HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Community College marks its 60th anniversary this academic year.
The school, formerly known as Hagerstown Junior College, was founded Sept. 10, 1946, becoming the first rural community college in Maryland.
In 1998, the college was renamed Hagerstown Community College to better reflect the mission of the college, said Beth Stull, director of public information for HCC.
Celebratory kickoff events for HCC's diamond anniversary are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10.
A public announcement of a scholarship and capital campaign also will occur that weekend, said Lieba Cohen, HCC's director of institutional advancement.