A farewell dinner to honor former Harford Community College Trustee Doris G. Carey was held on Thursday, July 27, at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Ms. Carey was appointed to the HCC Board in 2008 and served until June 2017.

Attendees included Dianna G. Phillips, Ph.D., President of Harford Community College; Richard Norling, HCC Board Chair; Rev. Cordell Hunter, Sr., HCC Vice Chair; HCC Trustees Dr. James McCauley, Joyce Jackson, and Laura Henninger; Brenda Morrison, HCC Chief of Staff and Vice President of External Relations and Communications; and Richard Carey.

A native of Virginia, Carey relocated to Harford County in 1972 when her husband, who was an Army officer, was assigned to Morgan State University. She recalled the family was looking for a good place to settle with their three young children, and some acquaintances mentioned Harford County, where they moved.

"My children got a wonderful education in Harford County," Carey said following her induction last year as the 189th member of the Harford County Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame, which she called "a tremendous honor."

A 1963 graduate of St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Va., Carey earned a master's degree in elementary education from Morgan State and, later, completed 30 hours beyond that degree in educational administration and supervision at Loyola College.

Carey began teaching in Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) in 1977, first at the elementary level and later in middle schools. From 1978-80, she accompanied her husband, Richard, on his military assignment in Germany. Upon their return to Harford County, Carey became Supervisor of Federal Programs for HCPS, serving 14 years until her retirement in 2004.

Carey was instrumental in working with minority students to help them learn more about their cultural heritage. Her team developed a special reading achievement program geared toward non-readers and a home visitor program to help parents prepare their preschool children for learning. Carey has been a longtime volunteer with the Hosanna School Museum in Darlington and previously served eight years on the Harford Community College Board of Trustees.