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Community Ed

The Gettysburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, invites you to participate in its Community Education Days. With more than 15 sessions available, you will be able to expand your knowledge in the arts, politics, history, finances, improve your computer skills, and learn more about your local community!

Upcoming 2018 dates:

  • March 16 (see schedule below)
  • June 6
  • Oct. 12


HACC, Gettysburg Campus presents Community Education Day
Friday, March 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Community Education Day features coffee and donuts, a bagged lunch and three class selections.

Please review the course offerings for each session time and choose a first and second choice.

8:30 - 9 a.m. Check in/coffee and donuts
9 - 10:30 a.m. SESSION 1 (Please select a first and second choice on the registration form (pdf))
 
  • Plan to work until you die? Then, let’s talk about retirement, Part I - (82130)
    This lecture is part of a retirement planning track composed of three sessions. In part I of this track Mr. Tignanelli will identify the most important retirement planning tools and considerations, how to view the role of money in your life and how to begin to conceptualize what it means to be retired. He will identify important steps that you can take now to put you on a path to be able to retire. Part II will be presented in Session II at 10:45 a.m. and Part III will be part of Session III at 1 p.m.
    Instructor: Andrew Tignanelli, CPA CFP, President, The Financial Consulate, Room 135
     
  • Get Your Write On: Introduction to Creative Writing – (82139)
    This session will focus on enabling writers of all seasons to put pen to paper. Whether you are just starting out or looking for new ways of inspiring your inner muse, we will discuss and engage in different writing exercises aimed at stimulating the creative impulse.
    Instructor: Tara Stillions Whitehead, HACC English Faculty, Room 117
     
  • Identity Theft: What You Need to Know - (82140)
    Identity theft is a serious matter and can happen to anyone. This session will help you understand identity theft and how it can happen. You will learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and what steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft.
    Instructor: Joseph R. Lohuis, Financial Associate, Room 137
     
  • The History of First Ladies Teas – (82168)
    This class will discuss the history and politics of teas served by several First Ladies. Some stories include how Mrs. Florence Harding’s waffles and tea helped the Girl Scouts; how many First Ladies have had tea with the “Royals”; how Mrs. Grant befriended a famous movie star with tea; who was a teetotaler; and the most political tea of all, when Mrs. Lou Hoover invited Mrs. De Pries, the wife of an African American US Congressman, to tea.
    Instructor: Ruthmary McIlhenny, Former HACC Instructor, Room 145
     
  • When Character and Integrity Count: Lessons from George Marshall (82169)
    Chief of Staff of the Army during World War II, it was Marshall who raised and equipped American ground and air forces, selected officers, and planned global operations. Yet before the United States was drawn into the war, Marshall had to convince the President and members of Congress to prepare for the coming battle. They listened because of Marshall’s honesty, fairness, and integrity. You will learn how Marshall persuaded Congress, not by soaring oratory, but by his professionalism, truthfulness, and nonpartisan communications.
    Instructor: Antigoni Ladd, Curriculum Director, Tigrett Leadership Academy, Room 147
     
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. SESSION II (Please select a first and second choice on the registration form (pdf))
 
  • Plan to work until you die? Then, let’s talk about retirement, Part II - (82152)
    This lecture is part II of a retirement planning track composed of three sessions. In this session, you will learn how to plan for retirement including, where to retire, when to retire, if you can retire, how to invest in retirement and preretirement. Part I will be presented in Session I at 9 a.m. and Part III will be part of Session III at 1 p.m.
    Instructor: Andrew Tignanelli, CPA CFP,President, The Financial Consulate, Room 135
     
  • Bring Your Life Story to Life: a Memoir Workshop – (82171)
    Do you have a story to tell? Have you always wanted to write your memoir but don’t know where to begin? Are you interested in improving your creative writing skills? If so, this workshop is for you. Although the best stories come from deep within us, they are often brought to life on the page through standard “tricks of the trade.” This workshop will cover those tips, as well as invention techniques.
    Instructor: Rachel Glover, HACC English Faculty, Room 137
     
