Jon Larson
As the president of Ocean County College in New Jersey, Jon Larson (M.A. ’71, Ph.D. ’85) is taking a global view of the concept of community. For almost 18 years, Dr. Larson been at the helm of the community college, located in a county along the Jersey Shore. Ocean County College has an annual enrollment of more than 13,000 students and offers a variety of associate degrees in programs such as...
Doris and Jack Simich and scholarship recipient
COLLEGE PARK, MD (August, 2017) – Jack and Doris Simich, who met while earning their undergraduate degrees in teaching at Northern Illinois University, value education and recognize the pivotal role scholarships play in helping students meet their academic goals. Motivated by their family backgrounds, the couple, who now reside in Pittsburgh, have established four scholarships at various...
Desterre
COLLEGE PARK, MD (August, 2017) – Alexander D’Esterre, a doctoral student in the University of Maryland College of Education, received the William C. Graham and William J. Graham Memorial Scholarship in Education. The COE scholarship is awarded based on academic performance, financial need, leadership and contributions to the field of education, and commitment to promoting a diverse,...
John C. Hernandez
COLLEGE PARK, MD (July, 2017) – John C. Hernandez (Ph.D. ’99), who received his doctorate from the University of Maryland College of Education, has been named president of Santiago Canyon College in Santa Ana, Calif. Dr. Hernandez took on the role as the college’s president on July 1, 2017, after the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which oversees the college, approved his appointment...
Tauna Lane and students
COLLEGE PARK, MD (June, 2017) – It’s never too early to introduce elementary school students to college. That’s exactly what Tauna Lane, a 2013 graduate of the Early Childhood Education program, and her fellow second grade teachers at East Silver Spring (ESS) Elementary School did in early June when they brought nearly 90 of the school’s second graders to visit University of Maryland. The...