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Howard college staffers honored at conference


Two members of the Howard Community College Continuing Education department received awards from the Maryland Association for Adult Community and Continuing Education at the annual statewide conference held recently in Annapolis.

Dr. Margaret Mohler, HCC director of strategic planning and community development, received the 1993 Outstanding Research Award for her survey of more than 3,000 registered nurses to determine their need for noncredit continuing education through Maryland's community colleges.

Dr. Mohler has a doctoral degree in counseling and development from American University and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland. She is the administrator of the new Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center in Howard County.

Becky Lessey, HCC student services specialist, received the 1993 Practitioner/Facilitator Award for her work in the college's basic skills program.

She is responsible for interviewing, assessing and placing approximately 1,400 students a year in the college's English as a Second Language program, Adult Basic Education program, General Education Development program and Maryland Adult External Diploma program.

A member of the college staff since 1983, Ms. Lessey has a master's degree in remedial reading from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the

University of Illinois.

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