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Graduating students at HACC's spring 2023 Commencement ceremony
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, welcomed the College’s newest alumni during its May 9, 2023, Commencement ceremony. More than 560 of the 1,192 students eligible to graduate in spring and summer 2023 walked across the stage at the Giant Center to receive their associate degrees, certificates and diplomas.

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13 December 2022

Great News: HACC Celebrates 858 Fall 2022 Graduates

HERSHEY, Pa. – Cheers, resounding applause and whistles accompanied HACC’s fall 2022 Commencement ceremony as students eligible to graduate walked across the stage at the Giant Center to receive their associate degrees, certificates and diplomas on Dec. 13, 2022.

John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., president and CEO of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, congratulated each graduating student as he presented their hard-earned achievements.

“Tonight, and for many weeks to come, we will celebrate the remarkable achievements of HACC’s Class of Fall 2022. The joy on your face is mirrored throughout the auditorium as you proudly accept the reward in recognition of the toil, sweat and tears that led you to this life-changing moment. I am humbled by the courage, determination, grit and perseverance that kept you focused on your goal. Your HACC credential will make it possible to achieve even more, whether it be a higher degree, a job promotion or entering the workforce,” said Sygielski.

Of the 858 students eligible to graduate in fall 2022, there were 435 who participated in the College’s Commencement ceremony.

Learn some of the 
newest graduates’ next steps and their favorite part about HACC.

Please visit HACC’s fall 2022 Commencement ceremony 
webpage to learn about Commencement speakers. In addition, interested individuals can watch the Commencement ceremony, which was livestreamed. A full list of fall 2022 graduates is available.

HACC thanks our fall 2022 Commencement sponsors,
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and York College of Pennsylvania, for their support.

Photo Caption: Graduating students await the start of HACC's fall 2022 Commencement ceremony at the Giant Center in Hershey.

For additional photos, please visit HACC’s Flickr site

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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.

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