College to award degrees today to 260 graduates

May 27, 1998

Carroll Community College will graduate 260 students at commencement exercises at 7: 30 tonight in the Physical Education Learning Center at Western Maryland College.

The commencement speaker will be Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County since 1992. He is active in scientific and educational organizations around the state and country.

His book, "Beating the Odds," which focuses on how to be a

parent and high-achieving African-American males in science, recently was published.

The college will give honorary doctorates of public service to Michael Mason, Neal W. Powell and Helen Utz. The college medal will be presented to Joseph Beaver and J. Norman Graham.

Carroll Community College Foundation awards will also be presented. Robert Kropkowski will receive the President's Award, Gloria V. Gillyard the Bull Dog Award, and Cheryl Anderson and Penny Wilson the Unsung Hero Award.

Recognition for academic achievement and participation on the All-Maryland Academic Team will be given to Faye Lerman of Finksburg and Kropkowski of Woodbine.

Diplomas will be awarded by college President Joseph F. Shields and Janet Colburn, chairwoman of the board of trustees. Susan Cote, president of the Alumni Association, will preside over the investiture of alumni.

Pub Date: 5/27/98

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