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12 July 2018

HACC Foundation Recognizes Employees, Announces New Funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit educational trust established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, recognizes College employees, changes Board leadership and announces new funds that support the College’s mission of creating opportunities and transforming lives to shape the future - together.
                                                                                         
HACC Foundation Recognizes HACC Faculty and Staff
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The HACC Foundation recently recognized three employees at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, for their accomplishments and contributions to the College. Recipients of Faculty and Staff Awards presented during the Foundation’s spring 2018 cycle are:
 
First Name Last Name Title Award
Michael Corradino Dean, Academic Affairs, Lancaster Campus Bruce E. Cooper, Esq. Leadership Award
Cindy Rose Full-time Faculty, Lancaster Campus Bruce E. Cooper, Esq. Leadership Award
Michelle “Mick” Teti-Beaudin Full-time Faculty, Lancaster Campus Dr. Jay Ebersole Faculty Initiative Award
 
Michael Corradino, dean of academic affairs at HACC’s Lancaster Campus, continually demonstrates creativity to benefit students, staff and the community. He leads the way in building relationships with area high school principals and superintendents. He works collaboratively with our Career and Technology Center partners and has assisted with creating career pathways for students in College in the High School to HACC and beyond.
 
Corradino continues to bring collaborative and active learning classrooms to the Lancaster Campus, and encourages faculty and staff to create new, exciting tools and try new techniques in the classroom.
 
In addition, Corradino takes on challenges. Developmental math can be a struggle for incoming students. Corradino was proactive with bringing math faculty together to discuss developmental math and the challenges students face.
 
He supports faculty and staff development, training and various other needs to support faculty. Corradino strives to serve as a voice for faculty and their goals. He ensures that students will have experiences that will lead them to succeed in real world situations.
 
Corradino has recently been collaborating with Oxford Schools and is working with Fire Science, Radiologic Technology and Cardiovascular Technology programs to increase enrollment at the Lancaster Campus.
 
Cindy Rose, associate professor of humanities, conceived a way to spotlight both the liberal arts at HACC and the talents of faculty in a fun, interactive way. She did this by creating the Annual Humanities Symposium.
 
In March 2018, HACC’s Lancaster Campus hosted the symposium for the fifth year. These symposia have featured cross-disciplinary topics, including ecology, Frankenstein, free speech,
the future and Shakespeare.
 
Over five years ago, Rose approached Lancaster Campus administration about sponsoring a multi-day celebration of the humanities. Rose formed a committee of fellow faculty members to organize the event. She completed the lion’s share of the planning by selecting the theme, recruiting presenters, creating publicity flyers, conducting research, encouraging faculty to bring students, engaging with outside groups and presenters, setting up a companion art exhibit and handling event logistics during the symposium.

The Humanities Symposium has grown throughout its existence. The first one on Frankenstein drew around 400 participants and featured about a dozen presenters. The 2017 program on Shakespeare attracted over 600 participants and nearly 20 presenters, including a pop-up Shakespeare performance group. Other HACC campuses have picked up and adapted the concept, bringing more of the arts and humanities to the entire College.

Michelle “Mick” Teti-Beaudin, an English professor at the Lancaster Campus, has demonstrated personal initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in support of HACC’s mission as an inclusive and diverse institution.
 
Teti-Beaudin has engaged in expansive diversity training and infused her teaching with principles of social justice. She has shared her expertise with the department via a departmental newsletter and a brief departmental workshop. From these initiatives, a collegewide initiative was born – the English Department Anti-Racism Reading Group, which invites dialogue and discourse on a particular text from all corners of the institution.
 
Teti-Beaudin will use a portion of the award to fund a speaker or create a workshop. If funds allow, she is considering creating a student film trip on racism. Another possible idea is to create a film series on campus to explore institutional racism, to include a screening and panel discussion.
 
Teti-Beaudin will attend the second chapter of the Cultural Bridges to Justice training program this summer 2018. 

PSECU Establishes Financial Education Fund for Excellence at HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) is investing in students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, through a new fund that will assist with innovative financial education initiatives and projects.
 
The PSECU Financial Education Fund for Excellence will support financial literacy activities at all HACC campuses and through virtual learning. Students will have greater exposure to important information on how to responsibly manage their finances – an especially critical life skill for students who are juggling college, careers, family responsibilities and expenses. 
 
Gifts to any of HACC’s funds for excellence allow the College to launch special initiatives, capitalize on new opportunities to strengthen student programs and meet pressing needs. To learn more about HACC’s funds for excellence, please visit hacc.edu/Excellence.
 
Graham Foundation Scholarship Benefits HACC Technology Program students in York
YORK, Pa. – Students enrolled in one of the technology programs offered at HACC’s York Campus will benefit from a HACC Foundation scholarship established by the Graham Foundation.

The scholarship will be awarded to York Campus students who have been accepted to or are enrolled in HACC’s automotive technology, electrical technology, HVAC or welding credit programs. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The generous scholarship will assist students who, upon completing the requirements for an associate degree, will be qualified for immediate positions in the growing skilled trade sectors in the region. This gift will allow qualified students to receive financial support for their technical training in areas that are locally in demand and essential to addressing workforce shortages in Central Pennsylvania.
 
New HACC Foundation Board Members Take Office
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The HACC Foundation Board of Directors recently elected new officers.
 
Timothy DeFoor, a HACC alumnus and Dauphin County controller, was elected chairman. Greg King, who works for D&H Distribution, was elected vice chairman. Their terms began July 1, 2018.
 
The Board raises funds for the College, directs the business and financial affairs and serves as the policy-making body of the HACC Foundation. The Board is comprised of corporate and community leaders who are committed to raising funds for and awareness of HACC and its students, programs and facilities.
 
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for membership on the HACC Foundation Board.
 
Applications are accepted any time and should be submitted using an online application.
 
About the HACC Foundation
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. The HACC Foundation provides funding for student scholarships, innovative academic programs, state-of-the art training equipment and modernized facilities. To learn more about the HACC Foundation, please visit haccfoundation.org. To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit hacc.edu/GiveNow
 
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. HACC offers over 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 19,000 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. 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.
 

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