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April General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Apr 15, 2010    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

"Steps Toward Becoming an ASQ Fellow�

Presented by

Melvin Alexander

Thursday, April 15, 2010

At the

The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

Registration & Networking:  6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
General Announcements:  8:00 p.m.
Program:  8:15 p.m.
Adjourn: 9:15 p.m.

The cost is $15.00 for members and students or $25.00 for non-members.

Please register here or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or .  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, April 13, 6:00pm. You may attend the presentation without attending the dinner.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all �No shows� at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Program Summary:
The grade of ASQ Fellow is an earned recognition granted to individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the Quality profession through technical expertise, meritorious service, excellence in education and professional practice, and advancement of the profession through innovation and knowledge sharing. This presentation will review the steps towards becoming an ASQ Fellow; cite incentives why ASQ members should pursue the grade; and share personal experiences how ASQ Fellowship has helped advance the quality profession and aspire towards improving society.

Speaker Biography:

Melvin (Mel) Alexander is an ASQ Fellow and Certified Quality Engineer with over 25 years of experience consulting on the use of statistical, quality engineering approaches in the electronics manufacturing, education, IT, biotech, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. He is a member of the ASQ Quality Press review board and the Fellows Mentoring program. He currently is employed as an Operations Research Analyst with the Social Security Administration (SSA), a statistical consultant in the Departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland�s Medical Center, and an Adjunct Instructor at the Community College of Baltimore County teaching Statistics, Quality Engineering, and CQE Refresher courses. He earned a masters degree in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina � Chapel Hill. He was a past chair of the ASQ Baltimore Section, the Healthcare Division, and served on ASQ�s Certification Board and numerous subcommittees. He was an examiner for the US Senate Productivity and Maryland�s State Quality Awards.  He served on the writing team that published the first International Organization for Standardization guideline to implement a Quality Management System for Healthcare under the ISO 9004:2000 revision (ISO/IWA 1).

From Rt. 495. Go N. Rt. I-270 (in Maryland). Take Exit 11 off of I-270 East onto Route 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue). Make the first right at the intersection of Route#355 (Frederick Avenue). Go South on Frederick Avenue 0.5 miles. Make right turn onto Dalamar Street to #7 Dalamar Street.
From the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Frederick Avenue (Rt. 355) (in Maryland). Go North on Frederick Avenue about seven miles. Crossover overpass. Continue North to Dalamar Street, and then turn left onto #7 Dalamar Street. Ample parking is available at restaurant.