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HHC’s Hannah Jones Scholarship honors Pulitzer Prize winner

The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) has established a scholarship in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the “1619 Project” for The New York Times Magazine. The $10,000 Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship will be presented at $5,000 each to two Black or African American seniors attending Howard County public high schools who have been accepted to attend […]

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Chaney Enterprises plans apprenticeship program

Gambrills-based Chaney Enterprises plans to expand its workforce in Anne Arundel County and provide a new apprenticeship program. The company anticipates adding more than 50 new jobs during the next few years. At its January 2022 meeting, the Maryland Apprenticeship & Training Council approved Chaney’s new Registered Apprenticeship program. The program is for the occupation of […]

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CAMI creates Centers of Excellence

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc. (CAMI) announced the establishment of multiple Centers of Excellence and expansion of its membership program. The creation of Centers of Excellence will enable CAMI to leverage existing resources and activities in a manner that is easy to access and improve the member experience. Additionally, the Centers of Excellence will empower CAMI’s members […]

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Howard Board of Ed renews Martirano’s contract

The Howard County Board of Education recently voted to renew the contract of Superintendent Michael Martirano through the 2025-2026 school year. The superintendent’s current four-year contract was set to expire on June 30, 2022. The superintendent sought a contract that aligned to the terms of the current contract and did not seek an additional increase in salary. […]

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Maryland Smith targets startups with Blockchain Accelerator

Early-stage companies that are building apps leveraging blockchain technology are targeted for the Maryland Smith Blockchain Accelerator, an initiative of the Supply Chain Management Center and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Applications to participate in the accelerator are open until Feb. 21, with final selections made by March 7. […]

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Howard submits ARP quarterly report

Howard County announced the submission of its quarterly American Rescue Plan (ARP) Project and Expenditure Report to the U.S. Department of Treasury. Additionally, County Executive Ball announced that data collected from the County’s Community Survey is available at www.howardcountymd.gov/american-rescue-plan-arp-funding. Howard County learned this past March that it would receive a total allocation of $63.3 million in federal ARP funding. The first half ($31.6 million) of the county’s federal ARP funding was […]

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Friend named Executive Director of MITAGS

The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Maritime Conference Center (MCC) has appointed Eric Friend as its new executive director. Originally wanting to fly after studying at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Friend’s ambitions quickly changed after spending his cadet time at sea on International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&P) vessels. After graduating from […]

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UMBC reaches nation’s highest level as Research University

UMBC has officially reached the nation’s highest level of research performance: the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education announced that UMBC has been placed into the category of doctoral universities with very high research activity, popularly known as Research 1 (or R1). UMBC is now ranked as one of only 146 R1 institutions nationally, including […]

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UMBC biomanufacturing grant targets biotech workforce

UMBC has received a $900,000 grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) to develop and implement a new, short-term biomanufacturing training program. Four universities, all classified as minority-serving institutions (MSIs), received funding for similar programs, designed to meet critical national workforce needs. UMBC will offer the biomanufacturing training program at its […]

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Celebree inks lease in Columbia

A Celebree franchisee has signed a lease with Finmarc Management for 10,000 square feet of space at 9151 Rumsey Road in the Columbia. Celebree, which provides child care, early learning and camp sessions to children of all ages, intends to be operational at the 49,000 square foot building in Rumsey Business Center this fall. This […]