Peter A. Battaglia, is the new vice president of instruction at Prince George's Community College. Battaglia joins the college from Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania, where he was the vice president and dean of academic affairs. Battaglia has a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a master's degree from Ohio State University, a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an associate's degree from Miami Dade Community College.

Maggie Holmes of Kettering is the newest member of the county's Citizen Complaint Oversight Panel. The panel reviews all investigations conducted by the county police department's internal affairs division. Holmes currently serves as a grant specialist for the nonprofit Institute for Youth Development, where she is responsible for monitoring thousands of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Holmes received a master's degree from the University of Akron and a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University.

Anirban Basu has been named economic adviser to the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce. He will advise and serve as counsel to the board of directors, write quarterly commentaries for the chamber's electronic newsletter, and deliver a presentation at the chamber's annual economic forum. Basu is chairman and chief executive of Sage Policy Group. He serves on the boards of the Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity, the Baltimore City Public School System and is the host of WYPR's Morning Economic Forecast, which airs on National Public Radio in Baltimore. Basu received a law degree from the University of Maryland Law School, a master's from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and his bachelor's from Georgetown University.

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YAWANDALE BIRCHETT-THOMPSON

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