September 2009 Press
release: September 30, 2009 Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511
www.MDgo4it.org website kickoff event.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) will unveil a new,
user-friendly website to encourage and support students as they navigate the
path to college. The easily accessible and engaging website includes
concise, relevant information structured to assist students in planning for
their future. MHEC, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of
Education (MSDE) created the website,
www.MDgo4it.org, with funds provided by a federal GEAR UP grant from the
U.S. Department of Education. The partnership also included support from the
Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT), the Southern Regional
Education Board (SREB), and the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Who: Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith, Jr., Secretary of Higher
Education James E. Lyons, Sr., Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Nancy S. Grasmick, and Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools Dr.
Joe A. Hairston.
When: October 1, 2009, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Dundalk High School in Baltimore County, 1901 Delvale Avenue; Dundalk,
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.