Education

CCBC Essex breaks ground on major renovation of Wellness and Athletics Center

ROSEDALE, MD—Community College of Baltimore County, Essex kicked off major renovations of its Wellness and Athletics Center with a groundbreaking ceremony that was held on Wednesday afternoon at 7210 Rossville Boulevard in Rosedale (21237).  Construction is set to begin this summer. Built in 1972, the CCBC Essex Wellness and Athletics Center currently houses programs in the Schools of Wellness, Education, …


Education

Baltimore County Public Schools, CCBC to expand early college access programs

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools, in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County, will expand student access to the BCPS/CCBC Tuition Free Program beginning in summer 2022. Currently, the Tuition Free Program covers tuition costs for up to four credit-bearing courses at CCBC for BCPS students in Grades 10 – 12 with grade point averages of 2.5 or higher. …


Governor Hogan announces $9 million in additional tax credits for student loan debt

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced nearly $9 million in tax credits to more than 9,000 Maryland residents with student loan debt, awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). To date, nearly $41 million in tax credits has been awarded to Maryland residents. “Since its launch in 2017, more than 40,600 residents have benefited from the Maryland Student …

CCBC receives $120,000 gift, establishes need-based Nursing scholarship

ROSEDALE, MD—A $120,000 donation to the CCBC School of Health Professions has established the Marie S. Hill Endowed Scholarship, supporting CCBC students with financial need who are pursuing nursing as a career change. The fund will assist students for whom college might otherwise be unattainable, especially as they transition in their career. Barry Gossett, former CCBC Foundation board member, and …

BCPS high school students invited to 5th Annual BCPS-HBCU Virtual College Fair

TOWSON, MD—All Baltimore County Public Schools high school students are invited to participate in the fifth annual BCPS-HBCU Virtual College Fair. The fair will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 4 – 7 p.m. At the free event, students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from more than 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities from throughout the …

Towson University triple-shooting suspect arrested, identified

TOWSON, MD—Police have arrested and identified a suspect in connection Saturday’s shooting at Towson University. On Tuesday, September 7, detectives with the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit arrested 19-year-old Samuel Nnam on multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. The charges stem from an early-morning shooting that occurred Saturday, September 4, on the Towson University campus. …

Baltimore County Public Schools to host virtual Family College Night

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ Parent University will be hosting an online Family College Night for BCPS students in Grades 11 and 12 along with their parents/caregivers. The virtual event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Stephanie Campbell, a BCPS college counselor, will lead a virtual information session focused on preparing families for the college …

Governor Hogan announces $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the launch of the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Winners will receive a $50,000 scholarship, which covers the equivalent of full tuition and fees at a public, in-state institution of higher education. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the …