Dec 09, 2021

HACC to Celebrate Remarkable Graduating Students

WHO: HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will celebrate the remarkable achievements of ­ 950 students eligible to graduate in the fall 2021 semester.
WHAT: HACC’s fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies
WHEN: Dec. 14, 2021, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
WHERE: Giant Center
550 Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
COVERAGE: Two Commencement ceremonies are scheduled to ensure the College can safely celebrate its graduating students during the ongoing pandemic.

HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., will confer degrees, diplomas and certificates to HACC students at each Commencement ceremony.

Each Commencement ceremony will include brief remarks from HACC leadership, employees and an alumna.

At the 2 p.m. Commencement ceremony, Robert Reed will speak on behalf of the graduating students. Reed enrolled in HACC classes after a 20-year break from school and will receive an Associate in Applied Science in paralegal studies.

At the 6 p.m. Commencement ceremony, Drake Naylor will speak on behalf of the graduating students. Naylor, a social sciences student, participates in activism work for the rights of the LGBTQ and people with disabilities.

For your safety, the College will provide student stories and images following the 6 p.m. ceremony. Rather than attend the event in person, media are encouraged to use and distribute this information.

For additional information, please visit HACC’s website.
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 15,350 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.