Joelle Biele wins literature prize
Joelle Biele of Ellicott City has been named winner of the 2006 Towson University Prize for Literature.
She received the $1,000 prize for her book of poems, White Summer, published by Southern Illinois University Press.
The Towson University Prize for Literature is awarded annually for a single book or book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, drama or imaginative nonfiction by a Maryland writer.
HCC foundation names new members
Missy Mattey, executive director of the Howard Community College Educational Foundation Inc., has announced the addition of five new members to its board of directors.
William N. Chalfant Jr., senior vice president at Citizens National Bank; Karen G. Dixon, associate vice president of Corporate Marketing Communications for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Mark P. Huston, vice president of Electric Transmission & Distribution for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company; Cesar Pinto, a senior program manager at Lockheed Martin; and Phyllis Utterback, retired from the Howard County Public School System as supervisor of assessment.
The nonprofit corporation was established in 1978 to raise funds to support programs, facilities and student opportunities at Howard Community College.