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Howard Community College Student Athlete Awarded MACDA Scholarship

May 18, 2012

(Columbia, MD) – Howard Community College (HCC) student athlete Christopher Pezza has been named one of three recipients of the 2012 Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (MACDA) Post-Graduate Scholarship. He is joined by follow scholarship winners Katherine Ogden of Towson University and Carter Reitman of Hood College.

Pezza was a two-year member of the Dragon track and field team, serving as the captain both seasons and earning MVP honors as a sophomore. He earned an NJCAA National Championship as the anchor leg in the 4x100 relay. Pezza took second place in the 100m at the NJCAA NE District Championships and fifth place at the NJCAA National Championships in both the 100m and 200m. He served as a volunteer coach at Central High School for three years while also landing on the Dean’s List and Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society. He plans to continue his academic and athletic success at UNC-Wilmington next year in business and operations management. He will graduate from HCC with associate’s degrees in computer-aided design and business administration.

The MACDA scholarship recognizes three student-athletes for superior work in class and on the field. The honorees represent three Maryland institutions of higher learning and differing levels of NCAA or NJCAA competition, one from a Division I program, one from a Division II or III institution, and one from a two-year college who will be attending a four-year college or university the following fall. Each recipient will receive a one-time grant of $500 upon their enrollment in a post-graduate program. To be eligible, student-athletes must possess a minimum 3.2 grade-point average in undergraduate studies, excel in a varsity sport, participate in leadership activities beyond the playing field and plan to further their education.

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, and Laurel College Center. 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.