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College Logo - Blair (Square)Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Workforce Development and Continuing Education is excited to announce the expansion of its offerings in Blair County this fall.

Train for an in-demand career and prepare to take the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination by enrolling in the Dental Assisting program. The program includes 70 hours of in-class lecture and lab and a 40 hour clinical externship. The course runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-9:00pm, from September 2 to November 6.

A 100-hour Veterinary Assistant course is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-9:00pm, from September 9 to December 11. Learn about the care of animals and how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during exams. You’ll be provided the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.

For individuals in occupations where food is handled, the One-Day ServSafe Certification is a 15-hour course, including 7.5 hours of self/home study prior to the seminar, and meets PA licensure guidelines. The course is scheduled for November 3 from 8:30am-4:30pm. A valid textbook and photo ID are needed.

Beginning October 7 from 6:00-8:00pm, a four-week Introduction to Photography course will teach attendees the fundamentals of photography including exposure, composition, and technique. No experience is necessary.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center opened in August 2013 and is conveniently located in the Logan Valley Mall. For further details or to register for one of these courses, please contact Workforce Development and Continuing Education at 814.262.3815.

Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to partner with Snapology, a company devoted to providing children with a fun learning environment, to host a LEGO® Summer Camp.  There will be two separate sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session.  This summer camp will be held at the College’s Richland Campus between August 18th and the 22nd, from 9am to 4pm.

In the morning session, children will get to bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks and be able to travel to the “Nether,” but they will have to watch out for creepers! Participants will get to create their own world, including animals, creepers, and their very own LEGO® Minecraft character. This class is suitable for individuals between the ages of 5 and 15. The morning session will meet Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm.

In the afternoon session, children will learn the basic strategies for building sturdy structures and then apply that knowledge to building a robot for friendly competition.  Be prepared to have tons of fun! This class is suitable for individuals between the ages of 7 and 15. The afternoon session will meet Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 4pm.

Students may enroll in half or full days. The cost is $126 for the full week (all day) or $90 for either morning or afternoon sessions. Discounts are available for multiple registrations and Boy/Girl Scouts. For more information or to register, contact Snapology at 1.844.SNAPCLASS.

College Logo - Blair (Square)It is that time of year again… to go back to school! Let the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center help you get ready to head back to the classroom. Join us and the Penn Highlands’ Black Bear in the Logan Valley Mall for an evening full of entertainment, giveaways, and so much more.

This event is a part of the Logan Valley Mall’s VIP Shopping Experience, from 5 to 8pm on Friday, August 15th. Everyone is invited to stop by the Blair Center to tour the facility and chat with our experienced team about all of our available academic programs and services.

Questions? Contact the Blair Center at 814.201.2700 for additional details. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Penn Highlands Ebensburg StackedThere is no better time than the present to start planning for your future! The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Ebensburg Center will be holding a presentation, entitled “Getting Ready for College,” for high school juniors and sophomores and their families on Thursday, July 24th at our Ebensburg facility on Route 22. The presentation will be given twice, from 2 to 3pm and from 5 to 6pm.

The presentation will focus on providing information on how to plan and properly prepare for college. In addition, it will help you understand what to expect and look for when applying for and visiting potential colleges.  Each session of the presentation will be followed-up with a question and answer segment, allowing you to ask our experienced professionals any questions that you might have.

There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served, but remember that seating is limited for each session of this impactful presentation!  Please call 814.471.0010 if you plan to attend so that your spot is reserved.

Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following students have made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester:

Altoona – Sheila M. Cooper, Vicky P. Doeing, Shawn David Jenkins, Robert Lawrence Lynn, Jada M. Oswald, Austin James Pennington, Nicholas Trevor Ransom, Zunaria Shahid

Beaverdale – Sara Ann Borelle, Karen S. Hendrickson, Nannette M. Parkinson

Berlin – Tyler Scott Hoffman

Bolivar – Adam Leonard Miller

Boswell – Alexander Nicholas Felice, Morgan Elizabeth Lyons

Cairnbrook – Jesse Michael Tranovich

Carrolltown – Michael A. Crimaldi, Marissa Nicole Whited

Cassandra – William Richard Noel

Central City – Marissa A. Corradini, Shawn David Hostetler, Marcia Lynne Kimmel, Tara Elizabeth Kozlick, Rachel Mae Williams, Penny Joy Zvonik

