Essex campus foundation will operate separately
A foundation that has for two decades provided financial support for students at what is now the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County will operate as a separate, but affiliated, entity, college officials announced yesterday.
The renamed CCBC/Essex Foundation will work with the college to raise money for students at the Essex campus, under an agreement unanimously approved last week by the college's board of trustees. Officials from the Essex Foundation had objected last year to a proposal to consolidate the fundraising foundations for the community college's Essex, Catonsville and Dundalk campuses.
The foundation for the Catonsville campus has merged into CCBC's umbrella organization, said Hope Davis, director of media relations for the college. She said no agreement has been reached on the Dundalk campus foundation.
The Essex Foundation has a portfolio valued at $2.41 million, and it contributed more than $380,000 last year toward scholarships and programs, the college said.
Information sought on burglary suspect
Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in the Dec. 23 burglary of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Edgemere.
A man who broke into the Wells McComas VFW Post in the 6500 block of North Point Road through a side window used a baseball bat to break into four poker machines and took an undisclosed sum of money, police said. A video camera in the post caught the burglary on tape, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.
Parents, principals, staff to be honored
Parents, principals and staff from Baltimore County elementary and middle schools that performed well on last year's Maryland School Assessment tests will be recognized at a ceremony Tuesday, according to the county school system.
County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston, state Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and County Executive James T. Smith Jr. will attend the event at 8:30 a.m. at the Towson Sheraton, 903 Dulaney Valley Road.
In December, the Maryland State Department of Education identified 72 county schools and 456 statewide where students' performance had improved during the past three years, particularly among different racial groups or those receiving such services as special education. Schools that receive federal Title I funds because of a high population of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch also received small monetary awards.
Library to hold night about zines
The Baltimore County Public Library Zine Collection is having a Zines Show and Tell Night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 1 at the Cockeysville library branch.
Zines are self-published magazines that are usually stapled and created on photocopiers but can appear in any form and on any topic.
The Cockeysville library has more than 100 new zines that will be put on the shelves that evening.