HARRISBURG, Pa. – After review of guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health, recommendations from the College’s COVID-19 Task Force and feedback from our students and employees, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will extend its online instruction and student services through the spring 2021 semester. The exception will be hands-on/experiential components of approved programs.
“The safety and well-being of our students and employees continues to be our top priority,” stated said John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., MBA, HACC president and CEO. “I know it has not been easy for our students and employees to juggle family, school and work responsibilities while maintaining their and their family’s well-being. However, I continue to be impressed and inspired by our students and employees who have worked so hard to make the successful transition of HACC’s instruction and services to online.”
“The HACC Foundation was in the middle of a fundraising campaign when the pandemic hit, and we knew that we needed to pivot to focus on meeting the immediate needs of our students,” Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation. “Thanks to our generous donors, the HACC Foundation began to offer special funding for things like the HACC Offers People Empowerment (HOPE) Grants, Fresh-Start Grants, 40 $1,000 tuition giveaways, 40 $2,000 tuition giveaways and five full-ride scholarships. It is our responsibility as a community college to give our students every opportunity to succeed with their education.”
Students and employees were notified of the spring plans via email today.
Additional information regarding this issue is available at hacc.edu/Coronavirus and in the College’s online newsroom:
- HACC Extends Online Classes and Services Through Fall 2020 Semester, June 11, 2020
- 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 17,000 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.