May 25, 2022

HACC Celebrates Students During Community College Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s first and largest community college celebrated Community College Month in a big way. With support from the HACC Foundation, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, awarded $21,000 for students to continue their education at HACC.

From Feb. 15 to March 15, continuing students were encouraged to complete an online tuition giveaway form, which gave them the chance to win free money to apply to their HACC tuition and fees. On each business day in April, a name was randomly drawn to determine a winner. As a result, 21 continuing HACC students were awarded $1,000 to use for their fall 2022 semester.

As part of the submission, students were asked why they chose to attend HACC. Responses included:
Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, the vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation, said, “There are more than 1,100 community colleges in the United States. All day, every day, we change lives – especially the first, largest and best community college in Pennsylvania. Community College Month is a celebration of our nation’s community colleges and the millions of students we serve. At HACC, we put our students first, and the awarding of $21,000 to these deserving students is one of many examples of this.”

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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 To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit
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