Education Notes


July 30, 2006

College to hold information session

Cecil Community College will hold a free College Information and Career Advising Session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will talk to prospective students about training programs, workplace readiness classes, lifelong learning resources and financial aid.

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

Classes offered in basic boating

Cecil Community College will offer a Maryland Basic Boating Course.

The three-day class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10, Aug. 22-24, Aug. 29-31, Sept. 12-14 and Sept. 26-28.

Tuition is $40, and the course fee is $15.

The course, which is approved by the Department of Natural Resources, provides certification to those who successfully complete it.

Those born after July 1, 1972, are required to have certification before operating numbered and documented vessels in Maryland waters.

Information: 410-392-3366; registration, 410-287-1078.

Information offered on health careers

Cecil Community College is offering a free information session about training options for careers in the allied health field from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 in Room 327 of Elkton Station.

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

Full-time students can complete the medical assistant program in nine months, the coding and billing classes in eight months and the health unit coordinator requirements in less than four months.

Accelerated schedules also are available for most programs.

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

Tennis player wins college scholarship

Cecil Community College tennis player Kari Arrants of North East has accepted a scholarship from Millersville University in Pennsylvania and will play for the Marauders' NCAA Division II program.

Arrants was a team captain who went 11-0 at No. 1 singles for the Seahawks during the regular season and regional tournament.

She qualified for the NJCAA Division II Tournament, where she was a consolation semifinalist at No. 1 singles and a consolation quarterfinalist at No. 1 doubles with Sarah Evans of Chesapeake City.

John Carroll School adds two to board

The John Carroll School in Bel Air has announced that Stephen A. DiBiagio and James B. Kaper have joined its board of trustees.

DiBiagio is senior vice president of Business Development for PHH Arval. He has seven years of experience as a high school teacher, coach and administrator, and more than 20 years in the service industry with focus on strategic planning. He is the parent of two John Carroll alumnae.

Kaper is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has 25 years of experience as a teacher and scientific researcher in higher education and has been integral in securing several million dollars in research funds for the University of Maryland from the National Institutes of Health. He is a John Carroll School alumnus.

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