The Latest from HCC


  • HCC receives NEH grant

    Hagerstown Community College was recently awarded a three-year, $96,627 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. HCC’s grant is part of $14.8 million in grants to support 253 humanities projects in 44 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

  • HCC receives gift from the Fletcher Foundation

    Hagerstown Community College was recently awarded a three-year, $98,372 grant from the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation for the purpose of improving job training programs and enhancing economic development opportunities. 

  • HCC receives $15,000 from The Columbia Bank

    Hagerstown Community College Foundation recently received $15,000 from The Columbia Bank, to be used for HCC’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, which is currently under development on the HCC campus. 

  • HCC and Purdue Global create transfer agreement

    Officials at Hagerstown Community College and Purdue Global recently created an educational alliance agreement that will benefit students who attend both institutions. Students who have completed an associate degree at HCC will be able to transfer to Purdue Global, where they will receive an 18 percent tuition discount. Those who transfer from HCC without completing the associate degree will receive a 10 percent discount at Purdue Global. 

  • HCC art professors to exhibit artwork at NOMA Gallery December show

    Hagerstown Community College faculty members Joan Bontempo and Beth Carey have been accepted to display their jewelry and ceramic works in the December show “Blessings from the Fire Gods,” at the NOMA Gallery in Frederick. The exhibit at NOMA Gallery will be open from November 30 to December 30 on Fridays, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 12 to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. 

  • HCC to hold fall student art exhibit in December

    Hagerstown Community College will hold its fall student art exhibit from Monday, Dec. 10, through Friday, Dec. 14, in the Kepler Center on HCC’s main campus. The opening reception will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by HCC choir, jazz, wind, and guitar ensemble performances at 7 p.m. This event is free and the public is invited to attend. 

  • HCC students to perform “An Evening of Dance”

    The event will feature students from HCC’s Dance Company and dance classes. Featured work includes capstone projects from two HCC Dance Program graduates, Katie Myers and Ocoee Chapelle. Guest choreographers include Gabriella DiGiuseppe and Liz Fink-Rakoski, with guest performances from Neshema Dance Company, and Ballet & All that Jazz.

  • HCC awards management certificates

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at Hagerstown Community College recently awarded the American Management Association Certificate of General and Human Resource Management to four students. Cole Ellsworth, Tyler Hendershot, Kelly Shank, and Mike Hannah, all of Hagerstown, completed the seven-course, 49-hour program at HCC’s Valley Mall Business Training Center. 

  • Several businesses support ACT Work Ready Communities initiative

    A signing ceremony was recently held at Hagerstown Community College to recognize the first five businesses to show support for the county-wide initiative to become a part of ACT Work Ready Communities. Officials at Amcor Flexibles, High Rock Studios, Hub Labels, Jamison Door, and Manpower signed their support in recognition of the importance of using the ACT WorkKeys assessment. 

  • Seats still available in spring portraiture class

    HCC will offer a portraiture class on Thursday afternoons, from 1 to 4:35 p.m., beginning January 10, in the Kepler Center. The spring portraiture class is a three-credit class designed for students with basic drawing skills who wish to broaden their ability to create strong visual images.