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EDUCATION
August 13, 2011
CHICAGO - Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its online summer class during a graduation ceremony Aug. 6 at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago. The following area students were awarded degrees: Angel Akers of Hedgesville, W.Va., bachelor's degree in criminal justice Tammy Besaw of Hedgesville, bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies Diane Brill of Ranson, W.Va., bachelor's degree in criminal justice Shannon Brown of Boonsboro, bachelor's degree in criminal justice Shondre Brown-Naylor of Frederick, Md., bachelor's degree in psychology Brenda Brown-Wells of Sabillasville, Md., associate degree in health sciences Daphnie Campbell of Frederick, master's degree in higher education Lisa Clark of Maugansville, bachelor's degree in business administration Donna Clippinger of Shippensburg, Pa., bachelor's degree in health sciences Apryl Cogle of Martinsburg, W.Va., bachelor's degree in accounting Patricia Fawcett of Hagerstown, master's degree in higher education William Gawors of Shippensburg, associate degree in criminal justice Marvin Goodman of Fort Detrick, Md., associate degree in business administration Luke Grunseth of Hedgesville, associate degree in business administration Tammy Guyton of Falling Waters, W.Va., bachelor's degree in health sciences Laura Haywood of Chambersburg, Pa., associate degree in health sciences Christina Hege of Chambersburg, bachelor's...
NEWS
January 22, 2009
Due to a source's error, the obituary in Wednesday's edition of The Herald-Mail for Ronald Hubert "Ronnie" Kaempf omitted information. He was a 1970 graduate of Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md., and received an associate degree in business from Frederick Community College.
NEWS
March 6, 2012
Date of Birth : Oct. 30, 1950 Address : 1207 Hamilton Blvd. Education : Graduate of Smithsburg High School, 1968; associate degree from Hagerstown Community College, 1976. Occupation : Retired after 30 years as a city employee Party affiliation : Republican Political experience : None
NEWS
February 15, 2009
Brandi M. Seville and Justin A. Leedy were married Sept. 27, 2008, in an outdoor ceremony at Green Grove Gardens, Greencastle, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Deb and Dale Fritz of Mercersburg, Pa., and the late Terry L. Seville. She is a 2004 graduate of James Buchanan High School and a 2008 graduate of Hagerstown Community College with a double associate degree in psychology and radiology. She is employed as a radiologic technologist at Orthopaedic Associates, Chambersburg, Pa., and Urgent Care in Hagerstown.
NEWS
November 10, 2008
The Kaplan College Hagerstown campus has named Tara Andrews of Hagerstown as the Student of the Month for October. Andrews, who is pursuing an associate degree in graphic design, is scheduled to graduate in October 2009. The Kaplan College Student of the Month is chosen based on recommendations from faculty members. Andrews was nominated for her consistency in her design work and her dedication to the field, the school said in a prepared release.
NEWS
November 12, 2009
Beau L. Person, son of Ted W. and Sheryl E. Person of Hagerstown, graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Person graduated in 1993 from Watkins Mill High School, Montgomery Village, Md., and received an associate degree in 2002 from Montgomery College, Germantown, Md. His wife, Shellie, is the daughter of Paul J. and Deborah L. Brucker of Evans, Ga.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | May 1, 2006
HAGERSTOWN A long, long way from her home in the British Virgin Islands, Engrid Malone-Defreitas left her three children to come to Hagerstown Business College to build a better future for herself and her family. "It was the hardest thing I ever did - leaving my children behind," Malone-Defreitas said Saturday as she addressed her fellow graduates and a host of relatives who journeyed to see her graduate summa cum laude from the HBC health information technology associate degree program.
EDUCATION
January 24, 2011
Officials at Hagerstown Community College and University of Maryland University College recently met to renew and enhance their dual-admission agreement. The agreement is designed to make it easier for students pursuing an associate degree at HCC to transfer academic credits to UMUC to complete a bachelor’s degree. A reverse-transfer option is also available for students who have not graduated to transfer credits back to HCC and earn their two-year degree. “We are very pleased to be able to include UMUC among the fine institutions with which we have articulation agreements,” HCC President Guy Altieri said.
NEWS
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | April 24, 1999
It's time to leave the somewhat sheltered life of academics and chase your dreams, the Rev. Buck Summers told almost 140 Hagerstown Business College students who donned caps and gowns Saturday for the school's 61st commencement ceremony. The prospect made some students excited and nervous. "There's no more security of school. Now we have to go find a job," said Crystal Wible, 20, of Greencastle, Pa., who finished classes Friday for a professional secretary associate degree.
