HCC schedules information sessions

The Baltimore Sun

Howard Community College will hold three High School Information Sessions for prospective college students and their parents.

Sessions will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Transfer Center of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF-242); at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Kittleman Room of the English, Language, Business Building (ELB-100); and at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Transfer Center.

The sessions will highlight college programs and services including Freshman Focus, Rouse Scholars, Silas Craft Collegians and Early Entrance, and will include discussion of financial aid. Participants will be invited to tour the campus.

Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4599.

The college will offer a program for those interested in business and entrepreneurship from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 242 of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall.

Business, entrepreneurship and life coaching professionals will speak about their careers, and admissions officers from the University of Baltimore Entrepreneurship Program and the University of Maryland Smith School of Business will discuss admissions and transfer requirements.

Admission is free and open to all.

Registration is not needed. Information: Paul Martin, 410-772- 4855; or www.howardcc.edu/career.

The college is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Group to study future of HCC

The Commission on the Future of Howard Community College, a group of community and business leaders, has been given the task of providing recommendations to guide academic planning at the college.

Mary Ann Scully, president and CEO of Howard Bank, will lead the commission.

The group will begin meeting Sept. 19 to identify innovative ideas, emerging issues and alternatives for the college's future.

The commission will be organized into six task forces: They will examine environmental sustainability, work force development, education of health care professionals, creation of new programs, global education and establishment of an innovative organization.

First convened in 1998, the commission examines emerging educational trends every five years, and receives annual updates on the status of its recommendations.

Tickets available for Grand Prix, raffle

In celebration of the 20th annual Columbia Classic Grand Prix, the Howard Community College Educational Foundation and the Grand Prix Advisory Board will offer 20 prizes as part of the Grand Prix raffle.

The grand prize is a choice of a 2008 Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle or roadster.

Other prizes include gift certificates from 20 local restaurants; golf packages; a Maryland Terrapins basketball package; a Nag's Head, N.C. getaway; two club-level Ravens tickets; and a Rep Stage theater party for 20 that includes a backstage tour.

The Columbia Classic Grand Prix features world-class equestrians competing on a course of obstacles, jumps, twists and turns. The event, which includes exhibitions, pony rides, boutiques and children's activities, raises scholarship funds for Howard Community College students.

The event will be held Sept. 23 at the Howard Community College campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 to $200. Raffle tickets cost $100 (three for $250).

Information: 410-772-4450 or www.howardcc.edu/grandprix.

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