Education Notes


February 11, 2007

Financial aid seminar set today

The local association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Inc. will hold "College Goal Sunday" at 2 p.m. today at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen.

Students wishing to apply for federal aid for college must first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the required form to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans.

FOR THE RECORD - An item in the Feb. 11 edition of the Harford Sun inaccurately reported the amount raised by Harford Community College's annual gala. The event raised $300,000 for the college foundation's scholarship fund.
The Sun regrets the error.

Students need to bring proof of 2006 income and benefits information, or proof of untaxed income, for student and parents.

The snow date for the event is Feb. 18.

Information: 866-GO-2-GOAL or

HCC plans transfer fair for colleges

Harford Community College will hold a transfer fair with Mid-Atlantic colleges and universities from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Student Center on the Bel Air campus.

Representatives from about 35 institutions will be available to meet with prospective transfer students.

Information on programs of study, transfer of credits, financial aid, scholarships, housing, athletics and campus life will be available.

Information: (click on "Students" then the transfer fair link).

HCC board to meet in open session

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center boardroom.

Members of the public who wish to speak at the meeting must submit a request form to the department of marketing and public relations beforehand.

Information: 410-836-4408.

2 events this week at Highlands School

The Highlands School will have two events this week.

An open house is scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow for parents and prospective students entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Meet the educational directors and hear plans for the new Bel Air facility opening in September. (The event was postponed because of snow last week.)

A parent/educator workshop will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The topic will be a Bright Solutions video, Could It Be Dyslexia? and Demystifying Dyslexia, hosted by Bruce Jenner. The facilitator will be Beth Maahs-Hoagberg, educational director at the school.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

The Highlands School, which serves children with learning differences, is at 708 Highland Road in Street.

For information on both events: 410-836-1415.

Early dismissal, closing scheduled

Harford County public schools will dismiss elementary school students at 1 p.m. Friday for teachers' planning time.

Harford public schools and offices will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.

Information: 410-588-5203.

HCC expands online course offerings

The Continuing Education and Training Division of Harford Community College has expanded its online course offerings.

Teaming with Ed2Go, the college now offers more than 300 online courses that will be available every month - from "Web Page Design" to "Theme Park Engineering" and "Creating Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals."

The college is offering an incentive to go online: The one-millionth student to register will be eligible to receive a laptop computer in the Thanks a Million! Computer Giveaway.

To enroll, go to www.ed2go. com/harford.

HCC raises $30,000 at anniversary gala

Harford Community College's "Oh, What a Night" gala recently raised more than $30,000 for the HCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Fund.

The gala also celebrated the college's 50th anniversary.

The event included a $500 drawing, a new-car giveaway and a silent auction.

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