, and French Club. She has volunteered at numerous organizations, including Brightview Assisted Living. She participated on the varsity swim team, junior varsity and varsity field hockey team, as well as varsity track and field team. Once Kassidy’s graduate studies are complete, she plans to use her knowledge  to obtain a job at a government facility, such as NASA.

Ms. Kollmann was one of ten recipients awarded scholarships through the Education Committee of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. Sharon Mellor, Freedom’s Human Resources Manager, serves on the committee.

Freedom’s Edgewood Branch Hosts Bike-to-Work Day Event

Support Includes Jersey Sponsorship, More

Bike riders cycling into the parking lot at Freedom's APG Edgewood-Area Branch.
Cyclists returning to the Branch parking lot after the morning’s ride.

On May 23 the parking lot of Freedom’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Edgewood-Area Branch welcomed Bike-to-Work enthusiasts. Bikers assembled at 7:00 am for a 7-mile ride. Riders then made their way back to the Branch for food and “door” prizes donated by local merchants. All riders received a Bike-to-Work t-shirt and a Freedom goody bag. Giveaways from Harford Commute Smart and other local Bike-to-Work event sponsors were also available.

Cycling at APG-South

Bike to Work teams at Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood-Area ride together on a regular basis, including lunch-time and weekend rides. The rides provide recreation, exercise, and a way to connect with co-workers.

Team CBRNE (Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) is comprised of several commands at Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood-Area. This year the Team once again won the prize for most participants in the Edgewood-Area ride. The Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center in particular was well-represented, with several members on the CBRNE team.

Harford County itself was also well-represented at this year’s Bike-to-Work festivities. Events were held in Havre de Grace; Aberdeen Proving Ground North; Bel Air and Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood-Area. Alan Doran, Harford County Commute Smart Rideshare Coordinator spoke at the event. He noted that in the Baltimore-Washington area, Harford County was second only to Baltimore City in number of Bike-to-Work participants.

This is the third year Freedom Federal Credit Union’s Edgewood-Area branch has hosted the Bike-to-Work event. For the last two years we have supported team CNRNE’s riding jerseys. These eye-catching jerseys feature the Freedom logo on their back. This year’s jersey’s also featured the Edgewood Arsenal logo — a nod to this year’s 100th Anniversary of the Arsenal, now know as Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Team CBRNE wore Freedom-sponsored jerseys
Team CBRNE wore Freedom-sponsored jerseys
Sue Manning, a representative of Team CBRNE, and Alan Doran
From L to R, Freedom Business Development Specialist Sue Manning, a representative of Team CBRNE, Alan Doran, Harford County Commute Smart Rideshare Coordinator

Military Appreciation in Action

Freedom Sponsors 2017 Military Appreciation Luncheon

Sue Manning and Bill Suchting, co-chairs of the Military Affairs Committee of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Sue Manning, Business Development Representative, and Bill Suchting, Army Colonel, retired, co-chaired this year’s Military Affairs Committee of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

Freedom was the premier sponsor of the 40th annual Military Appreciation Luncheon, conducted by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce at Richlin Ballroon on May 18. Several Freedom staffers had the honor of attending the event.

Sue Manning, a Freedom Business Development Specialist, served as co-chairperson of the Military Affairs Committee of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. Sue’s co-chair, Bill Suchting, a retired Army Colonel, was the recipient of the Appel Award announced at this year’s luncheon.

 

 

(L to R): Sue Manning, Stacey Sloan, Michele Young, Bob Wehland, Keith Gill, Julie Irby, Chris Eliopoulos, Patrice Ricciardi, and Mike Dilworth.
(L to R): Sue Manning, Stacey Sloan, Michele Young, Bob Wehland, Keith Gill, Julie Irby, Chris Eliopoulos, Patrice Ricciardi, and Mike Dilworth.