Children’s Home Foundation Awards Scholarship to Chesapeake Student

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Chesapeake College President Barbara Viniar, Aaron Turner, Martha Austin and the Right Rev. Sanosh Marray, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton.

Aaron Turner of Easton was recently awarded the Workforce Training Scholarship by the Children’s Home Foundation, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton.

A Chesapeake College employee for four years, Mr. Turner is a custodian with the Facilities Department. He has been taking Chesapeake classes for three years.

“We’ve found that nontraditional students like Aaron are a wonderful investment. They have clear goals and are highly motivated,” said Martha Austin, board member of the Children’s Home Foundation. “Through these scholarships, we can help individuals improve their lives and achieve their goals. We look forward to helping more students like Aaron.”

Mr. Turner, a 2010 Easton High School graduate, said the $1,350 scholarship will allow him to complete the Electrician Program in May.

“I’m grateful to have this help to finish my program. I’m learning valuable skills now that will give me opportunities,” Mr. Turner said.

Jay Fleming Photography Exhibit Opens in Leggett Gallery

Celebrate Second Saturday on Saturday, March 11 with an art show opening in the Leggett Gallery at the Chesapeake College Cambridge Center from 5-6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

This month, the gallery features the works of renowned photographer Jay Fleming, whose critically-acclaimed book “Working the Water” is in its second printing.

leggett - fleming with typeFleming discovered his passion of photography upon inheriting his father, former National Geographic photographer, Kevin Fleming’s film Nikon n90s at the young age of 14. He immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the lens of his camera and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as a professional photographer. Now, at the age of 28, Fleming has an extensive portfolio that is sure to impress. He looks forward to continuing to learn, refine and experiment with his craft in the years to come.

This exhibit will feature scenes of life on the Chesapeake Bay.  “Working the Water” will be for sale and Fleming will be signing copies during the reception.

Refreshments for the opening reception will be provided by The Wine Bar. For more information, please contact Marcie Molloy at 410-827-5825 or mamolloy@chesapeake.edu.

Chesapeake Announces Workshop in Grain Marketing

As part of the new Agriculture program, Chesapeake College is offering its first professional farming short course February 20 – March 1.

Presented as four workshops with Instructor John Hall, the Grain Marketing course is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 pm beginning Feb. 20. The course cost is $25, and covers all materials.

The new class is designed for farmers, managers, and financial experts who are involved with growing or marketing of grain.  Course topics include: USDA Supply and Demand balance sheets, quarterly stocks reports, and internet tools available from Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Participants will learn to interpret balance sheets and quarterly stock reports, manage options, use web-based marketplace tools, collect Basis and set prices.

For more information, please contact Dr. Nicole Fiorellino at nfiorellino@chesapeake.edu or 410-822-5400, ext. 2362

Chesapeake College, Shore United Team Up to Fight Hunger

Shore United Bank is supporting Chesapeake College students through the campus Corner of Care.

A campus food pantry developed to aid needy Chesapeake students, the Corner of Care is used year-round by students of all ages, some who must support their families. The pantry is stocked solely with donations from Chesapeake College employees and the service community.

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Shore United Bank employees at the Dover Street branch in Easton recently kicked off the Corner of Care collection effort. Items may be donated at branches through the end of February.

“The Corner of Care ensures that Chesapeake students do not have to choose between attending college and going hungry,” said Director of Advancement Elizabeth Devlin. “Students of all ages make sacrifices to attend college. While aid and scholarships help with tuition costs, living expenses are still a challenge.”

This month-long collection campaign for the Corner of Care will have an enormous impact on students, according to Ms. Devlin.

“Shore United Bank is committed to aiding our community in a variety of ways. Donating to the Chesapeake College Corner of Care allows us to help community members in need, and also show our support for students as they pursue their dreams,” said Laura Heikes, Shore United Bank’s SVP, Community & Government Relations Officer.
Collection boxes, provided by Kangaroo Self Storage of Chester, are now located in 14 Shore United branches in Maryland. Items needed include dry and canned goods, microwavable foods, plastic utensils, household paper products, toiletries, school supplies and bottled water.

For more information about donating to the Corner of Care, please contact Director of Advancement Elizabeth Devlin at edevlin@chesapeake.edu.

Public Invited to Black History Month Event at Chesapeake

To celebrate Black History Month and raise money for a scholarship fund, the Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) is hosting the 17th annual community luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Chesapeake College Caroline College Center at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to members of the public.

green, dale greenwoodProceeds from the event will benefit the J.C. Gibson Scholarship Fund.  Each semester the committee awards Chesapeake students scholarship money to purchase textbooks.

Director of Multicultural Affairs Tasha Thomas said the annual luncheon is designed to encourage community unity and celebrate diversity.

This year the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Advisory Committee will celebrate young Unsung Heroes; local high school seniors. They will be recognized for service and goodwill demonstrated within their respective high schools and communities. 

“This is an opportunity to celebrate area youth as well as build a scholarship fund dedicated to the memory of JC Gibson, a former staff member of the college who hoped to ensure that students had the greatest opportunity possible to succeed,” Thomas said. “Through the support of our campus and local community members, we continue to strive to accomplish this goal.”

The keynote speaker will be Professor Dale Glenwood Green, an Eastern Shore native and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation at Morgan State University. He is also a Partner in the fifth oldest African American architectural firm in the country, Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates.

