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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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Penn Highlands SquareOn Wednesday, October 5th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Career Services Center will host a panel of employers for Penn Highlands’ students and community to learn from. This panel session, titled “What Do Employers Really Want,” will be held in the LGI room of the Workforce Education Center, from 12 to 12:50pm, on the College’s Richland Campus.

During this interactive panel session with employers, attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from these employers about the types of skills and values they seek in job candidates.

Four professionals from the following companies will be participating in the panel: Alternative Community Resource Program (ACRP), Conemaugh Health System, Sargent’s Personnel Agency, and Somerset County Children and Youth Services.

The panel session will be moderated by Robert Mainhart, Adjunct Faculty at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. In addition to hearing about the qualities that employers seek, students will get to learn more about each of the local businesses from its respective representative. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with employer representatives.

The College’s Career Services Center is devoted to helping current students and alumni find success beyond the classroom in our region. For additional information or to inquire about reserving a seat, please contact the Career Services Center at 814.262.3850 or CareerServices@pennhighlands.edu.

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crestThe Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is hosting its fall fundraising event, Corks & Kegs, on Thursday, October 6th at the Richland Campus Café from 5-7pm. Proceeds from this event will support the creation of the Kathy Holtzman Memorial Scholarship.

As a former Cambria County Commissioner and member of the College’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Holtzman was an integral part in the development of the community college from its inception through our 20th anniversary.  Entertainment will be provided by Jazz In Your Face, while beer and wine selections will be offered by Tulune’s Southside Saloon and B&L Wine Cellars.  Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and ticket auctions make this a fun evening spent with coworkers, family, and friends.

Contact the College’s Foundation at 814.262.6499 or click here for details and to register.

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With the fall semester underway and the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center thriving in its new home at the recently renamed Somerset County Education Center, local and state officials joined with College officials to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of Wednesday, September 7th. These officials took a moment to honor this new chapter in the story of Penn Highlands Community College and Somerset County.

Those in attendance include: Brenda Thomas, representative for Senator Pat Stefano; Somerset County Commissioners John Vatavuk, James Yoder and Gerald Walker; Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands Community College; Adam Bowser, Director of the Somerset Center; Ron Aldom, Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; and Jose Otero, representative for Congressman Keith Rothfus.

The Penn Highlands Somerset facility, at 6024 Glades Pike in Somerset, houses two classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab, a testing room, a faculty work room, and a staff suite. This will allow Penn Highlands Somerset to offer degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology, and Technology Management.

For information on the new facility or to enroll, contact the Somerset Center at 814.443.2500 or somerset@pennhighlands.edu.

Ribbon Cutting Somerset

Photo of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Pictured (from left to right): Brenda Thomas, representative for Senator Pat Stefano; Somerset County Commissioners John Vatavuk, James Yoder and Gerald Walker; Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands Community College; Adam Bowser, Director of the Somerset Center; Ron Aldom, Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; and Jose Otero, representative for Congressman Keith Rothfus.

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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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Penn Highlands SquareOn Monday, September 12, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Career Services Center will be hosting guest presenter Rick Bausher, Store Manager of Boscov’s, for their annual Dress for Success event. Mr. Bausher will be providing tips on proper attire for interviews and job fairs to students in the Workforce Education Center’s LGI room.  The LGI is located on the Richland Campus at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown.

After the presentation, Penn Highlands’ students are invited to the Career Services Center for refreshments and to browse through a collection of complimentary interview attire available in the College’s “Career Closet.” Students will be able to select one free outfit to keep and utilize as they advance in their careers.

The College’s Career Services Center is devoted to helping current students and alumni find success beyond the classroom in our region. For additional information, contact the Career Services Center at 814.262.3850 or careerservices@pennhighlands.edu.

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CamCoCollegeFair2016_logoThe 14th Annual Cambria County College Fair, hosted by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. This year’s College Fair will take place from 8am to 11am, with students being bused in from across the region.

The mission of the College Fair is to promote higher education and future opportunities to not only high school students and their families, but to the general public as well. The Cambria County College Fair is designed to help local community members find and discover the many educational and career opportunities that are right in their back yard.

Numerous high schools are taking part, including Blacklick Valley, Conemaugh Township, Conemaugh Valley, Ferndale, Forest Hills, Johnstown, Portage, Richland, Westmont, Windber, and more.

Colleges and universities from all over the state of Pennsylvania will be on-hand to meet with and assist guests regarding their educational and career needs. With so many institutions attending, there is something for everyone: technical schools, business colleges, cosmetology schools, and universities, branches of the military, banks, local businesses, and more.

The Cambria County College Fair is here to better our community, why not take part or stop by? The College Fair is happening on September 13th. Be a part of something special!

For more details on the College Fair, contact Pennsylvania Highlands Community College at 1.888.385.PEAK or by emailing Daun Boyle, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, at dboyle@pennhighlands.edu.

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