Monday, April 30, 2012

The College Board

April 30, 2012--Washington, DC--The College Board hosted a webcast at the Newseum to introduce the Completion Arch website. The Completion Arch, an innovative, free web-based tool which collects, organizes and explains the vast amount data currently used to measure community college student progress and success.  Roberto J. Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education was the keynote speaker.

William Truehart, President and CE0, Achieving the Dream, Kevin Dougherty Community College Research Center

 Rosemarie Nassif, U.S. Department of Education

Moderator Kay McClenney, Director of Community College Survey of Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.

Photos shot with a Nikon D800 & D300 at ISO 2500.  The room had four light sources: sunlight, tungsten and fluorescent.  Color correction done with Bridge and Photoshop CS5

Photography copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Astrid Nathalie Quinceañera

April 28, 2012--Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, Maryland--My friend's niece, Astrid Nathalie Garcia's Quinceañera.  A family affair celebrating her 15th birthday, commemorating the transition from childhood to maturity. The entire event was planned and organized by Eduardo Estrada.  (E2 Events)

All photos shot with a Nikon D800 at 12800 ISO on Program Mode

All photography copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Hero Rush

April 28, 2012--High Point Farms--Clarksburg, MD--The debut of Hero Rush  a 5K obstacle course designed to experience a firefighters life.  The fire-related obstacles include climbing ladders, crawling through windows, going through hazmat slime, rescue victims and testing your endurance.  The proceeds benefit local firefighter charities and the national charity, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Thank you to Stuart Kaul of Greenleaf Event Agency the official event agency of Hero Rush who recommended me to this inaugural event.  

All Photography Copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Maifest Dinner

April 25, 2012--Washington, DC--The seventh Annual German American Business Council Maifest Dinner celebrating GABC Leadership Awards. Held at the Hay-Adams Hotel.

German Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Peter Ammon and his wife Malies Heimann-Ammon on the top of the Hay-Adams Hotel.

 GABC President Steve Williams, GABC Leadership Award winner Rep. Jim Gerlach and German Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon.
After dinner German Deserts 

All photos copyright 2012 Laurence L. Levin