Richard D. Norling of Darlington and Cordell E. Hunter Sr. of Havre de Grace were appointed to the Harford Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Martin O'Malley this week.
O'Malley also reappointed the board chairman Bryan E. Kelly and board members Doris Carey and John Haggerty.
Richard Norling is the statestat Director for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the former chair of the Harford County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission. He also formerly served as chair of the Budget Advisory Board to the Harford County Council in 2000-2002.
Norling owns and manages Deer Creek Farm, a thoroughbred racehorse farm in Darlington He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from The Ohio State University. He earned a M.Phil from Yale University. He will represent county council District D on the HCC board.
Hunter is a retired Anne Arundel Public Schools educator and administrator. He has served as pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church since 1980, director of social political action and instructor for the Board of Examiners. He was recently appointed to the position of Presiding Elder of the Eastern District, Baltimore Annual Conference.
Hunter has served his community as a commissioner on the Housing Authority of Havre de Grace, vice president of the Maryland State Conferences Branches, chairperson of Regional Seven and member of the Harford County branch of the NAACP. He also serves as the vice president of the Susquehanna Ministerium and chaplain for Upper Chesapeake Health. He earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in education administration and supervision from Morgan State University with additional graduate work at Goucher College, Coppin State University, Loyola University Maryland and St. Mary's Seminary and Ecumenical Institute. He was appointed to an at-large seat on the HCC board.
Kelly, a Darlington resident, is managing partner/owner of The Kelly Group in Bel Air. He has been a member of the board since 2005 and is serving his second term as board chairman, after serving as vice chairman from 2008-10. He is a member of the board of directors for the Harford Community College Foundation.
Kelly is a certified financial planner and holds bachelor degrees in economics and finance from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master's degree in financial planning from The College for Financial Planning. He is co-chair of the board of directors of the UMBC Economics Visitors Council and was the 2007 UMBC Economics Alumnus of the Year. He is a former president of the executive committee for the Maryland Association of Community Colleges and former chair of the advisory board for the Academy of Finance at Edgewood High School. He has an at-large seat on the HCC board.
Carey, a Joppa resident, joined the HCC board in 2008. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from St. Paul's College and a master's in education from Morgan State University. She completed 30 hours beyond her master's in education administration and supervision from Loyola College.
Carey retired from Harford County Public Schools after 27 years during which she served as an elementary and middle school teacher for 13 years and was supervisor of federal programs for 14 years. Carey serves as secretary to the Joppatowne Community Council and is a member of the board of directors of the Hosanna Community House, a life member of the NAACP and a former member of the Alliance of Black School Educators in Harford County. She will continue to represent county council District C on the HCC board.
Haggerty, a Bel Air resident, joined the HCC board in 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Maryland and a master's in education from the University of Florida. He pursued advanced studies in higher education administration at Johns Hopkins University.
Haggerty is retired from Harford Community College, where he served as an associate dean and athletic director. More recently, he was employed with Ripken Baseball in community relations related to the Cal Ripken World Series.
Haggerty has served on the Maryland Real Estate Commission, the Harford County Board of Parks and Recreation and as president of the New Harford Democratic Club. He will continue to represent county council District C on the HCC board.