Education Notes

Education Notes

January 04, 2004

Contest will let students conduct mock council meeting

Area high school students will participate in this year's "County Executive/County Councilperson for a Day" and model government program.

Eight selected juniors will conduct a mock County Council meeting on March 15 before a regularly scheduled one.

The contest is open to all 11th-grade public and private school students living in the county. Entrants must submit a one-page essay describing what they would hope to accomplish if given the chance to serve as county executive or as a County Council member.

An independent panel of judges will select the winners. Other students may be invited to participate as department heads or other key government officials. Entry forms were mailed to Anne Arundel County school principals and counselors. Forms and contest information are also available on the county Web site at www.aacounty.org.

Completed entry forms should be mailed to the County Executive/Councilperson for a Day contest, c/o Community and Constituent Services, P.O. Box 2700, Annapolis 21404. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 14.

Volunteer judges needed for school science fair

North County High School's Science and Engineering Fair 2004 needs volunteers to judge the contest, which will be held on Jan. 22 in the school's media center, 10 E. First Ave., Glen Burnie.

There are more than 45 projects this year. Refreshments will be provided. Participants need not stay the entire time. Those wishing to help should contact Stacie Moon, science fair coordinator, MsMoonT119@aol.com, smoon@aacps.org, 410-222-6970, or North County High School, 10 E. First Ave., Glen Burnie 21061.

Those interested should respond by Friday.

NAACP President's Award goes to longtime nurse

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded Jacqueline I. Allsup of Glen Burnie its President's Award for Anne Arundel County.

Allsup, an assistant professor of nursing at Anne Arundel Community College and 1977 AACC alumna, received the award for her commitment and dedication to the NAACP philosophy. An NAACP member for many years, she serves on its executive board.

Her volunteer work in the community includes chaperoning teen activities, working at homeless shelters and registering voters. Professionally, she worked on the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Campaign and is a member of both the Maryland Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.

Allsup earned her AACC associate of arts degree in 1977, a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing administration from Bowie State University. She worked as a registered nurse with the state for 30 years, retiring as assistant director of nursing.

$50,000 donation to help environmental, vet students

The estate of August and Marjorie Berlitz has donated $50,000 to Anne Arundel Community College to help South County residents pursue studies in environmental or veterinary science.

The college established the August "Gus" and Marjorie Berlitz Memorial Scholarship in 1996 with a donation from the estate. The new gift will be added to the account.

The Berlitzes owned Berlitz Marina in Deale. Gus Berlitz was active in conservation and concerned about pollution. He served on the Governor's Commission for the Environment and was a vocal advocate for both causes on the state and county levels. The scholarship reflects the couple's interest in and love of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time student at AACC with an interest in veterinary or environmental sciences, be a U.S. citizen and South County resident, meet financial need criteria and fill out an additional scholarship application. Information: 410-777-2515.

Business enterprise systems degree proposed at AACC

Anne Arundel Community College's Board of Trustees has approved a degree program aimed at meeting changing job market needs for workers who can apply business and computer information system concepts in the global marketplace.

The associate of applied sciences degree in business enterprise systems is designed to help AACC strengthen its partnerships with local businesses such as Northrop Grumman Corp. by providing graduates with state-of-the-art technical business skills.

AACC is submitting the proposed degree program to the Maryland Higher Education Commission for approval and hopes to launch the new degree program in the fall.

The program allows students to choose financial accounting, business management or information systems, and requires a minimum of 60 credits earned over two years. It prepares students for a range of occupations, including project manager, financial analyst, systems analyst, business systems manager, human resources manager, information systems consultant, enterprise resource engineer and auditor. Information: 410-777-2837.

Scholarship available for aspiring entrepreneurs

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