Governor appoints member to HCC Board of Trustees

Education Notes

May 09, 1999

Dr. Patrick L. Huddie has been appointed to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

The Crownsville resident is a founder of Nationspower.com, an electricity-marketing company, and is co-founder of Microcosm Inc.

He recently served as chairman of the college's Commission on the Future and assisted in recruiting private sector executives to serve on the board of the college's Advanced Technology Center.

Huddie serves as vice chairman of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, chairman of the Mid-Maryland Advanced Technology Center, on the executive committee of the High Technology Council of Maryland and the Business Education Council of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

He received his doctorate in biophysics and bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England.

He was appointed to a six-year term beginning July 1 and will replace Steven W. Sachs, who will retire from the board at the end of June.

Board members establish policy governing the college. Their responsibilities include approving academic programs, appointing faculty and staff, fixing salaries and approving the operating budget.

Howard Community College is a public, two-year college with more than 5,000 students enrolled in credit programs and more than 12,000 in credit-free classes. Its budget is more than $30 million.

Fund offers scholarships for achievers, role models

The Carson Scholars Fund Inc., a program that recognizes children in grades 4-12 who are academic achievers and role models, is offering $1,000 scholarships.

Schools in Maryland have received application forms for nominations. Eligible students may attend any school in Maryland, Delaware or Washington, and must have a 3.75 grade-point average. The deadline for applications is Saturday.

The award is invested on behalf of winning students and paid to a four-year college for the student's college expenses.

The fund was founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. It also promotes Carson's "Thank Big" philosophy through print and interactive materials, events, programs and collaborative community partnerships.

Information: 410-828-1005 or www.carsonscholars.org.

Pub Date: 5/09/99

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