Ex-sports stars to enter new HCC Hall of Fame

September 20, 1992|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Formal recognition for former Harford Community College sports stars is about to become a reality.

A class of 12 will be inducted when the college celebrates the opening of its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. The ceremony will be the centerpiece of a bull roast scheduled for the Susquehanna Center from 7 to 11 p.m.

The inaugural group consists of Kathy Kahoe Cooper (field hockey, basketball, softball); Bonnie Kreamer Fry (field hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis); Carol Hinch (field hockey, softball); Shirley Ashburn Scott (softball); and Liz Panos Tolliver (field hockey, basketball, softball).

Also, Dick Corsetto (basketball); Brad Laubach (football, baseball); Randy McMillan (football); Warren Sothern (football); Mark Warren (soccer); John Morrissey (football, basketball, baseball); and Ed Gross (football). The last two will be honored posthumously.

The Hall of Fame and accompanying bull roast are the culmination of efforts by HCC administrative officials to stimulate interest by alumni and raise money to support athletics.

"Halls of fame have been successful at other colleges, and we felt this would be one way of focusing attention on our athletic program," said Karen Stout, HCC director of development.

"Members of the athletic department, particularly Jack Nichols, Dick Fordyce and Judy Davlin, have been very supportive, especially in the area of assembling criteria for Hall of Fame selection."

This is the first major fund-raising event of the Harford Community College Foundation Inc., one facet of which is the athletic committee.

"We also formed an alumni council, because we did not feel we had done a good job of involving alumni in our projects," Stout said. "We look at it as a 'friend-raiser,' as well as a fund-raiser.

"To this end, we thought it was important to hold the event on campus, to bring alumni back and let them see our progress."

Progress also has been shown by the inductees in their various vocations.

"I am impressed with the athletes nominated for induction," Stout said.

Ten of the inductees will be present for the program. The two deceased inductees will be represented by family members.

Tickets are priced at $22. Further information is available from the Harford Community College box office, located in the Susquehanna Center, 836-4211.

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