Wednesday, March 22, 2023

All Roads Lead To

 Three things. One place. 

Howard Community College.

Today from 11 - 4 on the Quad at HCC: the second annual Althea’s Almost Famous Roy Peart Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

The delicious culinary creations of Althea Hanson will be back on campus today to support the scholarship fund she established in memory of her father, Roy Peart, who worked at HCC for 28 years. The scholarship supports students pursuing careers in music, theatre, and dance education. On hand today for the fundraiser:

  • Althea's Almost Famous food truck
  • Queen's Temple Handmade
  • DMV Taqueria
  • AppleCore's Bake Shop

On Friday, March 24th, HCC President Dr. Daria Willis is back on The Couch (remember The Couch?) for a discussion of Women’s History Month with Tonya Aikens, President and CEO of the Howard County Library System. This live event will take place on Instagram beginning at 2:30 pm. They’ll be discussing women's history and issues facing women in leadership positions.

You can even submit a question in advance via their Instagram account. I can sure think of a few timely ones. 

Also this week, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that one of the recipients of funding in this year’s YEP! summer youth initiative will be a youth esports program at HCC.

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the launch of Howard County’s empowering Summer Youth Program and a new, innovative esports Initiative in partnership with Howard Community College. Through the partnership, youth in Howard County will learn key skills and positively engage with their peers and the community.

“The Howard Community College Dragons esports team competes against some of the most formidable colleges and universities in the country and has multiple conference wins and one national championship to our name,” said Howard Community College Director of Athletics Mike Smelkinson. “With all the success we’ve had with esports, Howard Community College is excited to partner with County Executive Ball and offer new opportunities for Howard County middle school and high school students to learn about gaming as an option to support their college education or their future career.”

HCC’s esports team is developing a series of fun events for Howard County middle school and high school students to inform them of the opportunities available in esports.

HCC Overwatch esports team wins national championship, May, 2022

Confession time: back in September of 2021 I wrote: 

I should mention here that Howard Community College has an e-sports team, although I have to admit I don’t understand why this qualifies as a sport. Perhaps my personal definition is too narrow. 

Guess what? I still don’t know enough about esports. I guess it’s time for me to do my homework.

You can keep up with what’s happening at HCC here:

Facebook: Howard Community College

Twitter: @HowardCC

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