From Harford Community College:
Harford Community College announced February 27 that the Susquehanna Center arena currently under construction has been named the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College. When completed, it will be the largest indoor venue in Northeastern Maryland, accommodating 3,200 guests.
APG Federal Credit Union’s partnership with the College for the arena naming rights will be for an annual contribution of just over $50,000 per year over 15 years.The financial support will fund scholarships for Harford Community College students, as well as operations and programming in the arena.
In conjunction with the credit union’s effort, Harford Community College is launching a seat-naming opportunity in the arena. Twelve hundred seats are available for naming at a cost of $100 per seat. Information about the seat-naming opportunities is available from Denise Dregier at 443-412-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College will be home to three of HCC’s Fighting Owls athletic teams: men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. As the largest indoor arena in the area, it will also be used for community and regional events, commencements, concerts, special events, student services, fundraising activities, meetings, conferences and trade shows. The College is organizing a grand opening during the 2012-13 academic year.
As sponsor of the arena, APGFCU will have its name and logo on interior and exterior signage, the arena floor, pillars and scoreboard, plus recognition on all arena advertising, posters, basketball and volleyball schedules, event programs and playbills.
With a shared commitment to education, the partnership is a good fit for both APGFCU and Harford Community College. Among APGFCU’s and HCC’s core values is improving the quality of life of the community.
APGFCU is a longtime supporter of Harford Community College, particularly of student scholarships and the Small Business Development Center. APGFCU is also a statewide leader in financial literacy education, reaching out to 10,151 youth in 2011alone.
“Harford County is a community where families thrive, and Harford Community College is one of the reasons why,” said Don W. Lewis,president/CEO, APG Federal Credit Union. “Once again, the college and the credit union have come together to encourage local enrichment. The new Susquehanna Center will provide an unmatched gathering place right in the heart of our community and will offer sporting, cultural and civic activities for all ages. We are pleased to continue to support Harford Community College and the new Susquehanna Center.”
In2003, APGFCU received a community charter that opened membership in the credit union to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Harford or Cecil counties.
“Harford Community College is fortunate to partner with APGFCU,” said Dr. Dennis Golladay, president of Harford Community College. “The APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College will be the focal point of the new Susquehanna Center. While its renovation and addition are a tremendous benefit for our students, the greater community will find the newly renovated arena to bethe centerpiece gathering area for Northeastern Maryland.”
David H. Gilbert, chairman of the board, APG Federal Credit Union
Chuck Boyle, chair, Harford Community College Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Deborah Cruise, vice president for student development and institutional effectiveness, Harford Community College
Colby Giacubeno, Harford Community College student and member of the men’s basketball team
Tiffany Taylor, Harford Community College student and member of the women’s basketball team
Dr. Dennis Golladay, president, Harford Community College
Don W. Lewis, president/CEO, APG Federal Credit Union
Screech mascot from Harford Community College