Two incumbents, a challenger tapped for school board...


May 14, 2000

Two incumbents, a challenger tapped for school board slots

Board of Education members Janet Bury of Brooklyn Park and Michael J. McNelly of Tracys Landing have been endorsed for second terms by the Anne Arundel School Board Nominating Convention.

The convention Wednesday also endorsed Steven H. Johnson as its second choice for the South County board seat, behind McNelly. Bury was unopposed in her bid to regain the North County seat.

The convention - made up of representatives of a variety of community, civic and service groups - customarily forwards the names of two nominees for each open seat to the governor, ranking them as first or second choice. The nominations are not binding on the governor, who can choose his own candidates for the school board.

Convention Chairman Alan Lang said 112 of the 182 registered delegates attended Wednesday's voting session. He said that in addition to Bury being unopposed, some considered the South County contest a foregone conclusion with the third candidate, Arnold lawyer John A. Roberts, not well known to the education community.

Johnson is an Annapolis management consultant who at one point had suspended his candidacy because of a health problem. McNelly is a retired county police officer and Bury is a professor at Morgan State University.

Community college honors outstanding faculty, staff

The Anne Arundel Community College Student Association has chosen three faculty members for teaching excellence awards and honored another for her work as a student club adviser.

The teaching award winners are:Michael S. Glasgow of Columbia, associate professor of biology, who received the award for full-time faculty. Glasgow, a faculty member since 1994, was praised for "going above and beyond expectations, providing extremely detailed information and making himself available via e-mail both on campus and at home," the college said.Joseph Summerill of Arnold, business law instructor, received the part-time faculty honor. "His passion for the law comes across in such a way that the student welcomes more opportunities of taking classes from him," one wrote.Lisa Troyer of Glen Burnie, a first-year instructor of education who was named "Rookie Professor of the Year." She helped re-establish the college's Student Education Association and serves as its adviser.

Named Adviser of the Year was Sharon L. Edwards-Russell, associate professor of art and adviser to the student Keramos Society, a ceramics club that she helped to establish.

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