He is best known for his engaged scholarship and applied research in the areas of African American Heritage Preservation and the Making of a Scholar Activist. He has been interviewed on Fox 45 News National, can be heard on NPR and was featured on the front page of the Washington Post.

Professor Green is the recent recipient of several national and local awards in the areas of heritage, design, preservation, activism and community engagement. His work on The Hill project of Talbot County is one of his most notable accomplishments in this area.

Entertainment will be presented by the Church of the Nazarene “Jesus Loves You” Dance Ministry. Tickets for the event (including a buffet lunch) are $20 general admission or $10 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Ms. Thomas at 410-827-5857.

Classic ‘Berenstain Bears’ at TPAC

Currently engaged in a critically-acclaimed, sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. The show comes to the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.

Show tickets are $9.For more information and tickets, please call the box office at 410-827-5867 or email lzaragoza@chesapeake.edu.

 

Chesapeake College Hosts Second Saturday Event

Celebrate Second Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 14 with an art show opening in the Leggett Gallery at the Chesapeake College Cambridge Center from 5-6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

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Photo by Jameson Harrington

This month, the gallery features the works of local photographer Jameson Harrington.  An Eastern Shore native, Harrington is the guy who likes to drag his camera with him everywhere, much to the torment of his friends. He enjoys shooting almost anything, whether it be helping out a local business, covering an event for a magazine, taking the occasional portrait or just capturing the beauty of where he happens to be, it is guaranteed he’s putting his heart into it. When not occupied with a thrilling career in mapping or snapping away you can find him chasing down a new craft beer to try and planning out what he would do if he won the lottery.

This exhibit will feature scenes of daily life on the Eastern Shore.

Refreshments for the opening reception will be provided by The Wine Bar. For more information, please contact Marcie Molloy at 410-827-5825 or  mamolloy@chesapeake.edu.

Bank Creates Scholarship at Chesapeake College

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Pictured L to R are: Chesapeake Board of Trustees Member Robert Grace, The Peoples Bank President and CEO Ralph Dowling, Chesapeake College President Barbara Viniar and The Peoples Bank Executive Vice President and Director William “Tad” Wheatley.

The Peoples Bank, a local and independent community bank since 1910, recently gave a $50,000 donation to Chesapeake College

The $50,000 gift will establish an endowed scholarship to be awarded yearly to deserving students from Chesapeake’s five-county service area for career training or degree preparation.

“As our business has expanded, I’ve seen the impact that Chesapeake has had on our employees and customers,” said The Peoples Bank President and CEO Ralph Dowling. “The college is an incredible resource for everyone in our region. Businesses, in particular, can benefit from the education and training Chesapeake offers to prepare the local workforce.  We see Chesapeake as a strategic priority for economic development in the area.”

The Peoples Bank, with headquarters in Chestertown, has branches in Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. As part of its mission as a community bank, The Peoples Bank, supports efforts that benefit many in the service community.

Chesapeake College, Mr. Dowling added, is an entity that serves all populations on the Shore with a range of opportunities. From trades training to transfer degrees, Chesapeake offers programs that prepare students for careers or the next step.

“The college is a great feature of this area, which is basically rural and somewhat isolated.  Chesapeake is open to all, and able to fill the educational gap between high school and a career in so many fields,” Mr. Dowling said.

Vice President for Advancement Lucie Hughes said of the donation, “We’re grateful to The Peoples Bank for a generous gift that will help many students achieve their dreams. An endowed scholarship ensures that we can continue to help our students for many years to come. “

For more information about scholarships at Chesapeake College, please contact Ms. Hughes at lhughes@chesapeake.edu

Celebrate the Holidays at TPAC

Take a break from the holiday rush and come experience the culture and traditions of the season in “Sleigh Ride Around the World” in the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. This original musical revue full of high energy song and dance will be presented on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

sleigh-rideFor several years, Creative Productions at TPAC has taken audiences somewhere on a “sleigh ride.” This year, travel with the Sleigh Ride Company as they explore traditions, dances, stories and melodies the world over. The audience will experience “an incredible journey” of holiday celebrations.

The performers are from the Eastern Shore, Baltimore, and Virginia. Using elements of theatre, music and dance, it’s a magical show, about a magical time that defies cultural boundaries, and something not to be missed. Make it a part of your tradition and bring the whole family on a “sleigh ride” around the world!

Show only tickets are $15 adults and $10 children 10 and under.

Interested in making it a full “night out”? A special dinner/show package with be offered at 6 pm for $30/adults and $20/children.  Reservations for the dinner package must be made by Dec.12. For tickets, please call the box office at 410-827-5867 or email lzaragoza@chesapeake.edu.

 

Chesapeake College Hosts Second Saturday Event

Celebrate Second Saturday on Saturday, Dec. 10 with an art show opening in the Leggett Gallery at the Chesapeake College Cambridge Center from 5-6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

This month, the gallery features the works of local photographer Bill Whaley.  An East New Market resident, Whaley has traveled the globe photographing people and places in many countries. His favorite works, however, continue to result from his travels around the Delmarva Peninsula.

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This exhibit will feature local scenes of wildlife, lighthouses, beaches and people that make the region special.

Refreshments for the opening reception will be provided by The Wine Bar. For more information, please contact Marcie Molloy at 410-827-5825 or  mamolloy@chesapeake.edu.

About Chesapeake College

Founded in 1965 as Maryland’s first regional community college, Chesapeake serves five Eastern Shore counties – Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. With more than 130,000 alumnae, Chesapeake has 2,300 students and almost 10,000 people enrolled in continuing education programs.