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Graduating students at HACC's spring 2023 Commencement ceremony
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, welcomed the College’s newest alumni during its May 9, 2023, Commencement ceremony. More than 560 of the 1,192 students eligible to graduate in spring and summer 2023 walked across the stage at the Giant Center to receive their associate degrees, certificates and diplomas.

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02 May 2019

HACC to Hold Spring 2019 Commencement

Ceremony set May 9 at Giant Center


WHO: More than 530 students from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will walk at Commencement to receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates
WHAT: HACC’s Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony
WHEN: May 9, 2019, at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Giant Center
550 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
COVERAGE: HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., will confer degrees, diplomas and certificates to HACC students.

Among the graduates are Jacqueline Bleich and Michael Riggs.
Student speaker Bleich of Lancaster is graduating with an associate degree in communication. She attended HACC’s Lancaster Campus.
Bleich said, “HACC has made a difference in my life by giving me an opportunity to go to college, find a job on campus, be an advocate as a Student Ambassador and seek a career that I’m interested in doing.”
She plans to continue her education at Millersville University in Lancaster to obtain her bachelor’s degree in media and broadcasting.
Riggs of Cashtown is graduating with an associate degree in general studies from HACC prior to earning his high school diploma from Gettysburg Area High School. He attended HACC’s Gettysburg Campus.
Riggs serves as treasurer for the Battlefield FFA chapter at Gettysburg Area High School and plans to run for Pennsylvania State FFA Office after graduation. If not elected or at term completion, he will continue his education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and pursue a dual major in animal science and agricultural education. Due to his earned credits at HACC, Riggs hopes to obtain his bachelor and master’s degrees in four years.
The Commencement ceremony sponsor is AAA Central Penn.
For media assistance on May 9, 2019, please contact Pam Saylor, integrated marketing communications coordinator, at 717-385-7887. Media representatives should park in the front entrance parking area and wear their press credentials.
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), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.

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