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HCC middle college students graduate

STEMM Middle College

HCC middle college students graduate

(May 12, 2020) –Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce the graduates in the sixth class of the STEMM Technical Middle College (STMC). Thirty-one students are earning associate degrees from HCC at the same time they are completing high school. The program includes educational pathways in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medical) fields.

Since the start of the middle college in 2013, enrollment has grown, with more than 70 students expected to be enrolled for the fall of 2020. The middle college is a partnership between HCC and Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) to allow college-ready high school students the opportunity to earn college degrees or certificates while completing their high school diplomas.

The 31 graduates in the 2020 class include:

Joshua Cholewicki, who will graduate from Boonsboro High School and receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. He plans to attend the University of Arizona to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and entrepreneurship.

Grace Cunningham will graduate from North High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, in engineering science. She plans to attend West Virginia University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Kendall Ebersole will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Mount Aloysius University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kendall’s plans to continue her education to become a nurse practitioner.

Evan Frantz will graduate from North High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences in cybersecurity. Evan plans to complete his bachelor’s degree at Frostburg University.

Madeline Goldstein will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to continue her studies at University of Maryland, Baltimore County to study biochemistry. Her ultimate goal is to attend dental school and become an orthodontist.

Hannah Hargraves will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with concentrations in mathematics and business administration. She plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware and then pursue a law degree to practice title law.

Josalynn Hartman will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to continue her studies at Mount St. Mary’s University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biology. Josalynn plans to attend medical school and become a dermatologist.

Brianna Holder will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend The University of Alabama to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree in microbiology. Brianna’s goal is to obtain her MBA.

Syedhadi Jaffery will graduate from Smithsburg High School and will complete an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentrations in computer science and business administration. He plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park to obtain his bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in business.

Madison Kifer will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with concentrations in mathematics and business administration and an associate degree in applied sciences with a concentration in management.

Jake Lyon will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with concentrations in mathematics and physics.  

Adam Metz will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in applied arts and sciences with a concentration in paramedic emergency services. He plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University to earn a bachelor’s degree in fire protection administration and minor in fire arson investigation. Once his degree is complete, he plans to become a career firefighter and paramedic.  

Alayna Palamar will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences, with concentrations in biology. She plans to attend Longwood University to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in clinical microbiology.  

Alexis Parrotte, will graduate from South Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in environmental studies. She plans to continue her studies at Shepherd University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Alexis’ ultimate goal is to obtain a doctorate in environmental science or conservation.

Emme Rathman, will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate of sciences degree in biology. She plans to attend Temple University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in health professions pre-physician’s assistant track and attend medical school.

Saxx Redick, will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in mathematics and business administration.  

Waverly Reginato, will graduate from Smithsburg High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology with plan to complete an accelerated master’s degree and attend military medical school in Bethesda, Md.

Camden Ricketts, will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with concentrations in chemistry and physics. He plans to attend Temple University to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry.

Benjamin Ridenour, will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in mathematics and physics. He plans to attend Embry-Riddle University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Cody Rowden, will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. He plans to attend Mount St. Mary’s University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Katlin Salcutan, will graduate from South Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Shepherd University and obtain a bachelor’s of science degree in biology. Katlin’s goal is to pursue a master’s degree in reproductive science and a career in embryology.

Mackenzie Shank, will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in biology at Queen’s University of Charlotte, N.C. Mackenzie plans to attend medical school to become an orthopedic doctor.

Brandan Sun, will graduate from South Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in engineering science. Brandan plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park to pursue a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Raina Tam, will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology pre-dental track and biomedical research. Raina’s goal is to attend dental school to become a dentist.

Cecelia Telemeco, will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans to attend Juniata College to obtain her bachelor’s degree in biology and neuroscience. Cecelia plans to attend medical school to become a physician of obstetrics and gynecology.

Michael Tyler, will graduate from North Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. He plans to attend Mount St. Mary’s University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Karen Villarreal, will graduate from Boonsboro High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in business administration. Karen plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business. Her ultimate goal is to become a lawyer.

Matthew Webb, will graduate from South Hagerstown High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in engineering science. Matt plans to obtain his bachelor’s degree in engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Garrett Woods, will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in engineering science. He plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Abigail Wurmb, will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at the College of William and Mary. Abby plans to attend medical school.

Hanna Yutzy, will graduate from Williamsport High School and will receive an associate degree in arts and sciences with a concentration in biology. She plans attend Washington and Jefferson College to obtain her bachelor’s degree in criminal psychology with a focus in criminal profiling.

For more information on the STEMM Technical Middle College at HCC, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/middlecollege.