Education

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
15th Season Under Way for Robotics Team 1629
Garrett County’s FIRST Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, welcomed the community to an open house at GEARS on Sunday afternoon to mark its 15th season.
Garrett College Responds to Growing Needs of the Transportation Industry
The truck driving industry is experiencing a crisis. There are simply not enough workers to fill jobs. Garrett College is answering that call.
Midcap, Sisler Present on New GC Mission Development Process
“Everyone needs to embrace a college’s mission, vision & values if they are to be effectively implemented,” Midcap said. “The chances of that taking place are much greater if everyone has a voice.
Garrett College Launches Community Webpage
Garrett College has launched a Campus & Community webpage off the college’s website directed at the county community as well as the families of students and prospective students.
$100,000 Bequest to Benefit Ruth Enlow Library
The funds will be used to improve the library system and specifically to help develop a new branch building in Friendsville.
Garrett College Receives $2M Gift From Offutt Trust
The gift is dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math initiatives. Income generated from the endowed gift will be split between STEM scholarships & technology renewal for the STEM building
Explore Garrett: Adventure & Outdoor Studies Open House Planned for November 17th
Final preparations are being made for an upcoming open house featuring Garrett College’s signature programs in Adventure Sports Management and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.
Garrett County College Expo Slated for October 9th
Garrett College and Garrett County Public Schools are partnering to host the annual Garrett County College Expo, a daytime-only event is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the CARC.
Garrett College Offering STEM Courses for Homeschool Students 
Garrett College will offer the first series of STEM courses, specifically geared toward home school students in Garrett County and the surrounding tri-state area.
Garrett College’s $8.5-million STEM Building Dedicated
Garrett College’s $8.526-million STEM Building officially opened Saturday. Dignitaries attending the ceremony included U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and MD DLLR Secretary Kelly Schultz.
MD Business Roundtable for Education Hosting Volunteer Training Event
Want to help students in Maryland achieve their full academic potential? The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is asking for your help.
Chamber, Businesses, College to Welcome Students
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Task Force is partnering with Garrett College to host a welcome reception for incoming out-of-county students.
Garrett College STEM Grand Opening is September 8th
Garrett College's STEM building will open on Sept. 8, with guest speakers who will include both of MD's U.S. senators & featured demonstrations of some of the building’s most impressive capabilities.
Crelllin Elementary Featured in New Documentary
A locally produced documentary, “Wings of a Dove,” dives into a special project at Crellin Elementary School to build a set of steel drums to expand its music program.