From Harford Community College:
On Thursday, May 17, Harford Community College held its Fifty-Fourth Annual Commencement. In a traditional cap and gown ceremony, graduates of the Class of 2012 received the Associate’s degree and/or certificate at the event. Dr. Dennis Golladay, Harford Community College President, delivered the commencement address.
Faculty Marshall Prof. James J. D’Amario and Student Marshall Associate Prof. Richard Fordyce led the processional. The ceremony began with a welcome from Dr. Golladay and opening remarks by Bryan E. Kelly, Chair, Harford Community College Board of Trustees. Following the remarks, HCC’s “Second Shift” sang The National Anthem. Dr. Golladay delivered the Commencement address.
Dr. Annette Haggray, Vice President for Instruction, presented the candidates for degrees and certificates, and Dr. Golladay conferred the degrees and certificates. The HCC Class of 2012 is comprised of August 2011 and December 2011 graduates, and May 2012 candidates for graduation.
Kaitlin Ames, Samantha DiBartolo, Mark Hoppel, Imani Lewis, Cynthia Schwarz, and Suzanne Vernon graduated from the Honors Program. To be recognized, graduates must have completed at least nine credits in honors courses with a 3.0 GPA. The Honors Program provides a highly enriched educational experience including greater intellectual and experiential opportunities and challenges, as well as greater in-depth analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of materials.
Academic Achievement Awards were presented to HCC students Lisa Christ, Corinne Didio, Laura Ebbenhouse, Neil Fung, Caroline Galbraith, Morgan Leepa, Natalie Myers, Christopher Noske, Michelle Padgett, Darlene Servolini, Diane Stinnett-Amberman, Jennifer Verzi, Benjamin Wegher, and Thomas Whiteleather. The Academic Achievement Award is awarded to those individuals who have accomplished the highest academic average in credits earned at Harford Community College. The student may have no more than 12 credits in transfer.
HCC Vice President for Student Development and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Deborah Cruise presented the Outstanding Student Leadership Award to Ashley Whiteman. This honor is awarded to a student who has made significant overall contributions to the College and community.
Following the singing of the Alma Mater by “Second Shift,” HCC’s vocal jazz ensemble directed by Marianne Pastelak, graduates and faculty recessed, and a reception followed for graduates and their guests.
Harford Community College held its 54th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 17. In a traditional cap and gown ceremony, graduates of the Class of 2012 received the Associate’s degree and/or certificate at the event. Approximately 300 students participated in the ceremony.