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14 February 2018

Open House Highlights Programs, Art Shows Opening and More

Current news from HACC, Feb. 14, 2018

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the Spring Job Fair has been rescheduled for April 2, 2018.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:

  • HACC Open House Highlights Programs
  • Acclaimed Art Faculty Display Their Talents
  • ‘Trapped in My Own Dream’ Showcases Work of Local Artist
  • Employers Invited to HACC’s 18th Annual Job Fair
HACC Open House Highlights Programs, Services that Help Students Succeed

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Student-led tours and meeting with faculty are among the many things future students can experience during an open house by HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. On April 4 from 6-8 p.m., future students can visit any of HACC’s five campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.
During the open house, the public can:
  • Learn about the associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 100 programs of study.
  • Explore the on-campus and online learning options, including 17 programs offered completely online.
  • Learn how to earn college credit while in high school through dual enrollment and College in the High School.
  • Discover how HACC credits can transfer to nearly 60 four-year colleges inside and outside of Pennsylvania.
  • Find out about free student services like tutoring, academic advising and career counseling.
  • Tour a campus and meet faculty.
  • Learn about HACC’s study abroad opportunities to countries in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
  • Get answers about financial aid and more than 200 available scholarships.
  • Find out how to apply and enroll at HACC.
Please visit to register for the campus you wish to visit.

Acclaimed Art Faculty Display their Talents at HACC
HARRISBURG, PA – The professional artists who comprise the full- and part-time faculty of the Art Department at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will exhibit their work Feb. 26-March 23, 2018, in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at the Harrisburg Campus. 

A reception for the artists will be held March 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the gallery. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

Contrasts abound in this lively and eclectic exhibition that demonstrates the department’s breadth of skill and talent. Elegant ceramic works by Jim Lard are juxtaposed against Garrick Dorsett’s expressively animated prints with hand-drawn layers. Mixed media works from Shawn Williams explore the working class, while Margaret Brandt’s work seeks to illustrate the beauty of the natural world. 

Internationally acclaimed photographer Ron Talbot’s vision is showcased. Digital images created by Marjaneh Talebi are evocative with layers of transparency. Emily Hampson’s ceramic pieces merge decorative with functional and Casey Hall’s paintings fluidly flirt between realism and abstraction. The exhibit also features paintings and drawings by Monica Smith, Young Won and more.
The gallery received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, please visit the gallery website or call 717-780-2478.

‘Trapped in My Own Dream’ Showcases Work of Local Artist
LANCASTER, Pa. – Explore the visions of Mountville artist Ron Ettelman in “Trapped in My Own Dream,” a mixed media exhibit, on display Feb. 26 to April 4, 2018, in the Art Space at HACC’s Lancaster Campus.
A reception for the artist will be held March 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Exhibit hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
“I am often asked, ‘What do you call your style?’ Hard-pressed, I’d say surrealism or that I have no idea,” Ettelman wrote in his artist statement. “My works are rarely representational of the real world. Inner cryptic stories and meanings develop as the work advances. The work is always open to Rorschach interpretation,” said Ettelman, owner of Dream Framer Custom Picture Framing and Gallery.
Ettelman holds a BFA in illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art in Philadelphia. He attended the Art Institute of Miami and the University of Miami, both in Miami, Florida, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

His work has been displayed in numerous exhibits, including the Lancaster Museum of Art, Demuth Museum and Isadora Gallery, all in Lancaster; Lebanon Galleries in Lebanon; HACC’s Lancaster Campus; the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg and Garth Gallery in Columbia.

For more information, please contact Ilene Rosenberg at 717-948-1806 or

        Photo caption: “Trapped in My Own Dream,” mixed media, 12-by-15-inches by Ron Ettelman

Employers Invited to HACC’s 18th Annual Job Fair
LANCASTER, Pa. – Local employers are encouraged to reserve a table at the 18th Annual Spring Job Fair at HACC’s Lancaster Campus, where job seekers from around Lancaster County will be vying for available jobs and internships. The event takes place March 21, 2018, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the East Building, Room 203. 
Employers must register by March 2 to reserve space. The registration fee is $65. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Annual Spring Job Fair draws hundreds of HACC students, alumni and community members each year.  
Attendees should dress professionally and bring their resume in the event they are asked to participate in on-the-spot interviews. 
For more information, please visit or contact Lorie Sonnen at 717-358-2985 or

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