Hot Topics - May 14, 2018

  • The Harford Community College Foundation recently reached a significant milestone: $10 million in net assets. The Foundation averages $420,000 in scholarship awards each year to deserving students at HCC, as well as student emergency assistance funds and support for purchasing textbooks, equipment and technology needs.
  • On April 28, adjunct faculty member Frank Mayer successfully led a team of five cybersecurity students through a sophisticated defensive operations scenario training exercise at the newly-opened Baltimore Cyber Range (BCR). The exercise was made possible through a DLLR EARN grant for community college students in which HCC was the first to participate. In addition to the valuable training, students will receive support from the Range in connecting them with employment opportunities with BCR partners.
  • Dr. Tim Chizmar and Dr. Paul Chizmar have named the Ambulance Simulator Lab in Darlington Hall through HCC’s Foundation. The gift will fund scholarships for students enrolled in HCC’s Paramedic program. Dr. Tim Chizmar is the Medical Director for the College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs and Dr. Paul Chizmar, his father, is an instructor for the Paramedic program.
  • Five Harford Community College employees, David Antol, Heidi Neff, Supawan King, Jacklyn Madden, and Pamela Runge, are recipients of the 2018 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. NISOD has supported the pursuit of excellence in teaching and leadership at hundreds of member colleges for nearly 40 years.
  • The University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation announced Jessica Adams, HCC Assistant Professor for Mathematics, was awarded a $1,500 mini-grant for development of open educational resources (OER) for her statistics course. With OER, faculty develop learning materials that can save students money by replacing traditional textbooks.
  • STEM faculty member Dr. Carol Mueller was selected as a recipient of the prestigious John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for her leadership and commitment to excellence in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College. She was nominated for her work related to the transitional math curriculum and her leadership within the College and statewide.
  • Owl Magazine won three national Apple Awards in categories that included four-year colleges. HCC was the only community college recognized in any of these categories. The students placed first for Best TV Newscast and Best Magazine Spread and second for Best Print Ad. The annual competition was sponsored by the College Media Association.
  • Benny Russell, local composer and adjunct music instructor at the College, presented his original composition “Man of Peace” in the Chesapeake Theater last month in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The performance is supported, in part, by an innovation grant from the HCC Foundation.
  • Twelve Graphic Design students worked with local middle and high school students in the YEA! Young Entrepreneur’s Academy on their start-up business projects by creating graphic identities for their projects through design.
  • Students in the Graphic Design program are creating an identity, design standards, and marketing package for the Alfred B. Hilton 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The group will be fundraising for a memorial to be built in the county to create awareness of Harford County’s only native born Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Hilton, a Sergeant in the 4th Regiment United States Army Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous service during the Civil War.
  • Three HCC teams participated in the 10th Annual Student Mathematics Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament hosted by Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA last month. The twelve Harford students demonstrated their excellent math skills working in teams to solve challenging problems. Dr. Supawan King (Math Club Advisor) and faculty Evan Bucklin, Chris Jones, and Sanny Vernon accompanied the students to the event.
  • WHFC was named favorite local radio station for the second straight year in Harford County Living's "Community Choice Awards." Receiving 62.2% of the vote, WHFC outdistanced second place WXCY by nearly 37%!
  • The College’s Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Rho Beta Chapter has been named a 2018 REACH chapter. This award is given to chapters that excel in the area of membership development. PTK is the national honor society for two-year colleges.
  • Harford County Executive Barry Glassman presented a citation to honor the College’s winning men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Fighting Owls won both the regular season and conference tournament championships in both men’s and women’s basketball, a clean sweep for the first time in league history.

Save the Dates!

  • On Friday, May 18, the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus will perform at the APGFCU Arena. This free community concert, presented by Harford Community College and WXCY 103.7, will feature marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic songs, and instrumental and vocal solos. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Although admission is free, tickets are required; click here for ticket information.
  • The Nurses Pinning Ceremony for the May class of nursing graduates will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Amoss Center.
  • The College's Sixtieth Annual Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m., at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena. The College will close at 3 p.m. on that day to prepare for the event.

