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14 March 2018

HACC Celebrates Graduates, Offers Art Opportunities

Current news from HACC, March 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 Celebrates Nursing Program Graduates
  • Dozens of Employers Offer Opportunities at Spring Job Fair
  • Acclaimed Artist Luba Lukova to Lecture at HACC
  • Artist Lecture Series Features Husband and Wife
  • Artwork by HACC Students Featured in Upcoming Honors Exhibits
  • ‘Clouds on the Surface’ Coming to HACC’s Art Space

HACC Celebrates Nursing Program Graduates
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, honored 23 associate degree graduates of its Nursing Program with their nursing pins during a ceremony on Dec. 14, 2017, at the College’s Gettysburg Campus.
The graduates successfully completed their clinical nursing education, which qualifies them to take licensure exams to become registered nurses (RNs).
Graduates Jennifer Hudgins and Carley Sell provided a greeting for the pinning ceremony. Tammy Winand served as the student speaker.

The following graduating students were recognized during the ceremony:
  • Nursing Student Organization Art of Nursing Award – Brooklyn DePalmer
  • Nursing Faculty Excellence in Nursing Award – Kaylee Laughman
  • Pennsylvania State Nurses Association District 15 Leadership Award – Regina Gonnella

The graduates of the nursing program at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus are:
  • Aspers – Brooklyn DePalmer
  • Biglerville – Amber Coble
  • Chambersburg – Brittni Hull, Shannon Pyne
  • Dillsburg – Melissa Taylor
  • Dover – Michelle Prince-Fleck
  • Gettysburg – Vanessa Poulson, Jennifer Smith
  • Glenville – Katie Folkenroth
  • Greencastle – Adam Christophel
  • Hanover – Jennifer Hudgins, Carley Sell, Natalie Smith
  • Harrisburg – Cynthia Brann
  • Littlestown – Regina Gonnella, Melissa Lyons
  • McSherrystown – Stephanie Cignetti, Kayla DePalmer, Holly Heisey
  • New Oxford – Tammy Winand
  • Spring Grove – Cassidy Accardi, Kaylee Laughman

Information about HACC’s associate degree in nursing is available online.
Photo Caption: December 2017 graduates of the nursing associate degree program at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus are, from left, front row: Brittni Hull, Michelle Prince-Fleck, Holly Heisey, Carley Sell, Katie Folkenroth, Regina Gonnella and Melissa Taylor; second row, Shannon Pyne, Lisa Skiles, Stephanie Cignetti, Cassidy Accardi, Kayla DePalmer, Brooklyn DePalmer, Kaylee Laughman and Jennifer Hudgins; third row, Jennifer Smith, Amber Coble, Cynthia Brann, Tammy Winand, Adam Christophel, Melissa Lyons, Natalie Smith and Vanessa Poulson.
Dozens of Employers Offer Opportunities at Spring Job Fair
LANCASTER, Pa. – HACC students, alumni and job seekers in the community are invited to the 18th Annual Spring Job Fair at HACC’s Lancaster Campus March 21, 2018, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
This free event will be held in Room 203 of the East Building. More than 50 employers from a variety of fields are expected to attend.
Attendees can explore available full-time and part-time positions as well as internships. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resume in the event that employers offer on-the-spot interviews.  
For more information, please visit or contact Lorie Sonnen at 717-358-2985 or
Acclaimed Artist Luba Lukova to Lecture at HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, welcomes internationally renowned artist and designer Luba Lukova to its Harrisburg Campus March 22, 2018.
Lukova will deliver a lecture on her work at 6 p.m. in Whitaker Hall, Room 214. The event is free and open to the public.
Lukova is regarded as one of the most original image makers today. Her body of work – characterized by bold graphic elements and fine details – reflects essential themes of humanity and visualizes social commentary.
Throughout her career, Lukova has used her art as a means to reflect on complex social issues. In 2008, she released her “Social Justice” portfolio, a series of 12 images that address themes including peace, censorship, immigration, ecology, hunger and corruption. The collection was included in the art exhibition at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., and has exhibited widely in the U.S., France, Turkey, Greece, Israel and Mexico.
The artist’s work is included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

This lecture is supported through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Photo Caption: “Here We Are,” silk-screen, by Luba Lukova.