Chambersburg – Mark Allen Kring

Colver – Megan Renee Norris, Jordan Rae Skibo

Conemaugh – Tyler Zack Gregorchik

Confluence – Rachel Lynne Phillippi

Cresson – Bridget Theresa George, Marsue Rochelle Glenn, Ashley Rose Wray

Davidsville – Barbara Jean Cotchen, Emily R. Felton, Belinda R. Ford, John Samuel Rosiek, Grant Lee Speigle, Jennifer C. Yoder

Duncansville – Anna Ruth Lesh, Jessica Lynn Long, Allison Nicole Recker

Dunlo – Daniel Robert Moore, Luther T Varljen

Dysart – Jennifer Nicole Gosnell

East Conemaugh – Michelle A. Wirick

Ebensburg – Tammy Jo Dollar, Rachel Lin Gatto, Michaela Catherine Hanlon, Corey Thomas Hoover, Kimberly Jo Lloyd, Chelsea Ann Nelson, Pamela J O’Hara, Briana    Elizabeth Platt, Harley Paul Shaffer, Allyson Nichole  Sherry, Tiffany Renee Weber

Elmora – Corey Joseph Lane

Friedens – Molly Katherine Hoover, Erikia Lynn Marek, Kayla Erin Elizabeth Maust

Gallitzin -Traci Lee Pennabaker, Joann Watt

Hastings- Angela Nichole Yingling

Hesston – Angela Kaye Nicklow

Hollidaysburg –  Andrew Scott Brown, Thomas Andrew Campbell, Dawniell W. Gampe, Alyssa Dena Harris, Sean T. Riggleman, Taylor James  Smilnak

Hollsopple – Heather L. Briskey, Antony M. Direnzo, Janel Renee Letosky, Kelsey Lynn Smith, Lucas T. Spengler

Hooversville – Steven D. Harman, Kristen A. Moyer, Alyssa M. Varner

Huntingdon – Katie Noelle Brenneman, David Quintin Haizlip, Alexander Marc Moffa, Brian David Stromer

Jenners – Jennifer Renee Leskovich

Jerome- Bethany L.  George

Johnstown- Jennifer R. Altemus, Brittany M. Amrhein, Joseph H. Asel, Deanna Nicole Bair, Clinton S. Belcher, Cassidy Nicole Belle, Cathy M. Bergman, Jennifer Biggs, Christopher Alan Bilak, Shauna M. Bixel, Amanda Beth Bowes, Korey T. Boyer, Eric Michael Bozich, Justin Francis Capouellez, Earl R Carnahan, Francine L. Cashaw, Jennifer M. Claycomb, Kristina M. Collins, Sierra Marie Conahan, Hannah Glasgow Crittenden, Christopher Anthony Crocco, Ryan T. Dabbs, Jodi Lynn Daughenbaugh, James Kenneth Davison, Amy Beth Dixon, Marc Alan Doulon, Richard Brian Duncan, Amber Janae Easterbrook, Laura Katherine Eidem, Kristen Marie Emigh, Danielle Marie Fabina, Sharon Lynn Ferguson, Steven William Frombach, Hunter Edward Furman, Larry Lee Gall, Christopher Richard Garman, Richard David Gibson, Alyssa Deanne Gilpatrick, Kali A. Gilpatrick, Ashley Tena Marie Godin, Carlos A. Gonzalez, John Robert Groman, Cristy Jean Haberkorn, Michael  J. Hall, Angel L. Harkness, Cory Michael Hartland, Carri A. Hearn, William Bruce Allen Hearn, Cortney Marie Hildebrand, Lynsey Jordan Hindmarch, Ryan David Hirko, Aaron Hochstein, Paige M. Hockycko, Cortney A. Holovka, Michael David Horrell, Kelly Elizabeth Howard,Chelsea   Lee Hull, Thomas D. Hunter, Tammy J. Hutzell, Melania A. Jefferson, Victoria L. Karsaba,  Brian Keith Kauffman, Brittany Marie  Kelley, Assaad Assaad Khalil, Cynthia Marie Kist, Kelsey Eileen Knepper, Melissa Marie Korenoski, Jessica  K. Krouse, Madison Alayne LaMantia, April Joy Larsen, Elizabeth Marie Mahoney, Kayli Marie Mangus, Morris A. Manson, Angela Marie Margucci, Desarae  Brooke Margucci, Annalise Eden Martin, Tiffany M. Matchik, Cynthia May, Richard Earl McCaulley, Amanda M. McGlynn, Michaela H. McIntosh, Joyce M. Miller, Megan B. Miller, Morgan Marie Miller, Penny Maureen Miller, Amanda Faith Milne, Brenda   L. Miltenberger, Tyler Michael Mirabile, Anita L. Moore, Michelle G. Moore, Kelli Marie Moses, Cindy G. Neese, Kaylee A. Neff, Amanda Marie Oaks, William Charles Olson, Samantha Lee Orlando, Edward F. Partsch, Jennifer L. Percinsky, Alyse C.  Pollard, Emily Jane Potter, Michele Pratt, Alyssa Kylee Pudliner, Justin S. Ramsdorfer, Kara Marie Ream, Kayla Lyn Redvay, Andrew Joseph Restivo, Alexander Roth Roberts, Jeannette Marie Rovder, Ambyr K. Rowe, Jeremy Matthew Ruiz, Jordan Lee Ruiz, Brett M. Sanderson, Amanda Lea Sauro, Mark Allen Sauro, Alexis H. Sharp, Chet  Sharp, Arik Trevan Shue, William Paul Sievers, Christopher S. Sposito, David Paul Stem, Nicholas Gabriel Sycz, Jared M. Tabek, Jamika Elizabeth Thomas, Lindsey Marie Thomas, Cathy Lynn Thompson, Rebecca Jean Thompson, William Russell Tomb, Gregory Varner,  Josette M. Villecco, Desiree Marie Walker, Joseph Frederick Walters, Alesa L. Weslager,  Dominic J. Williams, Takeisha D.  Wilson, Ashley   DeAnne Wonders, Jared T. Wozniak

