Public Information and Government Relations


Picture Yourself Here More and more people are realizing the incredible value of HCC. With more than 100 programs of study, affordable tuition, quality instruction, and transfer options, HCC makes it easy for students to succeed. Classes start January 12. Check out HCC's programs and courses to get started. Share Your Story Share photos of your HCC experience via Twitter and Instagram. Tag your content with the #hccnow hash tag. Photos can be of you or your friends. Photos should be taken on the HCC campus or on campus/club trips. Favorite photos will be shared on the college's social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also share your photos by emailing   Jason Diggs Jason Diggs, of Hagerstown, graduated from HCC with the Class of 2014, having earned his associate degree in nursing. Choosing to study nursing as a career change, Jason really enjoyed the real-world exposure to nursing, especially his clinical classes.  In the future, he hopes to become a nurse practitioner. Lexie Holtzman Lexie Holtzman, of Big Pool, is currently studying engineering at HCC. She chose HCC because of the quality reputation of the engineering programs and its professors. She enjoys the small class sizes and plans to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Sierra Saunders Sierra Saunders, of Hagerstown, is a business major at HCC. She started taking classes at HCC through the ESSENCE Program while she was still in high school. She appreciates the financial assistance she receives as an HCC student. In the future, she plans to earn a master’s degree in business administration from a prestigious university. Hope Wootton Hope Wootton, of Hagerstown, is a theater major at HCC. She chose to attend HCC because of the experience she is gaining, while saving money on tuition. In the spring of 2014, she was the technical director for HCC’s production of “42nd Street.” In the future, she hopes to become a film director.  

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 Jessica Chambers as new dean of students 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

College Logo

Logo Usage Guidelines The logo may be used in black, white (reversed on dark background), all green (Pantone 575), or the green/black combination. The logo is not to be altered in any way and the top portion of the logo is never to be separated from the text portion on the bottom. (See sample below.) When resizing the logo, hold the "shift" key to ensure the proper proportions are maintained and it does not become distorted. Do not copy the logo from the website, as the resolution is not appropriate for printed materials. Instead, please download the logo from below. Download the HCC logo All Black Black and Green

For the Media

Media Inquiries All media inquiries should begin with the director of public information. Contact Beth Kirkpatrick at or by calling 240-500-2265. College Logo To access or download a copy of the HCC logo, visit the College Logo page. College Photos To access the public college photo archives, visit

Web & Multimedia

The PIGR Office works closely with both Online Education and Instructional Support Services and the Information Technology (IT) Department to create college videos and to maintain the college website. PIGR manages and maintains the HCC website with assistance from IT. All website requests should go through PIGR. Online Education and Instructional Support Services provides support to faculty, staff, and students in the use of audiovisual equipment, Moodle course management software and other distance education technologies. Requests for instructional or classroom videos or full-length event videos (e.g., graduation, honors convocation) should be submitted to   IT is responsible for maintaining campus computer networks and servers, computers, and other technology resources needed for instructional purposes, for student services, and for administrative functions. Although PIGR maintains the website, IT is responsible for WebAdvisor, Datatel, and Microsoft Outlook. Requests or questions about campus email, WebAdvisor, or Datatel should be submitted to Website Requests All website requests should be submitted to Promotional Photography PIGR handles all promotional photography for the college including special events and student photoshoots. Photo requests must be made in advance of an event. Photography requests - Contact Sara Moore Promotional Videos All promotional and advertising videos are created by PIGR. Examples include videos to highlight a specific program, grant, or other special initiative. Instructional videos (including lecture capture) and full-length event videos (such as graduation) are handled by Online Education and Instructional Support Services. Promotional video requests - Fill out the Video Production Request Form and submit to Sara Moore Instructional videos or full-length event videos - Contact Online Education and Instructional Support Services at