On behalf of the faculty, staff, administrators, and students of Harford Community College, I would like to share my most sincere appreciation with the Harford County community who visited our campus for our inaugural Harford Fest on Saturday, October 28.


We were thrilled to welcome nearly 1,200 community members to the event. There was much to see and do, including the 9th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular, an Academic Open House for prospective students, an oral history video project in celebration of our 60th anniversary, as well as fun games, hay rides, exhibits, delicious food, music, and activities for the whole family. Thanks go to our volunteers from the business community, Dixie Construction and Legends of the Fog, for special touches to complete the day.

The 9th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular was a success, attracting more than 500 participants and raising more than $25,000 in support of Remembrance Books Scholarships for Harford students. More than $200,000 in book scholarships has been raised since this event began. We also thank Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Director of Administration Billy Boniface for their participation and support.

As an open-access, anchor institution for higher education in Harford County, we provide accessible, innovative, learner-centered educational opportunities. The College promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development. We foster lifelong learning, global awareness, and social and cultural enrichment.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit our campus lately, please do so. HCC is truly the community’s College, and I encourage everyone in Harford County to visit our website, www.harford.edu, to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals – whether they are academic, cultural, athletic, or for personal enrichment.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Dianna G. Phillips


Harford Community College