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Coming Up:
2014 Holiday Party 

Mix 'n Mingle
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
4:30-7 p.m.
Kepler Lobby

New This Year: The college appreciates everything its employees do to help make HCC successful. As a thank you, the college will close at 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before Winter Break so that all staff and faculty can attend the holiday party.

Food and drinks will be provided including a cash bar for alcoholic beverages. Catering by Black-Eyed Susan.

No agenda, just fun. We hope to see you there!  

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Fall 2014
HCC breaks ground on Student Center expansion project


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. [Read More


Senator Mikulski visits campus to announce cyber grant and Johns Hopkins partnership


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. [Read More


HCC remembers 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.


HCC prepares for Middle States visit


Dr. Peter Mora, president, Atlantic Cape Community College and the Middle States team chair, visited the HCC campus for a preliminary visit on Oct. 13-14, 2014. While
at HCC, Mora toured the campus, met with staff and faculty to discuss the Middle States process, and sat in a Unit Planning meeting. Dr. Mora will return with the Middle States
team in April 2015. [Read More


"Bodices and Goddesses" Exhibit now on display at Kepler


The Bodices for Goddesses project, on display through Oct. 30, was conceived by artist Cynthia Fraula-Hahn. Fraula-Hahn used plaster-embedded gauze to wrap the torsos of local women, several of whom have had mastectomies. These plaster works were then enhanced with paintings and other artistic elements.

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STEMM Middle College continues to grow


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).  [Read More


Second Police Academy class graduates


In June 2014, HCC graduated its second class of Police Academy recruits. The HCC Police Academy is an entry-level police training academy designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to function effectively in all areas of law enforcement. [Read More


Upward Bound: Preparing high school students for future success


Upward Bound provided services to
a total of 70 students from Hancock, North, South, and Williamsport high schools for the 2013-2014 project year. Through various services offered by the program, students were provided an opportunity to get
a head start on college planning
and preparation beginning as early as ninth grade. [Read More


2014 outstanding faculty named


HCC recently recognized seven of its outstanding faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition, physics professor Paul Jozik was named outstanding faculty member of the year. Jozik has taught at HCC since 1982. [Read More


Keller celebrates 60th birthday with special photography exhibit


Benita Keller, a local photographer and adjunct instructor at HCC, recently exhibited artwork at the Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Keller's solo exhibition, "30/60" celebrated 30 years of fine art and photojournalistic
photography and coincided with her sixtieth birthday. [Read More


Miller writes children's book to celebrate new sculpture in City Park


Amanda Miller, associate professor of English at HCC, recently collaborated with artist Paul Rhymer to create a new children's book, "The Fishing Lesson," to celebrate the installment of a brand new sculpture of the same name at Hagerstown City Park. The sculpture, featuring a bear teaching its cub how to fish, was dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the opening ceremonies of the city's fall fest. [Read More


Kempler holds first art show in Kepler


Adjunct faculty member Erica Kempler held her first campus art show in September 2014. The exhibit, "Changes in Nature," featured clay and mixed media installations. Kempler is a ceramics artist who works with porcelain and uses a variety of firing techniques to create installations that address topics such as modern throwaway culture or the beauty of nature in everyday life. [Read More

STEM Fair returns to HCC in April 2015


HCC is partnering with Washington County Public Schools to offer a STEM Fair  

in April 2015. HCC held its first STEM Fair in April 2012 to coincide with the opening of the new STEM Building and the Kepler Theater expansion. The 2014 STEM Fair will once again feature exhibits and activities for children in K-12. In addition, this year's fair will feature academic team challenges conducted by WCPS students and a recycled materials art show. Admission is free and the STEM Fair is open to the public. [Read More


HCC Brand Management Guide and 2014 Faces Pictorial Staff Directory now available



The Public Information & Government Relations (PIGR) Office recently released an HCC Brand Management & Writing Style Guide. This guide provides detailed information about the services offered by PIGR (including how to request promotional materials, photos/videos, website edits, social media accounts, etc.), as well as the rules and guidelines for brand management (e.g., approved logos, fonts, and colors), and a writing style guide for print and online documents and publications. Hard copies can be obtained in the PIGR Office. The guide can be also be downloaded from the HCC website at www.hagerstowncc.edu/faculty-staff/pigr

Also available: The 2014 Faces Pictorial Staff Directory, or Faces Book. The Faces Book contains photos of all full-time staff and faculty and regular, part-time faculty and is released every summer. The 2014 Faces Book includes all new hires as of Oct. 1, 2014. Print or download a copy at www.hagerstowncc.edu/faculty-staff/pigr/new-hires   

Wedding Announcements & New Additions
Dan Ryan & Minh

December 28, 2013

Dan is an assistant professor of sociology in the Behavioral and Social Sciences/
Business Division.

Thomas Burge & Sarah Devlin

July 5, 2014

Thomas is the Fitness Center Coordinator and a physical education instructor. Sarah works in the College Advancement Office as the development coordinator, but previously worked as an ARCC associate in the Athletics Department, which is where the two newlyweds met.
M. Beth Moore &
Pablo Lopez

December 30, 2013

Beth works in the Academic Affairs Office and recently took a new position as the coordinator of curriculum and
academic systems.

New Additions

Rick Slaubaugh (maintenance) and his wife Amanda had a baby girl named Ava Grace on February 7, 2014.

Chris Schindler (food services) and his wife Katelyn had a baby boy named Timothy on
May 12, 2014.

Danielle Donovan & Jordan Grossnickle

May 24, 2014

Danielle works as an advisor in the TRiO Upward Bound Program.

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