November 2009 Media
release: November 23, 2009 Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511
Congressman Ruppersberger, Higher Education Secretary Lyons to announce
major funding for STEM initiative in Anne Arundel County
What: Secretary of Higher Education James E. Lyons, Sr. will join Congressman
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland’s 2nd District) to announce $381,000 for a
middle school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program
in Anne Arundel County. Congressman Ruppersberger attained the funds through a
federal earmark. Secretary Lyons is the project manager.
Who: Congressman Ruppersberger, Secretary Lyons, Anne Arundel County Public
Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Maxwell, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Board of Education President Edward “Ned” Carey, National Security Agency (NSA)
Director for State and Local Governmental Relations Catherine “Kay” Hill, Anne
Arundel County middle school teacher, Anne Arundel County middle school and high
When: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 11 a.m.
Where: The Maryland Higher Education Commission, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400,
Annapolis, MD 21401.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board
responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and
independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as
an advocate for more than 337,000 college students in Maryland, for the State
and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.