HCC swears in two new trustees


October 28, 2007

John F. Haggerty and James J. Valdes recently were sworn in at the Harford County Courthouse as new members of the Harford Community College board of trustees, after being appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Haggerty fills the vacancy created by the end of Bernard Barnes' term. His five-year term runs through June 30, 2012. Valdes will complete the term of S. Fred Simmons. His term will end June 30, 2008.

Haggerty, who has a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a master's in education from the University of Florida, served on the HCC staff for 35 years as associate dean of the health, physical education and recreation division, and as athletic director.

He also managed Thomas Run Park, the softball and baseball complex at HCC. More recently, he worked for Ripken Baseball and was community relations consultant for the Cal Ripken World Series.

Valdes is a scientific adviser for biotechnology with the Army Research, Development & Engineering Command, Edgewood Area, Aberdeen Proving Ground. He has a doctorate in neuroscience from Texas Christian University and was a postdoctoral fellow in neurotoxicity at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

He is a former physical scientist, acting chief and pharmacologist of the biotechnology division at the toxicology branch of the Army Research, Development & Engineering Command.

Cecil College, UMUC OK dual admissions

Cecil College has signed an articulation agreement with University of Maryland University College, which allows students to be admitted to both institutions and have a seamless transition from associate's to bachelor's degrees.

Students can complete their associate's degrees at Cecil and transfer up to 70 credits to UMUC. For most programs, the bachelor's degree can be completed online.

Nine Cecil majors are aligned with nine UMUC degrees in the partnership.

Students participating in the colleges' alliance can apply for transfer scholarships, which are awarded annually for $3,300 for full-time study and $1,650 for part-time study.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 203.

HCC, Morgan State to allow transfers

Harford Community College and Morgan State University recently signed an articulation agreement that will provide transfer opportunities from HCC's associate's degree in general studies to Morgan's Bachelor of Science degree from the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management.

The agreement between the two institutions will offer a seamless pathway to complete a four-year degree.

Harford students will have two paths from which to choose, both of which require the student to obtain a HCC General Studies AA degree with an accounting/economics 12-credit discipline.

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