Kemp gets more duties at wellness center
Mary Kemp, a part-time instructor at Carroll Community College since 1991, has become a full-time health and life-fitness teacher as well as coordinator of the Carroll Wellness Center.
As center coordinator, she will oversee all fitness testing for life-fitness students. The testing includes body fat, flexibility, strength and lung measurements and a treadmill test.
The Carroll Wellness Center also offers fitness testing to the public for a fee, and to college employees.
Ms. Kemp wants to expand the center to include stress management, a computerized diet analysis and more incentives to students and employees to work out regularly.
She began her teaching career at Dundalk Community College, later moving to Catonsville Community College, then to Carroll. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and a master's in exercise physiology from the University of Maryland.
School board honors teachers, students
The Carroll County Board of Education recognized the following teachers and students at its March 10 meeting:
* Barbara Bankard, Extended Enrichment teacher at West Middle and Mount Airy Middle schools. She coordinated a successful food drive at West Middle as part of the statewide Harvest for the Hungry, Kids Helping Kids program. The 4,400 pounds of food collected was the highest of any school in the state.
* Stephen H. Guthrie, personnel specialist in the central office. His article, "Creating a Healthier Work Environment," was published the journal of the Association of School Business Officials International, School Business Affairs.
* Rebecca Isaacs, music teacher at Friendship Valley and Westminster elementary schools. She received the Maryland Music Educators Association's Award for
Excellence in Teaching at the group's annual conference in Ocean City held March 6-8.
* Drew Baldwin of South Carroll, Katrina Hill of Liberty and Sean Kassim of Westminster were finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program for the academically talented.
* One senior from each high school was given the 1993 Scholar-Athlete Award at the 30th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at Martin's West, sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. They were Richard Hooper II of Francis Scott Key, Jeffrey Ibex of Westminster, Jeffrey Miller of North Carroll, Geof Weisenborn of South Carroll and Ross Yastrzemsky of Liberty.
Anonymous donor gives $15,000 to CCC
Carroll Community College has received a $15,000 contribution from an anonymous benefactor to establish an endowed scholarship for students planning to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a degree in mathematics, engineering or computer science.
Named the Waltesh Mathematics Scholarship, the initial award of up to $1,000 is expected to be available spring 1994. Candidates must:
* Be a Carroll County resident.
* Be a graduating student who has earned a minimum of 30 credits at Carroll Community College.
* Have a minimum of a "B" average for all courses attempted.
* Have completed Calculus I at Carroll with a "B" or better.
* Plan to enroll in a four-year institution to pursue math, engineering or computer science.