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Rotary Club inducts new members

By Staff | May 8, 2015

The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has inducted Charles Nieman as a new member.

The induction ceremony was held at the Club’s April 21 regular breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn.

Dr. Nieman recently joined Shepherd University as Director of International Initiatives, a position that gives him responsibility for recruiting students from other countries and helping position the university so it can attract more such students in the future.

Previously, he was Director of the Office of International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

He has a Ph.D in higher education administration from Kent State University and a B.A. in anthropology and M.A. in public administration from the University of New Mexico. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, he also has a diploma from the National Defense University at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.

Dr. Nieman enjoys working with international students as he has lived outside the United States for many years, primarily in Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.

He currently resides in Keedysville, Maryland, with his wife, Rita.

An induction ceremony was also held for Matt Taylor,. A physical therapist. Taylor has been the Clinic Director of the Pivot Physical Therapy office in Shepherdstown since June of last year.

Previously, he was affiliated with Mountain state Physical Therapy, in Shinnston, WV; Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown; Progressive Physical Therapy in Romney; and the Genesis Healthcare Hampshire Center in Romney.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University in 2011 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from WVU in 2014.

He resides in Shepherdstown.

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club’s membership currently totals 61.