Presnell selected Professor of the YearThe Carnegie...


November 05, 1995

Presnell selected Professor of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected L. Kristan Presnell, assistant professor of computer science at Anne Arundel Community College as the 1995 Maryland Professor of the Year.

Recognized as one of the most prestigious teaching awards, the Professor of the Year program salutes the nation's outstanding undergraduate instructors.

The Millersville resident was among 546 faculty members nominated by over 400 Colleges and Universities for the Professor of the Year program.

Ms. Presnell graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and is the sole educator selected as Maryland Professor of the Year out of 15 nominees from 13 two and four-year Maryland colleges and university.

She joined the faculty as an instructor in computer systems in 1989 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1992.

She earned a master of science degree in computer science with honors at the Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing a PH.D in information systems operations analysis at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Disability committee offers scholarship

The Anne Arundel County Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities offers the Mary McAlpine Memorial Scholarship with Anne Arundel Community College.

The community college provides the initial screening of applicants and refers finalists to the committee, which will notify the recipients and the college of the award amounts.

Scholarships range up to $4,000 for each academic year.

Recipients may reapply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

Three forms are required: the Mary McAlpine Memorial Scholarship and Anne Arundel Community College Student Financial Aid applications and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Completed applications may be forwarded to Anne Arundel XTC Community College, Student Services Center 134, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, 21012 or may be picked up at the college.

Information: 541-2307.

BPW accepting scholarship applications

The Business and Professional Women's Foundation of Maryland is accepting applications for scholarships.

Three types of scholarships are offered:

* The BPW Foundation Scholarship provides $1,000 to undergraduate women 25 or older who seek to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career or to enter or re-enter the job market.

* The D. Anita Small Science and Business Scholarship, new this year, provides $1,000 to a woman age 21 or older in a bachelor's or advanced degree program such as math, engineering, physical sciences, computer sciences, medical sciences or a business-related field.

* The Kathryn M. Daugherty Scholarship for education majors, also new this year, is open to individuals majoring in education with preference for elementary education. This is a three-year program providing a minimum of $250 each year, beginning in the recipient's sophomore year.

A 3.0 or better grade point average is required. Application forms are due by April 1. Information: (301) 279-5450.

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