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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


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The 2016 home schedule for our Lady Black Bears women’s volleyball team at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College kicks off this Thursday, 9/1. The Lady Black Bears will take on Penn State Dubois at 6pm.  All home games take place in the East Hills Recreation Gymnasium. We encourage all to come and support your Lady Black Bears.

Home games this year include:

  • 9/1 Penn State Dubois (7pm)
  • 9/9 Butler County Community College (6pm)
  • 9/12 Pitt-Titusville (6pm)
  • 10/7 vs. Lord Fairfax Community College (6pm)
  • 10/10 Community College of Beaver County (7pm)
  • 10/18 vs. Garrett College (6pm)
  • 10/25 vs. Alleghany College of Maryland (6pm)

For the complete 2016 women’s volleyball schedule and more information on the players, click here to visit the College’s Athletics section.


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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

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crestPennsylvania Highlands Community College will be holding Commencement for the Twenty-First Graduating Class on Saturday, May 7th, in the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Richland Campus Auditorium. The Ceremony will begin at 10:00am.

This year’s commencement address will be given by Miriam Kaye Fink, of Hollsopple. Ms. Fink is obtaining a degree in Business Management, and was very active within Penn Highlands as a Student Trustee, Student Senate President, Treasurer/Historian for Phi Theta Kappa, and Networking Team Coordinator for the National Society of Leadership and Success. With all of her credentials, she was recently named to the All-PA Academic Team.

Miriam Kaye Fink will speak and share her story to over 275 graduates. Also addressing the graduates will be College President Dr. Walter Asonevich, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees John Skelley, Cambria County President Commissioner Thomas Chernisky, and Faculty Senate President Dr. Robert Clark.

In addition to awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates at the ceremony, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will also present the Distinguished Graduate Award, which honors a student who has contributed his or her time and effort to Pennsylvania Highlands and the community while maintaining a high level of academic performance.

Please join us in congratulating our Twenty-First Graduating Class!

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Penn Highlands SquareThe Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College announce the creation of the Bosler Academy, a series of capacity-building workshops available at a reduced cost to local non-profit and governmental agencies to aid them in becoming more effective, sustainable, and strategic organizations.

“We think this is a really important tool for our community. The work non-profits do is critical to the well-being of a community and to the kind of community development being focused on in the Vision 2025 framework,” said Foundation president Mike Kane. “Creating these courses with Penn Highlands is a great collaboration.”

The workshops will cover leadership development, grant writing, board development and governance, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and ethics and social responsibility. Courses are just $50 each; organizations can register for all seven workshops for $300, a $50 savings.

“These partnerships call to mind the collaborative spirit that is such an integral part of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College,” stated Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. ““Working with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies on this project provides the College with an opportunity to reach additional learners and impact the overall capacity of local non-profit organizations.”

The Bosler Academy is funded, in part, by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ Benjamin Bosler Fund. Mr. Bosler started his career with Cambria Iron Works in 1898 and later became a founder and president of Moxham National Bank, where he served until his death in 1956. He strongly believed in supporting the Greater Johnstown community and served a number of local nonprofits. Mr. Bosler and his wife Anna had one daughter, Charlotte Ellis, who was generous throughout her lifetime, but preferred to give quietly. She created the Benjamin Bosler Fund with a gift of about $1.5 million to honor her father’s memory and provide ongoing support to local charitable organizations.

For more details on the Bosler Academy and to register, contact Pennsylvania Highlands at 814.262.3813. And, to learn more about the Community Foundation’s efforts to support the region, visit

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Penn Highlands SquareThe Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Annual Job and Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, from 10am to 1:00pm. This job and internship fair will be in the East Hills Recreation Gym, which is connected to the College’s Richland Campus.

This event is open to all Pennsylvania Highlands Community College students and alumni, plus any member of the community who holds or is pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree. Individuals looking for jobs will have the opportunity to network with a variety of local and regional employers form a variety of industries.

For additional information, please contact the Career Services Center at 814.262.3850 or

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Penn Highlands SquareOn Thursday, March 31st, at 12:15pm, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Career Services Center will host a panel of employers for both college and high school students to learn from. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from these employers about the types of skills and values they seek in job candidates during this employer panel session. This panel session, titled “What Do Employers Really Want,” will be held in the College’s Richland Campus Auditorium.

Seven professionals from the following companies will be participating in the panel: AmeriServ Financial, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, First National Bank, DRS Laurel Technologies, Alternative Community Resource Program, Problem Solutions, and Advanced Auto Parts.

The panel session will be moderated by Bob Mainhart, adjunct faculty member 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. During this interactive session students will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with employer representatives.

For additional information, please contact the Career Services Center at 814.262.3850 or

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