Harford Community College Foundation Establishes Barry Glassman Public Service Scholarship, Sets Fundraising Goal
10 October 2022
The Harford Community College Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of County Executive Barry Glassman and set a fundraising goal to support one student per year in perpetuity.
College President Dr. Theresa Felder announced the scholarship on September 29 at a Harford County Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring the County Executive’s last public address entitled “Finishing Harford Strong.”
“Our goal is to raise $100,000 for an endowment to support and inspire students to enter public service,” she said. “I am proud to share that we have raised $50,000 for the scholarship fund to date, and I encourage others to support our mission and consider contributing to this important cause. Our community can make a gift by visiting go.harford.edu/foundation-giving to make an online contribution.”
Throughout his 30+ years in public service, Barry Glassman has been recognized for outstanding character, service, and leadership. His record as a fiscal conservative includes promoting rural values and steadfast protection of Harford County’s land and water resources.
Glassman has served on the Harford County Council, in the Maryland House of Delegates, and the state Senate. He retired from Baltimore Gas & Electric and was elected Harford County Executive in 2014. Now in his second term, Glassman led his administration to earn 20 awards from the National Association of Counties. He was recently honored with the Maryland Association of Counties’ Marilyn J. Praisner Award for outstanding public service.
The Barry Glassman Public Service Scholarship will be awarded to a Harford Community College student who has declared political science as a major and is entering the second year of study in the political science degree program. Students applying for the scholarship must also write an essay on civility in government.
The Choose Civility Harford County initiative is a grassroots campaign designed to uplift the Harford County community by promoting respect, tolerance, and responsibility everywhere. Under the leadership of Harford Community College, Harford County Public Library, and the Glassman administration, it has become a vibrant initiative that includes numerous organizations and events.
"I believe the best way forward in politics, as in life, is to have a servant’s heart and treat others with respect,” County Executive Glassman said. “With this scholarship, I hope to inspire others to enter public service and raise the level of political discourse in our community and our nation.”
Finishing Harford Strong
“I believe the best way forward in politics, as in life, is to have a servant’s heart and treat others with respect.”
Harford County Executive, Barry Glassman
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