HACC Alumni Association

Successful Alumni

Patty Bowen

“HACC is an educational institution for all ages and all generations. It has been part of our community since 1964 and first touched me through my aunt, Jean Hintermyer, a 1969 HACC graduate. HACC’s faculty members are part of our community and the real-world work experience brought to the classroom through our adjunct faculty is exceptional.”

Patty's Story

John Bowman

“HACC prepared me for a memorable career in law enforcement. I was able to form a close bond with the faculty and students at the Lancaster Campus that continues today.”

John's Story

Dorothy Byrne

“I attribute my success to having found myself at HACC and having received the support I needed.”

Dorothy's Story

Sherry Capello

“[My] professor told us that we should not automatically accept what is told to us. We have our own minds. We can educate ourselves and develop our own informed decisions. That moment changed how I looked at everything in my life."

Sherry's Story

Linda, Don and Jim also shared their thoughts on the quality of HACC’s student body. Jim, who has worked extensively with student volunteers, explained, “They understand the meaning of professionalism, and it’s clear that they learn this from the institution.” 


Linda, Donald Jr. &James' Story

Timothy Gregg

“Attending HACC was a life-changing event for me. I gained the communication and leadership skills that are helping me be a more effective public administrator and involved member of my community.”

Timothy's Story

Destini Hodges

“HACC’s professors and staff are deeply invested in the culture of student learning. I would not exchange or give away the values and lessons I learned here at HACC. HACC is a beacon of light in Harrisburg, and all students should deeply consider letting HACC be their first choice for a quality and accessible higher education opportunity"

Destini's Story

Gary Laabs

"HACC attendance benefits the individual, his or her employer and the community"

Gary's Story

Daniel Miller

“I was 17 when I went to HACC, and my classes were filled with older students. It was really good for me because it gave a different perspective. HACC was probably the best learning experience I had.”

Daniel's Story

Kathy Verna

“One has a vision of what college kids look like, but at HACC you see people who are the same age range or ethnic background as you. You feel like you belong. At HACC, I always had the sense that the instructors were willing to do what was needed to help you succeed.”

Destini's Story