Archive for December, 2013

PTK donates Socks to area Veterans

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently started a donation project for two local area veterans’ facilities: Tomorrow’s Hope and The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. This project, known as Socks For Veterans, began as part of PTK’s Honors In Action program, with the theme of “Veterans’ and Their Families.” The Socks For Veterans project is in collaboration with District 26 VFW and the Ladies’ Auxiliary, focusing on the collection of socks for area veterans.MR - 20131218 - Socks For Veterans

Socks For Veterans began collecting on December 2nd and will continue to collect throughout the month of December. The goal of the project is to collect over 400 pairs of socks for veterans. Recently, members of the College’s PTK Officers gathered to distribute the socks collected thus far.

More About Phi Theta Kappa: The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College has teamed up with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to make it easier for Penn Highlands’ students to complete their bachelor’s degree at Pitt-Bradford. Under this agreement, Pitt-Bradford will accept 60 credits from Pennsylvania Highlands.

“Programs at Penn Highlands and Pitt-Bradford mesh well together, and this new agreement provides students a way to plan for their bachelor’s degree at our campus much more easily,” said Bob Dilks, Director of Transfer Recruitment at Pitt-Bradford.  “This agreement coupled with our transfer scholarships will make Pitt-Bradford a great choice for many Penn Highlands’ students.”

Pennsylvania Highlands offers over 25 academic programs across five regional locations, serving the Southern Alleghenies. Click here to learn more about Pennsylvania Highlands transfer opportunities

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Jessica Barron

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College happily announces that Jessica Hanes Barron, Computer Science Instructor, was selected to present at the 6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, which will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center from February 5th through 7th. Jessica will present on the topic of “Instructional Video Games: Overcoming Usability Barriers in the Classroom.”

The 6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy focuses on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research.

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