Public Information and Government Relations

P.A.R. Committee

The Pride And Recognition (P.A.R.) Committee strives to maintain campus morale through employee involvement and quality employee recognition and celebration activities. Any college employee can be on the committee. P.A.R.'s goal is to have representation from faculty, support staff and administrators to ensure that all employees on campus are represented. P.A.R. organizes at least one activity per month, and has two ongoing initiatives: the HCC anniversary card distribution and the P.A.R. Star co-worker recognition program. If you would like to join the P.A.R. Committee, contact Award a P.A.R. Star to a co-worker with the Employee Recognition Form. P.A.R. Stars [accordion id="PAR Stars" | collapse="icon-collapse-alt" | expand="icon-expand-alt"] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="June 2015" | collapsed="true" | id="june2015" ] Anne Shepard Barb Lease Brenda Huffman Henry Gautney Jeanette Morris Joyce Sollenberger Kristen Harbaugh Melissa Yourich Sandy Harrison Tamara Stenger Toni Hathaway [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="May 2015" | collapsed="false" | id="may15" ] Trisha Bair Heather Barnhart Brandon Brereton Marti Grahl Liz Hadley Cindy Harris Peggy Hutson Stephny Lietuvnikas Karen Martin Jessica Mentzer (2) Rosie Oberholzer Lita Orner (3) Chris Poffenberger Dawn Schoenenberger Helen Sweeney Robin Thomas Lisa Wynkoop [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="April 2015" | collapsed="false" | id="apr15" ] Guy Altieri Tina Berry Linda Bowers Brandon Brereton Mida Clipp Jack Drooger Kalina Gipe Adrienne King Kellie Koons Barb Macht Stacey McGee Theresa Shank Michael Stevenson Dave Warner Ashley Whaley Samantha Willard [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="March 2015" | collapsed="false" | id="mar15" ] Mark Frederick Custodial Staff Trisha Bair Robin Becker-Cornblatt Keisha Tulloch Deedra Thomas Paul Jozic Susan Fogle Heather Barnhart Terri Swab Rita Arch (2) Robin Shaner Bryan Rausch Matt Dorsey Sherry Plank Theresa Shank Chris Nelling Kristen Lennon Ashley Whaley Tish Mehalow Karen Giannoumus Sally Matthis [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="February 2015" | collapsed="false" | id="feb15" ] Sara Moore Barbara Roulette Peggy Hutson (2) Mel Yourich (2) Bonnie Saunders Brandon Brereton Tammy Strite Erin Murray Aaron Kilmer Brenda Huffman Peter Mathews Leigh-Anne Lawrence Gloria Hughes Doug Nicodemus Robin Thomas Brad Shepard Shelley Lesher Beth Lopez Petra Friedrich Norman Carr Jim Bechtol Megan Fritz JoAnna Shank [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="January 2015" | collapsed="false" | id="jan15" ] Angie Auldridge Ashley Whaley Bob Dwyer Brandi South Brandon Brereton Brenda Huffman (2) Chris Baer Chris McAfee Cindy Dove