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Nationally-known instructor returns to HCC to host workshop

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In October 2012, the Continuing Education and Community Services Division at Hagerstown Community College will once again host nationally-known instructor Denise Schlegel, who will offer her grant-writing workshop, “Grant Writing – Show Me the Money ©.”

This three-day workshop provides instruction for both beginning grant writers and experienced professionals. Topics include grant components and development, the identification of funding sources, and the submission process for grant proposals. The workshop will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning Mon., Oct. 15 and ending Wed., Oct. 17, in the Career Programs Building on HCC’s main campus.

Cost is $349 per person after Oct. 1, 2012. Participants who register prior to Oct. 1 will be eligible to receive an early-bird registration rate of $295 per person. Registration fee includes all tuition, fees, and material costs including the “Show Me the Money ©” workbook. Students are asked to bring a project idea to the workshop and are also encouraged to provide a current funding announcement or a request for proposals.

“After taking Denise Schlegel’s grant writing course at HCC, I am pleased to tell you that I have applied for and received three grants, one which was a $90,000 grant,” said Laura Wilson, coordinator of grant and financial development, Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Inc. “The seminar was so interesting and useful. I cannot thank Denise enough for sharing her wisdom.”

An expert in her field, Schlegel has served as a peer grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; has developed curriculum for the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C.; and facilitated strategic planning with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She is the president and founder of DS Schlegel and Associates, LLC, and currently serves as the senior grant consultant and contributing author for PoliceOne.com.

For more information, contact Stephanie Powers at 240-500-2490, or email  sapowers@hagerstowncc.edu. To register, call 240-500-2236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/register.