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Funding Pathways - Fall 2019

Dear Friends of the Educational Foundation,

The fall semester is in full swing at Howard Community College, and HCC students are now filling the halls of the newly renovated Academic Commons and Howard Hall (formerly the Science and Technology building and Nursing building). Home to the hospitality, culinary, social sciences, criminal justice, and education programs, these buildings also include a variety of spaces for support and enrichment programs.  

We are also planning for the evolution of the multicultural banking program, which has provided training and job placements for skilled immigrants in Howard County. This program is poised to more broadly serve the needs of new immigrants with language, job search, and networking skills to benefit those seeking careers in a variety of fields. Read more about the skilled immigrant program in the story below.

And we are always happy to celebrate the successes of our alumni. Recently, an HCC graduate of the Silas Craft Collegians program, Xavier Cunningham, was selected for an internship with the Baltimore Ravens organization, where he is thrilled to be working behind the scenes with his home team. You can read about his experience below.

The HCC 5K Challenge Race is on October 13, 2019, we hope to see you there! Once again we will be welcoming a team from Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant, who were featured in a recent article in The Business Monthly. In 2020, the college will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Stay tuned for special events starting in the spring to honor this milestone, including The President's Gala on April 17, 2021.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Howard Community College students!


In his native country of Colombia, Luis Silva held a master's degree in business. Providing pathways to success for skilled immigrants

In his native country of Colombia, Luis Silva held a master's degree in business. When he immigrated to Maryland in December 2017, he was able to reboot his career with support from HCC's Multicultural Banking Program. As this program evolves into a comprehensive Skilled Immigrant Program, it seeks to help more immigrants like Silva, through training to help overcome barriers new immigrants face, as well as build the workforce across a variety of industries. 

Read more about this unique initiative.

hcc lecture seriesHCC Graduate Lands Dream Internship with Baltimore Ravens

Last spring, Xavier Cunningham had a chance to meet Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh, at an event he attended with one of his mentors. Xavier, who is majoring in communications studies with a minor in business administration at Towson University, jumped at the chance to engage with the organization. Later, despite heavy competition, Xavier not only landed a summer internship with the Raven's training camp, but was also brought on as an intern with the organization's marketing and event staff for the 2019-2020 NFL season.  

Read more about his experience .

chesterCheering for a Special Team at the HCC Challenge Race!

We hope to see you on October 13 for our sixth annual HCC 5K Challenge Race. While you are there, be sure to cheer for the team from Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant! This group of almost 40 has been training together for months. Look out for them, and visit with all of our other teams and sponsors who help raise over $100,000 each year for student scholarships.

Read more about the Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant in the October issue of The Business Monthly.


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