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September 2009 Press Release



For immediate release: September 30, 2009                            Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
                                                                                                             Communications: (410) 260-4511



Media Advisory

What: 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 (IHL).

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, MD 21222

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.






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