Community College Notes

Community College Notes

February 13, 2005

Craig Swanson becomes full-time faculty member

Craig R. Swanson, a former adjunct instructor at Carroll Community College, has been appointed a full-time faculty member in the Division of Mathematics, Sciences, Health and Wellness.

He has more than 30 years of experience, primarily as a science teacher.

Between 2001 and 2004, he taught biology, anatomy/physiology and environmental science part time at Carroll.

Before that, he worked in the upper school at Gilman in Baltimore for 14 years, teaching chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy/physiology and ecology. He also has taught in the Philippines and actively coached youth sports.

Swanson has a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Rhode Island and has completed coursework at the Johns Hopkins University and University of Phoenix.

Students seeking further education earn scholarships

Eight Carroll Community College students who transferred to the University of Baltimore have received scholarships to study there.

Carroll has a transfer office to help its students smoothly transition from the college to four-year institutions. About 83 percent of the college's students intend to earn a baccalaureate degree and are enrolled in transfer programs.

Scholarship awards are:

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Christopher Craig, Sarah Fuller, Joanne Sherwin, Holly Vaughn.

Dean's Scholarship: Elizabeth Dunn, Val Patterson.

Wilson Scholarship: Ronald Seeley, Phillip Smith.

Alumnus raises $15,000 toward scholarships

Mark A. Ritter, president of United Home Savings LLC, recently raised $15,000 for scholarships at Carroll Community College.

This is the second year of a commitment from the national mortgage banker, based in Westminster.

Faye Pappalardo, college president, and Steve Wantz, executive director of the Carroll Community College Foundation, accepted the donation.

Ritter is a graduate of the community college and a member of the foundation's board of directors.

His donations fund two full scholarships and multiple need-based scholarships in nursing, business and the arts.

Ritter has also contributed other unrestricted funds.

Ritter is a member of the Carroll Community College Foundation board of directors.

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