Newcombe Foundation awards grant to WMC
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded Western Maryland College a $15,000 grant to provide scholarships for disabled students.
The grant brings the total awarded to Western Maryland by the foundation to $176,000 over 12 years.
Western Maryland is among 10 colleges and universities in the middle Atlantic region to receive a 1993 Newcombe Foundation grant for the 1993-94 academic year. The grants, totaling $232,000, range from $5,000 to $45,000.
Since its inception in 1979, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation of Princeton, N.J., has provided scholarship money for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, disabled students, mature second-career women, and disadvantaged students enrolled in church-related colleges.
CCC receives scholarship gifts
Ralph Sell, president of the Carroll County Association of Life Underwriters, and Robert F. Schilling, a member of the board of directors for Life Underwriters, recently presented Carroll Community College with a $500 scholarship donation.
The presentation was made at the June meeting of the Carroll Community College Advisory Board. Scholarship applicants must be Carroll County residents attending CCC.
John W. Spurrier, chairman of the Scholarship Committee of Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc., and F. Alfred Petersam, co-chairman, visited the college June 15 to present a scholarship check for $1,250 to the executive dean, Dr. Joseph F. Shields, and to Scholarship Committee Chairman Robert Koermer.
Students who apply for this scholarship must be in good scholastic standing, in need of financial aid, Carroll County residents and enrolled in law enforcement classes.
For more information, call 876-9600.
Teachers selected for conferences
Alan DeGennaro, a science teacher at Westminster High School, and Donald Bell, a Carroll extended program resource teacher, have been chosen to represent the National Science Teachers Association at its International Conference in Mexico City.
Mr. DeGennaro is president-elect of the Maryland Association of Science Teachers for 1994-95, while Mr. Bell was president for 1992-93. The teachers will receive funding for the trip from the state and national associations.
Robert Moton Elementary School teachers Laura Cleveland, Brent Whalen and Julie Voight were chosen to participate in the American Statistical Association's pilot teachers' workshop at Essex Community College.
Funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the "Exploring Data" workshop was to provide a model that any school can use to incorporate statistics and data analysis into the elementary mathematics curriculum.
Math instructor receives award
Herb Findeisen, a mathematics instructor at Carroll Community College, is the recipient of Carroll's Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. He was cited for his accessibility to students and his concern with their academic success.
As a member of Carroll's adjunct faculty for the past four years, Mr. Findeisen teaches three math classes. He is a retiree who worked 30 years in the field of education, the past 15 as a principal in the Baltimore school system. He earned his bachelor's and master's of education degrees at Towson State University.
Mr. Findeisen and his wife, Shirley, moved to Westminster two months ago.