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05 March 2015

HACC Foundation Allocates More Than $202,000 for HACC Programs and Projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to raise private contributions in support of HACC, has approved more than $202,000 in funding for projects critical to the mission of the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.
 
Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation, said, “HACC is the largest and oldest community college in Pennsylvania. Therefore, we have more students to serve and more lives to change. With dwindling government financial resources, we rely upon our donors and the HACC Foundation now more than ever before."

"Having this phenomenal level of support from our donors – who include our alumni and employees – allows us to change lives and destinies in ways we could have never imagined when the College was established 51 years ago. We are grateful to those who support us philanthropically,” Carter said.
 
The funding from the HACC Foundation will be used for the following purposes:
 
 
Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and the College Fund Amount
  1. Writing Center Lab for the York Campus
The funds will be used to create a writing center, which is now housed in shared space in a computer lab. A space dedicated to the writing center will be able to accommodate more students in a more open, less confined space that is conducive to good writing. In addition, the new writing center will better serve students referred to tutoring by speech faculty and through the Starfish Early Alert System. $96,715.00
  1. iPads for the Office of Academic Success at all campuses
Students in the writing centers at any of HACC’s campuses will use the iPads as digital academic success resources. The devices also will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of writing tutoring and better protect student information. $26,719.75
 
  1. General Educational Development (GED) Bridge Training at the Harrisburg Campus
The funds will make it possible for 45 students to receive education preparation for their GED. These students are those who are seeking their GED as the first step toward additional “skills training” or as their first step toward enrollment in a degree program. $25,000.00
  1. Automotive scan tool software and component upgrades for the automotive program at the Harrisburg Campus
Automotive students will benefit from software updates for existing scan tools and the refurbishment and replacement of worn out scan tools. The funds also will be used to purchse an on-vehicle brake lathe used in the automotive program. $19,500.00
  1. Upgrade to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) lab at the Midtown Trade and Technology Center at the Harrisburg Campus
HVAC/R students will receive hands-on, real-world training with the installation of a gas-fired boiler, oil-fired boiler, cube ice machine, natural gas and oil furnaces and a water furnace for geothermal application. $12,845.00
 
  1. ParScore and Scantron for statistical data collection in the Nursing Department at the Harrisburg Campus
The purchase of a ParScore workstation will enable the Nursing Department to collect assessment data regarding the validity of test questions used in each course in both registered and practical nursing programs. In addition, collection of statistical data is required by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing for ongoing accreditation. $8,219.78
 
  1. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Membership Assistance Fund for students at all campuses
The funds will enable eligible PTK students to pay for the one-time membership fee to join the national honor society and go toward conference expenses not covered by PTK’s central budget. $7,100.00
  1. Paralegal Library Subscriptions (Lexis Nexis) for the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses
The funds will be used toward the purchase of an online subscription to Lexis Advanced Pennsylvania Core Offerings and Lexis Advanced Pennsylvania Practice Library that will be used by students in the paralegal program. This package of titles is required by the American Bar Association for accreditation of the paralegal program. $5,880.00
 
  1. Paralegal Library Subscriptions (Legal Intelligencer) for the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses
This grant will support the continued purchase of an online subscription to The Legal Intelligencer and PA Law Weekly that will be used by students in the paralegal program. This package of titles is required by the American Bar Association for the accreditation of the paralegal program. $840.00
     
Total   $202,819.53
 
 
For further information or general inquiries, please email newsroom@hacc.edu. This is the most effective way to ensure a timely response.
 
Information about the HACC Foundation
 
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise funds for 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 for 1,345 students, innovative academic programs, state-of-the-art training equipment and modernized facilities.
 
Donors to the HACC Foundation include individuals, community organizations and corporations. In fiscal year 2013-14, more than 1,300 donors contributed more than $1.8 million to the HACC Foundation.

The HACC Foundation is gratefully YOURS. For more information, please visit http://www.hacc.edu/HACCFoundation/.
 
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at 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 on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit www.hacc.edu
 
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