Education Notes


December 28, 2008

Harford Community College has new phone numbers

Harford Community College telephone numbers will change come the new year.

All the new telephone numbers will begin with 443-412-2---. To make the transition as smooth as possible, the college's main telephone number will automatically transfer to the new main number: 443-412-2000.

College numbers that now begin with 410-836-4--- will become 443-412-2--- after Jan. 1. Internal phone extensions 4--- will become 2---. For example, extension 4408 will change to extension 2408. College extensions that begin with 7--- will either be converted to a new number or will remain the same.

For those calling the campus, HCC's automated speech server may be used. It will recognize a person's or department's name when spoken and then connect the caller to the correct extension.

A list of all campus phone numbers will also be available on the college Web site,


$355,500 to prepare for BRAC

Harford Community College has received two grants for regional BRAC growth planning from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, and in coordination with the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor Consortium.

The $355,500 grants will fund a feasibility study for the expansion of the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT and a regional community college work force training assessment.

BRAC is the military base realignment process that is expected to bring new jobs to the region.

The work force training assessment will be a collaborative effort among Harford Community College, the Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore City Community College and Cecil College.

Awards for Heil, Conway, Sulzbach

Three Harford Community College employees have received 2009 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Awards.

Linda Heil, associate professor of communication studies, earned the Excellence Award in the faculty category. Judy Conway, director for adult developmental and literacy programs, and Bonnie Sulzbach, director for advising, career and transfer services, won the staff category award.

$5,000 gift supports scholarship

The Cecil College Foundation Inc. recently received a $5,000 donation from Cecil/Kent Health Services Inc.

The Cecil/Kent Health Services Inc. Scholarship provides financial support to nursing students from Cecil and Kent counties.

Heather George of Earleville is this year's scholarship recipient.

In addition to the scholarship, Cecil College partners with Cecil/Kent Health Services to provide hands-on training for students.

Holiday craft helps needy family

Students at the Highlands School recently made a holiday craft to sell to raise money for an adopted needy family.

Nine sixth-grade students handcrafted 138 pine cone turkeys and sold them to raise enough money to buy the family items including a food basket and gift card to a local grocery store, a coat for a family member, fleece blankets and a tree and ornaments.

Intergenerational garden planned

With the blessing of the Highland Community Association, the students at Harford Friends School will participate in the establishment of an intergenerational garden at the Highland Senior Center next spring.

The seniors at the center and the students will raise and care for the garden, which will provide a place of beauty for relaxation and enjoyment for the seniors, and food and shelter for birds and insects.

The students also will learn about horticulture while caring for the plants and landscaping.

The school and senior center will be assisted by former Harford Friends School teacher Brooke Derr, who owns Piedmont Landscapes; and Babikow Greenhouses, whose president, Paul Babikow, is a founding trustee of the school.

McNeil receives fellowship

Aundrea McNeil, an assistant professor of nursing at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, has received a 2008 New Nursing Faculty Fellowship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, in affiliation with the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission.

Awards are made to new, tenure-track or tenured, full-time nursing faculty members nominated by their deans or directors.

The grants provide each fellow with $20,000 over a three-year period for professional expenses or as a salary supplement.

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