Education briefs

July 08, 2011

Seminar on dyslexia

The Summit School will host an informational seminar titled "What is this thing called Dyslexia?" from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, on its campus, 664 East Central Ave. in Edgewater. Learning difference experts Joan Mele-McCarthy and Jane Snider will present a discussion on the history, diagnosis and defining differences of dyslexia as well as proposing a plan of educational action for school-aged children with dyslexia. Information: 410-798-0005, ext. 158.

Civil War round-table discussion

The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table Trivia Discussion will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at AACC's Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2428.

AACC Board of Trustees

The Anne Arundel Community College Board of Trustees has elected Victoria Fretwell of Annapolis as chair and Jerome Klasmeier of Crownsville as vice chair. The two will serve as the trustees' leaders for fiscal year 2012. Joining them is the new student representative, Cynthia Robichaud of Annapolis, appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley for a one-year term.

Cyber-study scholarship

Barrett and Anne McKown of Edgewater have established a $25,000 scholarship fund at Anne Arundel Community College to help offset tuition and educational expenses of county residents who enroll in cyber-related studies.

The couple set up the Barrett and Anne McKown Scholarship for Cybersecurity Study as an open fund to allow ongoing contributions from the community. Preference will go to a U.S. citizen residing in Anne Arundel County, who is attending a cybersecurity studies program, is enrolled full-time and has at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply: Those interested in contributing to this fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation Inc.: 410-777-2515, or

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 or

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

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.

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