Education Notes


Catholic Charities buys land to build special-needs school

MIE Properties has sold 6.4 acres at its Riverside Corporate Center in Belcamp to Catholic Charities for $675,000. Catholic Charities plans to build an additional Villa Maria School at 1370 Brass Mill Road to accommodate special-needs students in Harford County.

"Through this sale, Catholic Charities can build a school that is much closer to home for many special-needs students in Harford County," said Edward A. St. John, founder, president and chief executive officer of MIE Properties. "This will improve the quality of life for the students and their families."

A three-building campus, Riverside Corporate Center has nearly 177,000 square feet of office-warehouse space. Space available for tenants ranges from 2,520 square feet to 42,120 square feet. Northrop Grumman, its largest current tenant,has 11,700 square feet.

Villa Julie nursing degree open to HCC students

Villa Julie College will offer Harford Community College students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing at Villa Julie through an exchange agreement signed Tuesday.

The agreement will take effect in the spring. Under the pact, HCC students may transfer up to 70 credits toward the 120 credits required for a Villa Julie degree, the college said.

HCC credits available to APG child care workers

Through a recently signed agreement between Aberdeen Proving Ground Child and Youth Services and Harford Community College, child care providers working at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Edgewood area of APG who have completed specific learning experiences in the early childhood education and child care industry program offered through APG Child and Youth Services, will be eligible to receive 21 college credits from Harford Community College applicable to the associate of applied science degree in early childhood education.

Cecil County

Mary Way Bolt named a CCC vice president

NORTH EAST - Mary Way Bolt has been named vice president of academic programs at Cecil Community College.

"Mary has done a fine job as interim vice president and received overwhelmingly favorable reviews from those who participated in the selection process," said CCC President Dr. W. Stephen Pannill.

Bolt, a lifelong Cecil County resident who grew up in Conowingo and lives in Colora, received an associate's degree in nursing from the school in 1986. She returned to the college in 1990 as a member of the nursing faculty, and her previous promotions have included being named nursing department chairwoman, director of nursing education, acting dean of instruction and associate dean for nursing, allied health and health services.

She has been awarded three diplomas since initially leaving Cecil, beginning with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1988. Bolt earned a master's degree in community health nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1999 and received a doctorate of education in higher education and leadership from Widener University in 2001.

Westlawn, CCC to offer craft, yacht design degree

NORTH EAST - The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology and Cecil Community College signed a joint education agreement to offer a new associate of applied science degree in small craft and yacht design through CCC.

The degree is specifically for those who are working or wish to pursue a career in the small craft and yacht design profession, as well as to support continued growth of the small craft marine community through the development of trained designers.

The first offering of the course will be next month.

For more information, contact the Cecil Community College registration office at 410-287- 1000 or

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