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June 2013

Rider Research Project at HCC Looking For New Motorcycle Riders
June 24, 2013 - The Rider School at Howard Community College is looking for new motorcycle riders to participate in a federally-funded research project. Riders who participate will be given a $100 Target™ gift card for completing two half-hour rides on pre-determined routes while being observed and videotaped by a car, following closely behind. Participation in the study is completely voluntary and all information collected by the researchers will be kept private.

Participants must have a valid motorcycle license from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania or Virginia. Those with a Maryland learner’s permit can convert it to a license through the study without further testing at the MVA. 

The Rider School is conducting this study through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Research for the project began in 2011 and has recently been extended.

For more information about the study or to volunteer, call 443-267-8839 or email

May 2013

KOC logoNew Kids on Campus Classes Available
June 17-21
May 3, 2013 - As a result to Howard County Public Schools closing earlier than expected and now ending Friday, June 14, Howard Community College has added four new Kids on Campus classes for the week of June 17-21. Supervised lunch will be available so students have the option to participate in a full day of activities and stay on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, go here or call 443-518-4110.

MAACCE AwardsAdult Basic Education Instructor to Receive MAACCE Award for Leadership
May 2, 2013 - Adult Education (ABE) Instructor & Instructional Specialist Peggy Skaggs will be presented with the 2013 Leadership Award by the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education (MAACCE) on May 9 in Timonium alongside former ABE staff member JoAnn Perticone, who will also receive an award from MAACCE. Throughout her 30-year tenure, Skaggs has been noted to "consistently proven herself as a knowledgeable leader and a consummate professional dedicated to the needs and well-being of students, instructors and staff."

April 2013

Summer 2013HCC's New Summer Noncredit Courses to Focus on STEM, Computers & Real Estate
April 25, 2013 - This summer Howard Community College is offering new noncredit continuing education courses that help address the way that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics are taught to preschool age children as well as women and girls. Other new noncredit continuing education course topics include an introduction to Microsoft Publisher as well as real estate investing, buying and selling strategies. Online registration begins April 25; walk-in, fax, and mailed registrations starts May 14. Mailed brochures reach county residences the second week of May.
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KOC demonstrationKids on Campus 27th Annual Open House & Orientation
April 27, 2013 - Kids on Campus invited parents to join us as we celebrate 27 years of unique summer enrichment opportunities. Parents were invited to come see our site, observe one of our popular classes, ask questions, and register students in-person. A short presentation about our Kids on Campus Program, presented during the event, is available below.
Kids on Campus At a Glance (PDF)

March 2013

Associate Vice President of Continuing Education & Workforce Development Discusses Lifelong Learning on UDC-TV
March 1, 2013 - JoAnn Hawkins, associate vice president of continuing education and workforce development of Howard Community College, discusses a variety of topics relating to lifelong learning with Kee Malesky, author of Learn Something New Every Day and librarian at National Public Radio (NPR) and host Steve Goodman of UDC-TV. The show premieres in the DC area on Friday,
March 1.
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