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Frederick K. Schoenbrodt

The program is named after a man who played a leadership role in the very creation of Howard Community College.

Frederick K. Schoenbrodt was a native Marylander, born of immigrant parents. After serving in World War II and the Korean War, he moved to Ellicott City in 1954 and remained there for the rest of his life.


Mr. Schoenbrodt was deeply committed to education. From 1962 to 1978, he served on the Howard County Board of Education, including 12 years as chairman.

During a critical period in Howard County, Mr. Schoenbrodt was a leader in the racial integration of the school system. He also played a key role in the planning of Howard Community College. When the college first opened its doors in October 1970, Mr. Schoenbrodt was the first chairman of the college's Board of Trustees.