College News

June 24, 2007

HCC forms STEM division

Harford Community College has announced the formation of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division.

Deborah Wrobel, dean of Nursing, Allied Health and Sciences since July 2004, has been named dean of the STEM division.

An employee at HCC for more than 20 years, Wrobel has a bachelor's degree in biology from Merrimack College and a master's in Environmental Engineering and Science from theJohns Hopkins University.

She will provide academic leadership for full-time and adjunct faculty in the STEM division, as well as administrative functioning.

Laura C. Putland, Nursing Program administrator and assistant professor of Nursing, has been named Interim Dean of the Nursing and Allied Health Division.

Putland has a bachelor's and master's from the University of Maryland. She joined HCC in 1984 as a nursing instructor, and in July 2004 became interim nursing program administrator, and nursing program administrator in July 2005.

Streett named to board of trustees

The Harford Community College board of trustees has elected Richard P. Streett Jr. as chair, and Bradley R. Stover as vice chair.

Streett replaces Howard McComas, who has served as board chairman for two years.

Streett is a veterinarian, and president and managing partner of Churchville Veterinary Clinic. Streett, who was appointed to the board in 2004, was vice chair.

Stover is an attorney with the firm of Gessner, Snee, Mahoney & Lutche P.A. in Bel Air. He was appointed to the board in 2004.

Carter is director of human resources

Harford Community College has appointed Cheryl E. Carter as director of Human Resources and Employee Development, effective July 2.

Carter has a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Syracuse University.

Before joining the college, she spent 14 years in human resource management at Custom Direct.

Edgewood student gets scholarship

Kristen Banks, an Edgewood Middle School student, received a scholarship to attend summer camp at Harford Community College.

Kristen's mother completed an after-school activity survey that was selected in a drawing from surveys returned to the school.

The surveys were part of a needs assessment through the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Advisory Committee of the Harford County Partnership for Families Inc.

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