Dec 06, 2019

HACC to Celebrate Fall 2019 Graduates

WHO: More than 370 students from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to walk across the stage to receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates
WHAT: HACC’s fall 2019 Commencement ceremony
WHEN: Dec. 17, 2019, at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Giant Center
550 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
COVERAGE: HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., will confer degrees, diplomas and certificates to HACC students.

Among the graduates is student speaker Kelly Jo Singleton of Lititz. At 57 years old, she is graduating with an associate degree in communication with a concentration in human communication, a program she was able to complete online and at HACC’s Lancaster Campus. Kelly said, “HACC has allowed me the opportunity to reach my goal of higher education, and I'm so grateful for it.” She plans to continue her education at Millersville University in Lancaster to obtain her bachelor’s degree in social work and eventually obtain her master’s degree. She added, “I'm not letting age or anything else stand in my way anymore of reaching my fullest potential.”

Throughout her time at HACC, Kelly served as Vice Council Chair of HACC’s Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council (VLSAC) and received the Classroom Hero award for her encouragement of her online peers.

The Commencement ceremony sponsor is AAA Central Penn.
For media assistance on Dec. 17, 2019, please contact Pam Saylor, integrated marketing communications coordinator, at 717-385-7887. Media representatives should park in the front entrance parking area and wear their press credentials.
About HACC
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