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September 25, 2006

Last week's question

This year is the 60th anniversary of the founding of Hagerstown Community College. Have you ever attended as a part-time or full-time student and what was the most important thing that you learned?

Yes, I have. The most important thing I've learned is that we have a wonderful community college with caring, professional professors who strive to meet the needs of every student coming to them.

I've learned that HCC is a tremendous springboard toward other academic success, and unlike four year colleges, HCC accepts every student, ensuring that everyone gets a chance to succeed.


My wish for the community is that more people take advantage of the variety of classes they offer.

I didn't have the pleasure of continuing my post-high school education at HCC, but I did attend their College for Kids when I was in middle school and enjoyed it very much.

I have my own child involved now. What that experience taught me, as I hope it does her, is that learning doesn't have to be "kill n' drill" boring stuff.

Some of the classes I took "way back when" sparked interests that I've continued to foster even now.

When my father came home from World War II, he attended the college to learn several trades for work. His name is Paul C. Kinzer Sr. I just leaned about this when we were talking about Lois Harrison, whom I know.

It's really amazing what you can learn from your parents. My parents, if the Lord is willing, will have their 61st anniversary on Sept. 29.

This week's question

Washington County Administrator Rodney Shoop has announced he will retire in early 2007. Should the commissioners bring in a new administrator from outside, or choose someone who is in the county system now? To post an answer, go to and then click on "opinion." Responses will be posted on the Web site and on this page on Monday, Oct. 2.

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