Hot Topics - May 3, 2018

  • The Harford Community College Foundation recently reached a significant milestone: $10 million in net assets. The Foundation averages $420,000 in scholarship awards each year to deserving students at HCC, as well as student emergency assistance funds and support for purchasing textbooks, equipment and technology needs.
  • On April 28, BECAT faculty member Frank Mayer successfully led a team of five cybersecurity students through a sophisticated defensive operations scenario training exercise at the newly-opened Baltimore Cyber Range (BCR). The exercise was made possible through a DLLR EARN grant for community college students in which HCC was the first to participate. In addition to the valuable training, students will receive support from the Range in connecting them with employment opportunities with BCR partners.
  • Dr. Tim Chizmar and Dr. Paul Chizmar have named the Ambulance Simulator Lab in Darlington Hall through HCC’s Foundation. The gift will fund scholarships for students enrolled in HCC’s Paramedic program. Dr. Tim Chizmar is the Medical Director for the College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs and Dr. Paul Chizmar, his father, is an instructor for the Paramedic program.
  • Five Harford Community College employees, David Antol, Heidi Neff, Supawan King, Jacklyn Madden, and Pamela Runge, are recipients of the 2018 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. NISOD has supported the pursuit of excellence in teaching and leadership at hundreds of member colleges for nearly 40 years. They will receive their medallions at the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas at Austin later this month.
  • The University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation announced Jessica Adams, HCC Assistant Professor for Mathematics, was awarded a $1,500 mini-grant for development of open educational resources (OER) for her statistics course. With OER, faculty develop learning materials that can save students money by replacing traditional textbooks.
  • STEM faculty member Dr. Carol Mueller was selected as a recipient of the prestigious John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for her leadership and commitment to excellence in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College. She was nominated for her work related to the transitional math curriculum and her leadership within the College and statewide.
  • Owl Magazine won three national Apple Awards in categories that included four-year colleges. HCC was the only community college recognized in any of these categories. The students placed first for Best TV Newscast and Best Magazine Spread and second for Best Print Ad. The annual competition was sponsored by the College Media Association.
  • Benny Russell, local composer and adjunct music instructor at the College, presented his original composition “Man of Peace” in the Chesapeake Theater last month in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The performance is supported, in part, by an innovation grant from the HCC Foundation.
  • Twelve Graphic Design students worked with local middle and high school students in the YEA! Young Entrepreneur’s Academy on their start-up business projects by creating graphic identities for their projects through design.
  • Students in the Graphic Design program are creating an identity, design standards, and marketing package for the Alfred B. Hilton 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The group will be fundraising for a memorial to be built in the county to create awareness of Harford County’s only native born Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Hilton, a Sergeant in the 4th Regiment United States Army Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous service during the Civil War.
  • Three HCC teams participated in the 10th Annual Student Mathematics Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament hosted by Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA last month. The twelve Harford students demonstrated their excellent math skills working in teams to solve challenging problems. Dr. Supawan King (Math Club Advisor) and faculty Evan Bucklin, Chris Jones, and Sanny Vernon accompanied the students to the event.
  • WHFC was named favorite local radio station for the second straight year in Harford County Living's "Community Choice Awards." Receiving 62.2% of the vote, WHFC outdistanced second place WXCY by nearly 37%!
  • The College’s Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, Rho Beta Chapter has been named a 2018 REACH chapter. This award is given to chapters that excel in the area of membership development. PTK is the national honor society for two-year colleges.
  • Harford County Executive Barry Glassman presented a citation to honor the College’s winning men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Fighting Owls won both the regular season and conference tournament championships in both men’s and women’s basketball, a clean sweep for the first time in league history.

Save the Dates!

  • On Friday, May 18, the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus will perform at the APGFCU Arena. This free community concert, presented by Harford Community College and WXCY 103.7, will feature marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic songs, and instrumental and vocal solos. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Although admission is free, tickets are required; click here for ticket information.
  • The College's Sixtieth Annual Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m., at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena. The College will close at 3 p.m. on that day to prepare for the event.