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    Members are encouraged to attend all events. Our regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in September and continue through May.  Breakfast meetings start at 8:00am (with registration at 7:45am) and end at 9:30am, and lunch meetings start at 11:30am and end at 1:00pm. All regular meetings are held at Celebration Hall.

    If this is your first time visiting our site and you are interested in becoming a member, you can print off the application found above by clicking the "join" tab and sending it to We are dedicated to promoting the Human Resource profession and are here as a resource to you. If we can be of any help please feel free to contact any of the board members.

    If you would like to become a member of National SHRM click here.

    Come join us, network and learn from other Human Resource Professionals in your area. 

    Our Histroy

    The Human Resource Association of Centre County was founded in 1967 by Mr. Marvin Hittle. Mr. Hittle was employed by Chemcut Corporation. The first meeting was held at the State College Hotel. The group was called “The Centre County Personnel Association”. The first officers were:

    President: Ray T. Fortunato, Director of personnel services-employee relation at the University, State College

    President Elect: Glenn Aumiller, personnel manager of Cerro Copper and Brass Co, Bellefonte

    Secretary: Mrs. Michael R. Cannon, Cannon Instrument Company, Boalsburg

    Over the years as the organization grew, it joined as an affiliate member of the Society of Human Resource Management and changed its name to “The Human Resource Association of Centre County. The HRACC continues to be a nonprofit organization that provides networking and educational support to professionals in the human resource function for employers throughout Centre County.

    In the fall of 2014, the HRACC expanded into Mifflin, Juniata, and Huntingdon counties.  This gives the HRACC the opportunity to offer programs and workshops in the Junita Valley.  Contact Cher Harpster, Mermbership Chair for this area, at for more information.  Continue to visit our events page for meeting information.