Open House set at HEAT Center

The Higher Education and Conference Center at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen will hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday for students wanting to know how to earn a bachelor's degree in Harford County.

The Higher Education and Conference Center offers residents of northeastern Maryland the opportunity to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in selected programs without leaving the area. Classes are offered in the county in the evening and on weekends by regional colleges and universities.

Bachelor's degree programs include business, education, nursing and information technology.

At the open house, new programs for fall and spring will be highlighted, and representatives from various colleges will provide program advice and financial aid options.

The center at the Higher Education and Applied Technology Center is on Route 22, just off Interstate 95 at Exit 85.

Information: 410-638-2500.

HCC offers camps on campus for kids

Harford Community College is offering summer camps for children entering first to seventh grades.

"Kids on Campus" for children in first to third grades includes classes in arts and crafts, literature, music, computers, drama, natural science, games and more. Lunch and supplies are included.

Children in grades four to seven can attend "Discovering College" summer camp. Nearly 40 classes are available, including arts and crafts, theater set design, costume design, cooking, crime scene investigation, computers, cartooning, magic, lacrosse, swimming and fishing.

Both camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays July 10-21 and July 24--Aug. 4. Additional extended-day programs are offered before and after both camps. Ten sessions of "Get Ready to Go" are held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and "Wind Down" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration will be taken by mail, online or in person at Edgewood Hall.

Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, ext. 376.

John Carroll's grads headed to 75 colleges

Members of John Carroll School's Class of 2006 will attend 75 colleges in 14 states and the District of Columbia this fall, officials announced.

The school said 86 percent of those students will attend four-year colleges, and 14 percent will attend two-year colleges; 83 percent indicated they were accepted by their first-choice college.

More than $7 million in scholarships was awarded to 113 students. Financial aid offers totaled $1.5 million.

HCC men's tennis is fifth at nationals

Harford Community College's men's tennis team recently competed in the 2006 Men's National Tournament held in Plano, Texas, finishing fifth and matching HCC's second-best finish at nationals.

This was HCC's seventh consecutive appearance. Harford has qualified for the tournament for more consecutive years than any other Division III school.

Thirteen teams competed at the national tournament. Two HCC players were named second team All-Americans: Ryan Woodring, HCC's most valuable player, and Chris Hoover, HCC's No. 6 player.

Other players included Gary Preston, Michael Brooks, John O'Brien and Chris Skleres.

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