Public Information and Government Relations

New Hires & Staff Announcements

New Hires & Staff Announcements  Winter 2013 Allison Albinski Administrative Office Associate I, Police Academy Phone: 2428 Office: LRC-142 Robin Becker-Cornblatt Director, Admissions, Records and Registration Phone: 2340 Office: ASA-400 Korbie Edelin Custodial Worker Phone: 2257 Office: ATC-113 Dr. Julian Horton Associate Dean, Instructional Technology and Online Education Phone: 2357 Office: LRC (TBD) Malissa Hudson Instructor, Nursing Phone: 2294 Office: CPB-110O Kristen Lennon Coordinator, Biotechnology Microscopy Phone: 2429 Office: STEM-422 Gina Yurek Instructor, Nursing Phone: 2627 Office: CPB-110J Fall 2012 Jennifer Adams Coordinator, Academic Testing and Learning Resources Phone: 2551 Office: LRC-309 Rebecca Beecroft Instructor, Life Sciences/Biotechnology Phone: 2491 Office: STEM-416 Ray Boyd Maintenance Technician, Level I, Semi-Skilled Trades Phone: 2257 Office: ATC-113 Danielle Donovan Danielle recently took a new position as the Upward Bound Advising and Assessment Specialist. She previously worked in the Information Center as a part-time customer service representative. Congratulations, Danielle! New Phone Extension: 2422 New Office Location: ATC-209A Deborah Hartman Financial Aid Virtual Advisor Phone: 2639 Office: ASA-500 Dr. Timothy Jenness Instructor, United States and World History Phone: 2298 Office: BSH-131 John King Director, Police Academy Phone: 2425 Office: LRC-146 Dr. Lore Kuehnert Instructor, World History and United States History Phone: 2442 Office: BSH-133 David Mathers Cybersecurity Recruiter/Lab Technician Phone: 2515 Office: STEM-527 Jessica Mentzer Accounts Receivable Associate Phone: 2496 Office: ASA-300 Mylynh Nguyen Mylynh recently took a new position as the Coordinator of HCC's Upward Bound program. Previously, Mylynh worked as a biotech advisor/recruiter in the Math and Science Division. Congratulations, Mylynh! Phone: 2584 New Office Location: ATC-207 Robert "Bo" Perrow Maintenance Technician II, Skilled Trades - Electrical/HVAC Controls Technician Phone: 2257 Office: ATC-113 Shakima Richards Teacher Assistant, Children's Learning Center, part-time Phone: 2403 Office: ASA-CLC Dr. Eric Schwartz Instructor, Political Science and International Relations Phone: 2409 Office: BSH-135 Joyce Shull Academic Advisor, Career Focus Phone: 2542 Office: ASA-604 Jeffrey Spielman Custodial Worker Phone: 2257 Office: ATC-113 Adrienne Summers Program Manager, Career and Licensure (CE & Business Services) Phone: 2520 Office: CPB-221H Ashley Whaley Lead Advisor, JTSR Phone: 2291 Office: ASA603 Erick Williams Instructor, Psychology Phone: 2320 Office: BSH-136 Beverly Witmer Program Manager and Instructor, Emergency Medical Services Phone: 2436 Office: CPB-165 Spring/Summer 2012   Kathryn Benchoff New Hire: Instructor, English Composition Department: English & Humanities Division Office location and extension: TBA Joan Bontempo Joan was promoted from assistant professor to Associate Professor, Art Appreciation and Art History. Congratulations, Joan! Vicky Bullett New Hire: Instructor, Physical Education and Women's Basketball Coach Department: Physical Education & Leisure Studies/Athletics Phone: 2247 Office: ARCC-217 Anthony Campello Tony Campello, computer support technician, part-time, earned his second master's degree. Tony graduated with an M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy from UMUC in May 2012. Tony's other master's degree is in Homeland Security Management, a degree which he earned in 2009. Seana Dixon New Hire: Learning Technologies Assistant, part-time Department: Instructional Technology and Online Education Phone: 2699 Office: LRC-134 Alicia Drumgoole New Hire: Instructor, English Department: English & Humanities Division Office location and extension: TBA LuAnn Fisher LuAnn was promoted from reference and bibliographic instruction librarian to Coordinator, Library Services. Congratulations, LuAnn! Robert Foth New Hire: Instructor, Information Assurance Department: Technology & Computer Studies Division Office location and extension: TBA Sondra Fries New Hire: Academic Testing Center Assistant Department: Developmental Education & Adult Literacy Services (Academic Testing Center) Phone: 2398 Office: LRC-322 David Grimes New Hire: Instructional Assistant, Math Learning Center, part-time Department: Mathematics & Science Division Phone: 2462 Office: STEM-103 Ray Huffman New Hire: Assistant Coordinator, Commercial Vehicle Transportation Department: Technology & Computer Studies Division Phone: 2625 Office: Volvo Joan Johnson Joan was promoted from associate professor to Professor, English Composition. Congratulations, Joan!   David Karn New Hire: Assistant Professor, Accounting Department: Behavioral & Social Sciences/Business Office location and extension: TBA Stacey Lowman New Hire: Executive Director, College Advancement Department: College Advancement Phone: 2213 Office: LRC-302 Joe Marschner Joe was promoted to Chair of the English & Humanities Division. Congratulations, Joe! His new office is located at KEP-113. Dave Maruszewski Dave was promoted from instructor to Assistant Professor, Simulation & Digital Entertainment. Congratulations, Dave! Beth Moore New Hire: Executive Assistant, Continuing Education Operations Department: Continuing Education & Business Services Phone: 2275 Office: CPB-221H Robin Shaner Robin, costume construction assistant and adjunct faculty member, recently earned a master's degree from USM-H. Congratulations, Robin! Brad Shepard Brad was promoted from coordinator to Director, Research and Assessment in the Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Office. Congratulations, Brad!   Ryan Spurrier New Hire: Academic Testing Center Assistant Department: Department: Developmental Education & Adult Literacy Services (Academic Testing Center) Phone: 2398 Office: LRC-322 Dan Taylor New Hire: Buyer/Inventory Control Associate Department: Business & Procurement Services Phone: 2300 Office: CPB-138A Lynn Willard New Hire: Payroll Associate Department: Finance Phone: 2331 Office: ASA-301 Melissa Yourich New Hire: Computer Support Technician Department: Information Technology Phone: 2353 Office: CPB-130P    

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 2010 semester and for whom 150 percent of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. During the fall 2010 semester, 514 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Hagerstown Community College (HCC). By the end of the spring 2013 semester, 112 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 2013 semester, the graduation/transfer rate for the fall 2010 cohort of first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking students was 45 percent. This figure does not include the 75 students who were still enrolled as of the spring 2013 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 2011 catalog, and the list excludes programs that have been discontinued since the publication of the 2010 catalog. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data 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 2013 Report Athletes receiving student aid Other Items of Interest Maryland Voter Registration Form  

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