HCC to host Lt. Gov. Brown and cabinet members during Capital for a Day

(May 6, 2008) - Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will visit Hagerstown Community College on May 8 as part of Governor O'Malley's Capital for a Day program. During the visit, he will be joined by other members of the governor’s cabinet for a tour of the Career Programs Building and surrounding road and parking areas, which are in the midst of a $17.1 million renovation.

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will visit Hagerstown Community College on May 8 as part of Governor O'Malley's Capital for a Day program. During the visit, he will be joined by other members of the governor’s cabinet for a tour of the Career Programs Building and surrounding road and parking areas, which are in the midst of a $17.1 million renovation.
     
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to show Lt. Governor Brown and other members of the governor’s cabinet the progress that’s being made on the Career Programs Building, which is the largest instructional space on our campus,” said Guy Altieri, HCC president. “We are very appreciative of Governor O’Malley, the state legislature, and the Washington County Commissioners for their financial support for both the capital and operating funds needed to help educate local citizens to hold jobs that pay excellent salaries and are in high demand locally.”
     
Joining Lt. Gov. Brown will be Alvin Collins, secretary of the Department of General Services, Andrea Mansfield, assistant secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and Eloise Foster, secretary of Budget and Management.
     
The building tour will focus on the instructional areas used by nursing, radiography, and allied health students, which were completed in time for the start of the recent semester. The renovation project began in January 2007 and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2008. The project will bring the total square footage of the building from 76,000 to 84,000. The state’s contribution to this project is $10.1 million.

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