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24 October 2018

HACC Foundation Transforms and Impacts

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation recently provided funding for key projects at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private contributions in support of HACC, approved $575,792.51­­­ for projects at the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.
The HACC Foundation funded the following projects:
Application Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and College Funded Amount
Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC) Debt Service Funds will be used to subsidize the debt service for the PSC bond. $167,950
Mechatronics Program Expansion Funds will be used to expand the Gettysburg Campus Mechatronics Program by adding a second mechatronics instructional lab and classroom. Manufacturing is a primary workforce sector in the campus’ service region, and research shows that this sector is experiencing an unmet need in finding qualified applicants for open positions.
The Gettysburg Campus began its first certificate cohort program in fall 2014 with funding from the HACC Foundation to support the construction of the lab and classroom space. Over the past two years, this cohort program has been full, with 15 students and additional students on the waiting list.
MATH 090 Year 1 Implementation Funds will support embedded student tutors in many of the MATH 090 sections, a new developmental course, and provide faculty training.
MATH 090 is designed to deliver mathematics content to students in a supportive environment at levels individualized to their specific knowledge and understanding using Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces software.
Admissions Open House Funds supported the annual Open House, the largest collegewide community event designed to bring awareness to future students and families by showcasing HACC’s programming through modern technology and professional appearance. $49,902.28
CDL Truck Purchase Funds will be used to purchase a manual truck to use with Class A CDL training. $47,000
Replacement of 1984 Mack Fire Engine Funds will be used to replace a 1984 Mack fire engine, the oldest piece of fire apparatus used by the Fire Training Unit at the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center. Replacing this fire engine will provide students the ability to train on state-of-the-art equipment and prepare them for a career in public safety. $40,000
LifePak 15 Monitors Funds will be used to purchase two LifePak 15 monitors, the current standard for many pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency settings, to train students in the Emergency Medical Services Unit. $38,566.68
Extended Student Support Services HACC is partnering with the Community Action Program of Lancaster to employ a part-time social worker for the Lancaster and Lebanon campuses. The services provided by a social worker will benefit students by connecting them to local resources, providing preventive services and helping with financial issues. $21,000
Women’s Soccer A women’s soccer team will be added to the sports available to all HACC female students. Funding will support supplies, equipment, team travel, staff and services. $19,088
Intercollegiate Sports Teams Uniforms Funds will be used to purchase new uniforms. The current uniforms, purchased in 2015, are old and outdated. $11,700
Institute for Simulation Educators Funds will be used to send an adjunct nurse educator in the Nursing Program at the Gettysburg Campus to a National League of Nursing’s Institute for Simulation Education’s forum for faculty beginning work in simulation education. Exposure to current and future trends in simulation will provide this faculty member with innovative strategies in designing and delivering simulations that can be shared and implemented in the College’s nursing curricula. $10,621.72
Nursing Re-accreditation Funds will be used to support a designated project manager to facilitate the re-accreditation year for HACC’s Nursing Program. There are many components to a successful re-accreditation, including writing an exhaustive self-study and planning and hosting a visit by the accreditation team. $6,820
BIOL Lab Equipment Funds will be used to replace malfunctioning equipment and order additional equipment to support increased enrollment in Biology 101 and Biology 102. $5,341.30
Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE) Fall Symposium Keynote and Workshops Funds will be used to support the fall 2018 symposium keynote speaker and future workshops for CITE, a faculty-driven initiative that fosters peer-to-peer sharing by organizing and promoting professional development sessions.
Saundra McGuire, Ph.D., a leading expert in learning strategies, will give a 90-minute lecture at the symposium and follow up with two 60-minute workshops for faculty, with the objective of helping them explore ways to increase student learning.
CITE sessions focus on best practices for exchanging ideas and methods while building faculty collegiality and acceptance of change.
27th Annual Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Convention Funds will provide four senior-level nursing students at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus the opportunity to attend a national convention to support their professional development as soon-to-be practicing nurses. $3,932.28
Surface Pro Tablet for Classroom and Faculty Use Funds will be used to replace a Surface Pro tablet that is no longer working properly. $2,277.97
MacBook Purchase for New Faculty Funds will be used to purchase a computer for a new faculty member. $1,200
    Total $575,792.51
Photo Caption: The HACC Foundation recently provided funding for key projects at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, including the Mechatronics and Nursing programs at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus. Here, students enjoy a break at the campus.
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 To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit
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 Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.

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