Archive for April, 2011

Originally published on April 12, 2011

Congratulations to all of the Visual Arts Showcase winners:

Painting
1st –Bryce in Green with Fish Tattoo by Jill Barber Marsh
2nd – One Ounce Too Much by Larissa Gaudette
3rd – Overwhelming Love by Larissa Gaudette

Drawing
1st – Peony by Noriko Mikeasky
2nd – Hattie Mae by Jill Barber Marsh
3rd – Gone, But Not Forgotten by Megan O’Donnell

Handicrafts
1st – Jenny’s Batik by Jennifer Yoder
2nd – Homemade Gift of Warmth by Felana Buis
3rd – Vase on the Wall by Amanda Penrod

Open
1st – Sunburst by Michelle Babalonis
2nd – What’s in Your Art by Melody Grumling
3rd – Eye of the Beholder by Felana Buis

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Originally published March 29, 2011.

The College’s Annual Sprint to Success 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the College’s Richland Campus. The race proceeds will benefit the College’s Foundation for scholarships and special programs.

Our thanks to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for serving as our Mile Marker Sponsor for this year’s race.  Our other race supporters include East Hills Recreation, Kesslak Financial Group, JWF Industries, Metz & Associates, Bill & Brenda Moynihan, Somerset Trust Company, Brian Wess Salon, and Valenty’s Bottled Water.

Congratulations to our Fastest Club Award for 2011 – Pennsylvania Highlands Biology Club.

Race Results

Top Three Male Runners Overall
1. Tim Kestermont – 19:42
2. Dee Beyer – 20:05
3. Reno Carini – 20:07

Male age 14 and under
1. Ben Mostoller – 31:10

Male age 15 – 19
1. Derek Dumm – 21:59
2. Ryan Lombardi – 27:07
3. Mark Galebach – 27:26

Male age 20 – 29
1. Jeremy Intihar – 20:54
2. Alexander Kirby – 22:59
3. Jeff Podrasky – 23:46
4. Korey Boyer – 23:53
5. Adam Maddy – 25:03
6. Chad Miller – 25:08
7. Erik Vogel – 26:04
8. Elliot Sumner – 26:50
9. Pradeep Indrakanti – 27:38
10. Bryan Marra – 29:27
11. Ray Weible – 31:03
12. Justin Crisafulli – 31:41
13. James Martin – 32:58

Male age 30 – 39
1. Glenn Petrarcha – 20:33
2. Samuel Schilling – 22:00
3. Brandt Hutzel – 23:06
4. Wayne Langerholc – 23:24
5. Matt Langerholc – 24:22
6. Jason Berg – 26:39
7. James Roddy – 27:21
8. Cory Mennett – 28:04
9. Josh Maksymik – 28:34
10. Ryan Browne – 28:37

Male age 40 – 49
1. Paul Straka – 20:52
2. Vince Pavic – 21:15
3. Bob McKelvey – 22:02
4. Eric Fogle – 22:42
5. Greg Winger – 23:04
6. Tom Fritz – 26:38
7. Matt Hughes – 27:32
8. Joe Boyle – 32:30

Male age 50 – 59
1. Mike Houck – 21:19
2. John Skelley – 23:57
3. George Hancock – 24:22
4. Paul Baron – 26:25
5. Joe Paros, Jr – 27:41
6. Richard Bizjak – 29:08
7. Jeff Maul – 31:27
8. Roddy Felton – 32:05
9. Michael Swain – 32:18

Male age 60 – 69
1. Donald Reese – 26:39
2. Douglas Bradley – 31:52
3. John Nakich – 33:56

Male age 70 and up
1. Keith Neff – 24:23

Top Three Female Runners Overall
1. Beth Felix – 21:16
2. Kacie Erb – 21:45
3. Katie Croyle – 22:33

Female age 14 and under
1. Ariel Greene – 27:05

Female age 15 – 19
1. Maria Felton – 24:25
2. Suzanne Tanking – 38:48

Female age 20 – 29
1. Emily Rosenbaum – 24:19
2. Jamie Temyer – 24:27
3. Abbigayle Shrayor – 26:16
4. Megan Boslet – 27:11
5. Hillary Yahner – 27:16
6. Abby Barto – 28:08
7. Kelly Michaledes – 28:40
8. Leah Gontkovic – 29:32
9. Kristen Kristobak – 30:15
10. Jill Gontkovic – 32:09
11. Nicole Edsall – 32:43
12. Courtney Amrhein – 33:16
13. Jennifer Sirko – 37:15
14. April Sedei – 44:34

