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Book Fair to Benefit Student Scholarships

Release Date: 7/20/2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor
410-386-8153

Random House Book Fair Proceeds Benefit Student Scholarships

Carroll Community College (Carroll) students Luke Fattorini and Jennifer Jackson chose Carroll because of the college's affordability and convenience. Thanks to proceeds raised at the Random House Book Fair, Fattorini and Jackson are pursuing their academic dreams right here at Carroll.

Although the Book Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, is open to the community at no charge, event book sales and corporate sponsorships support the College's scholarship funds. Last year, over $30,000 was raised for the college's Foundation, which distributes the scholarships.

Fattorini is a general business major starting his first semester at Carroll this fall. He has recently completed two courses he took at Carroll while in high school. . As a scholarship recipient he looks forward to starting classes in the fall.

"My scholarship allowed me the extra money I needed for tuition and books. It helped me very much financially. What a pleasant surprise," said Fattorini.

He plans to transfer to a four-year college and study marketing after completing his studies at Carroll. He currently works at a local bank as a bank teller.
Jackson is also thrilled, because she received more than one scholarship, which covered all of her costs except for books. "I feel excited because my grades in high school were good enough to make me eligible for scholarships. I feel rewarded," she said.

Jackson is studying radiography to become an x-ray technician at a hospital or local medical center. She currently works part-time as an aide to x-ray technicians

Now, she says, she doesn't feel she needs to work a lot of hours to pay for school. Thanks to her scholarship, school will be her first priority.

For more information on the Tenth Annual Random House Book Fair, please call 410-386-8168.

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