Valerie Wojcik, Continuing Education Manager

Valerie Wojcik, Continuing Education Manager

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College would like to congratulate Valerie Wojcik, Continuing Education Manager, on receiving the designation of Certified Professional Programmer, or C2P, by the Learning Resources Network (LERN). LERN is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning.

This certification is awarded to practicing professionals in the field who complete the LERN Advanced Programming Institute and pass the certification exam in the area of lifelong learning programming. This will allow the programming professional to use the initials in correspondence and other communication.

“We are pleased to have Ms. Wojcik as a Certified Professional Programmer,” noted William A. Draves, President of LERN. “The professional designation brings greater expertise in serving the community with lifelong learning programs. With lifelong learning an increasingly important factor in both economic prosperity and quality of life, Ms. Wojcik is making a positive contribution to the community and society.”

About Learning Resources Network (LERN)

LERN was founded in 1974 and serves more than 9,000 professionals every year. This association provides practical, how-to information on marketing, finances, management, sales and product development. LERN serves a wide variety of institutions, including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and other associations. Over 3,000 CPP’s have been awarded throughout the world.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation recently received donations from local businesses in support of the College’s Accelerated College.

Dr. Walter Asonevich, President and Dr. Melissa Murray, Associate Vice President of External Affairs of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, accepted donations from 1ST SUMMIT BANK, CDI L.R. Kimball, F.N.B. Corporation, and UPMC for the Foundation’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. These EITC donations were given to help support the College’s ACE Program.

The College’s ACE Program provides high school students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to earn college credits while taking courses at their high school.  The program served nearly 1,400 students during the Fall 2016 semester.

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Greg Winger (left), of F.N.B. Corporation, delivers a donation of $4,500 to Dr. Walter Asonevich and Dr. Melissa Murray (right), of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following students have made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester.

Acosta – Megan Kelly Coddington, Brooke Elizabeth Gary

Altoona – Tyler Joseph Adams, Walter John Barr, Kaylin Nikole Becker, Zach P. Bender, Breana Lynn Benjamin, Audrey Kay Bickings, Rachel Lynn Blackburn, Keith Bryant, Veronica Alejandra Camarena, Brenda Rae Campbell, John J. Cicchitello, Michaela Nicole Detwiler, Hannah Kathryn Epple, Jessica L. Fagan, Terrance Joseph Garner, Tracey Linn Giordano, Amber D. Ickes, Tracey Lynne McClellan, Patrick R. McClure, Cecelia Kathleen Merritt, Mikayla Marie Merritt, Midah Shahid, Zunaria Shahid, Jenda Marie Sible, Annette M. Thompson, Isaiah Marke Wansley

Alum Bank – Larry E. Sarver

Ashville – Mackenzie M. Sherry

Beaverdale – Danielle Renee` Grados

Bedford – SaDawna Marie Eshelman, Evan G. Hooper

Bellefonte – Izaak Andrew Trithart

Bellwood – Amy Jo Vaughn

Berlin – Schyler J. McClucas, Zachary Wayne Norris

Blairsville – Alyssa Marie Debnar

Boswell – Hunter Matthew Connor, Sierra Mckenna Eagleson, Scott Jeffrey Sutton, Melanie Renae Washabaugh

Butler – Tyler Curtis Lemmon

Carrolltown – Nicole Victoria Donahue, Michael J. Gmitter, Evan Joseph Johnson, Lisa Marie McGlynn, Michael Cyril Shuss, Nicholas Adam Veneskey

Central City – Kaily Rae Karl

Chambersburg – Zachary Filer Garnes

Cherry Tree – Mikaela Renay Gobrecht

Clarion – Kevin Lee Bowser

Clearfield – Chad Alan Maney

Colver – Lyndon Joseph Saylor

Confluence – Adam Joseph Nickelson

Cresson – Shaina Lavon Aurandt, Hannah Marie Szpala

Davidsville – Marisa Lynne Wagner

Dayton – Zane Nathaniel Clowser

Duncansville –  James Franklin Figart, Janelle N. Meadows

Dysart – Jennifer Nicole Gosnell

East Freedom – Catherine Anne Milillo

Ebensburg – Kimberly L. Chappell, Steven James Finn, Lauren Olivia Hoover, Laurie J. Horn, Victoria P. Piccerillo, Dona Lynn Rager, Nathan Lee Smith, Heath Francis Wirfel

