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Governor's Cabinet Secretaries Visit Carroll

Release Date: 4/27/2009

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


Governor's Cabinet Secretaries Visit Carroll Community College


Westminster, Md., April 27, 2009-- As part of a visit to Westminster for the "Capitol for a Day" initiative, three cabinet secretaries for Governor Martin O'Malley visited Carroll Community College on April 24, 2009.

The Governor visited other sites in Westminster, conversing with local government officials, touring city projects, and visiting with community members.

Secretary of Higher Education James E. Lyons, Sr. met privately with College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo for an in-depth discussion about the college. The president then gave Lyons a tour.  He also met with members of the board of trustees, members of the executive team, and with students. Lyons expressed the state's commitment to community colleges and shared the high esteem in which the Governor holds the state's 16 community colleges.

Secretary of the Department of General Services Alvin C. Collins met with Vice President Alan Schuman and staff and county representatives. The secretary also received a tour of the campus, including the new Classroom Building 4 construction site.

Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities Catherine Raggio visited with disability services and student affairs staff at the college.

"The college was pleased to host visits from the cabinet members," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "This day represented the opportunity for our state public officials to see first-hand the caliber of students at Carroll and the quality of our administration and operations."


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