Education Notes


July 09, 2006|By ANICA BUTLER

Navy Academy grads receive medals

Nine recently commissioned Naval Academy graduates received Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medals for community service while midshipmen. Their community service included tutoring and mentoring in elementary schools, feeding the homeless, building affordable housing, planting trees, cleaning up landscapes and volunteer firefighting.

The following graduates were presented with the medals: Marine 2nd Lt. Jeffrey A. Cummings; Navy Ensign Chelsea Rae Gaughan; 2nd Lt. Andrew Lamar Holmes; Ensign Leanne Rae Jefferson; Ensign Adam Christopher Jones; Ensign Andria Maree Jones; Ensign Kendra Leigh McClellan; Ensign Yasmin Marie Sauls; and 2nd Lt. Michael William Thatcher.

Andria Jones of Crownsville served as president of the Midshipman Action Group and was awarded the Brigade of Midshipmen Community Service Award. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament that she created benefited the Combined Federal Campaign and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Students to save on new AACC program

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has granted statewide designation to the new Homeland Security Management Associate of Applied Science degree program at Anne Arundel Community College, saving out-of-county students nearly 50 percent in tuition costs.

Starting in fall 2006, out-of-county and in-county students enrolled in the program will pay $86 per credit hour in tuition costs. Without the statewide designation, out-of-county students would pay $165 per credit hour. Classes begin Aug. 28.

The program aims to provide local, state and federal agencies, as well as area defense contractors, with individuals trained and qualified in multiple aspects of homeland security management.

The degree program operates through the AACC Institute for Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Public Service.

Information: 410-777-7390, or

AACC offers new federal grant

A new federal grant is available to Anne Arundel Community College students this fall.

The Academic Competitiveness Grant is part of a new $790 million, nationwide grant initiative. The grant is worth up to $750 for first-year students and up to $1,300 for second-year students.

Information: or at the AACC office of Student Financial Services, 101 College Parkway in Arnold, 410-777-2203 or

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