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10 April 2015

HACC News: New Mechatronics Certificate Program, Mario Kart Fundraiser and Arts Events

Current News from HACC, April 10, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news and events with the community, including:

  • HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Launches Mechatronic Certificate Program
  • HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Hosts Mario Kart Gaming Tournament Fundraiser
  • HACC’s Theatre for Young People Presents ‘And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank’
  • Works by HACC’s Art Students Featured in Honors Exhibit
HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Launches Mechatronic Certificate Program
Individuals passionate for mechanical and electrical engineering can now complete a two-semester program
HACC is expanding its programs at the Gettysburg Campus. Starting in fall 2015, students can earn a certificate in mechatronics in only two terms.
The Mechatronics Certificate Program is a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering, which prepares students for jobs in installation, repair or maintenance of electrical, mechanical and/or computerized equipment.
The classes at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus will offer the required hands-on experience needed by technicians working on automated equipment with mechanical, electrical, fluid and control systems.
“Adams County and Hanover are strong manufacturing communities with manufacturing making up approximately 19 percent of the workforce. By offering this program at the Gettysburg Campus, we are providing new opportunities for the area,” said Shannon Harvey, vice president of HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
The program will complement HACC’s Introduction to Manufacturing Program, which is a partnership between the local high schools and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s designed to educate high school seniors about today’s manufacturing environment and career options in manufacturing. High school students who complete the Introduction to Manufacturing program can enter the Mechatronics Certificate Program with three elective credits.
Make HACC technically YOURS by visiting to register for the fall 2015 semester or contact the Gettysburg Campus admissions recruiter for additional details.
HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Hosts Mario Kart Gaming Tournament Fundraiser
The Student Government Association at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus will host the Mario Kart Classic, a gaming tournament, on April 17, 2015, to benefit the College’s Gettysburg Campus Emergency Assistance Fund.
The tournament, which is open to the public, will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room at the campus. The cost to participate is $5 for HACC students and $10 for guests. Participants must be at least 15 years old to enter the tournament. To pre-register, visit the Gettysburg Campus Welcome Center during regular business hours before April 15 at 4 p.m. Participants also can pay at the event.
Participants will play in an elimination-style tournament, with prizes for the first-, second- and third-place winners. First place wins a prize valued at $100, second place wins a prize valued at $50 and third place is valued at $25.
The Gettysburg Campus Emergency Assistance Fund is a HACC Foundation fund that provides emergency financial assistance to students enrolled at the Gettysburg Campus who could be forced to discontinue their education if not provided with financial help.
For more information, contact Jessica Knouse, student life and multicultural programs coordinator, at 717-339-3536 or
HACC’s Theatre for Young People Presents ‘And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank’
HACC's Theatre for Young People presents “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” on April 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC.
“And Then They Came for Me” is written by James Still, and is a winner of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education Distinguished Plays Award. Theatre for Young People’s performance is directed by Brenda Eppley, HACC theatre program lead.
“And Then They Came for Me” is a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews of Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Silverberg was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend, and Frank wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Schloss was the same age as Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. With oral history, dramatic action, direct address and remembrance, the ensemble-driven “And Then They Came for Me” breaks new ground and is acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. 

The cast includes:
  • Savannah Aqueche as Anne Frank
  • Caitlyn Davis as Young Eva
  • Joshua Dieter as Pappy
  • Harrison Foster as Heinz
  • Neil Grover as Hitler Youth
  • Sean “Blue” Guckert as Ed’s Father
  • Adrienne Lyons as Ed’s Mother
  • Dallas Modderman as Young Ed
  • Marguerite Zwahlen as Mutti.
Tickets are $10, and the production is appropriate for fifth-grade students and older. The box office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one hour prior to show time. For tickets, call 717-231-ROSE (7683) or visit
Since 1989, Theatre for Young People has provided an affordable venue for area young people to celebrate and gain exposure to theatre. The cast will spend the week leading up to the April 18 matinee performing for elementary school groups in a theatre outreach.
For more information, contact Brenda Eppley at or visit

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Works by HACC’s Art Students Featured in Honors Exhibit
The annual honors art exhibit at HACC featuring the best work of HACC’s art students, will be on display at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus during two student art shows in April and May 2015.
The first student show is on display now through April 21, and will feature works of photography, computer art and digital photo imaging, 3D design, 2D design, sculpture, illustration and printmaking. A reception for this exhibit will take place on April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.
The second student show will be exhibited April 27-May 8, and will highlight graphic design, drawing, painting, glass, ceramics and jewelry work. A reception will be held on April 30 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Students submitted hundreds of works for consideration in the show. Chosen works were juried and selected by HACC’s art faculty. Awards will be presented to the student artists during both receptions.
HACC has an active art department with many courses to choose from, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass blowing, jewelry and typography. In some art programs such as fine arts, students earn an associate degree that can be transferred to a four-year college or university. In other programs like photography or graphic design, students earn an associate degree that allows them to enter the workforce after graduation from HACC.
All Rose Lehrman Art Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment.
For more information, contact Shawn Williams at 717-780-2478 or

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