January 6, 2012
Chris Blair said he moved from Baltimore to Hagerstown to work as an avionics technician at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The 25-year-old said he picked up his craft in the Navy, where he serviced SH-60 helicopters for seven years until he was discharged in May. On Friday, Blair was among a dozen other former service personnel who attended an informational session at Hagerstown Community College to learn more about benefits offered to veterans ...
May 14, 2011
Since she was a little girl, Rhonda Kendall's grandmother told her that she would make a great nurse. By the time she was 15, hopes for that dream seemed to be dashed. Just a ninth-grader, Kendall became pregnant, dropped out of school and had a baby. But even then, her strong spirit was evident. Kendall went to night school and earned her GED at 16. "I was determined," said Kendall, now 31, of Hagerstown. "I wanted to finish what I'd started. " Then once again, her tide turned away from education.
November 6, 2012
Hagerstown Community College was eliminated on Tuesday as a site for a Washington County senior citizen center, but another option looms - a former U.S. Army Reserve facility in Hagerstown. The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to reject the low bid for the project at HCC. The commissioners didn't mention the former Army Reserve facility at East Franklin and Willard streets on Tuesday, but it emerged as a leading possible substitute last month. Washington County Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III said he'll await further direction from the commissioners.
May 24, 2011
A commission unveiled its ideas Tuesday for keeping Hagerstown Community College essential and successful. After eight months, the commission released its report with 17 suggestions for educating a community in which a college education wasn't stressed for decades. Tom Newcomer, the owner of R. Bruce Carson Jewelers, said that while he grew up in Smithsburg, the most likely career choices were farming or working at Mack Trucks. But for some, HCC was and always will be a central component of Washington County.
October 18, 2007
More than 120 colleges were represented at the Washington County College fair at Hagerstown Community College Wednesday.
October 19, 2012
Hagerstown Community College, in partnership with Maryland Food Bank - Western Branch will hold its 12th annual Turkey Trot at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College. This year's event will feature a 5K run/walk for adults, the "Mashed Potato Race" for ages 3 to 10, and a food drive. All Turkey Trot participants are asked to bring two or more canned or nonperishable goods to be donated to the Community Food Bank Warehouse.
July 13, 2011
C. David Warner III has accepted a job as Hagerstown Community College's new vice president of Academic Affairs. Warner, the current executive director of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, was among four finalists for the job. Warner will replace current vice president of Academic Affairs Judith Oleks, who plans to retire this summer. Warner said Tuesday night that he was offered the job over the weekend, and he accepted the position Monday. USMH announced Warner's resignation in a news release Wednesday morning.
September 8, 2011
Hagerstown Community College announced that the final concert of the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series has been canceled. The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, originally scheduled to perform on Sept. 22, have canceled the concert due to a conflicting engagement at the White House.
June 24, 2011
Linda Smith, adjunct instructor at Hagerstown Community College, was recently appointed as a board member of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). Formed in 1969, ASCP's mission is to manage and improve drug therapy, as well as improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals in both public and private care. Currently, ASCP has more than 7,000 professional members and more than 4,500 student members in pharmacy, pre-pharmacy, and pharmacy technician programs throughout the United States and Canada.