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HACC’s Harrisburg Campus Welcomes Lock Haven University Physician Assistant Program

HACC logoHARRISBURG, Pa. - HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, recently finalized a three-year lease agreement with Lock Haven University (LHU). Courses in Lock Haven University’s graduate-level Physician Assistant Program are now offered at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

The partnership aligns with HACC’s strategic commitment to institutional sustainability and benefits both institutions as well as healthcare providers in the commonwealth’s capital and beyond.
Representatives from HACC and Lock Haven University convened virtually on Feb. 15 to celebrate the partnership.

John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., HACC’s president and CEO, said, “As we adjust to the changing landscape of higher education throughout Pennsylvania, HACC is delighted to provide Lock Haven University facilities and other College resources to host their well-respected Physician Assistant Program in Central Pennsylvania. We are hopeful that this will be the beginning of a long-term partnership with LHU and other PASSHE institutions.”

“The opportunity to partner with HACC and all our community colleges will allow local students a path to career success,” said Bashar W. Hanna, Lock Haven University interim president. “Many thanks to Dr. Sygielski and everyone at LHU for working together for the benefit of our students.”

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 15 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 15,350 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit
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About Lock Haven University
For more information about Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call 570-484-2011.
Lock Haven University (LHU) is a small, public university located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. LHU’s experience-based approach to learning prepares students for a lifetime of success. The university features outstanding academic programs taught by experienced faculty. Since 1870, The Haven has provided an unbeatable combination of quality, affordability and value to the region, the Commonwealth and beyond.
LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth.

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