Cover photo: HCC radiologic technology student Amy Bulger.
“Inspiring” was a superlative mentioned by many guests at HCC’s Nursing Scholarship Benefit held in the Horowitz Center this past June with renowned neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson as guest of honor. Hosted by Jill and Patrick McCuan and presented by Kaiser Permanente and other generous sponsors, the event raised approximately $146,000 in much-needed funds to endow scholarships for HCC nursing students. “We all need the help of nurses at some time in our lives, and they need our help now. Helping nursing students become well-trained and compassionate professionals ultimately helps our community,” said Patrick McCuan. Over 250 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, an elegant seated dinner catered by Putting on The Ritz, and a captivating speech by Dr. Carson. “Nurses are my favorite people….They are the infantry of medicine because they are the first hands-on people with patients,” said Dr. Carson in a nearly 45-minute speech delivered in the intimate surrounds of Smith Theatre. Another highlight of the evening was the presentation by HCC president Kate Hetherington and Dr. Carson of a special certificate of completion to recent graduate Andrew Miecznikoski, whose life was saved twice by the neurosurgeon.
In addition to sponsoring the Nursing Scholarship Benefit, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States awarded the HCC Educational Foundation a grant in the amount of $200,000 to provide scholarship funding for students in the allied health professions and nursing program. Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to advancing the health of all communities is evident in the long history of partnership with HCC’s health sciences programs, including a $50,000 scholarship endowment for nursing and allied health students, a $25,000 donation to a Helping Hands fund for health science students, and a $60,000 grant to support HCC’s Wellness Center.
Honor a family name, pay tribute to a friend, or commemorate colleagues with a permanent symbol of recognition that will be prominently displayed for generations to come. Through the Campaign for HCC Students, named gift opportunities in the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building currently under construction are available on a variety of giving levels.
Contact Missy Mattey in the HCC Educational Foundation Office at 443-518-4208 for details.
Many of us have favorite childhood memories of being read to when we were young. As part of the national “Get Caught Reading Month” in May, HCC’s development office and Children’s Learning Center (CLC) co-sponsored the Book Buddies program to give employees the opportunity to make memories for youngsters enrolled in the Center. As a result of monetary donations from many generous employees, over 165 new books will be purchased for the CLC by the HCC Educational Foundation. Each employee donor will be recognized with a bookplate in one of the new books.
HCC Grand Prix 2011
September 24, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The College's premier scholarship fundraiser is a day of family fun featuring world-class equestrian showjumping, games, food, and more at beautiful Marama Farm in Clarksville, Maryland.
Silas Craft Collegians Fundraiser at Hunan Manor 2012
March 12, 5 - 8 p.m.
Enjoy a wonderful Chinese buffet at Hunan Manor Restaurant to raise scholarships for Silas Craft Collegians, a program for recent high school graduates to maximize academic achievement and retention.
Vino Scholastico 2012
April 27, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy an exceptional tasting of more than 80 fine wines, gourmet horsd'oeuvres, desserts, and discount prices for on-site orders. Pre-event wine workshop to be announced.
All proceeds from these events benefit HCC Educational Foundation scholarships. For details, tickets, and sponsorships, visit www.howardcc.edu/specialevents or call 443-518-1970.