Female age 30 – 39
1. Tharisa Langerholc – 24:10
2. Sara Pfeil – 25:11
3. Michelle Babalonis – 28:34
4. Laurie Roberts – 29:57
5. Melissa Barlow – 32:21
6. Danci Errett – 36:35

Female age 40 – 49
1. Donna Dumm – 26:06
2. Susan Stepp – 26:40
3. Lorraine Sylvia – 27:31
4. Janet Stewart – 29:00
5. Karen Kohler – 31:30
6. Roseann Layton – 37:13

Female age 50 – 59
1. Yvette Penrod – 30:06
2. Diane Felton – 31:57
3. Tina Honkus – 32:05
4. Debby Callihan – 37:07

Top Three Male Walkers Overall
1. Rodger Thomas – 33:29
2. William Obert – 37:06
3. Michael Pasierb- 37:55

Male Walkers age 20 – 29
1. Travis Lodolinski – 42:50
2. Alex Wise – 52:51

Male Walkers age 40 – 49
1. Jim Jackson – 45:39

Male Walkers age 50 – 59
1. Pat Kilmartin – 43:01

Top Three Female Walkers Overall
1. Starla Snyder – 34:28
2. Sherry Obert – 36:00
3. Val Houck – 38:07

Female Walkers age 20 – 29
1. Ashley Beaver – 42:51
2. Lacey Fetcko – 43:54
3. Emma Mock – 44:30
4. Katie Wise – 52:50

Female Walkers age 30 – 39
1. April Renzi – 39:41
2. Melissa Hanley – 47:14
3. Jennifer Mihalic – 47:14

Female Walkers age 40 – 49
1. Barbara Cummings – 40:23
2. Theresa Schmidt – 43:54
3. Joyce Jackson – 45:38
4. Pam Hendrickson – 45:39
5. Yvonne Freet – 50:19

Female Walkers age 50 – 59
1. Sue Hunt – 39:45
2. Lynn Baer – 39:59
3. Brenda Edwards – 50:21

Female Walkers age 60 – 69
1. Deborah Cook – 51:47
2. Sharon Custer – 51:48

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Originally published on January 7. 2011.

The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce their Fall 2010 Induction Class. With this class, Beta Epsilon Omega inducted twenty-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.

The twenty-seven new inductees are:

Bedford – Megan E. Waller

Boswell – Emily M. Spory, Tammy L. Zeek

Davidsville – Diane F. Felton

Ebensburg – Lisa M. Oyaski

Everett – Matthew P. Chamberlain

Hastings – Pamela J. Holtz

Lilly – Amy L. Cropsey

Johnstown – David B. Alwine, Aimee L. Barr, Felana L. Buis, Darin R. Gipe, JoAnn M. Herdman,
Vickie L. Kleman-Moss, John E. MacEwan, Nova L. Mihelic, Deborah J. Morgan, Neil T. Penrod, Michelle Pratt, Jose T. Quezada, Craig A. Shrader, Abbigayle D. Shroyer, Donell A. Williams

Nicktown – Michael J. Peters

Somerset – Brianna D. Aultz

Westover – Korenna L. Sral

Windber – Britny N. Sarver

Additionally, the College’s Phi Theta Kappa officers chose to ad three honorary members. This group consists of Sue Brugh, Director of Student Activities, Dr. Ted Nichols, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, and David Volpe, Vice President for Student Services.

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Originally published on January 7, 2011.

The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce their Fall 2010 Induction Class. With this class, Beta Epsilon Omega inducted twenty-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.

The twenty-seven new inductees are:

Bedford – Megan E. Waller

Boswell – Emily M. Spory, Tammy L. Zeek

Davidsville – Diane F. Felton

Ebensburg – Lisa M. Oyaski

Everett – Matthew P. Chamberlain

Hastings – Pamela J. Holtz

Lilly – Amy L. Cropsey

Johnstown – David B. Alwine, Aimee L. Barr, Felana L. Buis, Darin R. Gipe, JoAnn M. Herdman,
Vickie L. Kleman-Moss, John E. MacEwan, Nova L. Mihelic, Deborah J. Morgan, Neil T. Penrod, Michelle Pratt, Jose T. Quezada, Craig A. Shrader, Abbigayle D. Shroyer, Donell A. Williams

Nicktown – Michael J. Peters

Somerset – Brianna D. Aultz

Westover – Korenna L. Sral

Windber – Britny N. Sarver

Additionally, the College’s Phi Theta Kappa officers chose to ad three honorary members. This group consists of Sue Brugh, Director of Student Activities, Dr. Ted Nichols, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, and David Volpe, Vice President for Student Services.