HACC Artist Lecture Series Features Husband and Wife
LEBANON, Pa. – Local artists Sara and Robert Cornelius will share how they built artistic careers during the next HACC Artist Series on March 29, 2018, at HACC’s Lebanon Campus.

“Thriving on Creativity: How an Imaginative Couple Built Artistic Careers” is a free public lecture and Photoshop demonstration scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 105. A question-and-answer period is included.
Sara Cornelius is an illustrator, designer and food blog/cookbook junkie, and Robert Cornelius is a professional photographer who says he is “nothing without my magical Photoshopping powers.”
Sara Cornelius started her food blog, “Cake Over Steak,” as a way to combine her skills in illustration, graphic design and photography with her passion for home cooking and connecting with people online. The blog features original recipes, cookbook reviews, pizza crawls and more.
A graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, she is a graphic artist for Gingrich Memorials in Middletown, where she creates custom hand etchings for gravestones. When she’s not at her day job working and listening to podcasts, she is usually reading cookbooks, testing recipes and working on her blog illustrations. She occasionally takes on freelance projects and previously was a graphic designer at the Lebanon Daily News.
Robert Cornelius has been shooting photographs professionally since 2008 and mastering his Photoshop skills since 2003. After attending Full Sail University to study filmmaking, he discovered his true love for Photoshop and heavily-edited composite photography. Employing his knowledge of storytelling, cinematic lighting and digital effects, he specializes in portraying the sagas of different characters that he dreams up as if he is directing an entire movie within each work of art.

He is a full-time professional photographer and retoucher at Simone Associates, a commercial studio based in Lebanon. Robert Cornelius is a two-time winner of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals’ Photoshop Guru Award, including Best in Show; was named the 2014 Raw: Philadelphia Photographer of the Year; has been featured by Adobe and countless other websites and magazines; taught classes for; and written articles for

Photo Caption: “Temptress of the Tides,” a digital image by Robert Cornelius with Sara Cornelius as the subject.

Artwork by HACC Students Featured in Upcoming Honors Exhibits
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Art students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will display their best work in two shows at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus in April and May during gallery hours.
The first show will be held April 2-19 and will feature photography, computer art, digital photo imaging, three-dimensional and two-dimensional design and printmaking. An artists’ reception will be held April 5 from 5:30-7 p.m.
The second show will be held April 25-May 10 and will feature graphic design, drawing, painting, glass, ceramics and jewelry work. An artists’ reception will be held May 3 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Students submitted 400 works for consideration. Art faculty juried the submissions and selected the best works for each section of the honors exhibit. Awards will be presented during both receptions.
All gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. or by appointment.
HACC’s Art Department includes 400 art majors and a large number of students who are non-majors. The College offers programs in traditional media such as painting, drawing, photography and ceramics. Other courses include glass blowing, jewelry and typography.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact Shawn Williams at 717-780-2478 or
Photo Caption: “Brass, Nickel Silver” by Ashley Eyler.
‘Clouds on the Surface’ Coming to HACC’s Art Space
LANCASTER, Pa. – Recent paintings and monotypes by Mechanicsburg artist William Kocher will be on display at the Art Space at HACC’s Lancaster Campus April 9-May 16, 2018.
An artist reception will be held April 11 from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
In his artist statement, Kocher writes, “I utilize direct observation, memory, and gut feeling to make paintings that (I hope) connect, communicate, and perhaps tell a true story.”

Kocher is a second-generation artist, following his father, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Kocher began studying painting after receiving a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the College at Brockport, State University of New York.

He has studied with Christie Cardillo Velesig on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and John David Wissler of Millway. Past exhibitions include the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence, the Pennsylvania State Capitol and the State Museum of Pennsylvania, all in Harrisburg; Franklin & Marshall College and the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster; Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre; and Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is represented by Lancaster Galleries in Lancaster.
Photo Caption: “Plainfield,” oil on board, by William Kocher.
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