Education Notes


July 23, 2006

Community college offers new degrees

Cecil Community College is offering two new associate of applied science arts and science transfer degrees in Web design and multimedia and in Web development.

Students pursuing the Web design and multimedia discipline track will develop a strong foundation in Web site planning and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia systems, current Web technologies and standards, sound, video, and animation.

The Web development discipline track will apply principles of Web design using HTML, scripting languages, program languages and database integration.

Courses will employ the latest technology and programs in Web design and development and multimedia.

Certificate programs, which can be completed in less time than the degree programs, also are offered with both degrees.

Information: 410-287-1000, ext. 313.

Cecil Co. resident honored by college

The Cecil Community College board of trustees has passed a resolution to recognize and honor longtime Cecil County resident Don Palmer for his generosity to the college and the Community Cultural Center.

The resolution names the balcony in the Milburn Stone Memorial Theatre the Don Palmer Balcony.

Palmer served as a volunteer and member of the Cultural Center Advisory Board.

Fallston students are 3rd in UM event

Fallston High School's Chemathon Teams I/II recently took third place in the University of Maryland's Chemathon statewide competition.

Team members were Emily Saari, Leah Grothe, Travis Lear, Geoffrey Burnett, Ariel Zhao, Erin McDaniel, Anita Peterson, Joe Jaworski, Sue Fox (co-adviser), Ashleigh Hyman, John Galeone (co-adviser), Samantha DeSpirito, Damon Vinciguerra, Michael Valentine, Justin Bobo and Kelly Davis.

Harford Day pupils place in competition

Seven pupils from Harford Day School recently placed fifth in the Global Destination Imagination competition at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Destination Imagination is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creative problem-solving.

Team members were fourth- and fifth-graders: Kristen Dishmon, Annamarie Morris, Meghan Levis, Andrew Park, Veronica Proudford, Amber Singh and Brennan Steedman.

Volunteer coaches were Lilly and Harleen Singh.

The team also won the Renaissance Award for outstanding achievement in engineering and design of their props at the global finals.

The Harford Day School team won first place at the regional and state competitions in the spring.

HAR-CO credit union awards scholarships

HAR-CO Maryland Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships to Harford County graduates this spring.

Each year, the credit union awards one scholarship to every high school in the county and two special scholarships.

Recipients were: Joel A. Carr, Harford Technical High; Laura M. Cavanaugh, North Harford High; Alexander R. Hoffmaster, Joppatowne High; Derek J. Jablecki, Havre de Grace High; Daniel T. Kogut, C. Milton Wright High; Ranjit J. Korah, Fallston High; Kellie N. Mooney, Edgewood High; Amber E. Smith, Aberdeen High; Amanda J. Stevens, Bel Air High; Natalie P. Vielkind, John Carroll High.

Kristen L. Wade, North Harford High, received the Stanley A. Goldberg Memorial Scholarship, and Brad E. Young, North Harford High, received the Edward V. Goetz Memorial Environmental Science Scholarship.

Legion post donates $7,500 to college

Cecil Community College has received a $7,500 donation from American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun to provide financial assistance to CCC students wherever there is an immediate need.

College officials have decided to give preference to students enrolled in Cecil's allied health or commercial driver's license certification training programs for the funds.

Information: 410-287-6060.

Foundation awards $5,000 grant to CCC

The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation has awarded Cecil Community College a $5,000 grant to develop new curricula in the electrical, plumbing and carpentry areas.

The foundation was created by the Building Congress & Exchange of Baltimore Inc. to improve and promote the construction industry in the greater Baltimore community.

Each year, the foundation awards grants to people and organizations throughout the metropolitan Baltimore area that actively contribute to the promotion and support of the construction industry.

Governor recognizes HCC and students

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. presented a citation to Harford Community College students, recognizing them and the college for the Veterans History Project, a service-learning activity.

Students and veterans who attended the recognition included: Orlando Correa, HCC professor of psychology and intern for Veterans History Project; Kate Przybliski, Katie Raneiri, Kathleen Roberts and Alicia Bonney, students; Jack Cloman, Victor Beirlair and Bob Banker, veterans; and George W. Owings III, state secretary of Veterans Affairs.

North East student receives two honors

North East High School student Krystal Credille received two honors at the National History Day awards ceremony.

National History Day Inc. is an education organization dedicated to the teaching and learning of history.

Credille was a finalist in the Senior Historical Paper category for her research paper, "Raising Hell," about Populist Party leader Mary Elizabeth Lease.

She also won the Jamestown Award, which provides an expense-paid trip to Jamestown, Va.

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