Public Information and Government Relations

Earth Day Celebration

HCC will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation from Ashton Altieri, Meteorologist, WFAA, NBC Affiliate, Dallas, TX entitled, “The Earth and Its Extreme Weather Conditions.” Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about HCC’s wind turbine and solar array. A light luncheon will be provided.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:00am

HCC's 70th Anniversary - September 2016

This September, Hagerstown Community College will celebrate 70 years of service to the community and mark 50 years at the Robinwood campus. Events include: Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament Black Rock Golf Course Friday, September 16 Info: 240-500-2346 Week-long Celebration on Campus September 19 – 23 70th Anniversary Gala & Dinner Dance Fountain Head Country Club Saturday, September 24 Invitations will be mailed in August

Open House at HCC

Hagerstown Community College will hold a campus-wide open house on Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to meet with faculty representing more than 100 high-quality programs of study, learn how to plan ahead and pay for college, learn about HCC’s early college options for high school students, and take a guided tour of campus or visit buildings on their own. Programs and demonstrations will be repeated at each location throughout the day. The new Student Center will serve as a hub of activity for the event. In addition to presentations on the college admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, transfer programs, student support services, and academic advising, visitors can watch students play volleyball on the new sand court, grab a cup of coffee in the new Hawk Café or lunch in the Hilltop Grill, visit the new Campus Store, sit for a caricature drawing with a visiting artist, and enjoy shaved ice from the Kona Ice truck. Special program activities include a dance rehearsal and live theater set build, a chance to see inside one of HCC’s driver-training tractor trailers, historical artifact displays, and medical, scientific, and electronic/computer lab tours and demonstrations. Information will also be available on non-credit courses and programs, including College for Kids. Attendees will have the chance to enter a drawing to win one of six iPad minis. Open House Program Booklet

HCC: A Smart Start

Community colleges serve close to half of the undergraduate students in the United States. By starting a college education at HCC, students benefit in many ways: They save thousands of dollars on the first two years of college. They get a quality education from highly qualified instructors. They are well prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and statistically do as well or better than their counterparts during their junior and senior years of college. They are well prepared to enter the workforce for jobs that are in demand. They can choose from more than 100 programs of study. They are served by state-of-the-art facilities, including the STEM Building, Kepler Performing and Visual Arts Education Center, Career Programs Building with its extensive nursing and health sciences areas, and the newly renovated and expanded Student Center. HCC provides a “smart start” for: Motivated high school students who want to get an early start on college, through the ESSENCE Early College Program and the STEMM Technical Middle College. Students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree and save money on the first two years of college. Students who are trying to balance college with work and family obligations. Students who want to change careers and need a viable option to help them get there. Students (and their parents) who want a quality college education without significant debt. What others are saying about the value of community colleges: American Association of Community Colleges I Owe It All to Community College - Tom Hanks for The New York Times Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever Community College: Same Education, More Money in your Pocket