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  • Care Club donates to Angel Flight East

    Posted April 18, 2013 at 9:41 am

    On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Care Club donated $1,000 to Angel Flight East. The Care Club did this by holding a basket raffle and seeking donations from local businesses. The College’s Care Club provides community service, establishes peer support groups for students, and offers a system for healthcare professional networking.

    Ellen Spoehr, Executive Director of Angel Flight East, flew into Johnstown to receive the money and meet the generous club. “We are truly grateful for the work of the Penn Highlands’ Care Club and their generosity. We thank them for choosing us with their efforts; the money donated will be used directly by Angel Flight East to support medical missions,” stated Ms. Ellen Spoehr.

    She was accompanied by Bob Smith, a volunteer pilot of the organization. Mr. Smith, like many other volunteer pilots, donates his time, aircraft, fuel, landing fees, and other expenses just so Angel Flight East can continue its mission. On average, volunteer pilots help Angel Flight East successfully accomplish more than 300 flights per year.

    More information on Angel Flight East: Angel Flight East is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by facilitating free air transportation for children and adults with medical conditions who need to get to treatment far from home. AFE serves the Eastern region of the United States, and for destinations beyond our reach, we link with other volunteer pilot organizations. Anyone who requests a flight must be medically stable, able to board an aircraft, and fly in a small single or twin engine aircraft. Our volunteer pilots use their private planes to fly our patients to their destinations. These men and women pay for all expenses for each mission they fly. (Content exerted from www.angelflighteast.org.)

    MR - 20130412 - Angel Flight East Donation (Photo 2)

  • Two Students named to All-PA Academic Team

    Posted April 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Congratulations to Edward Rosbaugh, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Alexander Wise, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, as they were named to the 2013 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team on the evening of April 8, 2013. These students were honored for their achievements in the classroom and for their volunteerism in their communities. And, in order to be named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic team, they must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

    MR - 20130410 - All PA Academic Team (Edward Rosbaugh - 1)Edward Rosbaugh will graduate from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services – Generalist, with the hope of one day becoming a Case Manager. While at Penn Highlands, Edward was recognized for his outstanding leadership, service and commitment to the college. He will transfer to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue his Bachelor’s degree and hopes to one day obtain his Master’s in Psychology. Edward is currently Vice President of the Beta Epsilon Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, President of Student Government, and a student trustee.

    MR - 20130410 - All PA Academic Team (Alexander Wise - 2)Alexander Wise graduated from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management degree. While at Penn Highlands, Alex was the President of the Beta Epsilon Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Alex is being recognized for his outstanding leadership, service and commitment to the College; he currently serves as the Supply Chain Leader at JWF Industries. Alex plans to his continue his educational pursuit by obtaining his Bachelor’s degree through Clarion University online, then ultimately seeking to obtain a Master’s degree.

    The All-Pennsylvania Academic Team awards program, building from the National All-USA Academic Team for two-year colleges, recognizes an exceptional group of community college students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated a commitment to their colleges and communities. For 19 years, the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges has joined with Phi Theta Kappa to honor students who have been nominated by their colleges to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team.

  • 2013 Black Bear Sprint to Success 5K Results

    Posted April 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College held its 6th Annual Black Bear Sprint to Success 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 6th at the College’s Richland Campus. 186 people registered for this year’s race, which is a 65% increase from 2012, and the largest turnout in the event’s history.

    Organizers would like to thank Wessel & Company for serving as the event sponsor and recruiting such a large number of participants. Proceeds from the race will help the Pennsylvania Highlands Foundation provide funding for student scholarships, faculty development, and program support.

