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Robert K. Ehrmann, Managing Director at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU), will be presenting to current and prospective students who are interested in the CNEU Program on Monday, November 28th at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center, located in the Logan Valley Mall. This information session will begin at 6pm.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about educational and career opportunities available through an agreement between Pennsylvania Highlands and the Penn State Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership.

Nanotechnology is a growing field in the United States, and by 2020 it is estimated that 70% of all new advanced technology products will incorporate some form of nanotechnology. The partnership between PSU and Penn Highlands will provide an opportunity for students in the region to develop valuable technical and scientific skills in this thriving field.

Students enrolled in various Pennsylvania Highlands’ academic programs can qualify for the Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Capstone Semester at Penn State University Park.

Interested students will work with College faculty to select specific courses and develop the skills required for admission into the program. These include college level algebra, chemistry, physics, writing, computer skills, and interpersonal skills.

For details on program options at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, call 814.201.2700 or visit online at http://www.pennhighlands.edu. For more information on the Penn State Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands, visit www.nano4me.org/.

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Presenter Biography

Robert K. (Bob) Ehrmann is the Managing Director at the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU). The CNEU is the home to the NSF National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center which has a national mission to facilitate the development of nanotechnology education programs at community and technical colleges across the nation. The CNEU is also the home of the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership, the nation’s leading program in associate and baccalaureate level nanotechnology education. The Partnership offers the NMT Capstone Semester which is an integral part of 53 degree programs at 29 post-secondary institutions across Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ehrmann previously worked for 23 years for Corning, Inc. where he held multiple positions in engineering, product development as well management positions in engineering, production and project management. Mr. Ehrmann earned a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University as well as an MBA from West Virginia University.

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A member of the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization presents in November, 2014 at our Richland Campus.

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be offering a free prep math class to assist those in our community who would like to prepare for an easy transition into college without having to incur any financial costs. This no cost college prep class will be held at our Richland Campus and Blair Center, beginning in January.

This college prep math class with prepare students for college-level math courses. Students in the course will learn pre-algebra and introductory algebra. They will complete homework assignments, take quizzes, and complete tests in a traditional classroom setting.

Students who take this course will have the benefit of individualized attention in a small-sized classroom. After successful completion of this non-credit course, students will be prepared and confident to take college-level math courses at Penn Highlands Community College.

This college prep math course will begin on Tuesday, January 17th, and will end on Monday, May 1st. The course runs daily, Monday through Thursday.

For students interested in taking the course at our Richland Campus, it will be held from 12:30pm to 1:45pm. For students interested in taking the course at our Blair Center, it will be held from 9:15am to 10:30am.

For more information or to register, please contact:

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting a college-wide open house in October on Thursday, October 20th. The open house will begin at 6pm at each of our five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

Individuals that attend will learn about Penn Highlands and its opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options, and options for continuing education. Information on student life, including clubs and activities, and financial assistance will also be presented by College representatives. As an added bonus, prospective students will be eligible to win a 2017/2018 tuition voucher, good for a $250 discount, if they complete a survey while in attendance.

The agenda for our fall open house is as follows:

  • 6 – 6:10pm: Welcome & Registration
  • 6:10 – 6:40pm: Meet the Faculty
  • 6:40 – 7:05pm: Financing College
  • 7:05 – 7:30pm: Admissions & the Student Experience (with Current Students)

Penn Highlands has been serving community members with quality and affordable academic options for over 20 years. To learn more, stop by our open house at one of our facilities:

For additional information, contact any of the College’s locations directly or call us toll-free at 1.888.385.PEAK.

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David Finoli

David Finoli, Author & Historian

On Wednesday, September 21st, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center will be hosting “Talking Pirates Baseball” with local author and historian of Pittsburgh sports, David Finoli. The event, held at the College’s Blair Center in the Logan Valley Mall, will take place at 6pm.

David Finoli, of Greensburg, has written well over ten books, dealing mostly with the history of sports in Western Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Monroeville with his wife and three children. He spends most of his free time living and dying with the exploits of his three favorite teams: the Steelers, the Pirates, and the Penguins. Finoli is the author of Forbes Field, Pirates by the Numbers, The Pittsburgh Pirates: The 1960 Season, and much more.

Die-hard fans of the Pirates shouldn’t miss out on this special chance to discuss the Pirates and the team’s history with a noted historian. For further details, contact the Penn Highlands Blair Center at 814.201.2700 or blair@pennhighlands.edu.

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College Logo - Blair (Square)The public is invited to attend a special open house at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center this Wednesday, July 20th, from 4pm to 7pm. The “Here’s the Scoop” Open House will allow local residents to enjoy free ice cream while being able to sit down and learn more about Pennsylvania Highlands.

Those that attend will not only get to view the Blair Center, but will discover the College’s academic programs, financial aid options, student support services, and more from qualified personnel. Business professionals from partner organizations will also be on-hand to assist and show individuals the benefits a college education and what it can do for their future.

Attendees will leave satisfied, knowing that they have gained the information necessary to eliminate all barriers and excel. “Here’s the Scoop” will take place at the College’s Blair Center, which is located next to Macy’s in the Logan Valley Mall. For more details, please contact the Blair Center at 814.201.2700 or blair@pennhighlands.edu.

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting a college-wide open house on Monday, April 4th. The open house will take place from 5pm to 8pm at each of our five locations: Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset.

Individuals that attend will gain insight on the educational possibilities being offered, including our outstanding degree programs, transfer options, and opportunities for continuing education. There will be a focus on the College’s academic programs in science and technology, which include, but are not limited to, Architectural CAD & Design and Network Administration.

Penn Highlands has academic programs that can meet any goal. Whether you are looking to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree or are looking to quickly enter the workforce as a skilled individual, we offer something to fit your needs. Plus, with courses being offered in day, evening, weekend, and online formats, you can create a course schedule that will fit into your life and daily routine.

Representatives from area businesses and organizations will be on-hand to talk about the various partnerships within our academic programs:

  • JWF Industries (Welding Technology)
  • FirstEnergy (Electric Utility Technology)
  • Nulton Aviation (Professional Pilot)
  • Conemaugh Health (Health Professions)

Information on various topics will also be available, including: financial aid, career services, advising, and student life. Plus, Athletics at Penn Highlands has been growing. Currently, the College competes in four sports: bowling, cross country, men’s basketball, and women’s volleyball. Our student-athletes excel both in and and out of the classroom. Learn how you can become a member of the Black Bears family by meeting with our faculty, students, and staff.

Pennsylvania Highlands has been serving community members for over 20 years with quality and affordable academic options, including degrees, diplomas, and certificates. To learn more about Pennsylvania Highlands, visit our open house on April 4th, at one of our facilities:

For additional information, contact any of the College’s locations directly or call us toll-free at 1.888.385.PEAK. You can also find Pennsylvania Highlands online at http://www.pennhighlands.edu.

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Heather EckelsPennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce the appointment of Heather Eckels as the College’s Assistant Center Director for Blair and Huntingdon. Ms. Eckels holds a Master of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Service from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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