Education Notes


May 21, 2006

Create programs, fliers, newsletters

Harford Community College will hold classes on creating a newsletter, event program or flier from 1 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. Wednesdays this week through June 21 at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen.

Prerequisites include a working knowledge of Windows.

Information: 410-638-2576.

Cecil college offers health info sessions

Cecil Community College is offering a free information session about training options for careers in the allied health field from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 325, Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

The college offers full- and part-time training programs for medical assistants, medical coders/billers, health unit coordinators, certified nursing assistants and phlebotomists.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641 or ext. 760.

UMBC, Cecil college plan collaboration

Cecil Community College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will announce a higher education collaboration in which UMBC will co-locate on CCC's campuses.

As a result of this partnership, students will be able to earn bachelor's degrees in math, science and engineering in Cecil County for the first time.

The official announcement and signing will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Battelle Eastern Science and Technology Center, 1204 Technology Drive, Aberdeen.

Speakers will include Warren Mullins, vice president of business development at Battelle; John Martello, vice provost at UMBC; Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC president; Stephen Pannill, Cecil Community College president; and Nelson Bolender, Cecil County Board of Commissioners president.

Information: 410-287-1054.

Friends School lauds volunteers

Harford County's newest middle school, Harford Friends School, recently honored volunteers who helped launch the school.

HFS honored Deer Creek Friends Meeting for outstanding service in support of Harford Friends School for 2005.

"The building, half new and half historic, represents Harford Friends School well," said Jonathan Huxtable, HFS head of school. "The members of the Meeting are to be celebrated. They really made this possible."

Also honored was Anne Fonda, formerly of Little Falls Friends Meeting, for her volunteer work in 2004 in helping put the school in the community through publicity.

HCC employee publishes book

A regional pictorial history of the Dundalk community in Baltimore County, written by Gary Helton, was recently released by Arcadia Publishing.

The book provides a history of Dundalk that includes more than 200 vintage photographs.

Helton grew up in the Eastwood neighborhood and attended Dundalk public schools. He has published more than a dozen articles in various local and regional newspapers and magazines since 1981.

Helton is WHFC-FM coordinator at Harford Community College.

HCC honors student athletes

Harford Community College's Department of Athletics and Wellness recently hosted a student athlete awards banquet to honor the outstanding academic and athletic achievements of HCC student athletes.

The following students were honored:

Elyse Wilson, volleyball and lacrosse, NJCAA Region XX Academic and Athletic Award and the HCC Scholar Athlete Award.

Meghan Hayes, soccer, softball, NJCAA Region XX Academic and Athletic Award.

Kristen Spieker, volleyball, received a NCJAA Region XX Academic and Athletic Award and a Fair Play Award.

Eric Hisley, basketball, Fair Play Award.

Brian Carter, lacrosse, HCC Leadership Award.

Kay Sheldon, tennis, HCC Leadership Award.

Daniel Wilson, soccer, HCC Scholar Athlete Award.

Seth Ranneberger, tennis, Fighting Owl Award.

Krysta Arrowood, softball, Fighting Owl Award.

Gary Preston, tennis, HCC Freshman Student Athlete of the Year.

Kelly Peck, soccer, softball, HCC Freshman Student Athlete of the Year.

Brian Selby, basketball, HCC Student Athlete of the Year.

Meghan Hayes, soccer, softball, HCC Student Athlete of the Year.

The Revs. Phillips, Riepe honored

The Rev. Tom Phillips, former faculty member and current member of the John Carroll board of trustees, has been elevated to monsignor by Cardinal William H. Keeler.

The Rev. Charles K. Riepe, former president and principal of the John Carroll School and current chaplain, was recently honored at St. Sebastian's, a school for boys in grades seven through 12, in Needham, Mass.

Riepe has been a member of the John Carroll family since the school opened in 1964. He served as the school's headmaster from 1980 to 1990. His portrait was unveiled at the John Carroll's annual Trustee Appreciation Dinner. During the unveiling, board president Brad Griffith highlighted Riepe's accomplishments during his tenure as headmaster, which included moving the school to its current location and managing its extensive growth during the 1980s.

CCC student Kraus receives award

Cecil Community College student Sarah Kraus was recently presented with a Distinguished Chapter President award at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Seattle.

Kraus, the president of Cecil's Alpha Alpha Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two Year College, was selected for her leadership, involvement in chapter programs, friendship with fellow officers and enthusiasm.

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