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Retired HCC professor receives alumni award from Western Michigan

November 21, 2011

Michael H. Parsons was recently awarded an Alumni Achievement Award by the Department of History at Western Michigan University.

Parsons, who taught for many years at Hagerstown Community College, earned a bachelor’s degree in English and history from WMU in 1964. He earned a master’s in history and an Ed.D in interdisciplinary education leadership from WMU in 1971.

He retired from HCC as dean and professor emeritus. He is an adjunct professor at Morgan State University.

He has published numerous books about teaching and how to teach, and on community development.

He has been involved in numerous grant-funded enrichment studies, including those at the University of Texas (1979), Carnegie-Mellon University (1981), Harvard (1994), Columbia University (2002-05) and most recently at Oxford (2009).

He has been recognized for his contribution to teaching as the National Council on Learning Person of the Year (1980) and for community service by the Governor’s Citations for Service to the Community.

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