From Harford Community College:
Dr. Dennis Golladay, Harford Community College President, posthumously named Ann B. Ramsay as the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award at the College’s commencement ceremony on May 26. Bud Ramsay, Ann’s husband and chair of the HCC Alumni & Friends Association, accepted the award on her behalf.
Recipients of this award must attain outstanding success in their chosen profession, demonstrate a commitment to the community, and maintain an interest in and service to Harford Community College. Throughout her life, Ann Ramsay set the bar high in all categories.
An HCC alumna, Ann started her career in education as a classroom teacher at Bakerfield Elementary School in 1967. She was a consummate educator, spending 25 years as a teacher, principal, and supervisor in nine different schools in Harford County and 10 years as an adjunct professor with Towson University.
Ann influenced the lives of people in our community. In addition to raising a family, managing a household, and juggling a demanding career, she found time to serve as president of the Al Cesky Scholarship Foundation and teach Sunday school at Hopewell Methodist Church.
Even with all of Ann’s career and community loyalties, she was tireless in her dedication to Harford Community College. She served on the College’s Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board, co-founded the Alumni & Friends Association, and at various times, chaired all three. In 2005 Ann and her husband Bud established the Ramsay Family Scholarship Endowment with $10,000. That endowment now totals approximately $75,000. It will continue to have an impact on HCC students for years to come.
Ann was a deeply respected, hands-on leader, a nurturing family member, mother of two, grandmother of four, great-grandmother to one, and wife to Bud for 54 years. She was a philanthropic role model and encouraged the same in others, often to the benefit of Harford Community College. Ann was taken from us too soon in 2012, and she is missed. Bestowing this award upon Ann is a wonderful opportunity to recognize her many achievements and honor her memory.