Carroll Community College Hosts Presidents’ Day Open House on Monday, February 18, 2019 - High school students will learn how the College can provide the next step in their education

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Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
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Westminster, Md., Friday, February 15, 2019—Carroll Community College (Carroll) invites the community to attend the Presidents’ Day Open House on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center. This event is designed for high school students and their families to learn about the programs Carroll offers students to continue their educational path. Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

“The College is the affordable go-to choice of county residents for higher education,” said College President Dr. James D. Ball. “We are so pleased to open our campus to high school students and their parents, and provide a comprehensive look at our programs, especially those designed to prepare students for the jobs of the future.”

The open house will begin with a welcome from Dr. Kristie Crumley, Dean of Student Affairs, followed by a Career Awareness Activity, led by Barbara Gregory, Director of Career Development.

Beginning at 1:45 p.m. and ending at 3:15 p.m., three 25-minute information sessions will be offered in a smaller group format. Attendees will have the opportunity to go to all of them.

  1. Advising to Complete and Transfer Led by Dr. April Herring, Director of Advising and Transfer, this session will cover what it takes to graduate with an associate degree and transfer pathways to four-year college and universities. (Bollinger Family Conference Center, Room K100 at 1:45 p.m.)
  2. Admissions Steps and Timelines Led by Candace Edwards, Senior Director of Enrollment Development, this session will cover the process and deadlines to enroll in the College. Ways to finance the investment in education will also be discussed, including financial aid, scholarships, payment plans and the dual enrollment option available to Carroll County Public School students.  (Theater in the Scott Center at 2:15 p.m.)
  3. What to Expect and How to Get Involved Led by Jennifer Milam, Director of Student Life, this session will cover activities beyond the classroom including sports, student clubs and service learning. Recent Carroll graduate and former Hill Scholar Amanda DeRose, Coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership, along with current students, will share their personal experience of student life at the College. (Room M157 at 2:45 p.m.)

From 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Open House will continue in the Babylon Great Hall with information tables staffed by faculty experts, who can speak to the job options and career prospects of various majors and programs. Campus tours by student ambassadors and admissions counselors will also be available.

“Carroll’s extensive offerings will be featured all in one place,” said Edwards. “The Open House is a great way for high school students and their parents to explore options for academic programs and career paths, and gain a practical understanding of how to navigate the admissions and financial aid process.”

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Carroll Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll) provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at