Bottom lines: Our views on recent news

Our bottom-line views on recent news in the Crossroads Business Journal region:

• Congrats to Bulldog Federal Credit Union, of Hagerstown, Md., which was rated as one of the top credit unions in Maryland by Forbes Magazine.

• Kudos to area hospitals that were recognized for top performances by U.S. News and World Report.

• Tip of the cap to Hood College’s cyber security efforts. The college, in Frederick, Md., won the 2019 National CyberWatch Center’s “Innovations in Cyber Security Education” award in the program development category.

• Thanks to the Allegany College of Maryland, which received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to add a one-year addictions services certificate to its human service associate coursework. The certificate will help professionals address the region’s expanding opioid crisis, according to a news release from the college.

• Best wishes to six Maryland companies that received grants totaling more than $6.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The money will pay for research on innovative technologies.

• Posthumous thanks to James A. Jeffries. When he died on June 6 at age 91, he left a gift of nearly $1.5 million to the Frostburg State University Foundation. It’s one of the largest gifts the Maryland university has ever received.

• Thanks to JLG and JerrDan, the Access Segment companies of Oshkosh Corp., for their volunteer hours and the $25,000 donation for a new playground at the James Burd Elementary School in Shippensburg, Pa.