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Education Notes

February 28, 1999

Foundation accepting applications for scholarship

The Community Foundation of Carroll County is accepting applications for the Danele Shipley Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship is awarded to deserving students for up to four years of post-high school education if requirements are met.

The fund was established in 1996 by Daniel and Eleanor Shipley in memory of their daughter, Danele. Six students are receiving grants from the fund.

Applications and selection criteria are available in the five public high school guidance offices and Carroll Christian Academy.

Deadline for applications is April 1.

Information: 410-857-7336.

Date-rape prevention to be program topic at WMC

Katie Koestner and Brett Sokolow will discuss Koestner's experience with date rape and sexual assault prevention in "He Said, She Said," at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday in Decker College Center Forum at Western Maryland College.

A lawyer, Sokolow is a specialist on sexual assault policy and law. After Koestner's lecture, Sokolow will provide scenarios on sexual assault in which the audience will act as a jury.

Now a trained peer educator and sexual assault counselor, Koestner was a freshman at the College of William and Mary when she was attacked by a student after a restaurant date in 1990. She tried to remain anonymous and worked within the system.

Unsatisfied with the college's response, she went public and made national headlines.

She pushed for federal sexual assault legislation, and in 1992, President Bush signed into law the Victim's Bill of Rights.

The lecture is free to the public. Information: 410-857-2290.

Technology center names former teacher as director

Bob Keenan has joined the staff of Carroll Community College as director of the Advanced Technology Center for Agriculture and Business Development.

The center is at the college's South Center Street annex and serves Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Washington and Baltimore counties.

Keenan is a former teacher of horticulture and agriculture and former extension agent.

As ATC director, he will provide educational services to the agribusiness industry. The center will provide training and video and satellite teleconferencing.

Information: 410-386-8098.

Western Maryland College receives $150,000 grant

Western Maryland College has received a $150,000 grant toward construction of its new science laboratory building from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations of Jacksonville, Fla.

This is the second grant received by WMC from the organization; the first of $100,000 was given for Hoover Library renovations in 1990.

The new grant will be used to support the construction, now under way, of the $13.4 million science center, the primary capital project of WMC's $40 million comprehensive fund-raising campaign.

"This new, state-of-the-art science facility will strengthen even further our undergraduate science programs, which have afforded so many alumni to succeed in the areas of medicine and science," said WMC President Robert Chambers.

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations were organized by Davis, who was president and later board chairman of Aluminum Company of America.

Pub Date: 2/28/99

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