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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 18, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Hagerstown Business College can change its name to Kaplan College, a state commission decided Wednesday. The Maryland Higher Education Commission voted 7-0 in favor of the request, commission spokeswoman Helen Szablya said. Wednesday's approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission means HBC can now ask its accrediting agency for final permission to change its name. "The name change really has to do with our expanded mission," particularly the addition of bachelor's degrees, HBC President W. Christopher Motz said.
NEWS
September 10, 2004
Hagerstown Business College will be hosting a back-to-school open house/picnic on its main campus at 18618 Crestwood Drive in Hagerstown on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Information about the college's two newest programs, computer forensics and criminal justice, will be available. Visitors may tour the campus at any time that day. Picnic serving times will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Applications for the fall term, which begins Oct. 18, are still being accepted. Students may also still apply for federal financial aid. For reservations for the open house/picnic, please contact the college at 1-800-HBC-2670.
NEWS
October 31, 1997
Hagerstown Business College, at 18618 Crestwood Drive, will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective students and their families may visit the campus and tour the facility, including Fawley Hall, the residence hall. Information about the program offerings, job placement, federal financial aid and scholarships will be distributed. Faculty and staff members will also be available to answer questions. The open house is a good opportunity for those interested in enrolling in the business college for the winter or fall terms to see the campus and learn more abut HBC. Those interested in enrolling for the January term may submit their applications to an admissions representative during the open house program.
NEWS
August 21, 2000
HBC delays classes By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Classes at Hagerstown Business College will resume later than usual this fall so the school can prepare for a projected increase in enrollment, which will reach its highest level yet, President Christopher Motz said Monday. The extra time is needed to prepare more classrooms, he said. Classes will start Sept. 25 for the full 15-week trimester, which will conclude in January after a holiday break. Initially, classes were to start Sept.
NEWS
September 24, 2006
Hagerstown Business College 18618 Crestwood Drive Hagerstown Phone numbers: 301-739-2670, 1-800-HBC-2670 Web site: www.hagerstownbusinesscol.edu . Hagerstown Business College, founded in 1938, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. HBC offers 13 associate degrees and 10 certificate programs in the areas of business, allied health, dental assisting, criminal justice, legal assisting, graphic design and computer information technology.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 15, 2007
ANNAPOLIS - Hagerstown Business College's proposal to offer four-year degrees has some people eager for another higher-education choice and others worried about the competition it would pose. HBC, which offers associate degrees, has asked the Maryland Higher Education Commission to approve bachelor's degrees in information technology and business administration. The commission was scheduled to vote on the request Wednesday, but the meeting was canceled due to bad weather. The University System of Maryland, which has a downtown Hagerstown campus with the same bachelor's degrees, opposes HBC's plan.
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by KAREN HANNA | March 2, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Whether you're disciplined or flexible, individualistic or group-oriented, there is a job out there for you. That was the message of John Brantley, the evening studies coordinator at Hagerstown Business College, which March 11 is offering community members a free opportunity to take assessments to identify their unique strengths. The StrengthsQuest test,offered by the Gallup Organization, is an online assessment that identifies some of test-takers' most basic, underlying characteristics, like competitiveness, adaptability and empathy.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 9, 2007
ANNAPOLIS - After a pointed debate about competition, accreditation and employment demands, a state commission on Thursday gave Hagerstown Business College permission to offer four-year degrees. The Maryland Higher Education Commission voted 10-1 to let HBC, a private school, start bachelor's degree programs in information technology and business administration. Pushing for a stronger, more educated local work force, leaders from Washington County's chamber of commerce and county government testified in favor of HBC's plan.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 13, 2007
Hagerstown Business College has asked the state for permission to change its name. The new name would be Kaplan College, according to Maryland Higher Education Commission spokeswoman Helen Szablya. On Wednesday in Annapolis, the commission is scheduled to discuss the college's request. Hagerstown Business College is owned by Kaplan Higher Education, part of The Washington Post Co. Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education. HBC offers associate degrees and certificates in business and office technology and the medical and legal fields.
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.
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August 19, 2007
These students have received scholarships to attend Hagerstown Business College: Meagan Lynn Hammond of Hagerstown was awarded the Edward J. Hajek Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000. Meagan is a 2007 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and is enrolled in the graphic design program at HBC. She is the daughter of Dawn Harbaugh. Brandy Marie Benedict of Waynesboro, Pa. was awarded a $2,500 business scholarship. Brandy is a 2007 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and is enrolled in the business administration program at HBC. She is the daughter of Michael and Jan Benedict.
