May 28, 2009

Harrisburg, PA – HACC has named Maureen Hoepfer as director of alumni affairs in the office of Institutional Advancement and Linda Whipple as director of corporate and foundation development in the HACC Foundation.

Hoepfer, of Lower Paxton Township, will administer the college’s alumni program, including managing the annual alumni appeal and phonathon. She also will oversee and manage the Alumni Council and coordinate special activities for alumni participation in college programs and events in conjunction with the council.

Whipple will be responsible for increasing the visibility of the college in its eight-county service region, and will represent the college and the HACC Foundation in the community to enhance and build relationships and encourage new support for the college.

Both report to Jayne Baker Abrams, executive director of the HACC Foundation/ Institutional Advancement.

Hoepfer previously was associate director of alumni relations at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey. She was owner of “Writing Depot,” which provided writing and editing services to local businesses and nonprofit organizations, including Journal Publications. Hoepfer formerly was board manager for The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and press secretary for the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She also worked as a reporter and news correspondent for local media.

She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in marketing, both from Pennsylvania State University.

Whipple, of Elizabethtown, previously was director of communications and external relations at Harrisburg Academy. She served in several capacities at Franklin & Marshall College, including director of marketing management, associate director of college relations, periodicals editor, features editor and managing editor. She also was a staff writer, copy writer and wire editor for Lancaster Newspapers.

Whipple graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, Easton, and earned a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

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