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HCC installs new information line

May 22, 1999

Prospective students interested in obtaining information on credit or continuing education classes at Hagerstown Community College may call a direct information line for immediate answers to questions.

The new HCC Information Center opened in early May with an objective of providing fast, friendly, answers to any questions pertaining to the college.

The center employs five part-time customer service representatives that answer phone calls on a separate direct telephone line into the college. The center is open for questions Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Questions on registration, transcripts, campus events, student activities, athletics, special events, child care, admission, financial aid, and a wide variety of topics may be directed to the Information Center.

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The direct line to the Information Center is 301-766-4HCC (4422).

Students canregister nowfor fall classes

Registration is in progress for summer credit and non-credit classes, and fall credit classes at Hagerstown Community College. Students may register by fax, mail, or in person.

HCC credit students can register now through Sept. 1. Main campus registration hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Continuing Education students can register Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special registration hours for credit classes are 4:30 to 7 p.m. on June 1, June 14, July 7, Aug. 16 to Aug. 19, Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, and Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Saturday registration hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 1, and Aug. 8.

The Bookstore, Business Office, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, and Academic Advising have the same hours as the main campus. Students may get student ID cards in the Student Center and parking stickers at the Bookstore.

Call 301-766-4HCC for information. Students are encouraged to register early to get the best class selection.

Bartlett getshigh marks fromwatchdog group

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, America's largest fiscal watchdog group, has designated Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., as a "Taxpayer Hero."

The group, which released its 1998 Congressional Ratings, commended Bartlett for achieving a waste-cutting rating of 81 percent during the second session of the 105th Congress.

"Rep. Bartlett is a true rarity on Capitol Hill - a lawmaker willing to stand up against the special interests in Washington," said watchdog group President Thomas A. Schatz. "Rep. Bartlett has worked tirelessly on behalf of not only his own constituents, but all taxpayers. He voted consistently with the taxpayers to cut wasteful spending, eliminate the deficit, and rein in an out-of-control federal bureaucracy."

The watchdog group rated 28 House and 20 Senate votes - votes that would have significantly reduced government waste and decreased the burden on taxpayers. The ratings followed a simple rule: the higher the rating, the better the senator or representative did in fighting waste. Members of Congress receiving 80 percent or better were presented with the watchdog group's annual Taxpayer Hero Award. Members who achieved a perfect 100 percent rating received the organization's Taxpayer Superhero Award.

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