Marley Station, NSA win award for education effort...


May 15, 2000

Marley Station, NSA win award for education effort

Marley Station and the National Security Agency were named as winners last week of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Educational Partnerships.

The mall - winner in the category of a business with fewer than 50 employees - was recognized for its continuing partnership with Anne Arundel Community College and public schools.

Its efforts include active participation in the chamber's Education Committee, the Partners in Education Program, and several school-business advisory boards, as well as providing opportunities for students to perform on family nights at the mall, and contributions to the college scholarship fund.

The NSA was honored in the category for larger businesses for its continuing, long-standing partnership with three public schools: Meade High and MacArthur and Meade Middle schools.

The partnership includes mentoring, tutoring, guest speaker appearances, conducting staff development, organizing after-school activities and providing technology training and support.

Other nominees were the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Comfort Suites BWI, Maryland Aviation Administration and SAM's Club.

The awards were presented at the county schools' annual Teacher of the Year-Awards for Excellence in Education Dinner on Thursday night, held at the BWI Marriott.

Also presented was an award to Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie for the top Innovation in Education program, focusing on career connections.

Hilltop was recognized for its "Just Lunch" mentorship program, which partners sixth-graders with local business professionals.

A product of the Leadership Anne Arundel Class of 1999, the program provides an opportunity for students and mentors to have monthly lunch meetings to discuss such topics as life lessons, career aspirations, workforce expectations, and the value of a good education, the school system said in an announcement of the winners.

The other schools nominated were Mills-Parole Elementary, Old Mill High and the independent Severn School.

The county's public school teacher of the year was Denise Levitine, an art teacher at Four Seasons Elementary in Gambrills. The private schools winner was Jacqueline Baugh, an English teacher at Severn School.


Debra Dahl of Glen Burnie has been promoted to the position of senior computer technician at North Arundel Hospital. She has been a hospital employee for three years and is pursuing an associate's degree in network management at Anne Arundel Community College. She will be responsible for installation, maintenance and repair of all computer systems and software at the hospital.

David F. Miller of Tilghman has been named clinical director for TLC Laser Eye Centers' Annapolis location, in the Conte Building at 116 Defense Highway. Before joining TLC, Miller operated a general optometry practice in association with Pearle Vision Express in Annapolis.

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