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Skid CarOn the Safe Side
December 2014

HCC's new Advanced Driving SKills class puts drivers behind the wheel to learn how to handle winter weather on the road.
SET GroundbreakingReady, SET, Grow!
November 2014

The HCC community gathered on November 14 to break ground on a new Science, Engineering and Technology building.
Top CEO awardNational Winner!
November 2014

HCC President Kate Hetherington wins top CEO award from the Association of Community College Trustees.
A New Pathway - StacieA New Pathway
October 2014

With the Pathway Scholarship, Stacie can pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse and helping kids around the world.
Pathways Magazine Fall 2014Pathways Magazine 
October 2014

Learn how students are rebooting their education, retooling their careers, and reinventing themselves at HCC.
Lisa Bianchini

Two Sport Marvel 
October 2014

Lisa Bianchini named Howard Community College’s 2014 Female Athlete of the Year at the annual Dragon Awards Banquet. 

Grand Prix 2014A Grand Event
September 2014

A recap of HCC's Columbia Classic Grand Prix 2014.
Military Friendly SchoolMilitary Friendly School
September 2014

For the third year in a row, HCC has been named to Victory Media's list of Military Friendly Schools!
August 2014

We asked HCC students, faculty and staff to share their advice on how to make the upcoming academic year a big success.
Records, Registration and Veterans Affairs Questions and AnswersGot Questions?
August 2014

The Office of Records, Registration and Veterans Affiars answers some of your most frequently asked questions.
Success Starts HereSuccess Starts Here
August 2014

New to Howard Community College? Check out these ten tips tof student success!
Mark EdelenEngineering Success
July 2014

Meet Mark Edelen, Howard Community College's 2013-14 "Most Inspiring Faculty Member of the Year."
Bridges to FreedomBridges to Freedom
July 2014

Earlier this month, World War II veterans gathered on campus to share their experiences with younger generations.
Year in Review 2013-14GALLERY: A Year in Review 2013-14
June 2014

View images from HCC's 2013-14 academic year.
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.