Hot Topics - July 20, 2018

  • Nursing and Allied Health Professions has been awarded a Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium Equipment & Materials Award in the amount of $201,134 to purchase equipment including an advanced birthing simulator, a SimJunior manikin, and an advanced neonatal simulator to enhance the education of nursing students, faculty and staff.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Professions received a three-year $850,631 grant for the “Harford Community College-Towson University Collaborative” program from MHEC on behalf of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. The commission established the Nurse Support Program grant to address the issues of recruiting and retaining nurses in Maryland hospitals. The award will help HCC increase its capacity to accommodate more students in its nursing program and dually enroll students who will continue at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland for a BSN. Two new faculty members will be hired to assist with the additional classes and support for retention and maintaining graduation rates of students.
  • Another grant of $57,214 was awarded through MHEC for continuation of a one-year collaborative program, One Step Away, under the Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness division, to increase completion rates by providing associate and bachelor's degree-granting Maryland institutions with funds to identify, contact, re-enroll, and graduate near-completer students.
  • HCC’s Foundation hosted the 25th anniversary Summer Swing Golf Tournament on July 9 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs. This year, nearly $40,000 was raised, bringing the 25-year fundraising total to over $850,000. Tournament proceeds have supported programs and scholarships for HCC students, the General Scholarship Fund and the Grants for Innovation initiative. During the 19th Hole Dinner Reception, Kerry Hochstein and Patricia Brown were honored posthumously as co-recipients of the 2018 Ace Award in recognition of their dedication and service to the event. Event sponsors included Presenting Sponsor Kollman & Saucier, P.A., as well as corporate sponsors Academy Bus, HCC’s Executive Leadership Team, Dixie Construction, Boyle Buick GMC, Auto Solutions Products, Oak Contracting, M&T Bank, and The Kelly Group.
  • A promotion ceremony honoring Lieutenant Colonel Eric J. Feustel to Colonel, Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve was held at APG on June 29. Colonel Feustel, who has been adjunct faculty at the College for the past 13 years, teaches Legal Environment of Business and Business Law. AnnMarie S. Profili, J.D of HCC’s Paralegal Studies Program and several HCC students attended the ceremony.
  • HCC student Giavanna Tserkis was sworn in on July 10 as this year's Student Commissioner for the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Gia, who was nominated last semester by faculty and members of the Executive Leadership Team at the College, will serve a one-year term. MHEC is responsible for the planning, supervision and coordination of Maryland's post-secondary education system. The Commission consists of twelve members appointed by the Governor with Senate approval, one of whom is a student.
  • Four HCC students will start a year-long internship with four companies in the financial services industry this October. Key Title, Inc.; The Kelly Group; Harford Mutual and Freedom Federal Credit Union partnered to offer a unique, paid opportunity to students at or near graduation. Students will complete a three-month internship with each of the companies, rotating through all four until they have experienced the unique opportunities all the companies offer. Students will gain marketable experience in their fields while learning about the financial services industry.
  • Instructional Design Technologist Melissa Harris and Sherry Massoni, Resident Faculty & Assistant Director for CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning), recently completed the 2018 Maryland Online Leadership Institute. A consortium of Maryland colleges and universities focused on promoting and supporting online learning, the institute addressed three significant challenges for online programs: building participants' leadership skills; managing change through enlightened planning and implementation; and creating transformative communities, from team building to global networking. For more information, click here.
  • Associate Professor of Art History Jeff Ball completed the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop last week. The two projects he worked on there are posted on a website that includes all the participants' work. It will expand in the future as more work is added post-workshop by participants and other interested parties. Jeff's work is the foundation of some larger ideas he has for a large online exhibition on textiles in the Mediterranean. This page shows his two projects, but he encourages those interested to click on the “All Projects” tab to see the many other examples of the work the 24 attendees completed this past month.

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Convocation – August 17, 11 a.m., APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College