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19 October 2012

HACC Foundation Establishes Helen Hauser Memorial Scholarship

Helen Hauser Memorial Scholarship EndowmentGETTYSBURG –A new scholarship has been established at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, with the addition of the Helen Hauser Memorial Scholarship Endowment.
The endowment will provide scholarships to students enrolled in the college’s viticulture/enology program.
Hauser, a resident of Biglerville, passed away on March 7, 2012, at the age of 101.
The scholarship is funded by the Hauser family, owners and operators of the Hauser Estate Winery in western Adams County. The endowment is close to $11,000, with nearly $2,000 donated from memorial contributions in Hauser’s memory.
Melinda Hauser Davis, speaking for the family, thanks the many family and business friends who remembered her mother with a donation in her memory. "She was honored to know that we planned to establish this scholarship in her name," said Davis.
HACC'S viticulture program, which educates students on vineyard management and enology, teaching the making of wine, is designed to meet the needs of the region’s wineries that strive to create higher-quality products. Pennsylvania is the fourth largest winegrape producer in the nation and ranks seventh in the country for wine production. For more information about HACC’s viticulture and enology program, go to HACC’s website,, or contact Professor Getachew Kassahun, telephone 717-780-2495 or email
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC.  
For more information about the Helen Hauser Memorial Scholarship Endowment, contact Shannon Harvey, Gettysburg Campus vice president, at 717-337-2747 or email

HACC’s Hospitality and Tourism web page,, or contact Professor Getachew Kassahun, telephone 717-780-2495 or email

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