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20 December 2018

HACC’s Newest Police Academy Graduates Named, New Exhibit Opens Jan. 4

Current news from HACC, Dec. 20, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:

  • HACC Holds 114th Police Academy Graduation
  • ‘Gettysburg Watercolors’ Coming to HACC

HACC Holds 114th Police Academy Graduation

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of the local law enforcement community, along with family and friends, celebrated the graduation of 35 cadets from the 114th municipal Police Academy at Susquehanna Township High School.

Cadets received their training at the Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex of the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC). HACC’s Police Academy is the second largest in Pennsylvania with two 25-week, full-time basic training courses and a 48-week, part-time basic training course mandated by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission. 
Several of the graduating cadets received outstanding achievement awards during the ceremony held Dec. 6, 2018.
The award recipients of the 114th Police Academy graduation are:

  • Tessa Niyou Miller and Phillip Gibson Minter,  Academic Award
  • Mason Dominic deFilippo, Driving Award
  • Mason Dominic deFilippo, Firearms Award
  • Ross Kenneth Casteel, Most Inspirational Award
  • Bradley Daniel McAlester, Physical Fitness Award

The graduates and police departments they serve are:
Cadet Police Department
Baez, David Alexander York City Police Department
Bartlett, Ryan James Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Becker, Logan Richard Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Benton, Tyler Kane York City Police Department
Boldosser, Nicole Jordan Altoona Police Department
Bradshaw, Terrence Dwayne York City Police Department
Casteel, Ross Kenneth York City Police Department
Collins, Sarah Elizabeth Upper Allen Township Police Department
deFilippo, Mason Dominic Upper Allen Township Police Department
Gabriel, Joseph Aloysius Hanover Borough Police Department
Gainer, Benjamin Robert Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Groh, Andrew William York City Police Department
Hernandez, Brandon Jadier Springettsbury Township Police Department
Hundley, John Charles York Area Regional Police Department
Jackson, Griffin Robert York City Police Department
Kauffman, Michael Shawn Penn State University Police and Public Safety
McAlester, Bradley Daniel Penn State University Police and Public Safety
Menapace, Michael Andrew Coal Township Police Department
Miller, Tessa Niyou Penn State University Police and Public Safety
Minter, Phillip Gibson Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Myers, Sarah Mae York City Police Department
Neely, Robert Edward Pennsylvania Capitol Police Department
Nova, Alexander York City Police Department
Podgorney, David John Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Puller, Zachery Michael Penn Township Police Department
Rhodes, Ryan Christopher York City Police Department
Sheaffer, Nikki Elizabeth West Shore Regional Police Department
Torres-Garcia, Christian Omar Manheim Township Police Department
Tritt, Isaac Steven Penbrook Borough Police Department

Graduates not yet affiliated with law enforcement agencies (listed with their hometowns) are:
Cadet Hometown
LeFevre, Joseph Lee II Burnham
Piccolo, Anthony Alan York Haven
Shearer, Colin Matthew Manchester
St. Clair, Philip Robert Harrisburg
Wahlberg, Blake Edward Mountville
Wright, Tyler Lee Lancaster
Photo Caption: Cadets line up for review before the graduation ceremony of the 114th Police Academy on Dec. 6, 2018. Additional photos from the ceremony are available online.

‘Gettysburg Watercolors’ Coming to HACC
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – A series of Gettysburg-themed watercolor paintings by HACC alumnus and local artist Tom Rooney will be on display at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Jan. 4-March 1, 2019.
Rooney’s exhibit is presented in collaboration with work by local filmmaker and photographer Kyle Maier, whose love of night photography matches Rooney’s vibrant use of color.
Rooney and Maier will deliver brief remarks during a reception in the campus’s art hallway on Feb. 12 at 10:45 a.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 
Rooney, a self-taught artist, lives in Fairfield. He completed the Paramedic Program at HACC in 1996 and worked for many years as a paramedic at Gettysburg Hospital. In 2013, he founded Gettysburg Watercolors, a small business that produces and distributes limited edition prints, posters and greeting cards of his original art.

Maier grew up in Gettysburg and New Mexico. He is smitten by the historic architecture of Gettysburg.  

For more information about the upcoming exhibit, please contact Judy Alder at 717-339-3509 or

Photo Caption: A series of Gettysburg-themed watercolor paintings by HACC alumnus and local artist Tom Rooney will be on display at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Jan. 4-March 1, 2019.
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