July 7, 2013
Less than two months after receiving her Ph.D. from Seton Hall University while serving as the director of admissions at County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J., Jessica Chambers on Friday completed her first week in her new position as dean of student affairs at Hagerstown Community College. “I'm looking forward to really getting to know the students better, and be able to participate in their day-to-day lives and experience here on campus,” she said. Chambers, 38, was announced as the new dean of student affairs by HCC in a news release in early June, replacing Donna Rudy, who retired in the spring, according to the college.
June 30, 2013
Learning Lunch Hour July 2 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's Learning Lunch Hour featuring Leigh-Anne Mauk, social media specialist for Hagerstown Community College, who will discuss best practices, common pitfalls and legal implications for businesses using Facebook. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bulls & Bears restaurant, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free for member companies, but registration is required. Limited to four individuals per member company. A prix fixe menu will be available from Bulls & Bears.
June 30, 2013
With an estimated construction cost of nearly $30 million, a network of roads that eventually will connect Eastern Boulevard North to Robinwood Drive is viewed by Washington County officials as a remedy to growing congestion on two major Hagerstown corridors. It's also the hope of county and local development officials that the infrastructure will pave the way for a proposed high-tech business park east of Hagerstown that could boost tax revenue and create thousands of local jobs over the next two decades.
June 30, 2013
Trace Draper of Williamsport Elementary School won Washington County Public Schools' 24 Game Math Challenge for fifth-graders at Hagerstown Community College on May 7. Three of the four finalists were students from Williamsport Elementary. The team leader was enrichment teacher Kimberly Rishell. Pictured from left, Williamsport Elementary Principal Jana Palmer, Rithika Krishnamoorthy, Alex Huffer (alternate), Draper, Anisha Kosuri and Rishell Not pictured is finalist Christopher Li from Boonsboro Elementary.
June 29, 2013
Henrietta Alberta Kuhn, 89, of Colonial Park in Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, June 26, 2013. Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Henry W. White Sr. and Harriette G. White. Henrietta was the devoted wife of Bernard Lee Kuhn, who passed away in July 1986. She was a member of Black Rock Bible Church. She attended Washington Bible College and Hagerstown Community College. Henrietta also taught adult reading through the Literacy Council of Washington County and was a volunteer at Mount Hope Prison Ministry in Hagerstown.
June 28, 2013
Workplace bullying, dealing with different demographics in the workforce and the impact of the most recent U.S. Census all were topics Friday at the 2013 Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resources Management Diversity Conference. The conference, held at Fountain Head Country Club, featured five presentations. “We are opening this up to an opportunity for people in the local community and H.R. (human resources) professionals in the community to learn more about diversity initiatives that they could do or just different offerings that are out there from a diversity perspective,” said Emily Kovaleski, diversity director of the Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resources Management.
June 27, 2013
1. Military band concert The Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic will perform, part of the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series. 6:15 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2346 or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-friends. 2. July art show at Meritus Artwork by Denny Clarke is on display and for sale through Wednesday, July 31, in the hallway near the information desk at Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown.
June 21, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on Monday, July 1, at 6:15 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The band was originally formed in 1942 as the 53rd Army Air Forces Band and underwent a series a name changes before it was given its current name in 2000. A traditional Air National Guard squadron, the band consists of 36 National Guard members with civilian careers who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform.
June 16, 2013
Agendas for this week's scheduled meetings of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown's Mayor and Council (the county Board of Education is not scheduled to meet): WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m. Agenda • 1 p.m. Public hearing: Text amendments to Sections 2.3, 12.1, 4.1 and 5.2 of the Washington County Public Facilities Ordinance for the purpose of changing the definition of a minor subdivision from five lots or less to seven lots or less to correspond with recently adopted changes to the Washington County Subdivision Ordinance • 1:30 p.m. Text amendment: Washington County Zoning Ordinance • 1:50 p.m. Bid award: Robinwood Drive corridor II roadway improvements • 2:30 p.m. Assistant director of emergency medical services operations • 2:45 p.m. Community Rescue Service building project, Maugansville • 7 p.m. Evening meeting at the town of Williamsport at 2 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport • 7:30 p.m. Citizens participation • 7:40 p.m. Other business: Appointments to County Boards and Commissions; County Administrator's comments; Reports from County staff WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION • No meeting Tuesday, June 18 HAGERSTOWN MAYOR AND COUNCIL City Hall, Council Chamber 1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown...