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July 5, 2012
Students in Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently participated in the Middle States Region Officers' Academy and Honors Institute. This year's institute was held at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The institute's purpose was to assist student officers in planning activities that encompass specific Phi Theta Kappa initiatives. Student officers who attended the event included Allen Calvert of Rohrersville; Heather Geary and Rick Howe, both of Boonsboro; Andrea Theodoru of Smithsburg; Leann Tomlin of Hagerstown; and Allie Villatoro of Myersville, Md. In addition, Howe, Phi Theta Kappa president at HCC, was elected the Maryland  president of the Middle States Region.
NEWS
May 5, 2013
Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently inducted new members. New student inductees included: Boonsboro - Samantha Baldwin, Audrey Delos Santos, Savanna Miller, Samantha Poweski, Ryan Tetter Cascade - Cynthia Mekosh, Kim Morrison Chambersburg, Pa. - Derik Breon, Kimberly Paparella, Cameron Rust-Ostler Clear Spring - Ethan Miller Emmitsburg, Md. - Darla Grumblatt ...
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November 23, 2011
Hagerstown Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is holding a panel discussion on the democratization of information on Thursday, Dec. 1, at its campus, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Phi Theta Kappa is a National Honor Society for two-year institutions, such as HCC. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. It will be in the Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center (rooms 211/213) in HCC's Career Programs Building. For more information, contact Public Relation Officer at aebrittingham@student.hagerstowncc.edu .
NEWS
December 22, 2006
Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently inducted 59 members in the college's Kepler Theater. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and must have completed 12 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a full-time student, or 24 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a part-time student. New members are: Boonsboro - Jayne B. Angle, Darlene G. Crowley, Kevin P. McMahon, Aaron K. Schlossberg, Margaret R. Shupe, Andrea M. Smith Clear Spring - Traci D. Cordell, David E. Ernst Funkstown - Jennifer D. Cottrell, Patti M. Ramer Hagerstown - Benjamin E. Barbee, Renee A. Channell, Sarah M. Cooley, Jessica N. Embly, Crystal L. Foltz, Kayla J. Garvin, Baille K. Gelwicks, Fallon L. Grove, Kimberley S. Hamburg, Matthew J. Hoover, Ellen M. Livingston, Donald G. Mackey, Matthew J. Mastiano, Anne M. Merritt, Brandy V. Norleen, Valerie K. Shank, Laura L. Sheffield, Holly M. Shifler, Josiah T. Storer, Delisha D. Sylvester, Laura B. Ward, Lisa M. Wimer, Zachary J. Worthy, Steven A. Younkins, Cheree C. Yumlu, Natalya S. Zanko Hancock - Matthew R. Beal, Valerie K. Repsher Keedysville - Kayla A. Drake Knoxville, Md. - Julia M. Tritapoe Sharpsburg - Clara G. McCrossin Smithsburg - Benjamin B. Buhrman, Matthew J. Hoover, Susan E. Johns, Lauryn M. Sheeley Williamsport - Lauren R. Brown, Shelley G. Long, Braden A.K. Myers,...
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2012
Rick Howe is passionate about higher education and is extending his own career as a student to spread the word. Howe is president of Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, an international honor society at Hagerstown Community College. The mission of the organization is to recognize and encourage achievement of two-year college students, as well as provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship opportunities, according to its website.
NEWS
March 16, 2008
Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently inducted 71 new members. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and must have completed 12 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a full-time student, or 15 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a part-time student. New members were honored March 2 in a special ceremony in Kepler Theater on the campus of HCC. Boonsboro - Kathryn Barger, Allen Beard, Frances Lynch, Ryan Shifler.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
Phi Theta Kappa, the honors society at Hagerstown Community College, will auction a quilt to raise funds for World Aids Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The quilt front shows caring hands of HCC students, faculty and staff. Bids can be made by e-mailing thornhilll@hagerstowncc.edu. The winner will be announced Dec. 1. Proceeds go to Doctors of the World, an international health and human rights organization.
NEWS
March 5, 2006
Two members of Hagerstown Community College's Pi Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society were recently named to Team 1 of the All-Maryland Academic Team. Rachael McLoud and Barbara Lloyd, both of Hagerstown, were nominated due to their academic standing and service to the college. Only 12 community college students from the state of Maryland received the Team 1 award.
LIFESTYLE
June 10, 2011
The Hagerstown Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recognized at the 93rd annual Convention of Phi Theta Kappa in Seattle. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year colleges. This year's convention was attended by more than 3,500 members from 535 chapters around the world. Five students represented HCC's chapter at the conference — Aletha Shaffer of Boonsboro; Amanda England and Carlee Myers, both of Hagerstown; and siblings Andrea and Stefan Theodoru, both of Smithsburg.
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EDUCATION
May 19, 2013
The Pi Theta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hagerstown Community College recently received several awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention. The HCC Pi Theta Chapter was awarded the Five Star Chapter Development Award; the 2013 Middle States Region Hallmark Award for its 2013 project, “College Completion Symposium,” which was held at HCC on Oct. 12; and the Distinguished Officer Team Award. Five-star status is awarded to chapters that complete a variety of service-learning projects intended to aid the college community and  the  community.
