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.
When HCC President Jim Klauber first arrived on campus in June, he was immediately interested in sharing his past success with ACT Work Ready Communities. As the result of an informational meeting with community stakeholders that he hosted in September, representatives from HCC and several other Washington County organizations recently attended the ACT Work Ready Communities Bootcamp in Little Rock, Ark.
Richard P. D’Ambrisi, allied health instructor at Hagerstown Community College, was recently appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Technician Forum Educational Steering Committee and the Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA) Foundation Board.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge Chapter held its “MockUp!” student design challenge on November 2 at Hagerstown Community College. This one-week design competition invited area graphic design students from Shepherd University, Frederick Community College, and HCC, to create a marketing design for a non-profit client, Building Veterans, of Brunswick.
Anton Mayer and his business partner, John Schaffer, of Jupiter, Fl., recently made a $50,000 donation to the Hagerstown Community College Foundation, in memory of Anton’s wife, Dr. Lindette Mayer, who died after a battle with cancer, on October 12, 2018. She was 79 years old.
Shiv Patel, 17, of Hagerstown, has been named a Shipley Regents Scholar through the University System of Maryland, and will begin his studies in the aerospace engineering program in January.
Justin Walters, of Williamsport, has been named the first recipient of the Sgt. Richard H. Good Scholarship at Hagerstown Community College. Walters, who is studying administration of justice, is receiving $1,200 to cover tuition expenses for the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019.
A reception and exhibition will be held at Hagerstown Community College to showcase artwork completed by students who attended HCC’s College for Kids classes held in the summer of 2018. The exhibition will be on display from October 25 through November 17.
Students from the Business Club at Hagerstown Community College recently attended an etiquette dinner hosted by Diane Cookson, of Manners for Life, Etiquette for Success, at the Fountain Head County Club.
The Children’s Learning Center at Hagerstown Community College held its annual Fall Fest on October 12. Teachers planned a variety of outdoor activities that included an obstacle course, face painting, ring toss games, a campus “pumpkin patch,” and other fun games.