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·       --HACC Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

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06 February 2019

HACC Names Fall 2018 Grads, Issues Dean’s List and More

Current news from HACC, Feb. 6, 2019


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

  • More Than 900 Students Graduate from HACC in Fall 2018
  • HACC Announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List
  • HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Offers Free Activities to EMBRACE Diversity, Inclusion
  • Marc Petrovic Brings Glass Art to HACC
 
More Than 900 Students Graduate from HACC in Fall 2018
HARRISBURG, Pa. – More than 900 students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, completed their associate degrees, certificates or diplomas during the fall 2018 term.

Graduates of all ages and backgrounds, including a grandmother, married couple and a student from China, were celebrated during Commencement on Dec. 18, 2018, at the Giant Center in Hershey.

During the ceremony, faculty speaker Rosalina Beard, shared her speech in Spanish and English and said, “As you leave HACC, I encourage you to take concrete actions to embrace diversity. Learn a second language. Get to know your neighbors and colleagues. Find out how you are different, and how you are the same.”

Following Beard, student speaker Alexa Taylor Groft challenged her fellow graduates to “use the power of education to make your mark on this world! The success you celebrate here tonight is not final, let it be the spark that ignites a flame to shine forever and light up the world.”

The full list of graduates is available, as well as photos of graduates and the ceremony.

Photo Caption: HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski congratulates a new graduate during Commencement on Dec. 18, 2018.
 
 
HACC Announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has named 1,509 students to the fall 2018 full-time dean’s list.
The full-time dean’s list, which is available online, recognizes students who achieved a 3.25 grade point average or higher in college-level classes and completed a minimum of 12 credits during the fall 2018 term.


HACC’s Gettysburg Campus Offers Free Activities to EMBRACE Diversity, Inclusion
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Gettysburg Campus Diversity Committee of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is hosting a series of free community events this spring 2019 to help us EMBRACE (Educate, Model, Broaden, Respect, Accept, Connect, Empathize) our diversity!
 
Events scheduled through May include:
  • At Home in Adams County Housing Summit, a discussion on housing challenges and barriers in Adams County featuring Matthew Desmond, Princeton sociologist, 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Award winner and author of “Evicted,” a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winning book.
  • The Achieving Success series, which tells the story of local professionals’ journeys to achieving success in both career and in life.
  • A series of brown bag sessions on topics such as civility and social media, the connections between food and culture and the story behind the book “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk.”
Registration is not required unless otherwise stated. For a listing of events and more information, please visit hacc.edu/Calendar and look for Gettysburg Campus events or contact Judy Redding at 717-339-3509 or email jaalder@hacc.edu.


Marc Petrovic Brings Glass Art to HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Sculptures by glass artist Marc Petrovic will be on display Feb. 25-March 21, 2019, in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
 
The artist will discuss his work March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Whitaker Hall, Room 214, with a reception immediately following in the gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
 
Petrovic’s work can be seen in numerous collections, including at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, New York; the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; and the Tacoma Glass Museum in Tacoma, Washington.
 
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, Petrovic maintained a full-time studio practice for 23 years before serving as the Chair of Glass at the institute from 2014-17. He has since returned to full-time studio practice in Cleveland.

For more information about the exhibit at HACC, please contact Shawn Williams at 717-780-2478 or smwillia@hacc.edu.
 
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 p.m. or by appointment. 
 
The gallery received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo Caption: Glass sculptures by Marc Petrovic will be on display Feb. 25-March 21, 2019, in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.
 
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