HACC's 2009 Bucknell Scholars_Copy1
June 2, 2009
HARRISBURG – A group of students from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will attend Bucknell University this summer with a scholarship each has earned through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Students selected at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus include:
  • - Sean D. Fortney, 19, of Mechanicsburg, majoring in business administration. 

    - Bevan B. Gwinn, 34, of Lemoyne, majoring in engineering.
    - Matthew D. Hagar, 27, of Carlisle, majoring in engineering.
    - Jay P. Knaub, 25, of Middletown, majoring in business administration. 
    Dagmar J. Kohbrok, 22, an international student from Germany, residing in Carlisle, majoring in general studies for transfer. 
    Danielle Renno, 24, of Lewistown, majoring in psychology. 
    Sakkaphan Sawatphanit, 22, international student from Thailand, residing in Harrisburg, majoring in biology.

           Students from other HACC regional campuses also named scholars and their majors are:
- Gettysburg Campus student Jessica M. Slagle, 20, Gettysburg, international studies.
York Campus student Bonnard C. Poline, 21, York, business administration.

The students were recognized at a dinner at HACC’s C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center on the Harrisburg Campus. They will participate in a six-week summer program at Bucknell. During the summer, students take two Bucknell courses. Room, board, tuition, books, activities, and Bonnard Poline, York Campus Bucknell Scholarsupplies are cost free to the students during the summer orientation. They also receive $100 a week for personal expenses. After the summer, these students return to HACC to finish their associate degree and have the opportunity to apply to transfer to Bucknell to complete a bachelor’s degree as early as Fall 2010 if they so choose. If accepted, Bucknell provides $35,000 to $52,000 to each transfer student a year depending on financial needs.
“The Bucknell Scholars program gives these students an opportunity that would not have been financially possible for them,” said Dory Leahey, HACC Dean of Retention Services. “These students are change agents with a desire to make a difference in their own lives and lives of others.”
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Community College Transfer Initiative is designed to increase access to designated colleges and universities for high-achieving, academically prepared low- to moderate-income community college students.
Bucknell University, one of eight participating institutions, is a partner with HACC and four other community colleges. This is the third year scholarships have been awarded.
For more information about the scholarship opportunity contact HACC’s dean’s office of retention services at 780-2533.
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