(May 25, 2018) – The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association recently named Brenda J. Hassinger as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year during the college’s Honors Convocation. HCC Alumni Association President Linda Reid presented the award in recognition of Hassinger’s meritorious unpaid service to Hagerstown Community College and the Alumni Association, as well service to the community.
Hassinger is a 1973 graduate of Hagerstown Junior College, as well as a graduate of Hood College. She taught at HCC for many years and is now is retired from her position as the director for HCC’s Radiography Program. While a student at Hagerstown Junior College, she was instrumental in helping move the Radiography Program from the Washington County Hospital to the college campus.
She has been active with the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association since its reorganization in 1991. During this time she became a life member, served as a member of the HCC alumni board of directors, as vice president of social committee, on the Flower and Garden Show committee, as association president-elect, alumni president, and immediate past president.
Hassinger is also active with the HCC Foundation, Inc., where she is the HCC Alumni Association representative to the foundation board of directors. As such, she has been a mentor to students receiving the Sioda Scholarship, and serves on the scholarship committee and the Promise Pathway committee. She is a member of the HCC Volunteer Corp and volunteers with a variety of projects on campus.
In addition to her volunteer work at HCC, Hassinger is a member of the Haven Lutheran Church Parish Education Committee and served the American Heart Association as a CPR and BLS instructor.
She is married to James Hassinger, who also made a career teaching at HCC.