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3 colleges schedule graduations

Three county colleges and universities have scheduled commencement ceremonies this week.

Towson University will hold graduation exercises at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday and Friday for its colleges and schools at the Towson Center arena on campus.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's undergraduate ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The graduate school ceremony will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Retriever Activities Center on campus.

Goucher College will hold its 117th annual commencement at 10:30 a.m. Friday outdoors on the campus in Towson. In event of rain, the event will be held in the Sports and Recreation Center.


Ron Shapiro to discuss 'Dare to Prepare' book

Ron Shapiro, a sports agent and author, will be the speaker at a breakfast reception to benefit Literacy Works Inc. at 8 a.m. Thursday at Crowne Plaza Baltimore, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Lutherville.

He will discuss his new book, Dare to Prepare: How to Win Before You Begin. The nonprofit Literacy Works also will present its Student of the Year awards to two adult learners. Breakfast tickets are $65; the book is $27.56. The cost for both is $90.

Information: 410-887-2001 or


Police describe man sought in robbery

County police have released a description of a man suspected in an armed robbery last week of the Royal Farms store in the 8200 block of Harford Road in Parkville.

Detectives say that at 9:35 a.m. Thursday, a man showed a handgun in the store and demanded money. The clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount from the cash register. The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black head stocking and sunglasses, a black long-sleeve T-shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587. Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward.


Residents asked to do satisfaction survey

The county public school system is inviting the public to participate in an online Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey through June 8. Students, parents and the community can give feedback to the schools and school system on a variety of topics.

The online-only survey is available at Those needing help in accessing the Internet can visit the schools or public library for assistance. Information: 410-887-6111.

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