Archive for August, 2011

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center will be sponsoring the upcoming Somerset County College Fair, to be held on Tuesday, September 20th, from 6 to 8pm. The fair will be hosted by the Somerset Area School District and will take place in the Junior High School Gymnasium located at 645 South Columbia Avenue in Somerset.

All high school students, parents, and other individuals seeking educational advancement are encouraged to attend this event to discover the many opportunities available in our region. Individuals will have the ability to meet with representatives from over 25 institutions to learn about academic options, the benefits of higher education, and the necessary steps in the college admissions process.

For additional information on the Somerset County College Fair, please contact the Pennsylvania Highlands Somerset Center at 814.443.2500 or

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William E. Snell, Jr., F&M Trust President and CEO and Paul Johnston, Assistant Vice President, Fulton and Huntingdon County Market Manager presented a $5,000 check to Ellis Griffith, Peter Ludwig and Jim Foster, members of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Huntingdon County Advisory Council.  F&M Trust has committed support of up to $15,000 to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation to assist in the development of the Huntingdon Center.

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College welcomed the Huntingdon County community to its permanent location at 6311 Margy Drive with a public reception held on Wednesday, August 17.  Approximately 100 residents attended the reception to tour the new state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the College’s anticipated impact on Huntingdon and the surrounding areas.

Pennsylvania Highlands made an initial investment of over $400,000 to renovate the space and purchase the equipment necessary to operate the facility.  The College will work to improve educational opportunities for students throughout Huntingdon and the surrounding region by offering coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education and General Studies.

“We are very excited to be in our new permanent location” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands.  “We have been waiting for this day for a few years now and being able to share it with the entire community makes it even more special.”

Members of the College’s Advisory Council, which is comprised of Huntingdon County business, education and community leaders, assisted in finding a suitable location for the Center while providing valuable input regarding the specific educational needs of the Huntingdon County community. “We are especially blessed in Huntingdon County to have Pennsylvania Highlands Community College under the visionary leadership of Dr. Asonevich,” said Ellis Griffith, Huntingdon Advisory Council member. “The Pennsylvania Highlands leadership team has been responsible for opening career doors to opportunities for our students heretofore not available in our area.”

Interested individuals are still able to register for classes. Contact the Pennsylvania Highlands Huntingdon Center at 814.643.6200 or for more information.


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Due to Richland Community Days, Schoolhouse Road will be closed from Theatre Drive to Highfield Street beginning at 5:00pm on August 10th through August 13th. You can access the College via two alternative routes on these days:

  1. By going on Theatre Drive past the Richland High School and then making a left onto Academic Drive.
  2. By going past GJCTC on Vo-Tech Drive. You would then make a right at the end of Vo-Tech Drive and a left onto Highfield Street.

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