Howard Community College

Pathways Magazine Fall 2011

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Our story is one that many know well: Howard Community College (HCC) is an innovative and dynamic institution that actualizes students' potential, trains and re-trains those who comprise our state's critical workforce, builds alliances with neighbors, and establishes longlasting partnerships in the community. As one of the fastest growing community colleges in Maryland, HCC's commitment to excellence and its reputation for cultivating student success has become national news. We are especially pleased that Money Magazine featured HCC in its March 2011 cover story as an affordable college where families are sending their children to receive a quality education, while saving thousands of dollars. There is more good news to share. For the third consecutive year, the college has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading source on national issues in academia. For 2011, only 111 of 310 participating U.S. institutions achieved "Great College to Work For" acclaim, and HCC was further distinguished as one of only 12 community colleges in the nation given special Honor Roll status. Further testament to the high quality of the college's programming is the fact that the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the region, recently reaccredited HCC with high marks. The commission commended the college for meeting all 14 of its rigorous standards and applauded HCC faculty and staff for creating an extraordinary learning environment on campus. This second issue of Pathways magazine focuses on one of the most important issues on our state's agenda: the health and well-being of Maryland's citizens. Our commitment to student success, excellence, and innovation will become even more apparent as you read about the college's health science programs and cutting-edge learning tools to train professionals in the most critical workforce shortage areas. You will learn more about our students' exceptional preparation, the state-of-the-art health sciences building that is currently being constructed, what distinguishes HCC's programs, how the college is responding to community needs, and much more. Our programming would not be possible, however, without the dedicated support of so many friends of the college. This issue of Pathways also includes the HCC Educational Foundation's annual donor report to salute all those who have contributed so generously during the past year to student success, student access, and student potential. Pathways the MagaZine OF hOWarD COMMUnitY COllege VOLUME I, NUMBER 2, FALL 2011 Managing eDitOr Jane Sharp Writer Harriet Meyers Design Margie Dunklee Mike Scrivener Sarah English Brittany Wesselhoff PrODUCtiOn Christi Tyler Vicky Trail PhOtOgraPher Mike Scrivener eDitOrial BOarD JoAnn Hawkins Missy Mattey Sharon Pierce, Ed.D. Erin Yun PresiDent Kathleen Hetherington, Ed.D. eXeCUtiVe DireCtOr OF PUBliC relatiOns & Marketing Nancy Santos Gainer DireCtOr OF Marketing & COMMUniCatiOns Randy Bengfort BOarD OF trUstees Katherine K. Rensin, Chair Kevin J. Doyle, Vice Chair Edmund S. Coale, III Roberta E. Dillow Mary S. Esmond Dennis W. Miller Dennis R. Schrader Kathleen Hetherington, Ed.D., Secretary-Treasurer Pathways is published twice a year in the spring and fall by the Office of Public Relations & Marketing. © 2011, Howard Community College. 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044, 443-518-1000. Read Pathways online at Sincerely, Cover photo: HCC radiologic technology student Amy Bulger. Kathleen Hetherington, Ed.D. President Pathways | Howard Community College Fall 2011

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