    Results are as follows:

    MALE RUN

    Top Three Overall
    1. Michael Dautlick, 16, 19:50
    2. Sam Schilling, 37, 19:56
    3. Taylor O’Hara, 18, 20:12

    15U
    1. Luke Samay, 23:24

    20-29
    1. Nicholas Ramirez, 20:26
    2. Jonathan Loveridge, 22:03
    3. Ben Long, 22:17
    4. Andrew Stephenson, 22:55
    5. Doug Puchko, 23:34
    6. Adam Maddy, 23:35
    7. Jimmy Shaffer, 23:44
    8. Korey Boyer, 23:46
    9. Sean McCool, 23:50
    10. Frank Brown, 25:01
    11. Albert Rummell, 28:14
    12. Seth Michaels, 28:57
    13. Michael Hastvy, 28:58
    14. Renold Sossong, 30:47
    15. Ray Wilhelm III, 35:01
    16. Raymond Weible Jr., 35:21
    17. Josh Fetcko, 36:51

    30-39
    1. Joshua Kalp, 21:38
    2. Michael Becker, 21:50
    3. Brian Bell, 22:02
    4. Wes Fritz, 22:13
    5. Coey Kovalcak, 22:25
    6. John Jacobs, 23:33
    7. Robert Sabo, 23:54
    8. Nathan Haskins, 24:28
    9. Scott Hunt, 26:11
    10. Jeff Podrasky, 26:45
    11. Ben Wadsworth, 27:51
    12. Robert Gall, 28:24
    13. Christopher Weir, 29:24
    14. Dustin Michaels, 29:40

    40-49
    1. Greg Winger, 21:44
    2. Paul Smiach, 21:56
    3. Vince Pavic, 22:19
    4. Glenn Katrancha, 22:30
    5. Eric Fogle, 23:25
    6. Eric Kabler, 24:10
    7. Eric Curry, 25:07
    8. Josephy Bradley, 25:11
    9. Dwayne Kaufman, 25:24
    10. Tom Chernisky, 27:30
    11. William Paul, 28:23
    12. Craig Freedling, 36:36

    50-59
    1. John Skelley, 24:42
    2. Bill Polacek, 24:55
    3. Richard Bizjak, 25:28
    4. Ernie Peterson, 27:10
    5. Patrick Gillin, 28:59
    6. Tim Laidig, 29:01
    7. John Polacek, 29:58
    8. Sean Mahoney, 33:06

    60-69
    1. George Hancock, 23:51
    2. Jim Cook, 29:54
    3. Roger Haney, 31:14
    4. David Stephenson, 34:19
    5. Michael Yargus, 35:11
    6. Tom Paterson, 43:30

    70+
    1. Keith Neff, 25:42

    FEMALE RUN

    Top Three Overall
    1. Catherine Muchesko, 30, 20:30
    2. Elizabeth Rummell, 27, 22:32
    3. Brenda Szelong, 49, 23:38

    15U
    1. Kaelin Kirchner, 37:33

    16-19
    1. Sammy Jo Podrastsky, 26:17
    2. Cassie Pleskovic, 29:48

    20-29
    1. Tonya Bibby, 25:48
    2. Amanda McKendree, 25:50
    3. Gabrielle Mickus, 27:22
    4. Sarah Loveridge, 27:45
    5. Kathleen Clark, 28:25
    6. Brittany Amrhein, 30:11
    7. Laura Mele, 30:27
    8. Tammy Mennecke-Haskins, 31:20
    9. Nicole Pleskovic, 31:21
    10. Kaitlyn Thiel, 33:38
    11. Trista Edwards, 34:40
    12. Lacey Fetcko, 37:09
    13. Alicia Cunningham, 46:47
    14. Cara Smay, 48:19

    30-39
    1. Brooke Steppler, 25:19
    2. Michelle Maksymik, 26:02
    3. Sharele Hatfield, 28:47
    4. Geneanne Fritz, 28:49
    5. Amanda Noon, 29:24
    6. Sandra Kirchner, 30:23
    7. Jennifer Stanek, 30:24
    8. Agatha Poole, 31:43
    9. Sonya Giuffre, 32:07
    10. Dawn Larson, 32:29
    11. Jessica Ferguson, 33:47
    12. Jodi Kabler, 34:05
    13. Elizabeth Bischof, 34:23
    14. Kristi Titus, 41:43
    15. Kari Ricotta, 43:48

    40-49
    1. Karen Kohler, 27:12
    2. Joannie Nedwreski, 33:07
    3. Michele Rice, 33:37
    4. Amy Leventry, 33:47
    5. Diana Karlinsey, 35:07
    6. Roseann Layton, 35:15
    7. Sandy Ponzek, 39:30
    8. Christine Schriver, 40:49
    9. Brenda Ogline, 43:50
    10. Sharon Swires, 46:49
    11. Cindy Gdula, 49:40

