Public Information and Government Relations

P.A.R. Stars - Employee Recognition Form

Award a P.A.R. Star to a co-worker who has gone “above and beyond” to help out a student, fellow employee, or community member. The co-worker will receive special recognition, and be entered in a monthly drawing for a $10 HCC Grub Buck Card. Make someone you work with feel appreciated by recognizing their efforts!

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.