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By SHANNON EPPS | July 24, 2007
HAGERSTOWN On July 31, Hagerstown Business College will become Kaplan College. The name change, which will affect both the Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., campuses, was a corporate decision, HBC President Christopher Motz said. Kaplan Higher Education, which owns HBC, offers programs at more than 70 schools in 22 states, according to Kaplan Higher Education's Web site. "The Kaplan name is known, and it's associated with excellent education," Motz said. HBC is part of the first wave of schools that will have their names changed to Kaplan College in order to "broaden their (Kaplan's)
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by KAREN HANNA | June 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - For alumni of Hagerstown Business College, returning to school could get even easier. Executive Director W. Christopher Motz announced Tuesday that the college, which offers associate degrees in business, allied health and other programs, will begin offering bachelor's degrees. Ryan Boyer, 21, of Hagerstown, was one of several recent alumni on hand when Motz made the announcement during an open house. Boyer said he's interested in going back to the school, where he earned an associate degree in applied science last year.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 18, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Hagerstown Business College can change its name to Kaplan College, a state commission decided Wednesday. The Maryland Higher Education Commission voted 7-0 in favor of the request, commission spokeswoman Helen Szablya said. Wednesday's approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission means HBC can now ask its accrediting agency for final permission to change its name. "The name change really has to do with our expanded mission," particularly the addition of bachelor's degrees, HBC President W. Christopher Motz said.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | April 15, 2007
Hagerstown Business College kicked off this spring's commencement season Saturday morning as the Class of 2007 donned caps and gowns to collect their diplomas during a ceremony at North Hagerstown High School. This year's class includes nearly 140 graduates in the school's allied health, business, computer technology and legal divisions. The graduates ranged from young students not that far removed from their high school graduation, to grandparents seeking a career change. The commencement speakers, both of whom graduated summa cum laude on Saturday, spoke of the challenges they faced while attending HBC, and those that are ahead.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | April 14, 2007
Hagerstown Business College kicked off this spring's commencement season Saturday morning as the Class of 2007 donned caps and gowns to collect their diplomas during a ceremony at North Hagerstown High School. This year's class includes nearly 140 graduates in the school's allied health, business, computer technology and legal divisions. The graduates ranged from young students not that far removed from their high school graduation, to grandparents seeking a career change. The commencement speakers, both of whom graduated summa cum laude on Saturday, spoke of the challenges they faced while attending HBC, and those that are ahead.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 14, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-Hagerstown Business College has asked the state for permission to change its name. The new name would be Kaplan College, according to Maryland Higher Education Commission spokeswoman Helen Szablya. On Wednesday in Annapolis, the commission is scheduled to discuss the college's request. Hagerstown Business College is owned by Kaplan Higher Education, part of The Washington Post Co. Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education. HBC offers associate degrees and certificates in business and office technology and the medical and legal fields.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 13, 2007
Hagerstown Business College has asked the state for permission to change its name. The new name would be Kaplan College, according to Maryland Higher Education Commission spokeswoman Helen Szablya. On Wednesday in Annapolis, the commission is scheduled to discuss the college's request. Hagerstown Business College is owned by Kaplan Higher Education, part of The Washington Post Co. Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education. HBC offers associate degrees and certificates in business and office technology and the medical and legal fields.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 12, 2007
Higher Ed commissioner persistent with HBC As the Maryland Higher Education Commission debated Hagerstown Business College's request to offer four-year degrees, Commissioner James G. Morgan Jr. was particularly persistent. At Thursday's meeting in Annapolis, Morgan pressed HBC President W. Christopher Motz about regional accreditation, making it more likely that HBC credits will be accepted at other schools. "It's an issue to me," he said. "So, I want to know what you're going to do .... I don't want you to tell me something and not be prepared for me to show up at your home.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 9, 2007
ANNAPOLIS - After a pointed debate about competition, accreditation and employment demands, a state commission on Thursday gave Hagerstown Business College permission to offer four-year degrees. The Maryland Higher Education Commission voted 10-1 to let HBC, a private school, start bachelor's degree programs in information technology and business administration. Pushing for a stronger, more educated local work force, leaders from Washington County's chamber of commerce and county government testified in favor of HBC's plan.
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