  • Eat That Frog: Great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time – (82172)
    There have never been more possibilities and opportunities for us to achieve our goals than today. Sadly, many of us feel we are drowning in options. It is important for us to select our most important task at each moment. This class will help you set priorities, focus and get more things done. You will get tips, strategies and techniques for completing those tasks. Stop procrastinating and take this class!
    Instructor: Ruthmary McIlhenny, Former HACC Instructor, Room 145
     
  • The 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg - (82173)
    The largest ever gathering of Civil War veterans was held in Gettysburg in 1913. Around 57,000 veterans came here to remember the 50th anniversary of the battle. It was a week-long celebration that saw monuments dedicated, the Cyclorama opened, a movie premiered and more. The presentation will feature veterans’ stories along with pictures of the event.
    Instructor: James Rada, Jr. Room 134
     
  • Leading Through Kindness and Compassion: Lessons from Eleanor Roosevelt– (82174)
    First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt continues to be a role model for women today, as she became a trailblazer for civil rights and women’s rights. Working through the toughest years in America’s history – the Great Depression and World War II – she delivered her positive views to the public through radio, newspapers, magazines, and public speaking. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” she reminded people. A woman who overcame shyness, self-doubt, and criticism, she became a politician, diplomat, and activist, and was dubbed the “first lady of the world” because of her global social justice work.
    Instructor: Antigoni Ladd, Curriculum Director, Tigrett Leadership Academy, Room 147

 

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m. SESSION III (Please select a first and second choice on the registration form (pdf))
 
  • Plan to work until you die? Then, let’s talk about retirement, Part III - (82153)
    This lecture is part III of a retirement planning track composed of three sessions. This session will include legal considerations for retirement such as estate planning (wills, powers-of-attorney, medical powers-of-attorney and trusts) and elder care planning. Then you will receive an overview of social security benefits, when to file, how to file, and important social security planning strategies. Part I will be presented in Session I at 9 a.m. and Part II will be part of Session II at 10:45 a.m.
    Instructors: Aaron C. Jackson, Esquire, Jackson Law Firm PLLC and Ryan McCartney, Social Security Administration, Room 135
     
  • Eugenics: How to Build a “Better” Race – (82175)
    First suggested by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, the idea of controlled human breeding has tantalizingly offered a genetically superior human race. But at what cost? This lecture will look at the emergence of the eugenics movement, its growth and expansion within the US and worldwide, with its ultimate incarnation being in Nazi Germany. We will also look at current fears of a reemergence of eugenic ideas.
    Instructor: Robert Malick, HACC History Faculty, Room 137
     
  • How to communicate among the different generations – (82176)
    This class will help you communicate with the four generations in the workplace or volunteer situation. We will define the four generations and their characteristics, identify the common drivers and value systems of each generation. You will learn to describe how each generation defines success and understand how the differences affect communication and relationships in the workplace and in volunteerism.
    Instructor: Ruthmary McIlhenny, Former HACC Instructor, Room 145
     
  • The History Behind Road Names in Adams County – (82177)
    Ever drive down a road and wonder where the name came from? This lecture will provide some answers. Rake Factory Road, P&Q Road, Tapeworm Road, Trolley Road, and Dead Woman’s Hollow Road are but a few of the pieces of Adams County history that this lecture will reveal. You will learn about the early roads in Adams County, how roads get their names, roads reflecting economic activities, initials in road names, and more.
    Instructor: Bonnie J.K. Richardson, Room 148
     
  • Getting your stories e-published – (82178)
    With the growth of e-readers, you can now have your books and stories published worldwide. Publishing an e-book can be relatively simple, but the key is making sure that your manuscript is properly prepared. This class will show you how to get your manuscript ready so that it will be able to be published electronically. We will also look at how the e-publishing platforms work and which ones will work best for your needs.
    Instructor: James Rada, Jr. Room 134
     
  • Boosting Morale in Tough Times: Lessons from Churchill - (82179)
    In times of change people lose focus and waste their emotional energy. Dealing with emotions, from anger to loss of interest, requires leaders to ramp up their communications to help people re-engage with a higher purpose. Through historic examples from Winston Churchill in World War II, you will learn communications tools that are relevant today. By comparison with the shortages of war-time England, your problems might even seem manageable. So step back in time and study the master of communications.
    Instructor: Antigoni Ladd, Curriculum Director, Tigrett Leadership Academy, Room 147

 

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