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Robert Miller has been named as food service director at Homewood at Martinsburg.

Miller, who brings more than 38 years of experience as a director of dining services in long-term care to Homewood’s campus, is a graduate of Penn State University with an Associate in Science degree majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Elaine Slagenweit was recently promoted to information technology manager at Blair Gastroenter­ology Associates.

She has been employed at Blair Gastro for 22 years and has worked with the staff and physicians as the use of Information Systems and Electronic Medical Records has evolved.

Laura Argenbright has been named executive director at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Argen­bright’s resume includes more than 25 years of marketing, communications and management experience, most recently serving as executive director of the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown.

Tyann McDaniel has joined the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County as manager of membership and events.

In her position, she is responsible for various aspects of event planning, membership services, including assisting new members and events and dues invoicing. She also will serve as chamber liaison for CBICC Connect, the chamber’s young professionals group.

Awards and honors

Brian Black has been named Distinguished Professor of History and Environ­mental Studies at Penn State Altoona.

Black’s roster of publications includes five sole-authored books, three co-authored books, one co-edited book and four journal volumes for which he served as a general editor.

Black is the second faculty member at the college to receive this honor.

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