HCC students receive MLEO and Larry Small scholarships

(April 13, 2009) - Three Hagerstown Community College administration of justice students were recently awarded academic scholarships for the spring 2009 semester.

Amanda Ferree of Waynesboro, Pa., received the Larry E. Small Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship. Recipients of the Larry Small Scholarship must demonstrate outstanding leadership, be active members of the 5-14 Club, be involved in extra-curricular activities, and have an above-average academic record at HCC. Ferree plans to pursue a career working with organizations like CASA or Perverted Justice, both of which are geared towards keeping juveniles safe and aiding victims of domestic, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Fellow HCC students Erica Friend of Wolfsville, Md., and Emily Myers of Williamsport, both received scholarship monies from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship (MLEO). The MLEO scholarship is awarded by a faculty representative from the Department of Administration of Justice to those eligible students working towards an associate of applied science degree in the administration of justice field.

Friend plans to pursue a career as National Resources police officer or park ranger and hopes to work locally at Greenbriar State Park. Myers plans to pursue a career as a detective and hopes to work first for a New York City precinct and ultimately for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

All three students are administration of justice majors at Hagerstown Community College.

Photo from left to right: Scholarship recipients Emily Myers and Amanda Ferree, HCC President Guy Altieri, and scholarship recipient Erica Friend.