Elton – Zachary James Wissinger

Erie – Stephanie Marie Lane

Everett – Justin William Mearkle

Flinton – Anthony Joseph Barnhart, Megan Kimberly Bickford

Friedens – Melissa Marie Hauger, Benjamin M. Kaefer, Miranda Lynne Pastuch, Jacob Allen Wilt

Gallitzin – Roma Von Altimus, Amanda Rose Bruce

Hastings – Cole Victor Kline, Dylan Robert Maurer, Elizabeth Rose Schweiger, Joshua M. Serafin

Hollidaysburg – Laurie Anne Larkin, Calob Charles Walls, Alexis Nicole Worrell

Hollsopple – Courtney R. Blough, Emily Nicole Bridge, Alexis Lynn Christofes, Makayla Grace Coughenour, Kylee L. Doyle, Zachary Nicholas Dull, Hanna L. Todaro, Desiree M. Toth

Homer City – Cheyane Marie Hillan

Houtzdale – Savannah Rose Patterson

Huntingdon – Benjamin James Brown, Wendy Ann Goss, Morgan Mikael Snyder

Indiana – Brandi E. Bell, Cassandra R. Smith

Johnstown – Mary K. Angus, Charis Yvonne Biancuzzo, Clayton M. Blough, Amber Nicole Bowes, Candice S. Buksa, Joshua M. Burgo, Kayla M. Byers, Sadie Danielle Carney, Daniel G. Carter, Chantel Rose Christiansen, Aaron Louis Ciotti, Chelsea V. Columbus, Tyler Matthew Crooks, Jenna Nicole Danchanko, Emilie Marie Deffenbaugh, Leina Jenel Ruth Derricott, Edward Lentz Dreikorn, Erin Michele Dubnansky, Jessica Jean Eash, Shelby Alanna Edwards, Kayla Christine Eppley, McKenzie Lynn Fitzpatrick, John Haynes Follansbee, Amanda Jean Frederick, Leann M. Geiser, Megan Ashley Graham, Sarah K. Green, Tonia A. Green, Jordyn Elizabeth Hamilton, Autumn Marie Hause, Emily Rose Hill, Zachary Michael Hoover, Holly Ann Hostetler, Jacob Robert Humphreys, Melissa A. Hunt, Thomas D. Hunter, Jennifer Lynn Kane, Sandra-Jean M. Kennedy, Rachel S. King, Cynthia Marie Kist, Phillip Dominick Kniss, Hanna E. Lecrone, Nicholas Brian Letosky, Angela M. Louder, Ashley Nicole Miller, Alecia M. Morgan, Arlaya L. Morris, Benjamin G. Mostoller, Sheila Ann Myers, Danielle Renea Nagle, Krista Nicole Neuner, Christopher L. Norman, Andrew Don Ogline, Rebecca Jo Ogline, Lauren Madison Olshewsky, Lindsay Marissa Olshewsky, Morgan B. Page, Joseph William Prouse, Meghan Paige Rand, Melissa Marie Salerno, Donald Charles Shovestull, Ryan S. Slanoc, Alex Robert Sobecky, Alana Rose Somerville, Emily SoHee Stewart, Kane Isaiah Stiffey, Geoffrey David Stumpo, Logan Christopher Subich, Elizabeth Marie Swanberg, Ann Marie Taylor, Ruth J. Velazquez-Torres, Brad E. Vermileon, Danniele Katelyn Whitman, Cheyanne Brooke Williams, Ernest Lee Williams, Courtney Capri Wyant, Wen Jing You, Brittany D. Younkins