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NEWS
May 5, 2013
Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently inducted new members. New student inductees included: Boonsboro - Samantha Baldwin, Audrey Delos Santos, Savanna Miller, Samantha Poweski, Ryan Tetter Cascade - Cynthia Mekosh, Kim Morrison Chambersburg, Pa. - Derik Breon, Kimberly Paparella, Cameron Rust-Ostler Clear Spring - Ethan Miller Emmitsburg, Md. - Darla Grumblatt ...
EDUCATION
April 26, 2013
A Blue Ridge Community and Technical College student was among 50 community college students across the nation, Canada and Micronesia to be named 2013 New Century Scholars, the college announced Friday. Judy Jeffares was the only student from West Virginia to receive the honor from the program, which is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges, the college said in a news release. “We are proud to have Judy Jeffares selected as a New Century Scholar.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2012
Rick Howe is passionate about higher education and is extending his own career as a student to spread the word. Howe is president of Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, an international honor society at Hagerstown Community College. The mission of the organization is to recognize and encourage achievement of two-year college students, as well as provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship opportunities, according to its website.
EDUCATION
July 5, 2012
Students in Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently participated in the Middle States Region Officers' Academy and Honors Institute. This year's institute was held at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The institute's purpose was to assist student officers in planning activities that encompass specific Phi Theta Kappa initiatives. Student officers who attended the event included Allen Calvert of Rohrersville; Heather Geary and Rick Howe, both of Boonsboro; Andrea Theodoru of Smithsburg; Leann Tomlin of Hagerstown; and Allie Villatoro of Myersville, Md. In addition, Howe, Phi Theta Kappa president at HCC, was elected the Maryland  president of the Middle States Region.
OBITUARIES
April 16, 2012
Linda Jean Howerton, 58, of 1008F Security Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at her home. Born Thursday, July 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Carl Wismer of Stephens City, Va., and the late Faye Jean (Bowers) Wismer. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Besides her father, she is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth J. Kees, Edith V. Howerton and Sarah M. Howerton, all of Hagerstown; sister, Christine Wismer of Florida; brothers, Don Wismer of Stephens City and Lawrence Wismer of New Jersey; and three grandchildren, Alanis, Bella and Daniel.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
Hagerstown Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is holding a panel discussion on the democratization of information on Thursday, Dec. 1, at its campus, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Phi Theta Kappa is a National Honor Society for two-year institutions, such as HCC. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. It will be in the Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center (rooms 211/213) in HCC's Career Programs Building. For more information, contact Public Relation Officer at aebrittingham@student.hagerstowncc.edu .
EDUCATION
November 11, 2011
Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently inducted 94 new members. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and must have completed 12 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a full-time student, or 15 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a part-time student: Big Pool - Richard Spong Boonsboro - Deborah Messersmith, Stephanie...
LIFESTYLE
June 10, 2011
The Hagerstown Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was recognized at the 93rd annual Convention of Phi Theta Kappa in Seattle. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year colleges. This year's convention was attended by more than 3,500 members from 535 chapters around the world. Five students represented HCC's chapter at the conference — Aletha Shaffer of Boonsboro; Amanda England and Carlee Myers, both of Hagerstown; and siblings Andrea and Stefan Theodoru, both of Smithsburg.
EDUCATION
April 18, 2011
 Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently inducted new members. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and must have completed 12 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a full-time student, or 15 credit hours of college-level work at HCC as a part-time student. Big Pool — Daniel Gehr Boonsboro — Shawn Curtis, Sherrie Ellsworth, Gordon Fairman, Jennifer Gearhart, Richard Howe, Chelsea Kershner, Jean Meyers, Christina Russell, Catherine Szuchnicki Clear Spring — Richard Heines, Damara McDonough, William Mull Hagerstown — Edward Anderson, Sarah Arch, Jill Atherton, David Calvert, Katherine Carpio-Pinto, Andrea Ceci, Shawn Clayton, Roberta Dahlgreen, Kelly Dimmick, Migdalia Downs, Amie Eichelberger, David Goldsborough, Matt-hew Hast, Sherrie-Lynn Holloman, Maria Ingles, Syeda Javed, Melissa Jones, Stephanie Jones, Regina Magee, Kristina McCusker, Kari Mellott, Debra Michael, Pamela Newman, Anthony Pence, Merna Pettit, Debra Reed, Chad Russell, Melinda Rypczyk-McTonic, Michael Salguero, Daniel Saunders, Margi Shah, Karen Sharer, Ragan Shaw, Daniel Taylor, Jonathan Tydings, Loraine Viar, Cassandra Wagaman, Wuquing Wang, Melissa Ward, Lashelle Wiggins Hancock — Hannah Creek, Michael Pyles Keedysville — Cornelia Barber, Megan Roberts Sharpsburg — Sean Chapelle Smithsburg...
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