Harford Community College's Illuminate, a festive cocktail reception celebrating the College's 60th anniversary, drew 500 guests to a transformed APG Federal Credit Union Arena on the College's campus the evening of March 10.

Harford Community College Foundation raised $71,000 at the celebration. The funds will be used to enhance the student experience at Harford Community College through scholarships and by continuing to provide the best classes, programs, faculty and facilities, leaving a lasting legacy for students at the College now and in the future.

In addition, Illuminate featured the unveiling of Harford Community College’s new brand identity.

The APG Federal Credit Union Arena was transformed into a space never before seen with lush fabric, custom lighting and a marble dance floor.

The evening also featured recognition of all Harford Community College alumni in attendance, cuisine from award-winning Classic Catering, live music by The Klassix, a silent auction, History Row display and a TapSnap kiosk. Illuminate ended with fireworks.

"We are so grateful for the outstanding support of the community for Illuminate," said Dr. Dianna G. Phillips, president of Harford Community College. "Community is important to us because community makes us what we are today. We were pleased to celebrate this significant anniversary on our campus, welcoming people to our space. We are so proud of what we do, and we are proud of the facilities we offer. What we accomplished the evening of March 10 reinforces why I am the proud president of Harford Community College."

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Harford Mutual Insurance
Jim & Patti Dresher
McAllister & Quinn
McComas Funeral Homes
Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC)
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake
The Klein Family
Towson University


Aberdeen IronBirds - Ripken Baseball
AFCEA Aberdeen Maryland Chapter
Boyle Buick GMC
Bud Ramsay
Carsins Run at Eva Mar
Craig Ward & Terri Garland
Dianna G. Phillips Ph.D. & Brenda Morrison
Dr. David & Alena Schwaber
EZ Shield
F. Scott Keck
Frank Hajek & Associates, P.A.
Freedom Federal Credit Union
Greater Harford Committee
Harford Bank
HAR-CO Credit Union
Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Harford County Government - Barry Glassman
Harford Leadership Academy Alumni Association
Henninger & Henninger
Jakes Legacy Farm
James & Anna Lambdin
James E. Welch
Lee & Hillary Tayson
A. Joyce Jackson
MediaWise, Inc.
Oak Contracting
Patricia & Robert Brown
Perluke Consulting Associates
Richard D. Norling
Sengstacke & Evans, LLC
Shaffer, McLauchlin, & Stover, LLC
Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A.
Stark & Keenan
The Lieb & Troy Families
The Town of Bel Air
Thymly Products, Inc.
Tidewater Promotions - Barry Hebb
United Way of Central Maryland