Lifelong Learning Awards won by 2 AACC studentsTwo Anne...

Education Digest

July 12, 1998

Lifelong Learning Awards won by 2 AACC students

Two Anne Arundel Community College students have received Lifelong Learning Awards from the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education.

Diane Harrod of Brooklyn Park and Bernadine Gebrick of Glen Burnie were among 13 Maryland residents who received plaques recognizing their dedication to continuing education. The two students take classes through AACC's Adult Basic Education Program and the General Educational Development (GED) exam preparation program.

Harrod takes free adult basic education classes at AACC in preparation for entering the GED program.

The mother of five children and grandmother of four, Harrod was nominated for her excellent attendance, dedication, academic growth and positive attitude. She plans to seek her GED and enroll at the college.

Gebrick has five daughters, four of whom attend college. She enrolled in the GED class, recently earned her diploma and plans to pursue more college courses. She was recognized for her hard work and dedication to her goal.

White is appointed preschool administrator

Joyce M. White is the new head administrator at Preschool For the Arts at St. Anne's. She replaces interim director Carla Bohannan.

White, husband Josh and daughters Caroline and Rebecca live in Annapolis and are members of the St. Anne's congregation.

White started working at the preschool in January as assistant administrator. The downtown Annapolis preschool has completed its first year of operation.

Thirty-six students were enrolled.The school has room for 39 children. There are openings for the next school year.

White earned bachelor's and master's degrees in American studies. Among her professional experiences, she has been outreach coordinator at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum of York County, Pa., education specialist at the Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster, Pa., and education curator at the Rye Historical Society/Square House Museum in Rye, N.Y.

Ken Kimble has been hired to run the Music Connections program, which integrates music with the curriculum. He will also teach Kindermusic classes.

Next year, the school will offer an extracurricular ballet/tap/creative movement dance program and continue to offer optional after-school care for students.

The Preschool for The Arts at St. Anne's has classes for 2- to 4-year-olds.

Information: 410-268-9010.

Career-schools organization selects scholarship winners

The Maryland Association of Private Career Schools has completed its scholarship program awards.

Tuition assistance scholarships went to Joseph E. Bradshaw, a senior at South River High School, $8,500; Todd A. Pursel, a senior at North County High School, $4,450; and James E. Hall, a senior at Old Mill High School, $4,250 from RETS Technical Training Center.

Bradshaw will study electronic engineering technology; Pursel will pursue his studies in refrigeration, climate control and clean air; and Hall will use his scholarship to study architectural and electro-mechanical engineering, and drafting.

Petrina Hayden and Latisha D. Thorpe, seniors at Meade High School, were awarded scholarships. Hayden got a $3,634 scholarship from Medix School to pursue her studies as a zTC medical assistant, and Thorpe was awarded $4,000 to study computerized network administration at Computer Learning Center Inc.

The independent scholarship awards committee selected applicants based upon a combination criteria of academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and recommendations from school personnel and/or employers.

Information: 410-974-4472.

Pub Date: 7/12/98

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