Awards College Aid
The following students have each received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Ladies' and Men's Club of Glenarden: Tiffany Green, a graduate of Suitland High School in Forestville; Alesha Randolph, a graduate of Friendly High School in Fort Washington; Jessica Rodgers, a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt; and Kyndra Brown, Richelle Brown and Michael Richardson Jr., graduates of the Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale. The money is given in $500 increments and may be used for tuition or books. This year's scholarship honors the memory of former club member Mary Frances Jones.
Grant Supports College's
Prince George's Community College recently received a grant of more than $84,000 from the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) educational initiative. The college's program is a partnership between Laurel High School and First Generation College Bound, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. It focuses on encouraging students to pursue post-secondary education through mentoring, career planning and providing information and tips on college preparation, the application process and financial aid. Students are invited to take part in on-campus activities and workshops for specific career paths and career options including forensic sciences, Web design, computer repair and others. Information about the community college is available at www.pgcc.edu.
Seton Graduate Chosen
For Academic Society
Jaimey Howard, an Accokeek resident and graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. Claes Nobel, honorary chair of the society, said, "I congratulate Jaimey on this outstanding achievement and applaud the commitment to academic excellence."
Lanham Student Earns
Scholarship With Essay
Vonda Leia Davis, a Lanham resident and graduate of Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale, won a $5,000 scholarship from the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium. The scholarship is endowed by the Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund in remembrance of a young organ recovery coordinator who died in 2001. Davis won the scholarship for her essay on organ and tissue donation, which explained that she is an organ donor and wanted to let people know about the shortage of donors. She plans to study forensic science at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C.
Bowie Resident Receives
Doctorate from Howard
Ava Morrow of Bowie has earned a doctorate in microbiology from Howard University. Morrow's research was done with Kunle Kassim. Morrow is a tenured assistant professor with Gallaudet University's biology department. She teaches general biology and microbiology, advises students, and serves as a faculty liaison for the Biology Club. Morrow is also an HIV-AIDS educator and a certified sign-language interpreter for the hearing-impaired. Along with her sister, Sharon Barnett-Edwards, she operates a sign-language interpreting and educational consulting agency.
Dental Assistant Courses
Offered at College
Prince George's Community College will offer dental assistant training at its Greenbelt location that will prepare students for entry-level employment positions. Courses will include basic dental theory, terminology, dental assisting, sterilization techniques, impressions and model trimming. A certificate will be awarded to those who complete the courses successfully. Class times are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 18 through Oct. 16, or from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 27 through Oct. 27. Currently employed dental assistants may sign up for a one-day preparation course for the Radiation Health and Safety certification exam. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18. All classes meet at 8503 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. For more information, call Marcia Lovinger at 410-772-4173.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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