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Penn Highlands SquareOn Wednesday, March 1st, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Career Services Center will be conducting a Mock Interview Fair for current students. The Mock Interview Fair will take place from noon to 1pm in rooms B126 through B128 of the Richland Campus, located at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown.

This event will provide Pennsylvania Highlands’ students with the ability to interact with local professionals, allowing them to gain practical interview experience. The experience they gain through these mock interviews will provide them with invaluable tools necessary for future success.

“This is a great opportunity to drop in and get advice on the important aspects of interviews,” said Larry Brugh, Associate Dean of Career Services and Workforce Education. “Representatives from local businesses will be on-hand to address the styles of questions they ask in interviews, practice answering some questions, and to find out what employers seek in job candidates.”

The organizations and companies volunteering their professionals to conduct the interviews include: Problem Solutions, Transvoyant, Allstate Capital LLC, Centennial Financial Group LLC, S&T Bank, and Conemaugh Health System.

For additional information on the event or to learn more about the College’s career planning resources, please contact the Career Services Center at 814.262.3850 or

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is teaming with the East Hills Recreation Commission to host a “Fill the Gym” Benefit Basketball Game on Monday, February 6th, at 6pm. The game will take place in the East Hills Gymnasium, with all proceeds benefiting the Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation.

The benefit basketball game will feature our Pennsylvania Highlands’ Black Bears in their next to last home game. The team will face off against the Community College of Allegheny County – Boyce in a highly anticipated WPCC matchup.

The Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation will use the proceeds (from donations at the door, concession sales, and other game day events) to help provide free services to those impacted by the disease in our local area. These services include trained respite care, monthly support groups, and annual screenings.

Doors open at 5pm.

About Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation
The Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation is a group dedicated to providing information and support to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, or to those providing care for person’s with Alzheimer’s Disease. The group has two focus areas: early screening for dementia and respite care for caregivers.



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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and FirstEnergy will be holding a joint Information Session on the Electric Utility Technology program for interested individuals. The session will take place in the College’s Richland Campus Auditorium, at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown. This information session will take place on Saturday, December 10th, beginning at 10am.

This session will cover the details of the College’s Electric Utility Technology program, which will prepare students for a career in the electric utility industry. This program will include curriculum from FirstEnergy’s award-winning Power Systems Institute (PSI). For details on the Power Systems Institute, please visit

Students who successfully complete the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Electric Utility Technology. Financial Aid is available for qualified students.

For additional information on this career path or others, please contact the Admissions Office at 814.262.6446 or

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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 For more information on the Penn State Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands, visit


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.


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

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College will be holding an information session for individuals interested in the College’s Veterinary Assistant program. The session will take place in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room, located in the Workforce Education Center, on the College’s Richland Campus. This information session will take place on Thursday, December 8th, beginning at 6pm.

This session will cover the details of the Veterinary Assistant program, including all of the topics discussed in class, clinical objectives, and more. Instructor, and retired veterinarian, Dr. Regina Allen will be on-hand to provide an overview of the program and to answer any questions individuals might have. Dr. Fayez Assad of the Johnstown Veterinary Associates, an American Animal Hospital Association Accredited practice, will provide information on the clinical portion of the Veterinary Assistant program.

Veterinary Assistant classes will be offered in the spring and will cost $750. Those interested in registering for spring classes are highly encouraged to attend this information session. This session will also cover the various payment options to get you started on this exciting new career.

This event is open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to register for the information session, please contact Continuing Education at 814.262.3815 or

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Dr. Péter Krekó, Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Dr. Péter Krekó, Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting a free lecture from Dr. Péter Krekó, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, on Monday, November 14th, in the College’s Richland Campus Auditorium. His presentation, “The Psychology of Conspiracy Theory”, will begin at noon.

Péter Krekó is a Director at the Political Capital Institute, a Budapest-based Central European political research and consultancy firm. He is an Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences in Budapest, and a member of the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence.

Dr. Krekó regularly serves as a commentator on international media. He has written many publications, including: A Russian Spy in Brussels, The Conspiratorial Mindset in Europe, European Far-Right and Putin, and A Hungarian Putin, and Russian Influence.

This presentation is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF). OLF enables Visiting Scholars to share their research interests, speak about their home country, and exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty, and community organizations. Through these lectures, colleges and universities forge relationships with the Fulbright Scholar Program and Visiting Scholars.

This event is open to the public. For additional details, please contact Pennsylvania Highlands Community College at 1.888.385.PEAK.

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College recently honored former Cambria County President Commissioner Kathy Holtzman through the creation of an endowed scholarship and the naming of the College’s Richland Campus Board Room.

Mrs. Kathy Holtzman was a leader in the development of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. In 1994, as President Commissioner of Cambria County, she enacted the Sponsorship Articles of Agreement between the County and Cambria County Area Community College (now Penn Highlands), laying the foundation to provide higher education to countless residents throughout the area. Mrs. Holtzman’s service to the College continued as she served as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2015.

Dr. Melissa Murray, Associate Vice President of External Affairs, stated that in recognition and gratitude of her public service, dedication to education, and betterment of the community, the College’s Foundation was able to work with the Holtzman family to raise over $11,000 for the creation of the Kathy Holtzman Memorial Scholarship. Much of the funds were raised during the Foundation’s annual jazz reception event, “Corks & Kegs”, where over 120 community members gathered. Prior to the event, College President Dr. Walter Asonevich gathered with Kathy’s family and local legislators to celebrate the naming of the “Holtzman Board Room”, an honor unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees during their August 2016 meeting.

Brenda Zartman, Kathy’s daughter, and Lea Gendelman, Kathy’s granddaughter, played a large part in the success of the event and the creation of the scholarship.

“Kathy Holtzman spent the majority of her lifetime in the interest of education and public service, and our family is overwhelmed by the recognition offered by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College,” Gendelman said. “We are honored that the Board chose to recognize her contributions to the College with the dedication of the Holtzman Board Room, and we are thrilled that the Foundation Board is enabling us to continue her legacy by allowing more students to pursue higher education through the Kathy Holtzman Memorial Scholarship.”

Contact the College’s Foundation for additional information on how to donate to the Kathy Holtzman Memorial Scholarship at 814.262.6499 or You can also donate online by accessing the Foundation page via this link.

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