Education Notes

Education Notes

March 21, 2004

Gunston Day School schedules auction on campus April 24

The Gunston Day School will sponsor its 11th spring auction at 5:30 p.m. April 24 on the school campus outside Centreville on the Eastern Shore.

Gunston Day School is a ninth through 12th grade college preparatory school serving 130 students from the midshore and Annapolis regions.

Tickets are $75 per person, and include cocktails and a full buffet dinner. Information: 410-758-0620.

Naval Academy professor receives teaching award

Professor David L. Kriebel of the Naval Academy's naval architecture and ocean engineering department, has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the Class of 1951 Civilian Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in honor of Professor Theodore J. Benac.

Kriebel's teaching focuses on coastal engineering, ocean wave mechanics, ocean engineering design, and marine soil mechanics and foundation design. He is also the director of the ocean engineering program at the academy.

During his 17-year tenure with the academy, Kriebel has received research funding each summer from several sponsors, including the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Child development center gets 3-year accreditation

Anne Arundel Community College's Child Development Center recently received a three-year accreditation by the Maryland State Department of Education.

To complete the validation process, center staff produced parent and staff handbooks, began using a new student assessment system, created unit overviews describing each facet of the curriculum and increased staff skills through professional development.

The center, on the Arnold campus, offers full-time, three-day, two-day, half-day and evening programs for children age 2 though kindergarten. It serves the children of AACC students, employees and the community. Information: 410-777-2450.

Spring break this week at community college

Anne Arundel Community College will be closed this week for spring break. Regular hours and classes will resume March 29.

Current and continuing students can register for courses online at or by using the STARS touch-tone phone registration system, 410-777-2241. Both are available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. even when the college is closed.

Registration for summer credit courses will begin April 1. Registration for summer noncredit courses will begin April 15. Information: 410-647-7100.

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