Wilson College and HCC have reached an agreement guaranteeing qualified HCC students admission to Wilson bachelor’s degree programs and allowing them to transfer all credits earned with a grade of C or higher. The goal is to encourage more HCC graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree after they complete their associate degree by making the transition as smooth and economical as possible, according to officials at both institutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.