Testimonials from HACC Students and Alumni


Nicole Brand
“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support. The generous scholarship has been a blessing and I was very happy to have been the recipient of your scholarship. Thank you for your generous scholarship towards my education. My family and I are very thankful for the support that the scholarship has given me. I hope to one day change others’ lives for the best as this scholarship has done so with mine… By awarding me the scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. I hope to stay in touch.”

Nicole Brand Nicole Brand 

Adusei Mensah
“I…had to stop working to enable me concentrate fully on my academic and career goal. That was a tough decision to make considering the economic situation in the country and some people even think it was a stupid decision.” “[T]hank you to my donor(s) for making it possible for me to receive this scholarship…This award means so much to me and it will go a long way to enable me to realize my educational and career goal…Thank you once again for your support and I appreciate this so much.”

Adusei Mensah Adusei Mensah

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Bethany Rissinger-Pell
“With you choosing me, I will be able to continue my college education at Harrisburg Area Community College Lebanon Campus in the fall of 2013… I am a mother, grandmother, high school dropout, who with the encouragement of my children telling me to go to college and during my first semester there, I decided that instead of becoming a social worker, I would be a juvenile probation officer. I could combine the social working aspect with criminal justice. Just to help one family get their child back on the road of a better life from crime would just be one step in helping more families.”

Bethany Rissinger-Pell Bethany Rissinger-Pell 

Paola Gonzalez Sierra
“I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for electing me as the recipient for the Lancaster Campus Distinguished Scholars Award Fund. It is truly an honor and my absolute pleasure to receive this award. From the bottom of my heart thank you for contributing to my education and for investing in my future, this means so much to me. It really is a blessing to accept such an incredible scholarship because it’s scholarships as this one that give students such as myself the opportunity to not only keep dreaming, but also the ability to chase and achieve our dreams and aspirations. Therefore once again, I cannot stress my gratitude enough, Thank You very much for the wonderful opportunity!!”

Paola Gonzalez Sierra Paola Gonzalez Sierra 

Clemmy Eneas Varence
"HACC and its alumni have been instrumental in my life. My years at HACC were enriched by caring faculty members, supportive family and friends, and by some people I never met — generous HACC alumni who made the Clyde Blocker Alumni Association Scholarship possible for me. If it wasn’t for that scholarship, I would have not been able to continue my education.”
- HACC Alumna Clemmy Eneas-Varence
Clemmy Eneas Varence Clemmy Eneas Varence, HACC Alumna