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Project Access of Howard Community College Hosts Free College Fair for Students with Disabilities on March 1

February 20, 2014

(Columbia, MD) – A college fair for students with disabilities will be hosted by Project Access on the campus of Howard Community College (HCC) on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from noon until 3 p.m. The fair is free to attend and will be held in the Burrill Galleria of the college’s Science and Technology Building. Approximately 30 postsecondary institutions — including two and four-year colleges and career schools — will be represented by disability support service personnel and/or admissions representatives. Representatives will also attend from the Division of Rehabilitation Services and the HCC Office of Financial Aid. An ongoing Assistive Technology Demonstration will be offered. In the Career Corner, individuals in different career areas will share the strategies they have used to achieve their professional goals. Participants may also attend workshops on topics such as Project Access, federal legislation affecting postsecondary education, financial aid, postsecondary disability support service programs, career development and strategies for academic success.

For further information, contact the assistant director of Project Access, Dr. Linda Schnapp, at (443) 518-4625 or

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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.