Governor Larry Hogan signs landmark community college promise scholarship legislation

CCPromise HomePgBannerProgram earmarks $15 million in need-based tuition aid, more than doubles current funding levels.

Contact: Dr. Bernie Sadusky, Executive Director
Maryland Association of Community Colleges
(410) 974-8117 |

Annapolis, MD - With a flourish of his pen, Governor Larry Hogan today signed the milestone Near Completers and Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships bill (HB 16), which allocates $15 million per year in need-based tuition aid for eligible community college students. Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch joined Governor Hogan to sign the legislation that passed during the final ten minutes of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session. The governor and presiding officers were joined by the bill’s lead sponsor, Delegate Frank S. Turner of Howard County, numerous other elected officials, presidents of several Maryland community colleges, and staff from the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC).

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Simply Timeless Added to WHFC Lineup

Harford Community College Radio, 91.1 WHFC-FM, Bel Air’s public radio station, will begin airing the classic jazz and pop radio program “Simply Timeless” on Monday nights from 9 PM until midnight, beginning May 7.

Simply Timeless” is a weekly radio broadcast featuring the best in classic jazz and pop. The show is hosted by pianist and vocalist Jay Daniels. Featured artists include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Beegie Adair, Harry Connick, Jr., and others.

Just over one year ago, Daniels was given the opportunity to bring his unique blend of classic jazz and pop to the radio for the first time when the first three-hour broadcast of “Simply Timeless” aired in Greencastle, PA on WRGG. Several months later, the show added two affiliates – WXZY-LP 101.7 in Kane, Pennsylvania, and the former WJZF-LP 97.1 in Standish, Maine. The audience has continued to grow over the past year as many new affiliates were added including WCSK 90.3 in Kingsport, Tennessee; WEZU-LP 95.9 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; WHFC 91.1 in Bel Air, Maryland; and three jazz internet radio streams – Metromedia Radio, Pure Jazz Radio, and The Jazz UK. “Simply Timeless” is also pleased to announce that the program will be heard in Perth, Australia, beginning on May 6, as 87.8 Magic FM joins the growing family of radio affiliates.

WHFC-FM broadcasts commercial-free, local and national music and talk programs from the campus of Harford Community College in Bel Air. WHFC broadcasts to all of Harford County, plus portions of Baltimore, Cecil, York, Lancaster, Chester, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. The complete program schedule is available in the Programming link in the main menu.

Man of Peace Concert of Remembrance

Benny RussellThe 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taped on April 14, 2018 at HCC's Chesapeake Theater.

Benny Russell, local composer and adjunct music instructor, recently presented his original composition, Man of Peace Concert of Remembrance, in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Chesapeake Theater.

The performance featured the Nova Ensemble (9-piece chamber group), the New Covenant UCC Ensemble featuring Leslie Casey-Blake on vocals, the Heritage Praise and Worship Choir under the direction of Jessica Nelson, and students of Harford Community College. WHFC's own Terry Trouyet was the Master of Ceremonies.

Harford Cable NetworkHaving trouble with the video? Then click this LINK to watch the concert. A special thank you to Harford Cable Network for making this video available.

Harford Community College Hosts Summer Camps

HCC Kids

Registration is open for Harford Community College’s wide variety of summer camps for kids of all ages, including both full- and half-day camps, such as the always-popular “Kids on Campus” and “Discovering College.”

Full-day science, sports and music programs, as well as Art on Parade, Live on Stage, Pets & Vets, and Adventure Week are also available. For those seeking half-day programs, choose from cooking, art, drama, dance, technology, and computer lab camps.

Brand new full-day options this year are Mad Science; Take to the Sky!; Bots, Droids, and Drones; and Museum Adventures. Half-day computer camps have been expanded to include Drone Adventures, Virtual Reality, and Python Programming, to name a few.

The complete schedule is also available online at

To learn more, come to the Summer Camp Fair Information Session

Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall
401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015 Directions

For more information, call 443-412-2376, option 1 or visit

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