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02 July 2014

HACC Recognizes Foundation Board Member with Honorary Degree

Greg King, HACC Foundation Board of Directors member
Greg King

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC Foundation Board of Directors member Greg King was the recipient of an honorary doctor of public service degree from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

Members of the HACC Board of Trustees and HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., paid tribute to King during the College’s commencement ceremony in May.

King, who served as the Foundation Board chairman from 2005-11, was honored for his significant cultural and humanitarian service to the community and to HACC. The honorary degree is conferred to individuals who have contributed in areas that include education, scholarship, arts, sciences or technology, as well as leadership in business, industry, public service or civic and community affairs.

King’s strong support of HACC is a family legacy. His father, the late William J. King, was an inaugural member of the HACC Foundation Board. Signifying his commitment to his father’s belief in the importance of accessible, affordable higher education, King, along with his mother, Jean, endowed the William J. and Jean D. King Scholarship to provide continued assistance to deserving students in the elder King’s memory.

At the helm of organizing HACC’s annual golf event, the Frank J. Dixon Tournament for Scholarships, King is a primary force behind the planning and operation of the tournament and instrumental in securing many contributions toward the event from business and industry, including strong support from the Tyco Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Tyco Electronics/ AMP, now TE Connectivity. The golf tournament has raised more than $1.5 million in scholarship funds for HACC students.

Beyond HACC and his professional business and industry associations, King also serves the community in other ways, most notably with the Harrisburg East Shore YMCA, where he was chair of the Board of Directors, and with the Central Dauphin Area Basketball Association, where he serves on the Board of Directors in addition to his volunteer service as a team coach.

About the HACC Foundation

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, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

In fiscal year 2013-14 alone, the HACC Foundation contributed close to $2.2 million to the College in support of scholarships, special programs and facilities.

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