Name: Carol A. Rabenhorst
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Receiving the Catonsville Community College Foundation Teaching Excellence Award
Residence; hometown: Finksburg; Midland Park, N.J.
Education: Bachelor's degree from South Valparaiso University, Indiana, 1967; master's in geography from the University of Maryland, College Park
Family: Husband: Tom, 48, geography teacher at University of Maryland Balti more County; children: Scott, 12, a seventh-grader at Chapelgate Christian Academy, Ellicott City, How ard County; Mark, 4
Place of worship: Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, Ellicott City
Activities/hobbies: Started teaching at Catonsville Community College in 1971; transferred to Carroll Community College in 1979 as a part-time geography and earth science teacher, full time since 1991; for next 18 months, she will be assistant to the coordinator of the Science Division; active in church; enjoys photography, walking running, hiking, camping, traveling, helping others
Accomplishments: She was one of the first members of Catonsville Community College's Teaching Excellence Corps in 1971; was vice president in the mid-1970s of the Catonsville College Senate, the policy-making body of CCC; earned an award last year for being considered one the most influential teachers by her students
Recipient's comments: "I didn't expect to win the award, it was an absolute shock. I don't consider myself outstanding, but just a hard-working teacher. Most people don't realize what there is to teaching, but for every hour of class, there's three or four hours of preparation. I do about nine field trips a semester, and each one takes a whole day, plus preparation. But I love what I'm doing, so this award is like the icing on the cake."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.