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08 April 2014

HACC Says Thank You through a Bicycle Tour and Week-Long ReDISCOVER College Event

HARRISBURG, Pa. – What is Pennsylvania’s first established community college planning this month to thank the community and students for their commitment over the last 50 years? HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has a long list of events lined up from April 21-27, 2014, to say thank you and show the communities how HACC is completely YOURS.

From April 21-26, 2014 HACC is opening its doors to give the public a chance to ReDISCOVER HACC. More than 60 FREE events and activities are lined up for the public to enjoy – from open classrooms, lectures and earth day celebrations to a panel discussion, movie screening of “1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story” and open houses. The College is excited to invite the community back to see how much it’s evolved and how it continues to expand the horizons for individuals of all ages. Some events require an RSVP, so please visit to learn more.

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 HACC’s President John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D., will begin bicycling more than 150 miles to stop at HACC's Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses – in just three days. Sygielski will kick off Dr. Ski’s Miles of Gratitude – Tour de HACC by bicycling to HACC’s Lebanon Campus first to give away FREE bicycles, at least five $1,000 scholarships, t-shirts, gift cards and more. From there, he will continue his route to the other campuses to give away similar items. The public is encouraged to attend.


Location for Dr. Ski's Arrival

Estimated Time for Dr. Ski's Arrival

Sponsored by:

April 22

Lebanon Campus Celebration Station - Lobby


PSECU and the Francis J. Dixon Foundation

April 22

Lancaster Campus Celebration Station - East Lawn

4 p.m.

PSECU and Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates - Architects

April 23

York Campus Celebration Station - Leader Building, Rear Parking Lot

11:30 a.m.


April 23

Gettysburg Campus Celebration Station - Green Space and The Robert C. Hoffman Community Room

4 p.m.

PSECU and RPA, Inc.

April 24

Harrisburg Campus

  • Midtown 2 (Two scholarships will be given away.)
  • Harrisburg Campus Celebration Station - Outside of Bruce E. Cooper Student Center




1:30 p.m.

PSECU and the Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation

Scholarship Sponsors’ generous support provides the HACC Foundation the ability to award scholarships for credit or noncredit classes from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Individuals must be present for the scholarship giveaway. The full list of guidelines is available at

What’s left after all of these events? On Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:30-5 p.m., the Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and HACC are hosting the 16th annual Kings Who Cook gourmet food sampling festival. Men of all ages will share their delectable dish of choice for 50 guests to sample at the Bruce E. Cooper Student Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Sygielski is one of the HACC kings who is serving up his cooking skills. Tickets must be purchased for this event either in advance or at the door. Tickets in advance are $25 for adults and $15 for youth 12 and under. Tickets at the door are $35 for adults and $25 for youth 12 and under.

HACC also thanks Premium Event Sponsor TE Connectivity Foundation; Catering Sponsors Eastern PCM, LLC and GreenWorks Development, LLC; and, Registration Sponsors James E. Grandon Jr., Murray Associates Architects, P.C.  and PinnacleHealth System for their year-long support of the College’s 50th anniversary celebration. A full list of all sponsors is on the website.

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to more than 20,000 students at five campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through virtual learning. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information about how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit


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Megan Kurtz
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Telephone: 717-780-2533

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