Ligonier – Cheyenne Laurel Stouffer

Lilly – Julianne Hutsky, Matthew Lester Poorman

Loretto – Mark David Eckenrode

McConnellsburg – Bryan Edwin Guyer

Meyersdale – Ben Martin Helinski, Danielle Leigh Hetrick, Nicole Renee Wilt

Mill Creek – Alyssa Mae Handy

Mineral Point –  Jennifer Marie Eckenrode

Mount Pleasant – Ethan Timothy Charlesworth, Patrick Robert Heskey

Mount Union – Candy Nan Jordan, Diana Marie Roher

Nanty Glo – Tyler Francis Barosky, Michael James Kivisto, Ethan John Marines

New Florence – Amber M. Boring, Autumn Miranda Kells

New Paris – Cynthia D. Frazier

Newton Hamilton – Jason Lee Hocker

Normalville – Joel Kevin Berger

Northern Cambria – Tanner Lee Carl, Brennen J. Lee, Alexander Robert Matejczyk, Katie Montgomery Mertens, Joseph Daniel Olish, Michaela Marie Penksa

Orbisonia – Shea Raymond Berrier

Parkhill – Stephanie L. Urban

Patton – Jessie Karla Hoover, Devin Michael Shaner

Pittsburgh – Willie James Smith

Pleasant Unity – Robert Andrew Ulishney

Portage – Alex M. Bisaha, Tara Lynn Chappell, Jessica Rose Gossard, Arthur P. Kennedy, Darla Rae Kennedy, Brooke L. Kennedy-Brecht, Sandra J. Pentland, Austin Michael Rodgers, Bradley Martin Rosemas, Blake Philip Swires

Revloc – Nicholas Donald Braniff, Brandy Lee Eckenrod

Roaring Spring – Zachary Lance Croft, Sarah Beth Kuntz

Saint Benedict – Brittany E. McLucas

Saint Marys – Joshua William Gleixner

Saint Michael – Michelle M. Naughton

Salix – Taylor N. Delusa, Courtnie Elizabeth Eshbaugh, Chey Yvonne McKelvey, Gabrielle Marie Vogel, Kiara Rose Younkin

Shanksville – Matthew Tyler Boyer

Sidman – Joel Michael Barton, Gabrielle Nicole Josephson, Samantha Kaitlyn Knepper, Danielle C. Mickus, Alexa B. Spicher, Carly Danielle Turgeon

Somerset – Diana Marie Nixon

South Fork – Megan Vivian Facciani, Easton John Krajewski, Courtney Raye Wilson

State College – Ka Yee Kui, Anagen D. Wood

Stoystown – Erin Maria Sutton, Tiara Sky Wentz

Summerhill – Taylor Rae Burkey, Maria L. Conzo, James D. Cornman, Brady Ryan Smith, Christine L. Yakicic

Twin Rocks –  Kassandra Michele Little

Tyrone – Casey Adam Campbell, Mary Anne Cowfer, Crystal Lynn Hoffman, Stevie Marie Pennington, Tiffany Marie Shearer

Valencia – John Alex Cicconi

Williamsburg – Caelan Michael Hughes, Xavier Ryan Maslowski, Breeanna Linn Oldham

Windber – Shannon Marie Benn, Timothy A. Borish, Jeffrey John Dagostino, Danielle Denise Dillon, Justin Michael Gates, Courtney Marie Mihalko, Conor Duane Nitka, Casey L. Schreyer, Daniel Robert Shaffer, Erica M. Zabrucky

Andrew Podolak, Workforce & Continuing Education Assistant

Andrew Podolak, Workforce & Continuing Education Assistant

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College would like to congratulate Andrew Podolak, Workforce & Continuing Education Assistant, on receiving the designation of Certified Program Planner, or CPP, by the Learning Resources Network (LERN). LERN is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning.

