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Inaugural Hill Scholars Class

Release Date: 9/12/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College Announces The Hill Scholars Inaugural Class

Carroll Community College welcomes the Hill Scholars Inaugural Class, which is enrolled for the first time at the college this fall. The Martin K.P. and Kelly W. Hill Scholars Program is a selective admission, honors cohort program for first-year students.

Eighteen Hill Scholars started at Carroll on Aug. 27, 2007, the first day of the new fall semester. This cohort of  high-ability students  take special honors courses together each semester, while enrolling in other courses specific to their individual interests and majors.

Hill Scholars also participate in an honors seminar each semester, which will focus on service learning, leadership development, career development, opportunities for study abroad, and preparation for transfer.

The program carries agreements with selective private and public four-year colleges and universities to facilitate transfer as a junior. Scholarship support is available for qualified students.

"I want to extend a sincere welcome to the first Hill Scholars at Carroll Community College," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "I am most impressed with the caliber of these students and wish them well in their educational pursuits at Carroll. This program offers an excellent opportunity for high-ability students to start their journey to a selective four-year institution close to home while realizing significant savings on a college education."

The following students compose the Hill Scholars Inaugural Class. Listed beside each name is the high school from which each student graduated in May, 2007.
 
Hill Scholar and High School

Annie Donovan/North Carroll
Stephanie Ducker/Francis Scott Key
John Farb/Century
Kyle Felisky/Westminster
Marie Figueroa Ocasio/Francis Scott Key
Daniel Garmon/Home School
Virginia Gray/Delone Catholic
Steven Hubbell/Century
Jennifer Knight/North Carroll
Corey Leppo/Century
Kimberly McShane/Westminster
Jenna Myers/Francis Scott Key
Mike Parks/Century
Caitlin Proudlock/Century
Daveed Sumpter/South Carroll
Stacey Throndset/Century
Ashley Ward/South Carroll
Christina Williams/Francis Scott Key

A President's reception was held for the students, parents, program faculty and Mr. and Mrs. Hill on Friday evening, Sept. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the college. Afterward, a weekend retreat at the Pearlstone Retreat Center was held. Students and Hills Scholars Program faculty traveled to the retreat center for a late dinner and planning session, and stayed overnight. On Saturday, they enjoyed a team-building day. A team of certified 'ropes course' experts helped them learn about team-building and trust.  The students discussed plans for the upcoming four semesters of their two-year degrees, as well as ideas about travel and community involvement through service-learning.

Applications are being accepted for the next cohort of students in the Hill Scholars Program for the fall of 2008. For information, call Kristie Crumley at 410-386-8572.

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