NEWS
July 19, 2007
FEB. 24, 1957-JULY 13, 2007 Rebecca Jean Riley, 50, of Seaside, Ore., died Friday, July 13, 2007. Born Feb. 24, 1957, in Medford, Ore., she was the daughter of Shirley Alexander and the late Al Alexander. She attended Washington High School before receiving an associate degree in Computer Applications. Aside from her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Linda and Christine; two daughters, Miranda S. Lawrence and Cindy M. Searles; and one grandson. Arrangements by Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries of Seaside, Ore.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 3, 2013
A Hagerstown firefighter with experience battling wildfires in five Western states said he was shocked when he heard that 19 firefighters died Sunday combating a wind-driven blaze near Phoenix. Fire Apparatus Operator Bob Maurer said in addition to having 18 1/2 years of experience as a firefighter with the city, he has tackled assignments fighting wildfires in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. “It just makes me hug my kids a little tighter,” Maurer, of Waynesboro, Pa., said Tuesday.
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EDUCATION
June 16, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's pharmacy technician program recently received extended accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists  Commission on Credentialing for two additional years. HCC is one of only two accredited technician training programs in the state of Maryland and the only accredited program in the Tri-State region. The commission is responsible for the accreditation of pharmacy residencies and pharmacy technician training programs. This includes formulating and recommending changes in standards, assessing programs' adherence to compliance of the standards and recommending accreditation status of programs.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2013
Martinsburg High School graduates, their families and faculty were forced to evacuate the Butcher Center at Shepherd University Tuesday night when the second of two fire alarms went off moments before the commencement ceremony was to begin. Campus police investigated the incident, along with members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department. An unofficial report circulating among faculty members indicated that one or more pranksters were involved. “All we know is that two alarms were activated on the lower floor,” said fire department Lt. Zachary Morgan.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 18, 2013
When Kathy McKenzie took to the podium Saturday to present graduate remarks at the Hagerstown Community College 66th Commencement, she said she was there as the result of a life change that made her want to “pay it forward.” On March 9, 2004, McKenzie had just returned to work after the birth of her second child. She was a senior project manager at a marketing firm, “totally career-minded, focused on my job, my status at the company, and the revenue that I generated,” she said.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 11, 2013
Alfonso Ruiz isn't sure how his mother did it. As a single mother, she would see her three boys off to school, work as many as three jobs, have dinner on the table, oversee homework and see them off to bed. Then, as they drifted off to sleep, she would hit the books. “She was the little engine that could. She just managed to keep on going,” Ruiz said. Susan Ruiz, 55, of Hagerstown, stayed home with her four children when they were young. But when she divorced in 2000, she needed to find a way to support her family.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2013
As Nicole Glaze of Waynesboro, Pa., fiddled with her cap and gown before Saturday's spring commencement at Penn State Mont Alto, she remembered the obstacles she faced to achieve her dream. “I've worked really hard to get here. I got pregnant when I was 16,” said Glaze, now 20. So many teens give up on their dreams when that happens, she said. But she vowed to herself not to let anything stop her from an education. “To be able to graduate from college is a big thing for me,” she said.
EDUCATION
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2013
Penn State Mont Alto will change its nursing program from a two-year degree to a four-year degree beginning in the fall of 2014. “Hospitals are changing their employment pattern. They aren't hiring associate degree nurses like they had in the past. They are looking for the entry-level professional, which is the bachelor's degree,” said Carranda Barkdoll, Penn State Mont Alto's coordinator for nursing. As the health care delivery system increases in complexity, more education is needed to support the nurses who must navigate it, Barkdoll said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
An agreement signed Wednesday by leaders of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and the University of Charleston provides another option for students to seamlessly transfer from one school to the other to continue their education, officials said. The agreement provides Blue Ridge CTC students who complete an associate degree the option of transferring to the University of Charleston's Martinsburg campus to pursue a bachelor's degree without the risk of losing credit for completed course work.
OBITUARIES
March 7, 2013
Richard Eugene "Dick" Gouker, 62, of Mercersburg, Pa., departed this life Wednesday, March 6, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. Born May 31, 1950, he was the son of the late Joseph Eugene Gouker and the late Elizabeth Robinson Gouker Hurley.  He attended James Buchanan High School. Dick married Linda Diana Mellott in 1966, and lost the love of his life in June 2007. Dick served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1993. He was stationed in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Texas, the Philippines and Alamogordo, N.M. He served in Operation Desert Storm and retired with the rank of staff sergeant.
EDUCATION
February 10, 2013
Hagerstown Community College recently held a nurse-pinning ceremony to recognize graduates of its fall nursing class. In the associate degree nursing program, the following graduates received their nursing pins: Chambersburg, Pa. - Tracey L. Schultz Emmitsburg, Md. - Ashley N. Coleman Fayetteville, Pa. - Ashley L. Barnes Frederick, Md. - Kimberly McDonald Greencastle, Pa. - Leanna Hollingshead, Stephanie A. Ocker, Ann L. White ...
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