Cybersecurity Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to a consortium of organizations in the Washington and Baltimore region, led by Prince George's Community College and including other community colleges, universities, high schools, government agencies and businesses. The money will support the development of a regional center and educational program dedicated to cybersecurity and information assurance. The project, CyberWATCH, or Cybersecurity: Washington Area Technician and Consortium Headquarters, will officially begin in January.

College Plans Open House

Prince George's Community College will hold an open house for prospective students from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school's Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Rd. in Largo. Students interested in taking classes during the spring semester will find information on academic programs, financial aid, career planning and campus resources. Faculty members and staff members will be on hand to answer questions. Those interested must register by Monday. For more information, call 301-322-0075.

Books for Storm Victims

Student council members at the Robert Goddard French Immersion and Montessori School in Seabrook collected books for Hurricane Katrina victims. Students were asked to donate used books for students in a variety of grade levels. The books will be donated to state chapters of the American Red Cross in Texas and Louisiana.

-- Compiled by YAWANDALE BIRCHETT-THOMPSON

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