Danny Webber Deedra Thomas Ed Sigler Emily Hollins Jane Duff Jeanette Morris Jessica Chambers Jim Pierne Kevin Crawford Kristin Harbaugh Kristin Holt Lauren Payne Liz Hadley LuAnn Fisher Michael Cooley Mida Clipp Rich Campbell Samantha Willard Tim Jenness Tony Valente [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="December 2014" | collapsed="false" | id="dec14" ] Donna Carroll Salven DeMartino Jack Smith Joyce Sollenberger Danielle Donovan David Bittorf Teresa Weedon Veronica Stein Tony Valente Tom Crawford Ricky Martz Brenda Butler Ben Buhrman Robin Shaner Erick Williams Melinda Kowalsky Andrew Smith Eric Schwartz Jennifer Szczesniak Ashley Whaley Jennie Avila Luis Flores Steve Shank Karen Yates Brian Rogers Tim Jenness Lore Kuehnert David Maruszewski Mary Beth Chaney Jeannine Stonestreet Amanda Miller Marti Grahl Nancy Thorpe Lori Spessard Jim Pierne Alicia Drumgoole Nancy Stannert Sean Maher Jamie Moore Tina Berry Brandi South (2) Heather Barnhart Adrienne Summers Betty Berger Cassie Taylor [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="November 2014" | collapsed="false" | id="nov14" ] Trisha Bair Tina Berry Norman Carr Ernest Cook Lawrence Flowers Henry Gautney (2) Marti Grahl David Grimes Kristen Harbaugh Deb Henson Brenda Huffman Peggy Hutson Paul Jozik Angela Kelley Aaron Kilmer Janet Martinez Jamie Moore Chris Nelling Don Reiff Robin Shaner JoAnna Shank (2) Raymond Snow (3) Joyce Sollenberger Janie Spielman Tamara Stenger (2) Robin Thomas (4) [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="October 2014" | collapsed="false" | id="oct14" ] Andrew Smith Beth Lopez Chris Baer Craig Fentress Deb Henson Fonda Franklin Frances Cain Irene Young Janet Martinez Jennifer Adams Lawrence Flowers Luis Flores Molly Carlson (3) Petra Friedrich Sal DeMartino Sondra Fries Trisha Bair Wenona Miller Kate Zajdel Trisha Bair (3) Herb Fiege Kevin Crawford Emily Hollins Doug Courter Lisa Stewart Jessica Chambers Brad Tomlinson Leigh-Anne Lawrence Kellie Koons Jeff Spielman Patty Leasure Shannon Kehne Margaret Spivey Tina Hartman Ray Huffman Chris Poffenberger Michael Stevenson Janie Spielman Jason Buhrman Ben Buhrman Robin Shaner Alyssa Little Heather Barnhart Cheri McDannell Brenda Huffman [/accordion] [accordion parent="PAR Stars" | header="September 2014" | collapsed="false" | id="sept14" ] Jessica Chambers Michael Moats Michael Cooley Kevin Crawford Stephny Lietuvnikas Shauna Seering Brandon Brereton LuAnn Fisher Mike Harsh Joan Johnson Jim Pierni Lori Spessard Cindy Dove Ed Sigler Sandy Harrison Tom Crawford Tim Jenness David Grimes Liz Hadley Marti Grahl Jack Drooger Kalina Gipe Stephanie Hurd Rachel McLoud Jackie Taylor Janet Gardenhour Meredith Dominick Dawn Schoenenberger (2) Deedra Thomas David Simonetti Samantha Willard Trudy Gift Cheri McDannell [/accordion] [/accordion]

