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05 December 2018

New Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Former HACC Employee

HARRISBURG, Pa. – First-generation college students at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus will benefit from a new scholarship established in memory of Kim Bleecher, a former employee of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

The Kim Mecray Bleecher Scholarship fund is designed to support individuals who are the first person in their immediate families to attend HACC and provide financial resources to help them pursue their academic goals.

In a statement, the family said, “Bleecher was a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and 20-year HACC employee. Her warmth and ability to give sage advice made her a sought-after sounding board for co-workers, students and strangers alike. She was a believer in the value of a community college education to help lift students, of all ages, out of a life of poverty and despair. She wanted to continue to help HACC students in some way even after her passing.”

In addition to being first-generation college students, recipients of the scholarship must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled full time or part time at the Harrisburg Campus. Preference will be given to applicants with unmet financial need.
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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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