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Hershey family endows four new scholarships to Hagerstown Community College

August 01, 2011
  • Front row, from left, Anna and Jack Hershey. Back row, from left, Cheryl Leiter Hershey, Karen Spessard, John R. Hershey III and Lynne Hershey Rieden.
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Hagerstown Community College recently announced the addition of four new endowed scholarships due to the generosity of Jack and Anna Hershey, both of Hagerstown.

The Hershey family donated more than $120,000 in proceeds from the HCC Foundation Tribute Dinner, held annually in March in HCC’s Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.

Each year, members of the HCC Foundation recognize philanthropists and community leaders for their dedication and efforts to improve life in Washington County. Jack and Anna Hershey were honored at the 2011 Tribute Dinner and chose to donate the proceeds to HCC for two academic and two athletic student scholarships, each of which is named after one of their four children: Karen Spessard, Cheryl Leiter Hershey, John R. Hershey III and Lynne Hershey Rieden.

“Hagerstown is indeed fortunate to have one of the best, if not the best, community colleges in the entire country,” Jack Hershey said.

“The college’s growth and progress is absolutely outstanding and its physical facilities are better than that of most colleges and universities,” he said. “Academically, when there is a need, that need will be satisfied by HCC. It’s a pleasure to support HCC’s financial aid program.”

For more information about the HCC Foundation or student scholarships, contact  Lieba Cohen, HCC director, institutional advancement, at 301-790-2800, ext. 213, or email ljcohen@hagerstowncc.edu.

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