Education

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Groundbreaking Held for Community Education and Performing Arts Center
A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on August 28th at Garrett College, starting the next phase of the Community Education and Performing Arts Center project.
Garrett College Board Rolls Back Tuition Rate
The 9-percent rate rollback - from the current $109 per-credit-hour - was proposed & approved to address both student access & student debt concerns, according to Board of Trustees Chairman Don Morin.
Women's Commission Offering Scholarships
The application form is available in paper format at the Garrett County Public Libraries or the Garrett College Financial Aid office, and online at the Commission for Women website at gccw.info.
Virtual Job Shadow is New Tool For Teachers and Students
The platform allows students to learn about hundreds of careers by viewing videos of people in those jobs, finding out what education/training is needed, future career trends, etc.
Income Must Be Part of Education Equation
Garrett County is considered the 6th wealthiest county in the state, because of high assessments at Deep Creek Lake.
Southern Band Wins Atlantic Coast Championship
The Southern Garrett Marching Band won its first-ever Tournament of Bands 1A Atlantic Coast Championship on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Anonymous Donors Plan $1 Million Estate Gift for Garrett College
A couple who are part-time residents of the Deep Creek Lake area has established a $1 million estate gift to the Garrett College Foundation to be used in connection with either the college’s performin
Garrett College Approved for Paramedic Degree Program
The MD Higher Education Commission also awarded the Paramedic Studies program the Health Manpower Shortage designation as part of the approval process.
County Scholarship Program GPA Requirement Increased
Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, students receiving scholarship support from the county-funded program must earn a 2.5 GPA each semester in order to continue receiving funding.
Addictions Counseling Program Approved for Health Manpower Designation
As a Statewide and Health Manpower program, students from across Maryland who wish to study in this associate degree program can attend Garrett College at its in-county tuition rate.
STEM Center Awarded LEED Certification
The Garrett facility’s gold certification is the second highest certification in the four-level LEED ratings, just below platinum.
Teets Foundation Recevies $617,000 From Offutt Trust
The funds have been specially allocated to the special education department, which will be implementing the Daniel Offutt III Links to Literacy Program.
Wayne Gaumer of Lightning Transportation Named MD Motor Truck Association's 2019 Person of the Year
Wayne Gaumer has been named MD Motor Truck Assn's 2019 Person of the Year. The event generates $5K+ in scholarships for students getting a commercial drivers license at Garrett & Montgomery Colleges.
Beitzel Corporation Holds Spring Career Day
For the second year, a total of 122 students attended from Northern Garrett High School, Southern Garrett High School and Allegany County’s Center for Career and Technical Education.
Student Volunteerism Leads to National Recognition and $10,000 Prize for Local Nonprofit
A local eighth grader at Southern Garrett Middle School has been nationally recognized as one of U.S. Cellular’s 16 under 16 award recipients through The Future of Good program.