HARRISBURG, PA. – The Nursing Program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, began in 1969 with less than 30 students. Over 50 years later, the program enrolled more than 1,030 students in the spring 2022 semester, and has graduated thousands of nurses who serve Central Pennsylvania and beyond.
Many HACC students enroll in classes to provide their children with a better life and prove that college is possible. Debbi Miller was a single parent when she enrolled in the College’s Nursing Program. She graduated and worked in the field for more than 40 years until her death in March 2022. Mrs. Miller spent her life caring for and about other people.
Dan Miller, her husband and fellow HACC alumnus, and family have chosen to honor her memory by establishing the Deborah K. Levan “Debbi” Miller Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund. Mr. Miller said, “The best teachers I ever had were the ones I had at HACC… HACC is a fine institution and I am glad for the opportunity to do Debbi's nursing scholarship fund through HACC.”
“HACC nursing students are amazing. There is no greater investment than in people – especially those who are trained to care for us medically. This new scholarship will help students achieve their dreams,” Linnie Carter, Ph.D. APR, HACC’s vice president of college advancement and executive director of the HACC Foundation, said.
The scholarship requires that students must:
- Be enrolled in HACC’s Nursing Program
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Be enrolled part- or full-time at HACC
- Demonstrate unmet financial need
- Reside in one of the following counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Schuylkill or York
Preference will be given to single parents.
To change the lives of future and continuing HACC students, please contribute to the HACC Foundation at hacc.edu/GiveNow.
For additional information and to learn about the College’s scholarship opportunities, interested HACC students should visit hacc.edu/Scholarships.
Photo Caption: Deborah K. Levan Debbi" Miller
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.
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