Gerald E. Brock elected chairman of HCC board
The board of trustees of Howard Community College electeGerald E. Brock to serve as chairman for the 1995-1996 academic year. David A. Rakes was elected vice chairman.
The new chairman is vice president and senior development director for the Rouse Co. He has been a board member since 1991.
Columbia residents Joan I. Athen and Roger N. Caplan have been appointed to the board by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.
Ms. Athen is president of National Communications Network Inc., and vice president of American Roaming Network.
She is also founder and president of the Maryland Therapeutic Horsemanship Association, a nonprofit organization that teaches the disabled to ride as a form of therapy.
She also served as president of the Mid Atlantic Payphone Association from 1989 to 1990 and as president of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce from 1988 to 1989. A delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1984, 1988 and 1992, she also was chairwoman of the Howard County Republican Committee from 1984 to 1987.
Mr. Caplan is president and owner of Caplan Group Inc. He serves on the board of directors of Voices for Children, Howard County, and is a member of the board of directors of the Howard County Police Foundation and the Howard County Public School Superintendent's Advisory Council on Educational Business Partnerships.
The two were appointed to six-year terms beginning July 1. They replace Anabel Fishman and Andrea Morris Gruhl, who retired from the board.
Board members establish policy governing the college and exercise general control over the college. Board responsibilities include approving academic programs, appointing faculty and staff, fixing salaries and approving the annual operating budget.
SCE marks opening of new school in Laurel
On Wednesday, the School for Contemporary Education celebrated the opening of a new school in Laurel. The school was dedicated in honor of the founder of SCE, Dr. E. Lakin Phillips, who recently died.
Dr. Phillips established SCE in 1967 to offer educational opportunities to children and youth with behavioral, emotional and learning disabilities and to support their families.
The school is at 8920 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel.
Catholic students may get information on scholarships
Fliers describing application procedures for the Marion Burk Knott Elementary and Secondary Scholarships are available to Catholic students in grade four or eight.
Students must reside in and be a member of a Catholic parish in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford Frederick counties to be eligible.
The scholarships are four-year, full-tuition scholarships awarded primarily on the basis of outstanding academic achievement.
The elementary scholarships cover tuition from grade five through eight at the student's parish elementary school. The secondary scholarships pay high school tuition at any Catholic high school in the city and those counties.
To obtain a flier, mail a stamped, self-addressed business-
sized envelope to: The Marion Burk Knott Scholarship Fund, St. Mary's Seminary and University, 5400 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210-1929.
This year, the scholarship fund will award one four-year, full-tuition scholarship to each of the three Catholic colleges in Maryland: Mount Saint Mary's College, Loyola College and the College of Notre Dame.
These scholarships are available to Catholic students in grade 12 who demonstrate outstanding academic promise.
Applicants should contact the colleges for additional information and application procedures.