Education Digest


Education Beat

October 09, 2005

Workers can learn Spanish phrases

The Center for Workforce Solutions at Anne Arundel Community College is expanding its Command Spanish program into the Washington marketplace this fall. The program teaches English-speaking employees key Spanish phrases and words that are relevant to their specific occupation.

Information: 410-777-2732 or

Long & Foster offers scholarship

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. has announced a $200,000 scholarship program for well-rounded graduating high school students entering accredited four-year colleges or universities. The scholarships will award $1,000 each to 200 recipients for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The deadline for applying is March 1. The scholarships will be awarded in April. High school seniors must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership and list any student groups or community organizations they have been involved in and part-time jobs held while in school. A short essay is also required.

Applications are available at all Long & Foster residential sales offices, at the company's Web site and from high school guidance counselors. Information:

New teachers at Peabody Prep

The Peabody Preparatory has announced three new faculty members and a new instrumental studio at its Annapolis campus.

Flora Martin and Alina Kozinska will offer individual voice lessons for all ages and voice fundamentals classes for youth and teens. Melinda Wade-English will offer private flute lessons for students of any experience level. The Annapolis campus, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, offers lessons in flute, piano, harp, trumpet and voice.

Information: 410-269-5343 or

Gibson Island festival Oct. 15

Gibson Island Country School will hold its annual fall festival, MarketFest, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Food, games, a haunted house, raffles and vendor tables will be featured. The event will be on the school grounds, 5191 Mountain Road.

Information: 410-255-5370

Parent class set for Friday

The Anne Arundel County public schools' Family Resource Center will hold a Parenting for Success facilitator training session for counselors and parent educators interested in gaining techniques and skills necessary to facilitate parenting groups. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Elementary School, 330 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie. Information and registration: 410-222-6429, or

Show to feature faculty work

Faculty members from Anne Arundel Community College's new visual arts department will show their latest work at the AACC Visual Arts Faculty Show through Oct. 28 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

The college has grouped the programs of art, communication arts technology and film studies into the visual arts department. Ellen Bungay-Posten is the department chairwoman.

Faculty members are exhibiting works. Media include oils, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture.

Participating artists include Ernest A. Berger of Arnold, associate professor of communication arts technology; Donna T. Hepner, assistant professor of art; Richard A. Malmgren Jr., associate professor of art; Christopher P. Mona, associate professor of art; Richard A. Niewerth, professor of art; and part-time faculty members Deborah Banker, Dawn Cochran, Dawn Eggen-Mona, Eb Froehlich, Leonard Koscianski, Cara Ober and Karen Tylec.

The exhibition and events are free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Information: Chris Mona, gallery coordinator, 410-777-7028 or; or gallery.

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