WESTMINSTER — A donation of $1,000 from the Bendix Field Engineering Division of the Allied Signal Corp. launched Carroll Community College's Founders'Fund Endowment Campaign, sponsored by Masonry Contractors Inc.
Joseph F. Shields, executive dean of CCC, accepted the donation at a recent Endowment Campaign Breakfast.
Members of the Economic Development Commission and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, with Shields, the CCC Advisory Board and the Carroll County Commissioners, attended the opening of the $50,000 fund drive.
Donations to the Founders' Fund will be doubled under the state of Maryland's Donation Incentive Program, an initiative designed to encourage the formation of endowments at community colleges.
In remarks at the breakfast, Shields noted the importance of partnerships between private industry and community agencies in meeting the education and training needs of today's work force.
For information about the Founders' Endowment Fund, call 876-9639.
STUDENTS SEEK HOSTS
TANEYTOWN -- Academic Year in America, a non-profit, cross-cultural exchange program of the American Institute for Foreign Study Scholarship Foundation, is seeking host families for two Brazilian students.
Wayne Cogswell will select two families to be host to Laysand Igor for a high school semester.
Lays, 18, is the youngest offive children of a Rio de Janeiro family. She hopes to attend a university and pursue a career in business. She enjoys volleyball, swimming and working out. She had an earlier stay in New Hampshire.
Igor, 17, is from Sao Paulo, where his father is a lawyer and his mother a designer. He has an older sister. He loves music and dancing, as well as tennis and soccer. His favorite subject is physics.
The Brazilians have their own spending money and medical insurance. They willattend an area high school.
Information: 751-1342 or (800) 322-4678.
THE ODYSSEY BEGINS
SYKESVILLE -- the Freedom District OptimistClub is sponsoring Odyssey of the Mind teams for the 1992 competition.
OM is an annual international creative problem-solving competition among students of all grades.
The program is run by the Odyssey of the Mind Association Inc., a private non-profit corporation headquartered in Glassboro, N.J.
Teams test their creative solutions to problems against other teams on local, regional and state-wide levels that culminate in the World Finals Competition.
An OM team consists of seven members. Participating schools are sent packets of information on the program and the team selects the problem it wishes to solve and completes it without outside assistance.
Teams are judged in three areas, and their total score determines how they rank in the competition.
Information: Paul Barkley, 795-7540, before Jan. 10, 1992.
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