Archive for November, 2012

JoAlyce Kopinski, Assistant Secretary for Somerset Trust and member of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Advisory Council, presents two checks to Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands, at the College’s Somerset Education Center.  Somerset Trust made a $20,000 donation to the College Foundation’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, which helps to fund the Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program.  Somerset Trust has also donated $15,000 to match the College Foundation’s 2013 Title III endowment grant.

“We are grateful to Somerset Trust for their willingness to partner in our mission,” said Dr. Asonevich.  “These donations are critical to the continued development of Pennsylvania Highlands and the ongoing success of our students.”

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Join us for another exciting year of Pennsylvania Highlands Black Bears basketball. The season kicks off this weekend as the team travels to play in the Penn State University Greater Allegheny Tournament.

We encourage all to come and support your Pennsylvania Highlands Black Bears throughout the entire 2012 – 2013 season. All home games will be played is the East Hills Recreation Gymnasium.

Black Bears Men’s Basketball Home Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 10, vs. University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, 7 pm
  • Saturday, January 19, vs. CCAC-Allegheny, 2 pm
  • Thursday, January 24, vs. Westmoreland County Community College, 7pm
  • Wednesday, January 30, vs. Eastern Gateway Community College, 7pm
  • Saturday, February 2, vs. Community College Beaver County, 2pm
  • Monday, February 4, vs. Potomac State, 7pm
  • Saturday, February 9, vs. Butler County Community College, 2 pm

Click here or visit the College’s Athletics webpage  for a complete schedule.

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College encourages each of its student clubs to participate in community service projects in an effort to give back to our community. The College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is leading the charge in this area by reaching out to various groups throughout our region.

Recently, on October 27th, Phi Theta Kappa provided and served a dinner to residents of Vine Street Towers. They then took the leftovers to the Women’s Help Center for them to provide to those in need. Phi Theta Kappa is also conducting a canned food drive to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry via St. Andrews Church.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa’s mission 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.

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On Tuesday, November 13th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Biology Club will be hosting a presentation about Critter Camp Wildlife Rehabilitation. Licensed wildlife rehabilitator Ayn Van Dyke will share her knowledge on the growing threat that habitat destruction has on local wildlife.

In addition to presenting, Ayn Van Dyke will bring some animals with her that she is caring for after they were hurt or orphaned in the wild. She will discuss how she helps animals return to their natural environment and what we all can do to help keep animals safe.

This event will take place at 12:15 pm in the auditorium of the Richland Campus, located at 101 Community College in Johnstown, PA. For additional information regarding the event or the College’s Biology Club, please contact the club’s advisor, Jill Mitchell, at 814.262.6487 or

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