Public Information and Government Relations

New Website

In 2014, HCC's Public Information and Government Relations Office released a new and updated college website. Design Improvements Clean and modern look to keep HCC competitive with other community colleges. Responsive design for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, etc. Improved search functionality as a result of content reorganization. New Features Embedded videos and photo galleries. More integration with social media.


Each year, more than 6,000 credit students and 7,000 continuing education students attend Hagerstown Community College. HCC’s Public Information and Government Relations (PIGR) office uses social media to capture and share what’s happening on campus. These platforms provide a place for students to engage and share their experiences and accomplishments while attending classes, activities, and events on campus. All students are encouraged to follow HCC’s main social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use #hccnow to share what’s happening now on campus. [social url='' | icon='icon-facebook'][/social] [social url='' | icon='icon-twitter'][/social] [social url='' | icon='icon-instagram'][/social] Reposts Students are encouraged to post photos of themselves and friends on campus or on college trips to their own social media accounts and tag them using #hccnow. Favorite photos will be shared on the college's social media channels. Note: Posts tagged with #hccnow are only visible if privacy settings are set to public. Contests Throughout the semester, the PIGR office will promote student contests via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All currently enrolled students are eligible to participate. Entries must be made public on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and must include the hash tag #hccnow. All entries must fully adhere to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook terms and conditions. Contests are judged by a panel of HCC staff from the PIGR Office. The judges’ decision is final. Winners will be contacted by the PIGR office with instructions on how to pick up his/her prize. Note: Social contests are not administered by Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Faculty & Staff News

Feature Stories April 2015 McAfee artwork on display from May 15 - June 18 March 2015 Keller exhibit on display at Washington County Arts Council through April 28 September 2014 Miller writes children's book to celebrate new City Park sculpture Remembering Dr. Norman P. Shea New art exhibit by Erica Kempler on display through Sept. 30 July 2014 Ceramics artist Erica Kempler joins HCC art department HCC adjunct Benita Keller to exhibit at Bridge Gallery in August HCC promotes six faculty members June 2014 HCC professor Joan Bontempo exhibits at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts May 2014 HCC announces 2014 outstanding faculty recipients March 2014 HCC names Simonetti director of police academy February 2014 Faculty art on display at Washington County Arts Council December 2013 New exhibit by Avila and Wright on display in January October 2013 Cookie Redding showcases work at Artomatic New show by Tom Renner now on display in Kepler September 2013 Carlson named HCC’s director of instruction Janice Riley named TIC manager July 2013 HCC instructor Audra Haddock-Martenot wins photography awards at annual exhibition HCC Amanda Miller professor publishes first children’s book HCC promotes seven faculty members June 2013 HCC names Bernard Johnson as new athletic director HCC instructor Jennie Avila to perform at MSO “Salute to Independence” on July 6 at Antietam Battlefield May 2013 HCC announces 2013 outstanding faculty recipients