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Meet our Students and Alumni!

Meet Patty: A Former Nontraditional Student

Alumni

“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.”

Meet Amber: Resilient Mom Who Wears Many Hats

Alumni

“HACC has helped me show my daughter no matter your age or life circumstances, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.”

Meet Andriana: Getting Everything She Needs at HACC

Student

“I have everything that I need here at my house and can get the same quality education, here at home.” 

Meet Bailey: Avoids Higher Summer Costs by Coming to HACC

Student

“HACC has made my life better because I am able to take cheap, easy, and transferable credits in order to progress faster in my education.”

Meet Betty: Former Nontraditional Student and Community Advocate

Alumni

“The professors, counselors and staff provided a safe and welcoming environment no matter your culture, sex, age or one's personal values or views.”

Meet Caroline: Achieving Her Goals

Alumni

“Every instructor shared their own personal stories and experiences, along with encouraging us to work harder and be our best.”

Meet Chase: Dean’s List Student

Student

“…I chose HACC since all of my classes would be paid for and there would not be much for me to cover tuition wise.”

Meet Christian: Disney College Program Participant

Student

“I think people view community college as a last resort for college, when in reality, HACC has better opportunities than plenty of ‘more prestigious’ schools.”

Meet Christopher: Liberal Arts Graduate

Alumni

“HACC allows you to complete an entire associate’s program online.”

Meet Cody: HACC Alumnus Giving Back

Alumni

“HACC will move mountains to try and help you. There’s so much in place here for students to ensure that they’re successful.”

Meet Daniel: A Senior Leader in the Pharmaceutical Field

Alumni

“Don't underestimate the value of education through a community college.”

Meet Daniel: A Social Advocate and Business Leader

Alumni

“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."

Meet Daniel: An Entrepreneur and Business Leader

Alumni

“As a HACC student, I was able to work while taking classes to earn my degree as well as the capital to start my business."

Meet Danielle: A Former Dual-Enrollment Student and Ph.D. Graduate

Alumni

“My academic experience at HACC was among the best experiences that I have had throughout my many years of attending higher education institutions.”

Meet Destini: A Community Advocate

Alumni

“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."

Donald Pollard

Alumni

“HACC is a staple in the community as the go-to institution for a quality education.

Meet Erin: Gerontology Program Grad and Nursing Student

Student

“You can do anything that you want to do, no matter what has happened or no matter what is happening, no matter what might happen…”

Meet Hagir: A Social Advocate and Business Leader

Alumni

“I attribute my success to having found myself at HACC and having received the support I needed as a new student and a newcomer to the country.”

Meet Jacob: Pursuer of Hands-On Career

Student

“HACC's automotive program is the same, if not better, than most dedicated technical schools out there.”

Meet Jenny: Mom, Domestic Violence Survivor and Soon-to-Be HACC Graduate

Student

“One of the great things about HACC is that you can stop and start as many times as you need and they’re always there.”

Meet JoAnn: A Successful Human Resources Professional

Alumni

“My education at HACC was the cornerstone necessary for my successful climb into the corporate world.”

Meet John: Former Police Chief

Alumni

“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.”

Meet JT: Proud HACC Alumnus and Class Valedictorian

Alumni

“Regarding the value HACC provides, I always like to say that the price you pay for the quality you get cannot be beaten.”

Meet Karen: Anesthesiologist and Community Advocate

Alumni

“HACC is a crucial part of allowing students like me to pursue their dreams. I would have never gone on to become a physician if I hadn't had the opportunity to start my education at HACC. I had been out of high school for over 10 years, and with working fulltime and raising a family, I never would have had the courage or ability to attend a four-year college. HACC makes education affordable.”

Meet Kathy: A Community Advocate

Alumni

“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.”

Meet Kristianna: Wants to Bring Joy!

Student

“HACC has just been a great experience because the staff and everyone are so welcoming and warming and they just encourage you to pursue your dreams.”

La-Verna Fountain

Alumni

“I had the best professors in the world, and the veterans’ affairs office provided strong support.”

Meet Lexi: Future Educator

Student

“Oftentimes people believe the education for a community college wouldn't be as good, but it’s probably better since the classes are smaller and more personal.”

Meet Mel: Student Who Found Her Fit

Student

“I have always wanted to go to college and HACC was a right fit for me.”

Meet Michael: Police Academy Graduate

Alumni

“HACC has a top-notch public safety training center that provides a means for training and education of our new Police, Fire and EMTs.”

Meet Nathaniel: All-Star Achiever

Student

“So many of the lessons I have learned at HACC will help me in the next decade of my life.”

Meet Rhianna: From Foster Care to Honors Program Student

Student

“Just because we are a community college does NOT mean that the education we gain from here is any less than of a typical 4-year University.”

Meet Sherry: A Leader and Public Servant

Alumni

“[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."

Meet Sophia: Medical Assisting Student

Student

“The classroom is really fun, especially in the labs.”

Meet Starkisha: Single Mother of Seven Achieving Her Dreams

Student

“Once I decided to put myself first and apply to HACC, doors have been opening and I would not change my decision for the world.”

Meet Tanishia: Single Mom Who Wanted More

Student

“It [HACC] has given me the chance to do something that my children can be proud of.”

Thomas Rooney

Alumni

“I was worried that I was too old to go back to school. However, I felt immediately welcome.”

Meet Tim: Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Student

Student

“…to actually come here for my first day was really refreshing and I just knew it was the right thing to do.”

Meet Timothy: A Community Leader

Alumni

“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.”

Meet TK: Excited about the Future at 40

Student

“I attended a private liberal arts college before coming to HACC and I have enjoyed my HACC experience much more.”

Meet Valerie: Proud HACC Hawk

Student

“I say everyone considering college should give our school a try.”

Meet Vincent: Veteran Changing His Career Path

Student

“This is my newest challenge, a first time college student and in a career path completely different from anything else that I have ever done before.”

Meet Zachary: Father of Five and College Student

Student

“Now I’m working to obtain a degree that I can use to hold a standard 9-to-5 job to gain more time with my kids.”