Campus Department Hours

Below is a listing of some of the most commonly referred to departments and/or areas on campus. You can also download a PDF of all college departments by extension on the Campus Directory page. Campus Departments Academic Advising Office Hours: Monday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2240 Email: Web: Admissions, Records and Registration Office Hours: Monday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2238 Fax: 301-791-9165 Email: Web: (transcript requests) Business and Procurement Services/Mail Center Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2443 Fax: 301-739-0737 Email: Campus Store Fall & Spring Semester Hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2271 Fax: 301-393-3693 Email: Web: Continuing Education and Business Services Division Phone: 240-500-2476 Email: Web Registration Questions: Web: Financial Aid Office Hours: Monday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2473 Fax: 301-791-9165 Email: Web: Finance Office Hours: Monday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2220 Fax: 301-393-3683 Email: Web: Grants Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2557 Fax: 301-733-7852 Email: Human Resources Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2589 Fax: 301-393-3823 Email: Web: Information Center Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2530 Email: Instructional Technology and Online Education Hours: Fall and Spring Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2587 Email: Web: Job Training Student Resources (JTSR) Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2392 Email: Web: Learning Support Center Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon to 5 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2560 Email: Web: Library Hours: Monday - Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2237 Email: Web: Office of Academic Affairs Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2231 Fax: 301-393-3689 Email: Office of Student Affairs Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2526 Fax: 301-791-9165 Email: Web: Records/Transcripts Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2239 Fax: 301-791-9165 Email: Web: Public Information & Government Relations Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2262 Fax: 301-393-3682 Email: Web: Student Activities Office/Student IDs Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays Phone: 240-500-2225 Email: Web: Testing Center Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. *Hours subject to change without notice Phone: 240-500-2398 Email: Schedule an appointment online. Powered by Register Blast Web: Theater Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 240-500-2337 Email:  

