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19 November 2018

HACC Foundation Names Leadership Award Recipient

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation recently named Professor Geri Gutwein, Ph.D., recipient of the Bruce E. Cooper, Esq. Leadership Award for her accomplishments and contributions to HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Gutwein, a professor of English and reading at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus, was recognized for her leadership of the reading team. She also was recognized for her help in streamlining reading developmental courses. This change is significant for students, who will save both time and money.  

Gutwein led a comprehensive review of placement testing in preparation for a new placement tool implemented this fall for HACC students admitted for the spring 2019 term. She also coordinated the reading discipline’s review of curriculum texts to ensure they are accessible to students in a variety of formats, independent of disability accommodation. This project was part of the English Department’s efforts to ensure students have access to materials that fit their learning preferences and budgetary needs.

Additionally, Gutwein led the approval of a pathway giving adjunct faculty voting rights in the business of the reading discipline.

In addition to her teaching duties and reading discipline leadership role, Gutwein coordinated the Integrated Reading and Writing Symposium and the Wildwood Writers Festival, and played a key role in the statewide Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators conference.
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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
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