Dot Foods recently donated a 2012 Volvo VNL model tractor with auto-shift to the truck driver training program at Hagerstown Community College. This is HCC’s newest model tractor, and will add an automatic transmission tractor to the school’s fleet, for the purpose of CDL-A training and MVA testing purposes.
During the 2018 spring and summer semesters, HCC English students, Johanna Bulley, Lynn Martin, and Mike Tucker, interned with HCC’s literary magazine, the Hedge Apple. As editors, they brought a new energy and vision to the magazine, including the acceptance of worldwide contributions; publishing and marketing on Amazon; and distribution to 40 contributors of prose, poetry, art, and creative nonfiction.
Hagerstown Community College has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, under the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program, in the amount of $51,950 a year, for up to four years. The funds will be used to help Pell-eligible (low income) students pay for child care.
Hagerstown Community College will offer a portraiture class on Wednesday afternoons, from 1 to 4:35 p.m., beginning August 30, in the Kepler Center. The fall portraiture class is a three-credit, upper-level class for students with basic drawing skills who wish to broaden their ability to create strong visual images.
Hagerstown Community College’s Technology and Computer Studies Division hosted a portfolio review earlier this spring with 18 industry professionals on HCC’s main campus. Many of the reviewers are HCC alumni. Reviewers analyzed the work of students studying graphic design, web and multimedia, and simulation and digital entertainment. Each student was required to submit a portfolio to three reviewers and participate in a mock job interview.
Dr. Jim Klauber began on June 1 as HCC’s fourth president. He comes to HCC from John C. Calhoun State Community College in Alabama, where he had been serving as the president since 2015.
During the month of April, students can complete two free financial counseling sessions online for a chance to win a $50 Go-Green gift card to be used at the HCC Campus Store or the eateries on campus. Students can register online or stop by the registration table on Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Student Center lobby.
Students from Hagerstown Community College’s Elements of Dramatic Production course will perform Christopher Marlowe’s “Dr. Faustus,” from Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25, in the Kepler Center Blackbox Theater on HCC’s main campus.
Hagerstown Community College’s literary magazine, the Hedge Apple, is no longer limited to submissions from HCC students and faculty. Contributors worldwide are encouraged to submit stories, poems, and artwork, as well as video, audio, and mixed media submissions. In addition to being open for general submissions on a rolling basis, submissions are now being accepted for upcoming themed issues.
Alanna Anderson and Jennifer Willett, students at Hagerstown Community College, have been named finalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, worth up to $40,000 a year, to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.