New Hires & Staff Announcements

2014 New Hires Click the links below to view photos and contact information for new hires. Promotions and employees who have taken new positions on campus are also included. January 1 - March 31, 2014 April 1 - June 30, 2014 July 1 - September 30, 2014 October 1 - Present Faces Pictorial Directory View photos of full-time staff and faculty and regular, part-time staff and faculty. Temporary and grant-funded employees are included by request. Please note that the Faces Book does not include adjunct faculty at this time. Questions can be directed to the Public Information Office at 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2004 Department Name Changes (effective July 1, 2014) Instructional Technology and Online Education is now Online Education and Instructional Support Services. This area oversees online programming, distance education (Moodle), learning technologies and instructional support, and the Fletcher Center. Change in Student Graduation Process (effective August 1, 2014) The Student Affairs Office would like to announce that Emily Hollins, coordinator of records and registration, will now oversee the student graduation process beginning with the 2014 fall semester. This includes the following functions: Application for Graduation (WebAdvisor) Review of degree audits/program evaluations Coordination with Academic Advisors regarding requests for exceptions/substitutions Conferring of degrees/processing students graduation status Packaging of diplomas and copies of diplomas Any graduation inquiries from students should be directed to Emily at or by phone at 240-500-2341. Tina Berry, executive assistant to the dean of student affairs, will still oversee the annual commencement ceremony. This includes coordinating the campus-wide meeting to review all May recognition ceremonies, academic regalia orders for faculty and students, and any program details. Please note that all students are expected to complete the online Application for Graduation through WebAdvisor to receive a degree, certificate, and letter of recognition. There is no fee to apply.   If you have any questions or suggestions for the student graduation process or annual commencement ceremony, please contact either Emily Hollins or Tina Berry.  

News in Brief

PAST NEWS A Big "Thank You!" from the Public Information Office The HCC Public Information Office would like to thank all the staff, faculty, and students who assisted with the dedication events this spring. Departments who played a key role in making these events a success included: English & Humanities Facilities/Maintenance Food Services Mathematics & Science Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Reprographic Services We could not have done it without you.Thank you!   Pictured above: Food Service Workers (students and staff) at the STEM Festival on April 28, 2012. Food Services provided food for more than 700 people at HCC's first STEM Festival. Department & Building Name Changes As of July 1, several departments and campus buildings have been renamed. New Department Names: Institutional Advancement is now College Advancement Continuing Education & Community Services is not Continuing Education & Business Services In addition, Distance Education, Learning Technologies, and Library Services now fall under the department of Instructional Technology and Online Education. New Building Names: The Classroom Building has been renamed the Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (BSH) The former Science Building has been renamed the Learning Support Center (LSC) Other changes for fall 2012 include the relocation of the history program. History courses will now fall under the Behavioral & Social Sciences/Business Division instead of the English & Humanities Division. New College Buses for Fall 2012 As of July 1, the 15-passenger vans are no longer be available for general use. To accommodate travel of larger groups, the College recently purchased two 33-passenger buses. The buses have been named after retired HCC coaches Jim Brown and Marlys Palmer. These buses will be used for academic field trips, student activities, employee trips, continuing education destination courses, athletics, and other events that may be deemed appropriate.  Requests for vehicles, including the buses, should continue to be made utilizing the internal form located on the HCC website. The form can be found here:  A determination will be made as to the vehicle(s) that is most appropriate to fit your needs by staff responsible for maintaining the fleet vehicles.   Please note that the cost to use College fleet vehicles will no longer be absorbed by the Facilities Department. The charge-back will be for the activities listed above as well as departments that regularly use vehicles as part of day-to-day operations (for example, Campus Police and Mail Services).  Departments will be charged back using a method similar to what is currently done for Reprographic Services or purchases made from the Campus Store. The charge for cars and minivans is 51 cents per mile and the cost for the buses is $1.25 per mile plus $19.38 per hour to cover expenses associated with the drivers. This charge-back system will enable more accurate cost-benefit studies of departments. Drivers for the buses will be provided.  Please make requests early so that there is ample time to schedule drivers. Questions should be directed to Anna Barker's office at ext. 2330. Staff can buy surplus college inventory Did you know that HCC sells all surplus or obsolete inventory on an online auction called  Once an item can no longer be used on campus, it is placed on the auction site, and the money earned is returned to the general fund to provide money towards on-going college needs.  This partnership with GovDeals also addresses the Govenor’s “Smart, Green and Growing” initiative, by eliminating unnecessary driving or transporting of surplus assets and the need for bidders to travel to or from auction sites to view and bid on surplus assets, thereby greatly reducing emissions and our carbon footprint.   Anyone can bid on the site by setting up a personal account and register to receive automatic notifications when a particular type of products goes up for bid, or a particular agency such as HCC list an item for sale. Each seller has their own terms, so review them carefully before bidding. The majority of auctions will require you to pick the items up in person; watch the location when placing your bids as agencies from coast to coast are posting on this website.  GovDeals’ advanced search feature allows you to search by state, proximity or product category. Questions or concerns, please contact Lita Orner at ext. 2264. Happy Bidding!  