By passing the CPP exam, Mr. Podolak has demonstrated knowledge in the ten key lifelong learning areas of expertise. “The CPP designation is a standard of achievement in the knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning,” noted LERN President William Draves. “By becoming a Certified Program Planner, Mr. Podolak has helped to professionalize the field of educational programming.”

This accomplishment will be recognized at LERN’s Annual Conference in November of 2017.

About Learning Resources Network (LERN)

LERN was founded in 1974 and serves more than 9,000 professionals every year. This association provides practical, how-to information on marketing, finances, management, sales and product development. LERN serves a wide variety of institutions, including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and other associations. Over 3,000 CPP’s have been awarded throughout the world.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and FirstEnergy will be holding a joint Information Session on the Electric Utility Technology program for interested individuals. The session will take place in the College’s Richland Campus Auditorium, at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown. This information session will take place on Saturday, December 10th, beginning at 10am.

This session will cover the details of the College’s Electric Utility Technology program, which will prepare students for a career in the electric utility industry. This program will include curriculum from FirstEnergy’s award-winning Power Systems Institute (PSI). For details on the Power Systems Institute, please visit www.firstenergy.com/psi.

Students who successfully complete the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Electric Utility Technology. Financial Aid is available for qualified students.

For additional information on this career path or others, please contact the Admissions Office at 814.262.6446 or admissions@pennhighlands.edu.

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Robert K. Ehrmann, Managing Director at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU), will be presenting to current and prospective students who are interested in the CNEU Program on Monday, November 28th at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center, located in the Logan Valley Mall. This information session will begin at 6pm.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about educational and career opportunities available through an agreement between Pennsylvania Highlands and the Penn State Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership.

Nanotechnology is a growing field in the United States, and by 2020 it is estimated that 70% of all new advanced technology products will incorporate some form of nanotechnology. The partnership between PSU and Penn Highlands will provide an opportunity for students in the region to develop valuable technical and scientific skills in this thriving field.

Students enrolled in various Pennsylvania Highlands’ academic programs can qualify for the Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Capstone Semester at Penn State University Park.

Interested students will work with College faculty to select specific courses and develop the skills required for admission into the program. These include college level algebra, chemistry, physics, writing, computer skills, and interpersonal skills.

For details on program options at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, call 814.201.2700 or visit online at http://www.pennhighlands.edu. For more information on the Penn State Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands, visit www.nano4me.org/.

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Presenter Biography

Robert K. (Bob) Ehrmann is the Managing Director at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU). The CNEU is the home to the NSF National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center which has a national mission to facilitate the development of nanotechnology education programs at community and technical colleges across the nation. The CNEU is also the home of the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership, the nation’s leading program in associate and baccalaureate level nanotechnology education. The Partnership offers the NMT Capstone Semester which is an integral part of 53 degree programs at 29 post-secondary institutions across Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ehrmann previously worked for 23 years for Corning, Inc. where he held multiple positions in engineering, product development as well management positions in engineering, production and project management. Mr. Ehrmann earned a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University as well as an MBA from West Virginia University.

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A member of the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization presents in November, 2014 at our Richland Campus.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be offering a free prep math class to assist those in our community who would like to prepare for an easy transition into college without having to incur any financial costs. This no cost college prep class will be held at our Richland Campus and Blair Center, beginning in January.

This college prep math class with prepare students for college-level math courses. Students in the course will learn pre-algebra and introductory algebra. They will complete homework assignments, take quizzes, and complete tests in a traditional classroom setting.

Students who take this course will have the benefit of individualized attention in a small-sized classroom. After successful completion of this non-credit course, students will be prepared and confident to take college-level math courses at Penn Highlands Community College.

This college prep math course will begin on Tuesday, January 17th, and will end on Monday, May 1st. The course runs daily, Monday through Thursday.

For students interested in taking the course at our Richland Campus, it will be held from 12:30pm to 1:45pm. For students interested in taking the course at our Blair Center, it will be held from 9:15am to 10:30am.

For more information or to register, please contact:

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