Originally published on September 9th, 2010.
The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has announced the establishment of the Dr. Walter and Kim Asonevich Endowed Scholarship. The Asonevich’s have pledged $12,500 to fund the scholarship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. The scholarship will provide assistance to a full-time first semester student who is a single parent enrolled in an associate’s degree program.
Dr. Asonevich was inaugurated as President of the College in March of 2008 and is pleased to be able to give this gift to the College Foundation. “My wife and I have decided it is time to give back to the institution that has provided me my first presidency,” he stated.
Since the arrival of Dr. Asonevich the College has moved to its current location on Community College Way in Richland, revamped its offerings at the Ebensburg Education Center, and added expansion sites in Somerset and Huntingdon counties. The College has added new career-technical programs in welding and culinary arts and will be offering a pilot training course starting in Fall 2010. Enrollment has grown tremendously, and the College has rejoined the NJCAA with men’s basketball and women’s volleyball ready to begin in Fall 2010.
The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation currently administers 6 endowed scholarships. They include the Johnstown Branch of The American Association of University Women, the Joseph and Joan Mangarella Scholarship, the Anna D. Weitz Scholarship, Sam and Sara Valenty Scholarship, Dr. Edward Haluska Scholarship and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.