Martinsburg – Suzy Lynette Kelly

McConnellstown – Rebecca Lynne Wennick

McVeytown – Macy Jo Fisher

Mineral Point – Taylor R. Donoughe, Ian William Dreikorn, James M. Eckenrode, Lisa Ann Hagerich, Shawnda Katherine Major, Brittany Lynne Snedden, Stephanie Marie Young, Tiffany Marie Young

Mount Union – Ethan Neal Clemens, Kendra Marie Holderman, John Edward Mitchell, Apryl Janette Wakefield

Nanty Glo – Dustin Andrew Carney, Kristin Marie Cunningham, Amanda J. Hill, David John Kivisto, Kiyla Dawn Miller, Monica Lynn Mulato, Chad Daniel Noel, Amanda Sue Rosenbaum

New Florence – Lucas J. Cramer, Michael A. Weir

Nicktown- Krista Marie Benamati

Northern Cambria – Christopher Michael Bearer, Colby Noel Borlie, Janet M. Dravis, Elsie Mae Keith, Raché Kathleen Kirsch, Rocco F. Pompa, Amber D. Sharkey, Amanda Renee Shilling, Dani V. Sowolla, Marykay B. Stein

Orbisonia – Cassandra Thomas

Patton – Ty Thomas Forsythe, Melissa B. Nagle, Taylor James O’Hara, Samantha Frances Wilt

Portage –  Apryle C. Ernest, Catherine E. George, Brittany R. Lee, Shellie Lee Mowery, Austin Michael Rodgers, Zachary Michael Stair, Tyler James Troxel, Ashley Lyn Young

Revloc –  Amanda Jean Eckenrod, Michael A. Viveros, Robert R. Yahnert

Rockwood – Melissa Ann Sager, Heather Suzann Struble

Saint Michae l- Lindsey Marie Michalides

Salisbury – Mariah Dawn Hillegas

Salix – Amanda L. Haig, Robert M. Hritz, Kevin Dean Locher, Brittnie Lynn Piemonte, Kaitlyn Jo Roxby

Saltillo – Becca Mae Booher

Sidman – Julia Michelle Barton, Devin Michael Spicher

Somerset – Michael  Allen Benford, Danielle Dawn Close, Joanne Marie Rugg, Marlene L. Shaulis, John Douglas Wendel

South Fork – Joy A. Bailey, Zachary Paul Gossard, Daniel Eric Johnson, William A. Lewis, KatiLynne Moss, Alicia Alynn Wolfhope

Spruce Creek – Lauren Ashley Shearer

St. Michael – Danielle Nicole Middleton, Jeffrey Lynn Zalar

Stoystown – Bradley Dean Russian, Melanie Verdean Slaughter

Strongstown – Audrey Anna Mottin

Summerhill – Tracy Lynn Chuckalovcak, Casey Ann Haberl, Rachel Christine Konsavich, Dylan T.  McCall, Megan  A. Neff, Emily Joan Smay

