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A Busy Spring on the HCC Campus

Governor Martin O'Malley at HCC

This spring, the HCC campus bustled with activity as the college opened two new buildings, had its first visit from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and held its first STEM Festival.

Timeline of Spring Events

  • Fri., March 30 – HCC held the official dedication ceremony for the renovated Kepler Center. Renovation included the addition of a Performing and Visual Arts Education Center, which features a dance studio/black box theater, campus gallery, classrooms, practice rooms, art rooms, and faculty offices. [View photos from the event.]
  • Mon., April 23 – Governor O’Malley visited the HCC campus to tour the new STEM Building and to learn about the colleges Alternative Energy Technology and Biotechnology Programs. [View the official video and photos from the event.]
  • Fri., April 27 – HCC held the official dedication ceremony for its new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Building. This new facility provides 65,000 square-feet of laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices in a five-story structure that replaces the former Science Building, which was built in 1966. [View photos from the event.]
  • Sat., April 28 – HCC held its official dedication ceremony for the HCC Time Capsule, which was placed in a vault inside the new STEM Building. The time capsule includes items donated by the HCC campus, as well as various organizations in the community. The time capsule will be reopened on HCC’s 100th Anniversary in 2046. [View photos from the event.]
  • Sat., April 28 – HCC held an open house for the new STEM Building and the renovated Kepler Center. The open house featured tours and special events in both buildings. In the STEM Building, HCC held its first STEM Festival, which featured over 50 exhibitors and a variety of fun, free activities for the whole family. Nearby in the Kepler Center, special dance and music performances were held, including the debut of HCC’s first show in the new venue, Camelot, which ran from April 26 through April 29.
  • Sat., April 28 – HCC held its annual Kreykenbohm Lecture, which featured New York Times Book Review author and award-winning poet Mary Jo Salter.