Education briefs

May 27, 2011

PR appointment

Anne Arundel Community College has appointed Dan Baum as executive director of its public relations and marketing department. Baum has more than 20 years' experience in marketing and public relations and most recently served as vice president of Crosby Marketing Communications. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

Engineering scholarships

Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support the college's Engineering Scholars Program. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $4,000 annually to financially needy, academically talented students to help them graduate from the school's engineering programs, transfer to a four-year institution and enter the workforce. Information: 410-777-2222.

Internship participation

Anne Arundel Community College invites employers to participate in its internship program. Students from a broad range of disciplines want real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information on how the internships work or to offer an internship opportunity, contact the college's internship office at internships@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/internships.

Nursing scholarships at AACC

Through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit county residents enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate's degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2515 or aacc.edu.

Spalding names new principal

Lewis Van Wambeke will succeed Kathleen Mahar as principal of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn. Van Wambeke has extensive experience as a science educator, department chairman, basketball coach and mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. He has been a part of the school since 2005, when he served as assistant principal of student affairs and later moved to assistant principal of academic affairs. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from St. Mary's College and a master's degree in leadership in teaching from the College of Notre Dame. The transition will take place July 1.

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