Education Notes


February 25, 2007

HCC sets meeting on strategic plan

Harford Community College will hold a meeting to hear public input on the school's effort to develop a new strategic plan. The meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Room 132 of Edgewood Hall on the Bel Air campus.

Information: 410-836-4217.

Friends School sets adolescence talks

Harford Friends School, in conjunction with Goucher College's graduate programs in education, will offer a public series of interactive lectures on preadolescent academic, social and emotional development.

Parents and teachers of current or soon-to-be middle school students are welcome to attend any of the lectures.

Jonathan Huxtable, head of Harford Friends School, will be a featured presenter. After the lecture, participants can ask questions.

Lectures are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bel Air library branch, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave.; and 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Jarrettsville library branch, 3722 Norrisville Road, Whitehall.

Information: 410-457-5099.

CCC to present advising 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.

Handbook eases college transition

Harford Community College, in conjunction with the public school systems in Harford and Cecil counties, has published a handbook aimed at assisting students with the transition to college.

The handbook, From High School to College, distributed to high school guidance counselors and program representatives in both counties, is published annually for students pursuing educational programs in Harford and Cecil public schools who are continuing their education at Harford Community College.

College classes open to residents

Harford County residents can take bachelor degree-level courses offered by Towson University at the Higher Education Center at HEAT in Aberdeen.

Spring courses include "Data Structures," "Writing for Business and Industry," and "Marine Biology."

Harford Community College and Towson University signed an agreement last fall that provides transfer opportunities from HCC's associate degree programs to baccalaureate degree programs at Towson.

The agreement confirmed the acceptance of transfer credits from Harford Community College to specific Towson programs, with an emphasis on mathematics, science and education.

Information: 410-638-2500.

Scholarship created at John Carroll

The Rev. Charles K. Riepe, chaplain at the John Carroll School, has established a scholarship fund at the school.

The Rev. Charles K. Riepe Scholar Athlete Endowment Fund will benefit deserving scholar athletes who demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships will be based on financial need, academic performance, athletic performance, leadership initiative and the student's interest in being a leader at the school.

Information: 410-879-2480, Ext. 2060.

CCC offers selection of summer courses

Cecil Community College is offering a large selection of courses this summer.

Class topics include ceramics, photography, filmmaking, astronomy, biology, anatomy and physiology, computer, education, horses, composition, basic mathematics, algebra, calculus, finite math, statistics, classical guitar, jazz guitar, philosophy, physical science, essentials of weather, physics, sociology, speech communications, digital imaging and video production.

Information: 410-287-1000.

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