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Student wearing mortar board at HCC commencement.GALLERY: Congrats Grads!
May 2014

View images from HCC's 2014 commencement ceremony at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
County Executive Ulman speaking about new funding for HCC student scholarships.Funding Pathways
May 2014

Howard County Executive Ulman announced $2.5 million in new county funding for student scholarships.
Herman Chenwi

Outstanding Grads
May 2014

Meet some of the outstanding HCC students who will walk across the stage at this year's commencement ceremony.

Tom Klotz, student scholar athlete of the yearLeading by Example
May 2014
Tom Klotz, the 2014 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, is not just a standout lacrosse player - he's a standout student as well.
Dr. David Tirpak's headshot

Looking for a Job?
April 2014
Dr. David Tirpak, HCC's assistant director of career and employment counseling, shares tips for job and internship seekers. 

Coach Mike Smelkinson

Flying High
March 2014

Men's basketball coach Mike Smelkinson has his Dragons flying high on the court and in the classroom.

Herman Chenwi teaching English to children in the Dominican Republic.Alternative Winter Break
January 2014

For this year's Alternative Winter Break trip, HCC students traveled to Monte Cristi to teach English to local children.
HCC students

Giving Back
November 2013

The giving season is here, and HCC students are heading out into the community to help those in need.

Middle school children restoring a steam on HCC's campus.

Stream Restoration
November 2013
One of HCC's campus streams is about to receive a face-lift thanks to a special group of valunteers: local middle schoolers.

Veteran's day memorial

Veterans Day
November 2013
HCC's pauses in November to remember all those who have proudly served our county. Read more about how we plan to celebrate this month.

President Hetherington in front of the Start Up MD bus.

Startup Maryland
September 2013
For Howard Community College student entrepreneurs, opportunity didn't just knock this past September - it drove right onto campus.

EricaFrom HCC to NYC
September 2013

License to Ride
August 2013

The Rider School at HCC is helping friends Niran and Josh take to the open road. 

Rouse class of 2013GALLERY: Congrats Grads! 
May 2013

View images from HCC's 2013 Commencement Ceremony at Merriweather Post Pavilion.