Shirl Grattan was presented the 2010 Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association Community Citation Award at HCC's recent Honors Convocation. The award confers special recognition to a 15-year graduate of HCC for volunteer service to the community.
Grattan graduated from HCC in 1995 with an associate degree. She has been a dedicated volunteer, working with the HCC Alumni Association for many years. As a member of the HCC Alumni Board of Directors, she has helped with numerous projects, including the Garden Club and the annual Alumni Association Flower and Garden Show, which she has chaired and co-chaired for 14 years. She also volunteers for her Catholic church, the Catholic Daughters, Knights of Columbus and the Boy Scouts.
Grattan lives in Knoxville, Md., with her husband, Jim Grattan. She has one son and one granddaughter. She is also "mommy" to two Shih Tzus, Molly and Micky, who often accompany her on her volunteer tasks and wait patiently while she works.