President Martha A. Smith isn't the only change at Anne Arundel Community College this fall. In addition to a new leader, the 12,000-student campus is welcoming a host of new people and programs.
Arnold resident Barbara Houchen has been named director of planning and research.
An associate professor of business administration since 1985, Houchen, who earned her master of business administration in finance and public policy and her doctorate in strategy from the University of Maryland, is responsible for directing and coordinating the college's strategic plan.
Faith Harland-White has been promoted to assistant dean of technical and career education and chairwoman of the business and business technologies division at the school.
She coordinates more than 100 full- and part-time faculty in criminal justice and paralegal studies, business and public administration and business management departments, who teach 125 credit courses to nearly 4,700 students.
County Police Lt. Dennis Wheeler is the new head of campus security. The 22-year veteran most recently served as platoon commander at the Southern District. Among his county assignments, he has been commanding officer of the career criminal section, criminal investigation division and supervisor of the department's quick response team.
Gov. William Donald Schaefer has reappointed two members of the college board of trustees and named an Air Force master sergeant as the board's student member.
Richard A. Gillespie of Severna Park, serving his third term, and Dr. Donald C. Roane of Annapolis, serving his second term, began their new six-year terms this summer. Master Sgt. Hadley Killough of Pasadena will serve one year as student trustee.
Killough, a native Californian, and his wife, Terry-Lee, lived aboard a 33-foot trawler in Key West, arriving in Maryland in 1991 just ahead of Hurricane Andrew.
A government analyst, Killough has served 21 years in the Air Force, including an assignment in the Persian Gulf War.
"I look forward to seeing how college, community and state issues
interact," says Killough, a sophomore general studies major, who is concentrating in political science and international relations.
The school is offering a free workshop for owners and managers of small businesses on how to build a safe, drug-free workplace.
The program will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 19.
Experts in drug testing, employee assistance and legal issues will speak.
A new series in retail management begins with "A Retailer's Guide to Inventory Control and Display Technique." From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 27, instructor Cort Vitty will detail a systematic approach to building a customer base and generating sales.
"A Retailer's Guide to Business Numbers" explores the profit/loss statement, reviews budgeting and planning, and looks at ways to measure efficiency from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 11.
Also, "A Retailer's Guide to Shortage Control" attacks the loss of assets that put a thriving firm out of business: shoplifting, internal theft and paperwork problems. This class meets 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 25.
Each class in the series costs $35 and can be taken separately.
The college's Moonlight Troupers has scheduled auditions for "Hello Dolly" at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts.
Directed by Robert E. Kauffman, the Gay '90s cast will consist of six males, six females and an ensemble. The production is scheduled the weekends of Nov. 11-13 and 18-20.