Duane P. Herr

Duane P. Herr, new director of athletics at Anne Arundel Community College. (Sharon Corbett / Anne Arundel Community College photo / August 16, 2013)

Anne Arundel Community College has named Duane P. Herr of Glen Burnie as the college's director of athletics. A former scholar-athlete on both Anne Arundel's and Towson University's baseball teams, Herr has been serving as interim coordinator of athletics since last August.

Herr began his career at the community college as an intern in the athletics office during his final semester of college. He was hired as a temporary employee after graduating cum laude from Towson University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sports management and a minor in business management. He was promoted to athletic assistant in November 2010, a position he held until becoming interim coordinator last August.

He said he expects his own student-athlete experience to help him in his new position. While at Anne Arundel, he earned a 3.38 GPA and the John Laycock Award. He transferred to Towson University where he played baseball as a two-year scholarship athlete and received a one-year academic scholarship.

"Participation in athletics builds skill sets transferable to life after college," Herr said. "Anne Arundel offers extensive services to support the success of our students, and my job is to direct our student-athletes to those services while supporting new initiatives."

College information session

The Anne Arundel Community College University Consortium Information Session will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Regional Higher Education Center at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. Representatives from Frostburg State University, McDaniel College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Stevenson University and the University of Maryland University College will attend. Free. Information: aacc.edu/consortium/events.cfm or contact Kellie Haggerty at 410-777-2472.

Changing careers

People who have earned bachelor's degrees or higher in a field other than education can learn about pathways to earning a teacher certification from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, at AACC's Arundel Mills facility, 7009 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. Free, however, reservations required at bit.ly/AACCTeach. Information: aacc.edu/teach/conditional.cfm.

Older drivers

The American Association of Retired Persons Safe Driving Course, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's Center on Aging, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Participants can learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies and new traffic laws. Upon completion, participants could be eligible for a multi-year discount on their car insurance. Cost is $20, $15 for AARP members and includes a continental breakfast. To register, call 410-647-8667 or go to aacc.edu/aging/events.cfm.