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HCC briefs

June 21, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Nursing programs approved by board



After reviewing Hagerstown Community College's practical and registered nursing programs in April, the Maryland Board of Nursing approved each program for another five years and offered recommendations for improvement, HCC officials said Tuesday.

Carolyn Albright, director of nursing and health sciences, presented a report that outlined the state board's recommendations and noted enrollment and graduation trends to the college's board members.

According to the report, the state board would like the college to continue to address the need to offer higher salaries to nursing faculty in both programs.

The nursing board noted both programs shared "well-qualified and dedicated faculty" as strong points, Albright said.

The state's next visit to each program is scheduled around 2011, Albright said.




Dahbura tapped as head of trustees



Tony Dahbura was named chairman of Hagerstown Community College's Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

Dahbura will take over the position July 1, when Merle Elliott's stint as board chairman ends.

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Dahbura has been a member of the college's Board of Trustees since 2002. He currently is the board's vice chairman.

Carolyn Brooks was named vice chairwoman Tuesday. Brooks began her term at HCC in 1993.

In other board news, Richard Phoebus Sr. was appointed as the board's newest member. Phoebus replaces board member William Reuter, whose term expires at the end of the month.

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