Students Raise Money

For Hurricane Relief

Staff members of the Jaguar Gazette, the Charles H. Flowers High School newspaper, are soliciting donations to help relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. For more information, e-mail the newspaper at, or call 301-636-8000.

Alternative Certification

For Prospective Teachers

Prince George's County public school officials will discuss at four sessions an alternative, one-year certification program for people who have a bachelor's degree and are interested in teaching. The following sessions begin at 6 p.m.:

* Wednesday, Kenmoor Middle School, 2500 Kenmoor Dr., Landover.

* Sept. 20, John Hanson Montessori School, 6360 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill.

* Sept. 21, Drew-Freeman Middle School, 2600 Brooks Dr. , Suitland.

* Sept. 28, Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel.

U-Md. Professor Receives

Honorary Doctorate

Lemma Senbet, who holds the William E. Mayer Chair in Finance at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, has received an honorary doctorate from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, which is Senbet's alma mater. Senbet was granted the honor for contributions to the field of finance. Senbet held an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught at Northwestern University, the University of California-Berkeley and New York University before joining the Smith School of Business faculty.

DeMatha Teacher

Wins Chemistry Award

Gwen Marbury, a chemistry teacher at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, has won the 2006 James Bryant Conant Award in high school chemistry teaching from the American Chemical Society. The national award is given annually to a high school teacher who shows excellence in teaching, professional development, extracurricular involvement in school science programs and an ability to inspire and challenge students.

Marbury has taught for 10 years at DeMatha. She received degrees in chemistry from Howard and Catholic universities. She will accept her award and present a symposium at the March meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta.

-- Compiled by Y.B. THOMPSON

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