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Advancement in Action

SUPPORT FOR STEM EDUCATION

A variety of endowments and scholarships support education in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, including: AFCEA-CMD Endowment, Allen & Shariff Scholarship, Andrew Bulleri Scholarship, Baltimore Biomedical Engineering Technology, Society Scholarship, Constellation Energy Scholarship, Cyber Security and Information Technology Endowment, Daniel Friedman Scholarship Fund, Engineering Honors Learning Community Scholarship, Exelis Computer Engineering Scholarship, Future Defenders Scholarship, Harkins Builders Scholarship, Honeywell Endowment, Iran Thweatt Endowment, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Technology Endowment, George and Eva Smith Scholarship, John G. Monteabaro Endowment, Lockheed Martin IT Scholarship, Northrop Grumman Scholarship, Steven M. Brickman Engineering Scholarship, STEM Scholars Scholarship, W. R. Grace Scholarship Fund, Susan R. Bard Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Srinivasan Family Endowment.

Issue: Spring 2013  |  Section: Departments 

SAVE THE DATE

Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marama Farm in Clarksville, Maryland

The President's Gala, Presented by Dr. Kate Hetherington
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7 to 11 p.m.
Health Sciences Building

All proceeds from these events benefit HCC Educational Foundation scholarships. For details, tickets and scholarships visit www.howardcc.edu/specialevents or call 443-518-1970.

Issue: Spring 2013  |  Section: Departments 

PROFILES IN GIVING

A college education is a valuable commodity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that all of the increases in employment for the last two decades have occurred for people who have associate or bachelor’s degrees or who took some college classes. Yet the cost of college has increased faster than the rate of inflation, moving it out of reach for many. HCCEF donors make the dream of college a reality. Why do they give? Why do they choose to support HCC students? Here is what a few donors told us . . .

AFCEA Central Maryland
One way to support HCC students is through a named endowment. The principal of the gift is invested, and the annual return funds student scholarships for an extended period. AFCEA, a nonprofit membership association that supports STEM education, chose this option. Its Central Maryland Chapter (CMD) established a $25,000 scholarship endowment. The scholarship is for academically qualified HCC students in financial need seeking a degree or transferable course of study in computer and technical studies, electrical engineering, or engineering and computer technologies.

"We contribute to schools making investments in STEM fields and hope that students receiving our donations will join our workforce in the intelligence community, military and industrial base." - Jennifer Kauffman, President, AFCEA-CMD; Director, Business Development Intelligence Programs, Dell Corporation, Federal

The Links, Incorporated
Naming opportunities are also available through gifts to the HCCEF. The college’s new health sciences building provides opportunities to name state-of-the-art learning and gathering spaces to publicly honor an individual or organization. Since the county and state provided 100 percent of construction funds, gifts for the naming opportunities can be directed by the donor to a student scholarship or endowment. The Columbia, Maryland Chapter of The Links, Inc., a public service organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in the county, recognized its charter member, community philanthropist Celonia B. Walden, by naming a 40-seat classroom in her honor. Funds are going into the organization’s existing Columbia Maryland Chapter, The Links, Incorporated Endowment at HCC.

"Our charter member, Celonia Walden, served for 11 years on the HCC Board of Trustees. Recognizing the financial needs of many students, she encouraged us to establish an endowment for scholarships." - Alice Bey, President, The Links, Inc., Columbia, Maryland Chapter

The Harkins Builders
Of all the many HCCEF giving opportunities, perhaps the most visible are the distinctive fundraising events that direct all  sponsorship and attendance profits to student scholarships. Harkins Builders, an industry leader in pre-construction and construction management, is one of the most consistent supporters of these events. The company has sponsored the premier scholarship fundraiser, the HCC Columbia Classic Grand Prix, since 2002; the Vino Scholastico wine tasting event since its inception in 2008; the Hunan Manor fundraiser for Silas Craft Collegians; and the President’s Galas. In addition, Harkins vice president of design-build services, Mike Drummond, has served as a tireless advocate for students throughout his years of service on the HCCEF board and as Grand Prix chairman.

"I know firsthand that community college is a learning environment that can bring out the best in students. Hopefully, our support today will allow a student to be an exceptional leader tomorrow." - Mike Drummond, Vice President of Design-Build Services, Harkins Builders

To discuss how you can help find pathways for HCC student success, call Executive Director Missy Mattey at 443-518-4208 or visit www.howardcc.edu/foundation.

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