Schools closed for holidays from tomorrow through Jan. 1

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Harford County public schools will be closed from tomorrow through Jan. 1 for the winter holidays.

Schools reopen Jan. 2.

Information: 410-588-5203.

Six county teachers get national board certification

Six Harford County public school teachers recently received national board certification after a rigorous process that took at least a year to complete.

The teachers are Lori McNeil of Magnolia Elementary School, Robert Bruce of Joppatowne High School, Karla Weinhold of Patterson Mill Middle School, Christine Baker of Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School, Michael Schul of Church Creek Elementary School and Mary Beth O'Donnell of Harford Technical High School.

School purchasing office employee earns certification

Richard Raulie of the Harford County public schools' purchasing office recently passed the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing test to earn the certified public procurement officer designation, the organization's highest certification.

Raulie completed required course work, a written exam and an oral exam given by three peers to earn the designation.

HCC appoints Krsolovic as its athletic director

Harford Community College has announced the appointment of Ken Krsolovic as athletic director.

Krsolovic has 27 years of experience in collegiate athletic administration at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio; St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia; John Carroll University in Cleveland; and Cleveland State University.

He is a graduate of Lake Erie College, the University of Toledo and Lakeland Community College.

Cecil College hires diFilipo as chief information officer

Cecil College recently hired Stephen diFilipo as vice president/chief information officer.

DiFilipo has been assigned to bring the college up to speed in information technology and building a master plan addressing the use of technology at the college.

In addition to several part-time employees, diFilipo oversees 10 full-time employees.

DiFilipo, who has been in the information technology field since the 1980s, comes from Gloucester County College in Sewell, N.J., where he was chief technology officer.

DiFilipo has a bachelor's degree from Rowan University and a master's degree from New York University.

Highlands School to name scholarship in Hooper's honor

Patricia Bonney, executive director of Highlands School, recently announced that the school will honor state Sen. J. Robert Hooper by naming a scholarship in his honor.

At his request, the school will call the scholarship the Sen. Bob and Shirley Hooper Scholarship at The Highlands School.

Hooper expressed a special interest in the children who attend Highlands, which has students from kindergarten through eighth grade with learning differences.

"He championed our school's efforts in Annapolis when we sought financial support from the state to help build the newly opened state-of-the-art facility in Bel Air," Bonney said.

This scholarship will make it possible for a student who might otherwise be unable to attend to benefit from the school's remedial education.

Historically, the school has distributed needs-based scholarship funds to 30 percent of its students, amounting to more than $800,000 during Highlands' 12 years.

Two at HCC designated as certified program planners

Kathy Burley and Jacki Walsh of the continuing education and training division of Harford Community College have been designated as certified program planners.

The certification is issued by the Learning Resources Network, an international association dedicated to lifelong learning. The designation indicates a demonstrated knowledge in 10 key lifelong learning areas of expertise.

Both women will be recognized at LERN's annual convention in San Francisco.

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