HACC Announces Honorary Co-Chairs for 50th Anniversary Celebration

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fifty years ago, on Feb. 14, 1964, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established as the first community college chartered in Pennsylvania. As HACC kicks off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, the College is pleased to announce four renowned individuals will serve as the honorary co-chairs.

Dorothy Byrne, an internationally acclaimed opera singer; Pedro Cortés, a former secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Velma Redmond, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Pennsylvania American Water; and Peter C. Wambach, retired Pennsylvania state representative, will support the College in its efforts to recognize the significant milestone through public events, fundraising and more.

“HACC is honored to have Ms. Byrne, Mr. Cortés, Ms. Redmond and Mr. Wambach serve as honorary co-chairs,” said HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D. “They represent the best of HACC, as alumni and board members, and through their professional leadership and service to the community.”

Over the course of the year, the honorary co-chairs will participate in upcoming events such as ReDISCOVER HACC, a week-long opportunity (April 21-25) for the public to visit the five campuses for presentations, tours and lectures; seek sponsorship opportunities to raise money for student scholarships; and generate awareness of the College.

For more information on the 50th anniversary celebrations, please visit www.hacc.edu/anniversary.

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to more than 20,000 students at five campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through virtual learning. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information about how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit www.hacc.edu.