At Community College
As part of National Depression Screening Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, counselors at Prince George's Community College will help identify depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, and give out information on getting treatment. The event is part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, designed to bring attention to the various illnesses. The event will be held in Community Room C of the Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo.
Golf Event to Benefit
Public School Athletes
Hosting a round of golf Monday at the Enterprise Golf Course in Mitchellville will be Prince George's County Schools chief Andre J. Hornsby and area business leaders. The Excellence in Education Foundation is holding the event to raise money for student athletes in the public school system. Registration is at 7:30 a.m.; tee time is 9. An awards banquet will follow at the Newton White Mansion. Tickets are $100 per person. To reserve a spot, call Earl Hawkins at 301-808-8273.
Chat Groups a Forum
For Language Students
To help people develop their secondary language skills, the University of Maryland has announced Language House Coffee Chats, to be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays in St. Mary's Hall. The chats are for speakers of Japanese, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian or Persian. Speakers at all skill levels can attend the informal sessions to practice, improve or just maintain their language skills. A native or near-native speaker will oversee each chat group, giving help with vocabulary and grammar. Other languages will be featured during the semester. If you wish to add a language, call Phoenix Liu at 301-405-6996.
Partners in Education
To Receive Awards
The Excellence in Education Foundation and the county Board of Education will hold the second annual Partners in Education Awards reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday. School principals have nominated people from business and the community for the awards to recognize their work to improve the quality of public school education. The event will be held at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6500 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt. For more information, call Bonnie Bundy at 301-925-2880.
Names Two New Deans
Prince George's Community College has reorganized its academic divisions and selected two deans to head them. Sandra Dunnington is the dean for the Health Sciences division. Aaron Stucker is the dean for the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics division.
Dunnington, of Frederick, holds bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Maryland and a doctoral degree in family health from the University of Delaware. Most recently, she was chairman of the Nursing Department at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, leading the allied health and nursing programs.
Aaron Stucker, who lives in Anne Arundel County, earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science and a master's in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, as well as a doctoral and master's degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Head Coach Named
At Elizabeth Seton
William Boone has been named head coach for the varsity basketball program at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg. Boone has also served as head coach of the junior varsity team and third assistant to former varsity head coach Richard Brown. In 1996, the Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors named Boone coach of the year.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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