Hagerstown Community College’s Advancement Office is now accepting applications for the HCC Foundation Scholarship. The deadline for the spring semester is Friday, January 4, 2019.
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.
Two students at Hagerstown Community College each received a scholarship in the amount of $2,887 for the 2018-2019 school year, as a result of funds raised from the first Cody Butts Memorial Motorcycle Ride, which was held in 2017.
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.
In recognition of Maryland Manufacturing Month, two technology students at Hagerstown Community College recently programmed the college’s industrial robot to hold a knife and cut a cake that was served to a room of fellow students. HCC offers an associate degree in advanced manufacturing systems, a certificate in industrial technology, and a certificate in basic electronics.
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’s Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni & Friends Cruise in winter 2019. The 11-day cruise will be held from February 15 through February 25, 2019, aboard Princess Cruise Line’s “Crown Princess.” Port stops include Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Dominica; Grenada; Bonaire; and Curacao.
Hagerstown Community College’s Women’s Hawk Volleyball Team will host a fundraising event to benefit local and national heroes on Monday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC) on campus. In honor of all of all veterans and those currently serving, the Hawks will play the Northern Virginia Community College Nighthawks on Monday evening, with all proceeds from the game donated to Homes For Our Troops.
The first class of correction academy students at Hagerstown Community College recently graduated. The 37-day training program was provided by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. The academy training consists of academics, which covers use of force, suicide prevention, cultural diversity, ethics, and crisis de-escalation techniques; and practical skills, which includes disturbance control, defensive tactics, chemical agents, restraints, and searching techniques.
Hagerstown Community College students Makayla Smith, of Mercersburg, and Heather Wallen, of Hagerstown, recently volunteered their time to direct a play, adapted from James Matthew Barrie’s book, “Peter Pan,” on Thursday, Sept. 6, performed by the residents of The Potomac Center.