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EDUCATION NOTES

July 09, 2000

Community college offering trip to Germany

Carroll Community College is offering an Alpine Journey to Germany and Austria in April as part of the Humanities 160 class in the spring semester.

The 11-day trip is open to the public. Cost for those younger than 25 is $1,571, and for those 25 and older, $1,801. Prices are valid if registered by Aug. 30.

The trip departs from Baltimore to Frankfurt, Germany, on April 4. A bilingual tour director will stay with the group throughout the trip.

The trip includes two days sightseeing in Rothenburg, motor coach ride along the Romantic Road to Munich, and visits to Vienna, Innsbruck and Heidelberg, with an optional Neckar Valley River cruise to see old world castles along the riverbank.

Participants have an option to spend an extra day in Rothenburg for an additional $170 (cost is based on 15 staying an extra day).

Several independent study options are available for one to three credits for students. See the instructor for details on credits.

Registration: Connie Skewers at 410-386-8202.

Adult education program to hold free orientation

Adults 16 and older who want to learn about high school diploma options and other programs and have their math and reading skills evaluated can attend a "First Steps" orientation.

Free orientations will be held:

From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and July 19 at Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 18 at Student Support Services and Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 1135 Business Parkway South, Suite 30, Westminster.

Advisers will be available to discuss learning needs and educational goals.

"First Steps" is part of Student Support Services and Carroll Adult Learning Connection. Information: 410-751-3680.

Constance Helen Tromble earns jurisprudence degree

Constance Helen Tromble was recently awarded the degree of doctor of jurisprudence by the University of Colorado School of Law.

During commencement ceremonies, she was recognized with the Order of the Coif honors for finishing in the top 10 percent of her class of 172. She also received the Edward C. King Award from the law school faculty for outstanding leadership and achievement.

Tromble received the Women's Law Caucus Award as one of two graduates who contributed the most to women's issues during her law school career.

The daughter of Hubert and Katherine Tromble of Finksburg, Tromble was the valedictorian of the Class of 1991 at Westminster High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1995. She has accepted a position clerking for Judge Michael Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court in August.

Two St. Mary's students earn scholarship awards

Two Westminster students attending St. Mary's College of Maryland have earned awards for their scholarship.

Jesse Brown, a senior majoring in history, is the 2000 recipient of the David Beers Quinn Award in History. He was active in community service projects that include Christmas in April and coordinating the For Goodness Sake's Hunger Project. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship in the discipline.

Alison Elizabeth Bradford graduated summa cum laude May 13 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She received the Mattie M. Key Award in Mathematics. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she will attend Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory as a graduate student.

Jennifer Dunphy of WMC inducted into honor society

Jennifer Dunphy of Westminster was recently inducted into Western Maryland College's chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.

A sophomore, she is the daughter of Anita and Richard Dunphy of Westminster.

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Membership is awarded to qualified students who are making psychology one of their major interests.

Council holding adult literacy fund-raiser

The Literacy Council of Carroll County is selling the Entertainment Book 2001 as a fund-raiser for its programs to help teach adults how to read.

The book costs $25 and includes coupons and discounts at restaurants, lodgings and more.

The Literacy Council is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 95 Carroll St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-6506.

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