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HCC releases book chronicling college history

History Book Cover

In fall 2013, HCC released a 339-page book chronicling the college’s 67-year history. The book, “The Community’s College: The Remarkable Journey of Hagerstown Community College, 1946-2012,” was written by Dr. Diane Weaver, a historian and former grants director at HCC, now retired.

Weaver spent a year and a half conducting extensive research and interviews to bring HCC’s expansive history to life. Interviewees included current and former college presidents, current and former faculty and staff members, and several student alumni, both recent and from years past.

Weaver says that it was a pleasure to work on the history and to get an in-depth look at how far HCC has come since it first opened its doors on Sept. 18, 1946.

“Of all the special projects with which I’ve been involved, none has been as special or inspiring as researching and writing this updated history of Hagerstown Community College,” said Weaver. “I hope everyone who reads it, whether they have a longtime association with the college or are exploring its history for the first time, will enjoy both reading and learning more about HCC.”

The book was designed internally by HCC’s Digital Printing and Design Services Department and printed off-site in both softcover and hardcover formats. HCC unveiled its book at a special ceremony and book signing on Aug. 27, 2013. Copies of the book are now available for purchase at the HCC Campus Store. For more information, call 240-500-2271.