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has signed a lease with DB Miller Incorporated, which will create a permanent location for the College’s Huntingdon Center.  “This is something the College has been focusing on for over a year” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands.   “We are very excited to have a permanent home in Huntingdon”.  The College has been providing classes in various locations throughout Huntingdon County since fall 2009.

Renovations on a section of the building located at 6311 Margy Drive will begin before the end of the year and the College plans to move in to the location in late spring of 2011.

Members of the College’s Advisory Board, which is comprised of Huntingdon County business, education, and community leaders, assisted in finding a suitable location for the Center.  Dr. Asonevich recognized the value of having such a Board advise the College’s leaders on the educational needs of Huntingdon County.  “We understand that the needs in this Center may differ from the needs at our other locations.  That is why having input from a local Advisory Board is so critical.”

Dr. Asonevich also acknowledged the commitment of DB Miller Incorporated in making the Huntingdon Center a reality. “The Miller family has been so supportive of our efforts.  They have embraced this project from the start and we feel very fortunate to be working with them.”

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Originally published on October 28, 2010.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to congratulate Coach Eric Gerko and players Lauren Brant and Kelsey Poborski on their stellar achievements this season. Coach Eric Gerko, a Richland High School Graduate and Juniata College Alum, has been named Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) Coach of the Year. Lauren Brant, a Richland High School Graduate, and Kelsey Poborski, a Conemaugh Valley Graduate, have been named to the All-Conference Team for the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC), which participates in Region XX of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Lauren Brant led the team with 101 kills, 101 digs, 30 service aces, 21 solo blocks, 11 assists, and 4 assisted blocks in 40 games played.  Kelsey Poborski contributed 66 kills, 67 digs, 12 service aces, 5 assisted blocks, 4 solo blocks, and 3 assists in 26 games played.   Kelsey was a force to be reckoned with until an ankle injury sidelined her for 3 matches. During Kelsey’s absence, Lauren Brant rose to the occasion and propelled the Lady Black Bears to the fourth seed of the WPCC Tournament in Pennsylvania Highland’s inaugural season.

In the first round of the WPCC Tournament, The Lady Black Bears of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College easily defeated the Titans of the Community College of Beaver County in three straight games: 25-17, 25-8, and 25-13. Pennsylvania Highlands then faced number one seeded Butler County Community College Pioneers in the semi-finals, who were the pre-season ninth ranked team in the nation in NJCAA Division III Volleyball.  After an intense match, the Lady Pioneers defeated the Pennsylvania Highlands Lady Black Bears in three straight games: 20-25, 8-25, and 14-25, en route to the conference championship where they defeated Potomac State College of West Virginia.

The Lady Black Bears, in just their first season, finished conference play with a 6-6 record, tied with Westmoreland County Community College for third place, but ended up ahead of them because of games won (4-3) and in head-to-head points (160-133).

The Lady Black Bears featured players from Bishop McCort, Conemaugh Valley, Forest Hills, Northern Cambria, and Richland high schools. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to offer student-athletes the ability to continue playing volleyball at the collegiate level.

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Originally published on October 18, 2010.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has announced the distribution of over $40,000 in scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year marking the largest scholarship distribution in the College’s 16 year history.  “We are very pleased and proud to be able to provide this assistance to our students,” said Brenda Coughenour Director of Financial Aid.  “Our goal is to continue to increase the number of available scholarships so that we can assist as many students as possible.”

This year’s scholarships were provided by American Association of University Women Johnstown Branch, Dominion, Dr. Edward Haluska, Joseph and Joan Mangarella Endowment, Ursula Pawlowski Memorial Scholarship, Sam and Sara Valenty Endowment and the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Trustees.

The College has received commitments from three new donors to create scholarships during the 2011-12 academic year.  In addition to the Dr. Walter and Kim Asonevich Endowed Scholarship, Crown American Hotels has committed to a one year full tuition scholarship for a first year culinary arts student beginning with the fall 2011 semester and the Johnstown Regional Indian Subcontinent Association will provide a partial scholarship to a first year student taking a minimum of 6 credits.

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