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17 June 2015

HACC News: Free Money for Future Students, Dean’s List and More

Current News from HACC, June 17, 2015


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

  • HACC Gives Away Money for Tuition During Takin’ It to the Streets
  • HACC President Invites You to Enroll in One Day: One-Stop Enrollment event will be held on July 8, 2015, at all campuses
  • HACC Foundation Allocates More Than $70,000 for HACC Programs, Projects
  • Full-Time HACC Students Named to Spring 2015 Dean’s List
  • HACC Alumni Recognized for Making a Difference: Eight outstanding alumni join the Circle of Distinction
 
 
HACC Gives Away Money for Tuition During Takin’ It to the Streets
 
Looking to give future students a taste of college life, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, continues to take its show on the road with its Takin’ It to the Streets campaign and give away money for future students to apply to their tuition and fees at HACC.
 
Thanks to the HACC Foundation, two $500 tuition giveaways will be available for individuals to win at each the upcoming locations. The $500 may be used for tuition and fees at HACC during the fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 terms.
 
As future students visit each location, they can enter to win the tuition giveaway, connect with a HACC recruiter, find out how to get started in a particular program or career path and learn about student life at the College’s five campuses. HACC staff will be on hand to answer questions about enrollment, financial aid, scholarships and degree plans.
 
If future students visit with HACC at the Tec Centro event on June 20, they can complete the entire enrollment process that day, including the completion of the application, placement test and FAFSA form; meeting with an advisor to review test scores and choosing and registering for classes.
 
The list of the upcoming stops is available below. Please visit hacc.edu/Streets for full details and to register for the events.
 
Date of Event Location Time Additional Details
June 20, 2015 Tec Centro
102 Chester Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Two $500 tuition giveaways (free money) will be given away to use for HACC tuition and fees.
July 25, 2015 Hanover Dutch Days Festival
Center Square,
Carlisle Street, Hanover PA 17331
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Two $500 tuition giveaways (free money) will be given away to use for HACC tuition and fees.
 
 
HACC President Invites You to Enroll in One Day
One-Stop Enrollment event will be held on July 8, 2015, at all campuses
 
HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., invites you to take the first step to enroll on July 8, 2015, from 1-7 p.m. The College’s One-Stop enrollment event is held at each of the five campuses of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. Fall classes begin Aug. 24, so this is the opportunity to complete the entire enrollment process in one day. Visit hacc.edu/OneStop for additional details or call 800-ABC-HACC.
 
To complete the entire process, allow four to five hours and arrive by 2 p.m. If you have previously earned college credit(s), please bring your college transcript(s) to the event. You can:
  • Complete the application  
  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Many students mistakenly think they won't be eligible for financial aid, but most do qualify for some type of educational funding.
  • Learn about the approximately 250 scholarships supported by the HACC Foundation
  • Complete a placement test to determine the level of classes that will best meet your needs in English and math
  • Attend a new student orientation to learn about HACC’s services such as tutoring and counseling
  • Meet with academic advisors to choose classes that can be taken online and/or in the classroom
 
Additionally, thanks to the HACC Foundation, future students may enter a drawing to win $1,000 for HACC tuition at the One-Stop enrollment events. The winner of the tuition giveaway can use the free money for HACC tuition, books and fees during the fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 terms.
 
For more details about HACC’s One-Stop, please visit hacc.edu/OneStop or call 800-ABC-HACC.
 
 
HACC Foundation Allocates More Than $70,000 for HACC Programs, Projects
 
New dental assisting equipment and video recording software are among projects at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, funded by the HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private contributions in support of HACC. The projects total more than $70,000.
 
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 and the HACC Foundation are accountable to our students, employees, alumni, donors, communities and elected officials. Our donors tell us often that there is nothing more gratifying than knowing that their charitable contributions are making a significant and positive difference in our students’ lives. The projects that were funded will allow HACC to remain on the forefront of education, training and technology. These projects will also help ensure that our students are competitive when they graduate and enter the workforce.”
 
The funding from the HACC Foundation will be used for the following purposes:
 
Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and the College Funded Amount
  1. Replacement and upgrade of dental assisting radiology equipment at the Harrisburg Campus
This project will fund a Nomad portable X-ray machine, ScanX machine and digital panoramic machine for use in the dental assisting laboratories and clinic for instructional purposes and patient care. Having up-to-date equipment will allow dental assisting students to get the proper experience for externships and future employment. $56,195.00
  1. One Button Studio for the Lebanon Campus
This project serves the need for an easier, more efficient method of recording video assets for different user groups, including faculty who teach online and blended classes and faculty who teach in the classroom. The current system is cumbersome and time-consuming. Creating videos for students helps faculty maximize the efficiency of study outside of the classroom. $14,014.27
  1. 3D Systems Sense Scanner and Cubify software for the Harrisburg Campus
This project will provide equipment to assist students with lab projects in the Web Development and Design program. $500.00
     
Total   $70,709.27
 
 
Full-Time HACC Students Named to Spring 2015 Dean’s List
 
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has named 1,390 students to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 term. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher in college level classes. Visit newsroom.hacc.edu for the list of students.


HACC Alumni Recognized for Making a Difference
Eight outstanding alumni join the Circle of Distinction
 
The HACC Alumni Association’s Circle of Distinction grew by eight outstanding individuals with the sixth annual awards dinner held June 6, 2015, at the York Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
 
Named were Daniel J. Benny, John M. Bowman, Sherry L. Capello, Donald E. Enders Jr., Destini Y. Hodges, Brian A. Hudson Sr., Gary Laabs and Kathy M. Verna.
 
 
It’s Time for YOU to Experience HACC!

Future students can experience HACC and learn about HACC’s admissions process, transfer and career programs, financial aid options and more! Visit the “Future Students” section of www.hacc.edu.
 
 
For further information or general inquiries, please email newsroom@hacc.edu. This is the most effective way to ensure a timely response.
 
 
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 hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.
 
 
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 hacc.edu/HACCFoundation. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.

Contact(s):
For further information, contact newsroom@hacc.edu

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