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11 June 2020

HACC Foundation Allocates Over $862,000 for Key Projects, Recognizes HACC Employee

Current news from HACC, June 11, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The HACC Foundation recently provided over $862,000 in funding for key projects and recognized an employee with a leadership award at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
HACC Foundation Allocates Over $862,000 for Key Projects
The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private contributions in support of HACC, approved $862,235 for projects at the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.
The HACC Foundation funded the following projects:

Application Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and College Funded Amount
Public Safety Center (PSC) Burn Building Repairs Funding will be used to make repairs to the PSC burn building on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. The repairs are being made as the result of an inspection required for HACC’s burn building to remain compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards. $213,020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Enhance Online Student Success and Engagement Funding will be used to support an AI-supported inquiry-based learning discussion protocol to improve critical thinking and engagement of students. $150,000
Supporting Remote Instruction and Online Course Access for HACC Students (including Crisis Response) Funding was used to provide technology to students impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. Please read more about this initiative in our HACC Heroes series. $145,000
Harrisburg High School Career Pathways Program Funding will be used to create pathways for students from the Harrisburg School District toward high-priority occupations in the region. $140,000
Gym Floor Refinishing Funding will be used to repair, repaint the lines and refinish the floors in the J.W. Evans Physical Education Center on the Harrisburg Campus. $40,007.50
Introduction to PC Technology and Installing and Troubleshooting PC’s Modernization Funds will be used to update the technology in labs at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses.
These changes will support the Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking Technology, and Electronic Engineering Technology programs at HACC.   
TE Connectivity Apprenticeship Program Funding will support HACC’s Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program and offset tuition costs for students enrolled in the program. $28,770
Open Educational Resources (OER) funds - STEAM Faculty (Second Round) Funds will be used to promote and incentivize faculty to adopt, adapt and/or create OER for students. $23,500
OER funds - Non-STEAM faculty Second Round) Funds will be used to promote and incentivize faculty to adopt, adapt and/or create OER for students. $22,784
Electronic Course Evaluations Funding will be used to purchase SmartEvals software to replace the current process used for student evaluations of faculty members. $20,495
Faculty Mentors/Trainers for Transition to Minimesters Funding will be used to support HACC’s dedication to transitioning to seven-week course offerings. $17,496
Graphic and Interactive Design - Contemporary Portable Workspace (iPad pro) Funds will be used to purchase equipment for HACC’s graphic and interactive design students.   $14,208
Development of Materials for Blended Course and Increased Accessibility in the Art Discipline Funding will be used to develop a collection of audiovisual materials for blended course offerings and tutoring purposes for the course Foundation of Two-Dimensional Design. These resources will be used in a blended course offer and to aid students struggling in traditional, on-campus offerings of the course. $5,902
Create “Culture of Blended” at HACC (Week Zero) Funding will be used to invite two faculty members from other colleges to visit with HACC faculty during Week Zero. These guests will help build interest and excitement in the blended “minimester” by sharing their experiences and offering ideas for best practices as HACC transitions to seven-week offerings. $3,970
English as a Second Language (ESL) Summit Funding will be used to convene an ESL summit to bring stakeholders together to discuss how to best serve the needs of English-language learners in Central Pennsylvania. $3,600
Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Certification Program Funding will support a faculty member obtaining a MBTI Certification required to teach specific courses at HACC. $1,270
Ceramic Sculptures by Chuck Johnson Funding will support the following:
  • Chuck Johnson will present an exhibition of ceramic sculptures in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery.
  • Johnson will conduct a public lecture about his artistic process at HACC’s Harrisburg campus. This lecture will be free and open to HACC students, HACC employees and the community.
Perkins Survey Response Rate Improvement Incentive Gift Cards Funding will support the purchase of incentives for individuals who complete the Perkins CTE Graduate survey. $500
    Total $862,235.20
Photo caption: Funding from the HACC Foundation supports programs and projects that benefit students collegewide, including repairs to the burn building at the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center on HACCs Harrisburg Campus.

HACC Employee Receives Recognition from HACC Foundation
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation recognizes employees at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, for their accomplishments and contributions to the College.
The recipient of the Faculty and Staff Award presented during the spring 2020 cycle is Cindy Enders, an enrollment services specialist at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. She received the Bruce E. Cooper, Esq. Leadership Award.
Enders makes students feel welcome when they enter the Welcome Center for assistance. The Welcome Center provides HACC students a “one-stop” location for admissions, financial aid, advising and other services. As an enrollment services specialist, Enders help to empower students to accomplish their academic goals. In her role, she provides professional support to resolve enrollment and registration dilemmas. For many students, HACC is their first experience with higher education, and the Welcome Center and staff like Enders are our students’ first step into higher education.
As a HACC alumna, Enders understands the challenges students face. Known for her laughter, smiles and welcoming manner, she puts students and colleagues at ease.
Enders’ conduct reflects the qualities we embrace and support at HACC. Whether it is assisting new students or colleagues, she exemplifies the HACC spirit and reflects positive leadership in our college community. 
About the HACC Foundation
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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