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HCC promotes 11 faculty members

Officials at Hagerstown Community College recently announced that 11 faculty members have received promotions.
     
Joan Bontempo, instructor, art appreciation/art history, was promoted to assistant professor; Christopher Lewis, assistant professor, mathematics, was promoted to associate professor; James Niesser, instructor, developmental English, was promoted to assistant professor; Thomas Seward, assistant professor, foreign language, was promoted to associate professor; Ellen Smith, assistant professor, graphic design technology, was promoted to associate professor; Jennifer Szczesniak, instructor, mathematics, was promoted to assistant professor; Loretta Thornhill, associate professor, paralegal studies, was promoted to professor; and Melanie Ulrich, instructor, biotechnology, was promoted to assistant professor.
     
In addition, Lewis, Smith, and Lori Spessard, assistant professor, economics, were granted tenure.