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June 01, 2008

NAACP recognizes HCC president

Harford Community College President James F. LaCalle received the Harford County NAACP Education Award at the 47th annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

He also was presented with proclamations from Harford County Executive David Craig, the Harford County Council, and Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne H. Dougherty and the City Council.

The honors recognized LaCalle for his leadership of the college's efforts to increase the recruitment and retention of African-American students. LaCalle has asked his staff to put more emphasis on efforts to recruit African-American students and to improve mentoring and tutoring services that affect student retention.

Cecil College hands out awards

Cecil College presented several special honors during commencement ceremonies.

Teresa Anne Humphrey of Port Deposit and Kari Elizabeth Michalski of Conowingo each received the 2008 Donald M. Thomey Outstanding Student Award after they tied for the highest grade-point average.

Humphrey graduated with a registered nurse degree, and Michalski with a business administration transfer degree. Both received a cash award.

The college also presented Robert B. Biggs of Chesapeake City with the 2008 Cecil College Distinguished Service Award. He was chairman of the Cecil College Foundation's Fund Development Committee that raised $3 million in capital campaign funds from 2002 to 2006.

Braillest earns $2,000 scholarship

Carol Sherman, a Braillest/tutor for Cecil County Public Schools, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association.

The organization offers scholarships annually to current educational employees who are working to complete Maryland teaching certification requirements. Sherman is pursuing a teaching degree for the visually impaired.

Bel Air resident earns master's

John Gerard Kucharski of Bel Air recently graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

He was awarded a master's degree in career and technology education.

Fallston student gets $12,000 award

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland has awarded a $12,000 scholarship to Sara Lyons of Bel Air. The Academic Achievement Award is an annual renewable scholarship.

Lyons, a Fallston High School student, has been accepted into Notre Dame's Morrissy Honors Program.

Marine visits Harford Lutheran

Students at Harford Lutheran School met the recipient of a service outreach project to send letters and care packages to Marines stationed in Iraq.

First Lt. Jason Carberry, company commander of Headquarters Company, 2nd Marines Logistics Group at Camp Taquaddum, based 70 miles west of Baghdad, recently visited the school.

He gave a presentation and offered the military rations to taste and equipment to try on.

The students sent hygiene items, DVDs, books, Bibles and food, and wrote letters to various members of Carberry's company, including Christmas cards last December.

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