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by Vera Zdravkovich, Vice President for Instruction

As spring semester comes to an end, please reflect with me on our accomplishments, which first must be measured in the success of our students. We have students who have won prestigious scholarships to American University, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and the University of Baltimore. Phi Theta Kappa named one of our students, David Piper, to the All-USA Academic Team and named him the New Century Scholar for the state of Maryland, which included a $2000 scholarship. Both of our All-USA Academic Team nominees, David Piper and Paul Uzodinma, were named to the All-Maryland Academic First Team. Three of our Honors Academy students will attend Howard University on scholarships. One Honors Academy student has opted for Towson University where he is receiving a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. The success of our students is a reflection of the talent, dedication, and ability of our faculty and staff. Congratulations, you have done well.

Another measure of the quality of our college is the recognition it receives in other venues. Our college was the only community college to win one of the four coveted Hesburgh Certificates of Excellence. The Hesburgh certificate was awarded for the Book Bridge project. The Art Institute of Washington signed its first articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College. Under this agreement, our art students can seamlessly matriculate to the Art Institute of Washington where they can earn a bachelor of fine arts degree. At the same time, our Speech Communications and Theatre Department signed an agreement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees to establish a one-of-kind Theatre and Entertainment Technology Certificate Program. This program will teach students to be professional theatre technicians. Our students will have the opportunity to learn their craft from professionals in theatres throughout the area, including the Kennedy Center and National Theatre. This spring we also signed an Honors Academy articulation agreement and an Honors Program articulation agreement with St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college. Both our Honors Academy and Honors Program students can seamlessly matriculate to St. Mary’s College.

Congratulations on another successful year. Imagine what we will accomplish next year.

Enjoy your summer.


The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 4

Spring 2002