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UMES trio named to elite leadership list

  • Friday, March 1, 2013

    Cynthia Boyle

    Cynthia Boyle 

    Veronique Diriker

    Veronique Diriker

    Margaret Naleppa

    Peggy Naleppa

    BALTIMORE, Md. - (March 1, 2013) - Three women with prominent roles at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are on The Daily Record of Baltimore's 2013 list of the Top 100 Women of Maryland.

    The newspaper named Cynthia Boyle, Veronique Diriker and Peggy Naleppa to its list of annual honorees recognized for "making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring."

    Naleppa, president of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, is a member of UMES' Board of Visitors, a panel that serves as advisors to President Juliette B. Bell.

    Diriker, who was named in 2011 to the Daily Record's Top 100 Women's list with former President Thelma B. Thompson, is the university's development director.

    Boyle is a professor and chair of pharmacy practice in the university's pharmacy school, which this spring produces its first graduates.

    The Daily Record's annual list of Maryland's Top 100 Women was created to recognize outstanding achievement by women who have demonstrated significant professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership and inspirational mentoring.

    Since 1996, The Daily Record has recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving women who are making an impact in Maryland. This year's winners will be honored at the Meyerhof Symphony Hall in Baltimore on May 6 at 5 p.m.

     "As Maryland's Top 100 Women celebrates its 18th anniversary, all of us at The Daily Record continue to be proud and honored to present this important event that recognizes the many ways women contribute to a vibrant Maryland," Daily Record Publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner said. "We commend all of our past winners and are proud to recognize our Top 100 Women of 2013."

    This year, The Daily Record received more than 500 nominations solicited from economic development agencies, women's organizations, chambers of commerce and the business community at large.

    Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit one letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

    A panel of judges composed of business professionals and past Top 100 Women winners from throughout Maryland reviewed all of the applications, narrowing the list to select this year's Top 100 Women. The process is comprehensive an