Fall 2014                                                   Volume 3, Issue 1
HCC breaks ground on Student Center expansion
HCC broke ground on its Student Center expansion on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The $15 million dollar project will add an additional 29,229 sq.ft. to the existing 19,000 sq.-ft. Student Center and will feature enhanced student lounge areas, study spaces, and meeting rooms for campus clubs. An additional 10,000 sq.-ft. outdoor patio and recreation area will also be included as part of the renovation, bringing the total square footage of the indoor and outdoor areas to more than 59,000 sq.ft. [Learn more]

Mikulski visits HCC to announce new cyber grant
During a recent visit to HCC on Sept. 24, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced a $713,996 federal grant has been awarded to HCC to prepare students for cybersecurity jobs. These federal dollars from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enhance the college's cybersecurity curriculum and provide its students with more opportunities for hands-on research through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute. [Learn more]

STEMM Middle College expands
HCC launched its STEMM Technical Middle College (STMC) in fall 2013.The unique design of the STMC earned it numerous grant awards as well as special recognition from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for the 2014 Outstanding Career and Technology Education Program Postsecondary Award of Excellence and the 2014 Outstanding Instructional Program Award from the Community Colleges of Appalachia (CCA). [Learn more]

Dr. Norman P. Shea
Dr. Norman P. Shea, HCC's second president, passed away after a long illness on Sept. 23, 2014. Shea served as president of HCC from 1986 to 2002, taking over leadership of the college after the retirement of HCC's first president, Dr. Atlee C. Kepler. During Shea's time at HCC, the college budget tripled and the Endowment Fund, which provides money for student scholarships, grew from $300,000 to $4.5 million. The expansion of campus and the need to prepare the college for the growth in technology were key initiatives during Shea's tenure. [Learn more]

Dr. Guy Altieri,
HCC President

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