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08 December 2022

HACC Students Benefit from Enhanced Transfer Pathway to Millersville University or Shippensburg University

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Three Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions have partnered to give their students academic guidance and student success services for a seamless transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.
On Dec. 5, 2022, the presidents of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College; Millersville University; and Shippensburg University signed an historic enhanced articulation agreement that is the first multi-institution, multi-program study articulation for the three institutions. The presidents and representatives from the three institutions gathered at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus for the signing event.
“This agreement emphasizes our mutual mission of putting the success of our students first. HACC students who commit early in their educational career to transfer to either Millersville University or Shippensburg University after earning a HACC associate degree will receive combined support from the institutions,” said HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D.
“The enhanced transfer pathways program between HACC, Millersville and Shippensburg will strengthen the already strong relationship that exists between our regional community college and PASSHE universities. Together, we are creating seamless transfer pathways for community college students looking to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Through this renewed partnership, all three institutions are reinforcing our commitment to making a college degree accessible and affordable for every student in the Commonwealth,” said Millersville University President Daniel A. Wubah, Ph.D.

“As a university, we are deeply committed to the success of our students, and a critical component of student success is clear and purposeful academic pathways. This collaboration gives students a clear path forward and informs them each semester as they work toward their associate degree at HACC and their bachelor's degree at Shippensburg University. We appreciate the faculty and administration at all three campuses for their work in enhancing the experience for HACC students with the intent to transfer. We expect this enhanced transfer agreement to positively impact students as they enter into the HACC system and look forward to completing their bachelor’s degrees,” said Shippensburg University Interim Provost Nicole Hill, Ph.D.

Approximately 100 educators from the three institutions worked together to iron out the details to ensure requirements will be met and combined wraparound services provided so that students can easily transfer from HACC to either Millersville University or Shippensburg University.
The enhanced articulation agreement expands on previous articulation agreements between HACC and Millersville University and between HACC and Shippensburg University.

For more information about starting at HACC, please email For information about transferring from HACC to Millersville University or Shippensburg University, please email

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An historic agreement signed by the presidents of HACC, Millersville University and Shippensburg University smooths the way for students to transfer their HACC associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degree at Millersville University and Shippensburg University. Signing the agreement Dec. 5, 2022, at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus are, from left, Shippensburg University President Charles E. Patterson, HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski and Millersville University President Daniel A. Wubah.
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HACC student Edward Buzulak, second from right, has committed to transferring to Millersville University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Shown during the Dec. 5, 2022, enhanced articulation agreement signing event are, from left, President Daniel A. Wubah and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Gasparich, both of Millersville University; Buzulak; and HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski.
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HACC student Emily Shah, center, plans to transfer to Shippensburg University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Shown during the Dec. 5, 2022, enhanced articulation agreement signing event are from left, Shippensburg University President Charles E. Patterson, Shah and HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski.
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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 14,023 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 Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.

About Millersville University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the United States. It is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. Founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of 14 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. 

About Shippensburg University
Shippensburg University, a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, offers accredited, and industry aligned undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, preparing the workforce of tomorrow, today.?From day one, students have access to hands-on opportunities through service learning, internships and job shadowing, faculty-guided research and study abroad programs.?With the Milton and Doreen Morgan School of Engineering, the Brad E. Hollinger Stock Trading Room, Fashion Archives and Museum and the only public elementary lab school in the state, students have endless opportunities to gain the skills they need to stand out in their field.?Discover all that Ship has to offer at

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