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Silas Craft Collegians

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The Silas Craft Collegians Program is a comprehensive academic program leading to an associate degree at Howard Community College. The program focuses on recent high school graduates who wish to improve their chances to enter a four-year college or pursue other rewarding educational opportunities. Its purpose is to maximize academic achievement, retention, graduation, and transfer. A select group of students go through the program together, receiving personalized attention, mentoring, and peer reinforcement. The program includes the following features:

  • Customized transfer curriculum: Intensive preparation for entering the transfer institution of choice
  • Transfer agreements with other colleges and universities
  • Career exploration and planning: Strong focus on assisting and developing all the skills necessary for success
  • Small class size
  • Outstanding faculty with expertise in their fields
  • Tutoring and study groups
  • Leadership development

Apply to the Silas Craft Collegians Program 

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  • Who Was Silas Craft?
    Silas E. Craft, Sr. (1913-1995) was an education pioneer in Howard County. He guided the opening of Harriet Tubman High School, the county’s first senior high school for African American students. Mr. Craft enriched the lives of thousands through the power of learning. Howard Community College is proud to honor his legacy by naming this program after him. 
  • Selection

    Applications to the program will be examined for three important qualifications:

    • Evidence of academic potential
    • Evidence of strong motivation and determination to succeed
    • English and math skill levels
    Academic potential and the motivation and desire to succeed can be demonstrated in one or more ways. High school transcripts, test scores, teacher and counselor recommendations and nominations, as well as information provided by students, will all be reviewed. Applicants will also take HCC’s English and math placement exams.
  • Contact

    Pamela M. Cornell
    Phone: 443-518-4970

    Dr. Pamela Cornell is the director of the Silas Craft Collegians Program and a professor of psychology and human development. Her twenty-seven years of experience in college teaching, counseling, advising, and administration is steering the Silas Craft Collegians Program. Dr. Cornell also volunteers her time speaking on topics related to personal growth and to mentoring teenagers and young adults.

    Mr. Shawn Lamb
    Phone: 443-518-3019

    Mr. Shawn Lamb is the Assistant Director of the Silas Craft Collegians Program. As the Assistant Director, Mr. Lamb teaches human development seminars, provides academic and personal advising, and coordinates the program’s social and cultural events. One of the many quotes he lives by is, “When a pupil is ready, a teacher will appear.”

    Angela Phillips
    Phone: 443-518-4128

    Angela Phillips is the Program Coordinator of Silas Craft Collegians. In the role of Program Coordinator, Ms. Phillips teaches Human Development Seminars, provides Craft Collegians academic and personal advising, and coordinates the program’s social and cultural events. 

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