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28 January 2016

HACC News: 108th Police Academy Graduation, New Online Program and More

Current News from HACC, Jan. 28, 2016

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

  • HACC Holds 108th Police Academy Class Graduation
  • HACC to Offer New Online Building Construction Management Program
  • Youth Can Learn to Fly Drones at HACC’s “Discover Engineering” Day
HACC Holds 108th Police Academy Class Graduation
The Sen. Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex of the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC) at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, recently celebrated the graduation of 43 cadets in its 108th municipal police academy class. HACC’s Police Academy is the second largest in Pennsylvania and offers the 20-week basic training course mandated for all Pennsylvania municipal police officers.

Several of the graduating cadets also received outstanding achievement awards at the ceremony on Nov. 24, 2015, at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. The award recipients are:

  • Cadet Jeremy Fatland, highest proficiency in firearms
  • Cadet Julian Gomez III, driver proficiency
  • Cadet Andrew Stager, most inspirational cadet
  • Cadet Justin Woods, highest academic achievement
  • Cadet Andrew Stager, proficiency in physical fitness
The graduates and the police departments they serve are:
  • Alexander Daniel Babik – Harrisburg Bureau of Police
  • Laura Mae Castle – Lower Allen Township Police Department
  • Derek Richard Day – Hampden Township Police Department
  • Jeremy Joseph Fatland – York Area Regional Police Department
  • Daril Lindsay Foose – Harrisburg Bureau of Police
  • Clinton James Gardner – Williamsport Bureau of Police
  • Julian Edwardo Gomez III – Susquehanna Township Police Department
  • Benjamin Jack Hitesman – Williamsport Bureau of Police
  • James Matthew Iversen – Chambersburg Borough Police Department
  • Zachariah Gable Lloyd – Borough of Hanover Police Department
  • Eric Joseph McGinnis – Chambersburg Borough Police Department
  • Michael James McIntyre – Hampden Township Police Department
  • Allen Mitchell Miller – Penn State University Police Department
  • Torrie Mathew Shiley – Lower Allen Township Police Department
  • Ryan Alan Skotnicki – Harrisburg Bureau of Police
  • Andrew Lars Stager – Penn State University Police Department
  • Michael J. Tropp – Manheim Township Police Department
  • Justin Loren Woods  – Spring Garden Township Police Department
Pre-service graduates not yet affiliated with law enforcement agencies (listed with their hometowns) are:
  • Peter George Attieh – Allentown
  • Michael Edward Bishop – Harrisburg
  • Kyle Robert Chester – Newville
  • Hugh Michael Clinton – Hummelstown
  • Jeremy Joseph Gartner – Shiremanstown
  • Addison Timothy Gingrich – Dover
  • Craig Michael Helm – Columbia
  • Megan Elizabeth Huyett – Holtwood
  • Blake Hunter Innocent – Lebanon
  • Frank Maurer Jones III – Mount Joy
  • Alexander James Krzywulak – Red Lion
  • Justin Remington Main – Glen Rock
  • Tyler McKenzie Mardis – Enola
  • Jonathan Michael Marsh – McVeytown
  • Shaun Patrick McGuire – Hershey
  • Kayla Marie Miske – New Bloomfield
  • Michael Paul Murray – Elizabethtown
  • Nicholas Alan Nagy – Harrisburg
  • Spencer Thomas Schutte – Harrisburg
  • Abigail Marie Shaeffer – Lancaster
  • Corey James Shoemaker – Enola
  • Cortney Marie Terry – Lewistown
  • Tyler Scott Weinoldt – East Petersburg
  • Kohl Harry Welcomer – Halifax
  • Alexander David Wildberger – Red Lion

HACC also provides mandatory police in-service courses, law enforcement elective training and police testing. Please visit for more information on HACC’s Police Academy.
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HACC to Offer New Online Building Construction Management Program
Starting in fall 2016, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will offer an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in building construction management. This program can be accomplished completely online. HACC is the only community college in the state to offer this program completely online.
According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), construction employment has steadily increased to its highest level since 2009 and should continue to rise. data for 2015-16 indicates that an associate degree in construction management is one of the highest earning two-year degrees.
HACC’s online Building Construction Management Program will give students the tools to succeed in this growing field and teach them how to manage the construction process from start to finish, estimate quantities and costs for a project, interpret construction documents and building codes, apply principles of construction accounting and more. A background in construction is helpful but it isn’t necessary.
The program is designed to be flexible enough so students can transfer credits to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. Students may also pursue a bachelor’s degree in technical leadership through HACC’s articulation agreement with Bloomsburg University.
For more information about the program and the classes offered, please visit Future students may apply now or learn more about the enrollment process by contacting an admissions counselor or calling 800-ABC-HACC.
Youth Can Learn to Fly Drones at HACC’s “Discover Engineering” Day
Youth ages 7-12 are invited to learn how to fly drones and compete in a fun hands-on exercise during “Discover Engineering” at HACC’s Midtown Trade and Technology Center on Feb. 20, 2016, from 9 a.m.-noon.
Students will learn safety techniques, the mechanisms of propulsion and the engineering theory of flight with the task of designing a drone. Teams will compete against one another to be the first to maneuver their drone through an obstacle course for an award.
The cost is $49 per student for this popular program. Each student will receive a 3-D printed drone replica and recommended drone product list for purchase.
This event is sponsored by HACC’s Engineering Club and led by Kimberly Ketelsleger, club adviser and engineering professor.
To register, call 717-780-2414 or go to the noncredit registration office in the Welcome Center on the second floor of the Bruce E. Cooper Student Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.
For more information, contact Ketelsleger, at or visit our website and search “special events.”
HACC’s Midtown 2 building is located at 1500 N. Third St. in the former Evangelical Press Building. Free parking is available. The inclement weather make-up day is Feb. 27.

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