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Howard Community College’s Project Access Program Hosts December 7 Workshop on Transitioning to College with a Learning Disability

November 30, 2012

Columbia, MD – Please join Howard Community College (HCC) on Friday, December 7, 2012, for a Project Access workshop that will be held in room 400 of the college’s Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF-400). A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. followed by a workshop that will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $45 and continuing education credits will be available.

Project Access is designed to assist students with learning disabilities by facilitating the transition of high school students into college, increasing the success rate and retention of freshman students, and improving career counseling and job placement services. Workshop participants will learn about the many innovative opportunities that are offered for students at HCC and other institutions.

Featured at the workshop will be a presentation by Dr. Meg Gigal, co-director of Think College, and four panelists who will introduce their respective college programs. The panelists include Meredith Lowman, director of community opportunities in recreation and enrichment at HCC; Carla Nabore, director of developmental education/workforce access at Montgomery College; Jennifer Arndt Robinson, associate director of The Success Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County; and Brian Freedman, Ph.D., director of the Career and Life Studies Certificate at the Transition, Education & Employment model unit at the University of Delaware. 

For workshop registration, visit For more information, contact Mary Fuller at 443-518-4672 and or Dr. Linda Schnapp, associate director, Project Access at 443-518-4625 and

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.