Public Disclosure

Higher Education Opportunity Act In accordance with federal regulations, Hagerstown Community College provides prospective and current students as well as the general public with a variety of academic, institutional, and financial assistance information. Contact information for college offices designated to assist individuals in obtaining the institutional or financial information required to be disclosed is available on the right. Paper copies will be provided upon request to the appropriate college office listed for each area. General Institutional Information About HCC HCC is a state- and county-supported comprehensive community college. Its central purpose is to offer a diverse array of courses and programs designed to address the curricular functions of university transfer, career entry or advancement, adult basic skills enhancement, general and continuing education, as well as student and community service. It is part of the College’s mission to promote and deliver educational excellence within a learning community environment and to foster regional economic and cultural development through community service and collaboration. The College is charged to provide high quality education at a reasonable cost to meet the post-secondary educational needs of the citizens of Washington County and the surrounding region. Additional information about HCC is available on the "About HCC" page. Campus Facilities Instructional Facilities Campus Map Key Information The following information is required to be published on the College website. These links provide access to information and services that are deemed essential to current and prospective students.  Academic and Program Information Programs of Study College Faculty Outcomes Assessment College catalogs, class schedules, and course guides Program brochures Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Programs Hagerstown Community College is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.   The Continuing Education and Business Services Division is certified by Learning Resources Network (LERN).   The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs are approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).   The Nursing Program is approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and The Maryland Board of Nursing.   The Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic) Program is certified by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.   The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.   The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing. Articulation Agreements Articulation is the process of communication between HCC and other educational institutions like universities, colleges and high schools. HCC develops articulation agreements to ensure that students can receive credit for their work and transition more easily between institutions. Articulation Agreements Dual Admissions Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions Credit is granted for course work completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities and that apply to the student’s program at HCC. The credit for prior learning specialist is the appropriate staff member to evaluate courses taken more than 10 years ago. Credit for courses accepted from other institutions satisfies HCC’s graduation requirements. The course grades, however, are not calculated in the grade point average at HCC. For students transferring from any University of Maryland system institution, all applicable general education coursework with a grade of “D” or above will be accepted in transfer. For program requirements, grades of “D” will be accepted only if the grade point average for the block of courses is 2.0 or higher. HCC will convert courses taken at institutions that operate on the quarter system to semester hours. Quarter hours are multiplied by 2/3 to equal semester hours. Students may transfer up to 75 percent of their degree or certificate requirements. All transfer students working for a degree or certificate must take at least 25 percent of their credits at HCC. Additional transfer information is available on the transfer page. Tuition & Fees Price of Attendance Net Price Calculator Refund and Withdrawal Policy Textbook Information Student Financial Aid Office HCC’s Student Financial Aid Office provides resources to students seeking financial assistance. Aid is available through grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment at the College. Students must apply for financial aid each year. The following links provide access to the information and services provided by this department.  Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs  Federal and State Drug Policy Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Student Loan Information Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers Code of Conduct and Ethics Statements Student Affairs Office College Policies Acceptable Computer Usage Policy Code of Student Conduct Student Activities Student Guidebook Student Support Services Academic Advising Career Counseling Disability Support Services Handicapped Accessibility Map Internship and Job Services Health and Safety HCC has its own Police Department, certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. The officers have full police authority on campus and at off campus locations under the control of HCC. The mission of the HCC Police is to serve and protect the college community and enforce all laws and college policies.  Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program HCC provides literature and educational programs related to health and safety, including information on drug and alcohol use, abuse, and prevention. Drug and Alcohol Policy Additional Resources Student Health Requirements including Vaccination Policy Emergency Management and Response Plan Campus Police Annual Security Report Emergency Alert Sign-Up Title IX and SaVE Act Information Student Diversity HCC students are 39% male, 61% female   22.5% of HCC students are self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group. (12% Black, Non-Hispanic; 5% Hispanic; 2% Asian/Pacific Islander; 0.5% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% are Multi-Race)   Of the 445 first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students enrolled in fall 2012, 44% received Pell grants during their first academic year (FY13) Student Outcomes As a Title IV institution receiving federal financial aid, HCC is required to submit data to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) regarding graduation, completion, and transfer-out rates for students. The following information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rate reflects the graduation, completion, and transfer-out status of students who enrolled during the fall 2011 semester and for whom 150 percent of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. During the fall 2011 semester, 458 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Hagerstown Community College (HCC). By the end of the spring 2014 semester, 114 students had earned a certificate and/or associate degree; 118 transferred out without obtaining a certificate or degree; and 75 were still enrolled at HCC. By the end of the spring 2014 semester, the graduation/transfer rate for the fall 2011 cohort of first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking students was 50.6 percent. This figure does not include the 75 students who were still enrolled as of the spring 2014 semester. Additional retention and student outcomes data for HCC is available online through the Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Education Statistics. Licensure/Certification Examination Pass Rates NCLEX for Registered Nurses FY 2009: 94%    FY 2010: 78%    FY 2011: 98%    FY 2012: 93% Cert. Exam American Registry of Radiologic Technicians FY 2009: 97%    FY 2010: 96%    FY 2011: 96%    FY 2012: 96%   NCLEX for Licensed Practical  Nurses FY 2009: 100%    FY 2010: 96%    FY 2011: 100%    FY 2012: 100% Gainful Employment Program Disclosures Gainful employment data is posted for all active applicable HCC programs, as they appear in the current college catalog, and the list excludes programs that have been discontinued since the publication of the previous college catalog. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act provides information to students and the public regarding data for HCC's intercollegiate athletic programs. A paper copy of the following report will be supplied upon request. HCC Equity in Athletics 2014 Report Other Items of Interest Copyright Infringement Policy Maryland Voter Registration Form  

Schedules & Catalogs

College Catalogs Access current and archived HCC catalogs Credit Course Guides View or download a list of upcoming credit classes Non-Credit Class Schedules View or download a list of upcoming non-credit classes offered through Continuing Education   Looking for registration dates or the final exam schedule? Visit the Current Students page.

Accessibility Statement

Hagerstown Community College is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to all users. The HCC website has been developed to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers to information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage the development of new technologies to help achieve these goals. This law requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to information and data comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities. If you have questions or feedback about accessibility on the Hagerstown Community College website, please contact HCC using the contact form, or by emailing If you have questions relating to accessibility and accommodations on campus, please contact Disability Support Services Office, at 240-500-2273, or by emailing