HARRISBURG, PA. – Many alumni, employees and health professions students from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, work in our area hospital systems. They are nursing assistants, radiology technicians, pharmacy technicians, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. In the midst of a global pandemic, they are sacrificing their own health and well-being to care for patients throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Additionally, HACC has the second largest student veteran population in Pennsylvania. Many of them are being sent to other regions to assist with the care of patients during this time.
Below is a list of just some of the individuals who we want to thank and honor for their selflessness, professionalism, compassion and courage. We cannot thank them enough for caring for and keeping us safe.
Last updated: May 4, 2020
|Robin Adams, RN, is a HACC alumnus, a full-time registered nurse in the observation department at Lancaster General Hospital and a part-time registered nurse at Select Medical Specialty Hospital in Camp Hill. |
|Liya Arustamyan, MSN, RN, is a HACC alumnus and a registered nurse in the emergency department at UMPC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital. |
|Kimmie Becker, BSN, RN, is a HACC alumnus and a registered nurse at WellSpan York Hospital. |
| ||Dr. Daniel Bledsoe is the medical director for HACC’s Paramedic Program and works as a system EMS medical director and emergency physician for UPMC Pinnacle. |
|Beverley Brown is a HACC student in the Nursing Program and works as a clinically certified hemodialysis technician for Compass Home Dialysis. |
| ||Andrew Glindeman, BSN, RN, is a HACC alumnus, pediatric private duty nurse and case manager. |
|Melinda Herr is a student in HACC’s Gerontology Program. Melinda works as a receptionist and med-tech at The Woods at Cedar Run and an associate claims processor at Highmark. |
| ||Kalynn Knaub, LPN, is a HACC alumnus and full-time licensed practical nurse at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. |
|Matthew O’Connor is a HACC student in the Pre-Health Professions Program and has been deployed through the Air National Guard to assist patients in a nursing home.|
|Rebecca Renninger, RN, is a HACC alumnus and a registered nurse at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. |
| ||Wilma Winter, RN, is a part-time HACC student in the Gerontology Program and a full-time registered nurse at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. |