Pennsylvania Highlands Community College continues to celebrate their 20th Anniversary during the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
During the week of April 13th through April 18th, Pennsylvania Highlands will celebrate the anniversary with the first homecoming events in the College’s history. Student clubs and organizations will host “Spirit Week” Monday through Friday at each of the College’s five locations in Cambria, Somerset, Huntingdon, and Blair counties.
On Friday, April 17th, the College Foundation will host the area’s most unique golf tournament, Puttapalooza, bringing community members together in support of the work being done by the Community College Foundation. All tickets for this fundraising event, sponsored by Somerset Trust Company, include pre-game appetizers, 18 mini-golf holes, and a post-game meal that is as fun as the golf itself.
The Foundation will then host its annual Black Bear Sprint to Success 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 18th, sponsored by Wessel & Company. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the race starts at 9:00 AM sharp. Pre-registration for the event is $15.00 and race-day registration is $20.00. The course is an asphalt and macadam style course beginning at the College’s main entrance. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female overall finishers. In addition, awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers based on pre-determined age groups.
Proceeds from both the golf tournament and the race will benefit Community College scholarships, programs, facilities, and faculty development.
Following the race, students, employees, alumni, and community members are invited to our Homecoming Family Day activities. From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, attendees will enjoy a 9-hole mini-golf course, musical entertainment, family activities, alumni/student athletic games, and a catered lunch at noon. College alumni are encouraged to attend our Alumni Meet & Greet at 11:30 AM in the Mangarella Library.
“Penn Highlands is thrilled to welcome community members to the Richland Campus to help us celebrate our 20th year of service to the Southern Alleghenies,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands. “When we take a step back and look at all that we have been able to accomplish over those 20 years, all of the lives the College has impacted, it’s quite remarkable.
“We would like to thank everyone in the community for being so welcoming to us over the past twenty years,” said Asonevich. “We will continue to serve the region through both our high quality educational opportunities and community service projects.”
For more information about Homecoming Week activities, please contact the President’s Office at 814.262.3820.