Education briefs

Archbishop Spalding names new assistant principal

Nicholas Hondrum has been appointed the new assistant principal of academic affairs at Archbishop Spalding High School. Hondrum, who has taught English for the past seven years at the school, is an assistant coach for the boys' varsity soccer team, a retreat leader, and an outreach mentor. He holds master's degrees from St. John's College in Annapolis and Fordham University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia.

Nursing scholarships at AACC

Through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit county residents enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate's degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2515 or

Engineering scholarships

Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support the college's Engineering Scholars Program. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $4,000 annually to financially needy, academically talented students to help them graduate from the school's engineering programs, transfer to a four-year institution and enter the workforce. Information: 410-777-2222.

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