Author: Devon Bistarkey

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visits Bendictine
17 Jul

On Tuesday, July 17, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Benedictine Programs and Services at the organization’s main campus in Ridgely, Md. After arriving on campus, Hogan received an introduction and brief history of the campus and School’s 60+ year history from Benedictine Foundation Director, Barry Smale. A locally sourced breakfast was provided by the Healthy […]

History of the Benedictine Industrial Training Center
22 Jun

By: Mary Lynn Wright and Beth Mathis In the mid-1980’s, student’s vocational training prior to age 18 was almost non-existent.  More capable students were able to work for the Busy Bee Cleaning Program and for the Laundry.  Less able students did repetitive sorting tasks in the classroom.  After each task was completed, it was “disassembled” […]

Two-year grant supports programs for adults with developmental disabilities The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is supporting adults with developmental disabilities who live and work on Maryland’s Mid-Shore through a $150,000 grant. This two-year grant will help fund and expand Benedictine’s adult programs and services. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the […]

Grey skies gave way to sunshine at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md. as over 50 golfers participated in the 2nd Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Benedictine on June 4th. The event raised $47,600 in support of the mission of Benedictine to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential. […]

Benedictine’s Marinucci earns MACS Achievement Award
25 May

Dominic Marinucci was presented the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Achievement Award on Wednesday, May 23rd at a ceremony in Baltimore. The MACS Achievement Awards is an annual event where awards are presented to individuals who receive supports. The award highlights the personal achievements of people in the disabilities community in the following areas: […]

Sysco & Herr’s recognized for 10 years of support for Benedictine’s Swim Meet
21 May

For ten years Sysco in Pocomoke City, Md., and Herr’s in Seaford, De., have come together to make Benedictine Programs and Services’ annual swim meet a fun-filled event for all through the generous donation of food items. The relationship started a decade ago when Benedictine began hosting Special Olympics sanctioned swim events at the School’s campus […]

View all event photos on Facebook With the tip of a cowboy hat and the click of a few silver spurs, family, friends and generous donors of Benedictine Programs and Services helped to raise over $217,500 at the 2018 Spring Benefit: A Night in the Wild West, hosted at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Md., […]

Caren Parry named Sister Jeanette Award winner
30 Apr

Each year the Board of Directors honors a staff member during Spring Benefit weekend by presenting the Sister Jeanette Award during Friday’s Welcome Reception. The award, established in 2012 in honor of Sister Jeannette Murray who served at Benedictine for over 30 years, represents the values and vision of the Benedictine community.   This year, […]

Benedictine Teacher Awarded Educator of the Year
05 Apr

The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) recently announced Benedictine teacher Lorraine Slama as the recipient of this years’ Educator of the Year award. As a national association, NAPSEC includes schools from across the country, all serving students and/ or adults with special needs. This is the first time a Benedictine teacher has […]