Education briefs

August 02, 2012

AACC grads honored

Anne Arundel Community College recognized 34 students Thursday who graduated from its physician's-assistant certificate program. Alissa Anne Parmalee of Bethesda received the Dean's Award for the highest cumulative grade-point average. C. Michael Surendra of Columbia earned the President's Award for leadership and contributions to his class and profession. Lauren Elizabeth Teter of Annapolis was given the Faculty Award as the student who best exemplified the profession's code of ethics.

Tuition aid at AACC

Financial aid is still available at Anne Arundel Community College. In addition, the college has a no-fee, interest-free payment plan that allows the cost of tuition be spread throughout a term. Payment plans are also available. For information about financial aid, call 410-888-2203 or go to aacc.edu/aid. Students can also meet with a financial aid representative on a walk-in basis at the Arnold campus, Glen Burnie Town Center, AACC at Arundel Mills or the Fort Meade Army Education Center.

Hebrew classes

A three-credit course in elementary Hebrew will be offered from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 27-Dec. 16, at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The class will be led by Hanna Yerushalmi, an ordained rabbi with a master's degree from Hebrew Union College in Hebrew letters. Registration and information: 410-777-1955 or go to aacc.edu/recreg.

Honored for forensics

Anne Arundel Community College has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. The conditional designation means that AACC students enrolled in the college's new cyberforensics associate's degree or certificate programs are receiving training that meets the objectives the center requires of its employees. Students who complete those programs will be eligible to sit for an exam that certifies their digital forensics knowledge and skills. AACC is one of two community colleges in the nation to receive the designation; the other is Howard Community College. The Johns Hopkins University also received the designation.

Cybersecurity 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 a fund to allow contributions from the community. Preference will go to a U.S. citizen living in Anne Arundel who is attending a cybersecurity studies program, is enrolled full time and has at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply: aacc.edu/aid/scholarships. Those interested in contributing to the fund or establishing scholarships can contact the AACC Foundation Inc.: 410-777-2515, foundation@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/foundation.

Internship program

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, contact the college's internship office at internships@aacc.edu or aacc.edu/internships.

Nursing scholarships

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.

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