Three Springs – McKenzie Renee Wilson

Tire Hill – Kaitlyn Marie Bridges

Vintondale – Kieshia Diandra Mattox

Westover – Briana Michelle Franklin

Windber – Kimberly M. Allison, Randy Lee Anderson, Shannon Marie Benn, Sarah Jane Berkey, Amanda Lynn Blough, Laiken M. Burkett, Paula L. Byrne, Leah Elizabeth Chaderwick, Michael Andrew Christie, Susan Kathleen Csikos, Annabella Carrin Eckenrode, Joseph  T. Forish, Lisa M. Gathagan, Justin P. Gearty, Julie A. Gordon, Travis W. Gutshall, Melissa L. Haslam, Cindy Marie Horner, Connor J. Howard, Kara Rose Izing, Mark C. Kush, Robert Patrick Lehman, Beth Ann Lushko, Todd Michael Momberger, Trevor Daniel Neri, Kelsey Lynn Newcomer, Denise M. Papcunik, Matthew Zachary Papinchak, Jennifer L. Sabourin, Michael  Robert  Smith, Stephanie Marie Studinary, Michael Jason Sullivan

Penn Highlands SquareThe National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) recently granted Pennsylvania Highlands Community College national accreditation for its Accelerated College Education (ACE) concurrent enrollment program.  Through the College’s ACE Program high school students are able to take college-credit-bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers.  Penn Highlands is one of only two colleges in the state that has earned this accreditation, which ensures that the courses offered in high schools are equivalent to courses offered on the sponsoring college’s campus or facilities.

“NACEP accreditation certifies that Pennsylvania Highlands is offering a solid college-level experience in the high schools,” said College President Dr. Walter Asonevich. “The students are earning college credit for college level work.”

The process for achieving accreditation is quite rigorous and includes a self-study, verification that the college is adhering to NACEP’s seventeen standards, and a peer review. “College-to-high school faculty collaboration has been the key component in ensuring that the program was worthy of accreditation,” said Dean of School Partnerships Dr. Melissa Murray.  “Over the past four years, Pennsylvania Highlands’ leadership has demonstrated its institutional commitment to our students, the ACE Program, and NACEP standards by providing the necessary resources.”

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College ACE Program has far reaching impact, serving students in the Southern Alleghenies region and beyond. “We currently partner with 56 school districts throughout the commonwealth and have seen our enrollment grow from 275 students in our first year to a high of 1,700 students in 2012,” said Dr. Murray.

Dr. Asonevich was instrumental in introducing the College to the NACEP model and his experience with concurrent enrollment was a catalyst for the ACE Program’s growth and success.  Asonevich believes that the standards set by the institution and the partnerships between college and high school faculty are the most vital elements of the program.  “A college campus is not the critical ingredient to what determines whether an education experience is college-level; the critical ingredient is met and measured by the learning outcomes,” he said. Our students are receiving a solid college-level education whether they attend classes on our campus, or in any of the more than 50 high schools where we offer NACEP accredited dual enrollment courses.”

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  The College has its main campus in Richland with other locations in Altoona, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, and Somerset.

The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce their Spring 2014 Induction Class. With this class, Beta Epsilon Omega inducted thirty-seven new members into the prestigious international honor society.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.MR - 20140515 - PTK Inductees (April 2014)

The thirty-seven new inductees are:

Altoona: Jada Oswald

Beaverdale: Sara Borelle

Carrolltown: Justin Biter

Chambersburg: Mark Kring

Cresson: Bridget George, Marsue Glenn, Ashley Wray

Ebensburg: Corey Hoover

Elmora: Brenda Shaffer

Hollidaysburg: Alyssa Harris, Sydney Stoy

Hollsopple: Antony Direnzo

Jenners: Jennifer Leskovich

Johnstown: Cassidy Belle, Danielle Fabina, Sarah Freidhoff, Melania Jefferson, David Micik, Emily Potter, Alyssa Pudliner, Jeannette Rovder, Amanda Sauro, Josette Villecco, Desiree Walker, Kaitlin Wyatt

Mineral Point: Shawnda Major

Nanty Glo: Monica Mulato

Northern Cambria: Janet Dravis

Patton: Taylor O’Hara

Portage: Zachary Stair

Rockwood: Melissa Sager

Salisbury: Mariah Hillegas

Sidman: Julia Barton

Somerset: Marlene Shaulis

Summerhill: Chelsea Wess

Windber: Kimberly Allison, Robert Lehman

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