Archive for July, 2013

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After months of anticipation, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is announcing the grand opening of the College’s Blair Center. Community members will be able to tour the state-of-the-art, multi-classroom facility in the Logan Valley Mall, next to Macy’s, at a Grand Opening on Wednesday, July 31st, from 2pm – 6pm. College President Dr. Walter Asonevich and members of the faculty and staff will be on-hand to greet and meet with visitors.

The Grand Opening will include refreshments, give-a-ways and a live broadcast with Hot 100.  In addition to touring, perspective students can speak with both admissions counselors and financial aid staff.  Potential students can even win an iPAD Mini; all they must do to enter is complete the application process for the fall semester.

Pennsylvania Highlands offers over 30 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in a variety of flexible formats (daytime, evening, and online courses). Please join us as we celebrate the opening of our Blair Center.

For additional information, please contact the College’s Blair Center at 814-201-2700 or

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The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for its strength in affordability.  According to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, Penn Highlands ranks 28th in the nation in for lowest net price of two-year public institutions and first in this category for two-year public institutions in the state of Pennsylvania.  The data included was from the 2010-2011 academic year.

The calculation for net price includes a combination of tuition, fees, and text book costs for students, minus grants and scholarships received.  For the 2010-2011 academic year, 68% of Penn Highlands’ students qualified for and received federal, state, or local aid and/or scholarships.

“This recognition is a testament to our Financial Aid department’s diligence in serving our students and our institutions commitment to providing an affordable education,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President.  “We recognize that our responsibility to these students goes beyond the classroom and that their futures can be positively impacted by keeping down the level of debt incurred in the pursuit of a college education.”

Pennsylvania Highlands serves approximately 2,000 students annually from its various locations in Cambria, Somerset, Huntingdon, and Blair Counties.

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MR - 2013711 - Richard BukoskiPennsylvania Highlands Community College is happy to announce the appointment of Richard Bukoski to the full-time, tenure track position of Instructor, Communication and Media Studies at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College beginning this fall.

Richard, known as Rick Shepard on radio and television since 1984, is currently employed as News Director and Copywriter at Forever Broadcasting in Johnstown. Rick was an assistant news producer and on-air talent at WJAC-TV and also operated the Central Pennsylvania Radio Reader – a reading service for the visually challenged in the region.

Rick holds a BA in Communications from Edinboro University, an MA in Adult Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Rick will serve as lead faculty for the newly created Communication Studies and Media Production programs.

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College Logo - Huntingdon (Square)The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Huntingdon Center invites community members, including high school students, adults, and their families to attend an open house at our 6311 Margy Drive facility, off of Route 26 in Huntingdon. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, July 20th, from 9am to 11am.

Attendees will learn more about the many opportunities available at the College’s Huntingdon Center, including our outstanding degree programs, transfer options, and opportunities for continuing education. Information on student life, including clubs and activities, will also be presented. Attendees will be able to speak with representatives regarding their future educational goals.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon invites all interested individuals to attend this open house. For additional information, please contact us at 814.643.6200, toll-free at 1.888.385.PEAK, or

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