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22 October 2015

HACC Foundation Allocates More Than $359,000 for HACC Programs and Projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to raise private contributions in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has approved more than $359,000 in funding for projects critical to the mission of the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.
Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and the College Funded Amount
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program Equipment Improvement
The purchase of the GE Logic E9 will provide the students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program with access to new technology utilized in the clinical areas for diagnosis of pathology in the patient. Additionally, the DMS program accreditation mandates that programs teach new technology. The purchase of this machine will aid in maintaining compliance with this requirement.  $85,000
Mechatronics Lab Buildout In fall 2015, HACC’s Gettysburg Campus will be poised to train mechatronics technicians when the campus launches its Mechatronics Certificate Program. The campus will build out approximately 2,900 square feet for a mechatronics lab and classroom space.  The program will cover crucial topics such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification and the troubleshooting of programmable controller, pneumatic, electrical and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.  $75,000
Banner Advancement Self Service The HACC Foundation will purchase a supplement to its donor and alumni database.  $72,322
Police Cruisers – Refurbished
Four fully-reconditioned vehicles will be purchased to conduct Police Academy and law enforcement trainings.  $42,000
Paramedic SimMan SimView™ Video Debriefing Project
SimView™ is an integrated debriefing solution that captures and records audio and video of simulation and other learning activities. This will allow faculty to more effectively document and provide debriefing of SimMan simulations in the clinical lab and existing ambulance simulator.  $34,681.80
HACC Foundation Sponsorship The HACC Foundation’s sponsorship support of the Live at Rose Lehrman Artist Series enables it to meet the ongoing mission of presenting live touring professional dance, theatre and music events.   $25,000
Non-Invasive Monitoring The current healthcare guidelines for respiratory therapy, paramedic and nursing have changed in regards to non-invasive monitoring. The requirement is to now use graphs in addition to numbers to verify patient stability. By adding this equipment as an expansion in training capabilities for the College, we can help bridge that gap and allow HACC health professions students the time and individualized attention necessary to learn how to properly care for patients utilizing this type of technology and equipment.  $10,092
Athletic Uniforms Uniforms will be purchased for the HACC athletic teams.  $8,700
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Membership Assistance Fund The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) membership assistance fund provides financial support for those students who might be academically eligible for PTK, but who are economically disadvantaged and cannot afford the fee needed to become a member. PTK is the international honor society for community college students.    $5,000
Seed Money for Start of Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association (Phi Theta Kappa) at HACC Seed money will be provided to launch an alumni association for PTK at HACC. PTK is the international honor society for community college students.    $1,824.50
Total   $359,620.30
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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 2014-15 alone, the HACC Foundation contributed close to $2.3 million to the College in support of financial assistance for 2,479 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 2014-15, more than 935 donors contributed almost $2 million to the HACC Foundation.

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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 Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.

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