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Influential Harford Community College leader O'Connell dies
Influential Harford Community College leader O'Connell dies

Considering the influence he had on Harford County's only institution of higher learning, Alfred C. O'Connell's death last month drew little notice in a community where he lived for many years and left a huge imprint, according to a longtime colleague and friend. Dr. O'Connell, who was HCC's first president and later returned to head the college a second time amid a leadership crisis in the late 1970s, died in Nov. 11 in North Carolina, where he had been living near family members, according to John Haggerty, of Bel Air, a member of the college's board of trustees. Dr. O'Connell was 83. "Dr. O'Connell was one of the most important people in...

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