60th Anniversary Celebration

Whether you have earned your degree, taught a class, attended a show, or learned a new skill here, consider yourself part of our 60th anniversary celebration. If you have attended a concert, a camp, a graduation, or a sporting event, you too are a part of it. In fact, the entire community is part of our 60th.


Because the success of the College relies on the entire community. Together we have accomplished great things over the past 60 years and it is together that we will move forward to create more. Are you ready to celebrate? We certainly are—and we hope you will join us!

Getting Started

Little by little you’ll see the signs—a 60th anniversary logo, advertising that highlights our successes, events that welcome you to campus—signs that Our History is Only the Beginning is more than an anniversary tagline. It’s a promise. Our hope is that you will come back to this site throughout the year and join us as we look back on our rich 60 year history, and more importantly, celebrate all that is still to come.

Student and Faculty Successes

Celebration Events

HCC Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

March 10

60th Anniversary Cocktail Reception
Presented by: BGE

7:00 PM, APGFCU Arena
Join us for a cocktail reception featuring dancing to The Klassix and a tribute to our alumni as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and illuminate the future. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique auction items and be a part of the unveiling of HCC’s new brand identity. For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Jordan Williams, 443-412-2449.


Past Events

August 29

HCC Night:
Aberdeen IronBirds Game

7:05 PM
Kick off of the 60th anniversary celebration with the community!

September 11

Hays-Heighe House:
HCC’s 60th Anniversary
Exhibit Reception

1:00-5:00 PM
Flip through yearbooks, learn about the theater and the barn, and relive the glory of the championship football team. Exhibit included memorabilia and exhibit panels focusing on the College’s 60 years and runs September 5-December 22.

September 18

HCC Library:
50th FDLP Anniversary
& Constitution Day Celebration

1:45-3:00 PM
Celebrate the Library’s 50th anniversary in the Federal Depository Library Program and recognize Constitution Day.

September 28 & October 5

Hays-Heighe House:
1957 Tea

12:30-2:00 PM
A romp through American pop culture in the 1950s. When HCC was founded in 1957, who were the students listening to on the radio? How did they spend their free time? Wear your poodle skirts and leather jackets!

October 3

Hays-Heighe House:
Historical Walking Tour

Harford Community College is situated on a former thoroughbred horse farm. How did it transition from farm land and barns to the modern state-of-the-art buildings we have today?

October 6

National Geographic Live
Speaker Series: Deadliest Catch

Herpetologist and toxinologist Zoltan Takacs explained how he and his colleagues have developed a state-of-the-art technology that provides a novel way to develop new toxin-based drugs for various diseases, from cancer to circulatory disorders.

January 18

Harford Night in Annapolis:
Celebrating 60 Years at HCC

January 21

Chesapeake Center
Oral History Presentation and Reception
2-4 PM
Harford Community College honored those who so generously shared their myriad of memories and stories with Professor of History Dr. James Karmel for the College’s 60th Anniversary Oral History project. They shared compelling stories of how we’ve come to be where we are today and shared in the vision of all that is yet to come. Thanks to all that joined in celebrating our past, our present, and the journey that lies ahead.

Click here to see photos from the Oral History event.

HCC Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

October 28

9:00 AM, HCC Campus
Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Help us scare away distracted driving! Explore Harford’s campus on a course that is great for runners and walkers alike. Children will delight in all the treats of the Children’s Area, a costume contest, and the chance to take pictures with special guest characters. There will also be exhibitors and interactive displays for all ages.

9:30 AM-3:00 PM, HCC Campus
Fall Open House Showcase
Family Fun Activities
Oral History Presentation
Live Music, Food Trucks & more!
Celebrate our 60th with a fun day for the entire family! In the APGFCU Arena our Fall Open House (showcasing all of the College’s programs and services) features interactive displays, demos, and performances for all ages. Throughout campus there will be games and activities, food trucks, live music, hot-air balloon rides and more! In the Chesapeake Center and Hays-Heighe House, view our 60th anniversary oral history video project highlighting the history of HCC through interviews, take a historical walking tour of campus, and see our anniversary exhibit.

7:00 PM, Amoss Center
Stayin Alive: Bee Gees Tribute

Encompassing more than five decades of legendary music and the distinctive vocal sound of the Bee Gees at their very best, Stayin Alive offers a unique opportunity for fans to rediscover the music that has ensured the Bee Gees’ place as one of the most loved bands of all time.

More information on Harford Fest.

November 14

Who Is This?
Rescuing Old Photos From Obscurity

12:30-3:30 PM
Community members are invited to join us at Hays-Heighe House to view thousands of pictures from Harford Community College’s 60 years of history to help identify the subjects of these photos.