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Hill Scholars Selected for Fall

Release Date: 7/16/2008

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Hill Scholars Selected for Fall Term at Carroll Community College

The students composing the second class in the Hill Scholars Program at Carroll Community College will begin this fall with a total of 18 students from various Carroll County high schools. The students were selected from a pool of 28 applicants for the competitive honors program. The inaugural class started last year.

The students in this fall's incoming class each received scholarships, anywhere from $600 per year to full tuition and fees. 

"I am happy to welcome this new class of Hill Scholars. I am confident that they will agree that Carroll offers a quality education," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo.

The Hill Scholars Program is a selective admission, honors cohort program.  This cohort program is made up of honors courses linked by a common theme; seminars; and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities.  The core of the Hill Scholars Program is a group of seven general education courses in English, history, philosophy, art, anthropology and psychology.  Hill Scholars will take two of the designated honors courses and a one-credit honors seminar each semester.  The remainder of the 15 credits per semester will be made up of courses chosen for the individual student's major.  At the end of the two-year program, students will have earned associate degrees as well as the designation of "Hill Scholar."

"The entire faculty and staff involved in the Hill Scholars Program are excited about our new class entering in the fall of 2008," said Kristie Crumley, coordinator of Honors and assistant professor of mathematics. "This class is highly qualified for the honors program and possesses many interesting characteristics. These students come from a variety of Carroll County Public School high schools.  This class is characterized by its commitment to their community and to their studies.  Many students have held part-time jobs while keeping their high school grades as a priority.  We are proud and honored that each of them has chosen to begin their college careers with us in the Hill Scholars Program."


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