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03 March 2021

HACC and Giant Partner, HACC Foundation Supports Key Projects

Current news from HACC, March 3, 2021


HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit educational trust established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, announces a partnership with The Giant Company and funding for key projects that support the College’s mission of learning for all; learning for life.

  • HACC and The GIANT Company Partner for Inclusion and Diversity
  • HACC Foundation Allocates Over $600,900 for Key Projects
 
HACC and The GIANT Company Partner for Inclusion and Diversity
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is pleased to announce our recent partnership with The GIANT Company, which made a generous $50,000 gift to the HACC Foundation in support of the following projects:
 
  • The GIANT Company Inclusion and Diversity Fund for Excellence will support innovative HACC initiatives related to inclusion and diversity.
  • The GIANT Company Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Fund will help students from diverse backgrounds to pay for their HACC tuition, books and/or fees.
 
Together, HACC and The GIANT Company can help to improve inclusion and diversity in Central Pennsylvania. In addition, HACC and The GIANT Company can help Central Pennsylvania to address some of the social ills and injustices that have plagued our communities for decades.
 
“The GIANT Company is committed to doing all that we can to create more inclusive and diverse communities,” said Aaysha Noor, head of diversity, equity and inclusion, The GIANT Company. “We are especially honored to partner with HACC, a leader in hometown market, as we collaborate to empower youth and local communities and provide resources needed for a successful path for future growth.”
 
“We know that The GIANT Company is committed to inclusion, diversity and belonging. At HACC, we encourage those same values and philosophy in our students and employees. We are working to ensure the next generation of Central Pennsylvanians – including future The GIANT Company employees – is prepared to thrive in a world where inclusion, diversity and belonging are valued. With this generous investment, HACC is more motivated and inspired than ever before to do the hard work that is necessary to make our community accessible and equitable for all,” said John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., president and CEO of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
 

HACC Foundation Allocates Over $600,900 for Key Projects  
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The HACC Foundation recently provided funding for key projects at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private contributions in support of HACC, approved more than $600,900 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
  1.  
Dental Simulation Laboratory Funding will be used to provide a dental simulation laboratory on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. The simulation laboratory will ensure HACC can provide students an education that focuses on best practices to prepare students to work in any dental office. $485,072
  1.  
General Education Development (GED) and Skilled Training Academy Funding will allow students to simultaneously participate in GED adult education classes and career-readiness classes through HACC’s S.T.E.P. Academy (Stand up, Take action, Expect great things, Put in the work). $99,967.50
  1.  
Franklin Covey LeaderU Funding will allow HACC to be the first community college in the country to partner with Franklin Covey to offer credentialing. $10,150
  1.  
Nasogastric Tube (NG) and Trach Care Trainers Funding will improve student learning in the simulation lab through the acquisition of four NG Tube and Trach Care Trainers. $5,808
    Total $600,997.50
 
Photo Caption: Funding from the HACC Foundation supports programs and projects that benefit students collegewide, including students enrolled in HACC’s dental programs.
 
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
 
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 15 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.
 
 

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