HARRISBURG, Pa. – After review of guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will extend its online instruction and student services through the fall 2020 semester. The exception will be hands-on/experiential components of approved programs.
“Throughout the pandemic, the safety and well-being of our students and employees have been our top priority,” stated said John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., MBA, HACC president and CEO. “I am impressed and inspired by the resilience and excellence of our students and employees as they have navigated these very challenging times.”
“It is our responsibility as a community college to give our students every opportunity to succeed with their education,” Linnie Carter, Ph.D., APR, vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation. “We know that the financial struggles our students typically face have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Thanks to our generous donors, the HACC Foundation is pleased to provide additional financial supports to our students. For example, we provided HACC Offers Students Empowerment (HOPE) grants to 1,356 students who were not eligible to receive CARES Act funding. We also paid to eliminate the past due balances of more than 515 select students who owed nominal amounts to the College so they could register for summer and fall classes. We provided 40 $1,000 tuition giveaways to students who enroll for summer, and we have doubled that amount to offer 40 $2,000 tuition giveaways to students who enroll for the fall semester by Aug. 14.”
Students and employees were notified of the fall plans via email today.
Additional information regarding this issue is available at hacc.edu/Coronavirus and in the College’s online newsroom:
- HACC Extends Remote Instruction and Student Services through May 17, March 24, 2020
- HACC Transitions to Remote Instruction and Student Services through April 5, March 15, 2020
- HACC Extends Spring Break for Students, March 12, 2020
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 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 hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.
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 haccfoundation.org. To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit hacc.edu/GiveNow.