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December 2013

HCC named top military friendly college

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Top military friendly college
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Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Hagerstown Community College the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.    

Retired HCC professor publishes novel

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Ballard Novel 2013
Dr. Ron Ballard

Retired Hagerstown Community College Professor Emeritus Ron Ballard, of Hagerstown, recently published his first fiction novel, “Brilliant Corners.”

Two students nominated for All-USA team

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All-USA Academic Team 2013
Amanda Ray and Samantha Baldwin

Two Hagerstown Community College students, Amanda Ray and Samantha Baldwin, were recently nominated as part of USA TODAY’s All-USA Community College Academic Team.

HCC student wins scholarship

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HAH Scholarship Winner Fall 13
Amber Castro

Hagerstown Community College student Amber Castro, of Hagerstown, was recently awarded a scholarship through the Hispanic Association of Hagerstown (HAH).

HCC instructors exhibit artwork in January

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HCC instructors exhibit artwor
Jennie Avila and Stephen Wright

HCC adjunct instructors Jennie Avila and Stephen Wright will exhibit paintings, pottery, and handmade drums at the Washington County Arts Council from Jan. 3 through Jan. 28, 2014.

Winter Break held Dec. 20 - Jan. 1

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Winter Break 2013-2014

Winter Break will be held from Dec. 20 through Jan. 2, 2014. HCC will close at 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 20, and remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 1. The college will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Sign up for HCC text alerts

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Emergency Alert System
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Stay up-to-date by signing up for e2Campus: an automated messaging system that sends messages to your cell phone and college email account in the event of a college closing or weather-related delay.

An Afternoon of Song & Dance

An Afternoon of Song & Dance
December 15, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

“An Afternoon of Song and Dance” will feature more than 30 students in the dance and music programs at HCC. HCC's Dance Company and students from the dance and musical theater classes at HCC will present a recital of musical theater vignettes and ballet, modern, tap, and hip-hop style dancing.

This event is free and is open to the public. For more information, contact Alyssa Little at or call 240-500-2511.

Using Simulation to Improve Student Outcomes

Simulation to Improve Outcomes
March 28, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:45pm

Speaker: Karin Sherril, RN, MSN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF


This course is designed for nurse educators who work with simulation.  Information will be delivered via lecture, video, and hands-on activities.


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Opening Reception rescheduled for Dec. 11

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Art Reception Dec. 11, 2013

The opening reception for the winter student art exhibit, originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11,  from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Kepler Center. Free and open to the public.