(June 2, 2006) - Hagerstown Community College recently held its 14th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Four former Hagerstown Junior College student athletes and two athletic boosters were honored as the 2006 inductees.
Charles “Bucky” Houser played baseball at HJC from 1961 to 1963. A crafty left-handed pitcher, he was known as the “Nighthawk Hurler.” His record while at HJC was 8-8 and he struck out 14 or more batters five times. Houser graduated from HJC with an associate’s degree in accounting and business. He is currently employed as a production technician at Volvo/Mack in Hagerstown.
Terry Sullivan played basketball at HJC from 1969 to 1972. A skillful 6’2” forward, he scored a career high 48 points against Beaver Community College. Sullivan earned first team MD JUCO and first team All Region honors during his sophomore year at HJC. He received his associate’s degree in law enforcement at HJC. He is currently employed with the Logistics Department of the Department of Defense.
Donald “Skip” Chambers played basketball at HJC from 1971 to 1973. A talented guard/forward, he was second in the MD JUCO in foul shooting his sophomore year and also participated on the MD JUCO All-Star team. His “claim to fame” is that HJC never lost to Allegany College during his tenure on the team. After graduating from HJC, Chambers transferred to Western Maryland College and continued to play basketball. He holds one of the top four assists records at that institution. Chambers is in his 26th year of teaching social studies at Boonsboro High School. He has been the assistant varsity coach and JV basketball coach at St. Maria Goretti High School for 23 years.
Steve Buser played golf at HJC from 1981 to 1983. As a member of the golf team, he traveled to the NJCAA national tournament his freshman and sophomore years. His freshman record was 22-6 and he was the second low medalist in the Region XX tournament. During his sophomore year, his record was 23-5 and he tied for the individual low medalist at the Region XX tournament. While at HJC, Buser earned scholar athlete awards his freshman and sophomore years. He graduated Magna cum Laude. He transferred to Alderson-Broaddus College, graduating Summa cum Laude. He is currently employed as a program analyst at Citicorp.
Phil Rohrer was a member of the founding group of officers for the HJC Athletic Booster Club. He has consistently been a strong supporter of HJC/HCC athletics, recognizing the importance of individual academic development. His presence at athletic events continues to encourage student athletes and their coaches. Rohrer is retired as president of Hagerstown Trust.
Larry Sharpe began teaching at HJC in 1970, following an illustrious career with the U.S. government. For 21 years, he taught U.S. history, political science, and international relations. He also served as advisor to the school paper which won three awards for excellence from the School of Journalism at Columbia University. He has been an athletic booster since the club’s beginning and continues to be a loyal fan of Hawk athletics.