    50-59
    1. Kathleen Griffith, 27:36
    2. Sharon Paterson, 27:47
    3. Tina Honkus, 34:00
    4. Debby Callihan, 35:15
    5. Sue Hunt, 35:53
    6. Connie Mercik, 39:31

    60+
    1. Ruth Ferchalk, 35:51

    MALE WALK

    Top Three Overall
    1. Michael Pasierb, 59, 36:43
    2. Bruce Shannon, 57, 38:58
    3. William Obert, 65, 42:13

    15U
    1. Kaedan Errett, 46:08

    40-49
    1. Rodney Hatfield, 51:32
    2. John Zlater, 53:58
    3. Mike Pleskovic, 54:07

    50-59
    1. Kevin Sabo, 51:35
    2. Douglas Puchko, 55:57

    60-69
    1. Lyle Alexander, 47:02
    2. Walter Asonevich, 48:49
    3. Larry Ramirez, 52:06
    4. Robert Mainhart, 52:12

    FEMALE WALK

    Top Three Overall
    1. Sherry Obert, 57, 36:50
    2. Karen Ream, 42, 38:48
    3. Karen Teklinsky, 45, 40:43

    15U
    1. Emma Leigh Gress, 45:41
    2. Haidee Errett, 46:34

    20-29
    1. Allie Byrne, 46:38
    2. Brittany Conrad, 48:18
    3. Nicole Bender, 53:48
    4. Kayla Puchko, 55:14
    5. Bridget Eash, 56:03
    6. Anna Elias, 57:03

    30-39
    1. Angela Novak, 42:16
    2. Christy Falisec, 46:52
    3. Toni Brooks, 47:00
    4. Samantha Brothers, 47:20
    5. Jill Bender, 53:50
    6. Stacy Weir, 53:57
    7. Stephanie Zlater, 53:59

    40-49
    1. Krista Peles, 47:19
    2. Paula Byrne, 48:20
    3. Sheila Mickus, 51:31
    4. Sue Brugh, 52:14
    5. Michelle Stumpf, 52:48
    6. Kristy Curry, 52:49
    7. Amanda Fisher, 54:00
    8. Patty Shannon, 55:58

    50-59
    1. Nancy Yargus, 44:12
    2. Kim Asonevich, 45:39
    3. Mindy Nitch, 52:16
    4. Maureen Puchko, 55:59

    60-69
    1. Hope Slusher, 50:47
    2. Susan Babalonis, 51:34
    3. Brenda Coughenour, 56:03

  • College lowers Summer Rates for College Prep Courses

    Posted March 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College believes that everyone should have the opportunity to attend college. They also recognize the strain that such a financial burden can have on individuals and families.

    Already known for providing high quality and affordable educational opportunities Penn Highlands will take it one step further this summer by offering college preparatory classes with a special summer rate of $39 per credit. Three credit courses will cost $117 with no fees added.

    The college prep classes being offered include:

    • Basic Algebra
    • Basic English
    • Basic Math
    • Critical College Reading
    • Introduction to Composition
    • Pre-Algebra

    If students are unsure of which college prep courses to take, the College has a placement testing system that will help determine what courses will help them follow a comfortable and proper path.

    These college prep courses will be offered at each of the College’s five locations: Richland, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Somerset, and our new Blair facility. The courses will begin mid-summer, with dates varying by location, and will wrap up the week of August 12th. The timing of these courses will lead students right into the fall academic semester, giving them a strong academic foundation to build on.

  • PTK to hold WWP Benefit Concert featuring Daryle Singletary with Justin McBride

    Posted at 1:02 pm

    Pennsylvania Highlands’ Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be organizing a country music benefit concert. Community service, a hallmark of Phi Theta Kappa, is infused into every member of the College’s Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter. Each member takes pride in helping others; therefore, all proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

    This benefit concert will be held on Saturday, April 2oth, and feature Daryle Singletary, with Justin McBride (two-time Pro Bull Riding champion) opening the night. The concert will start at 7pm, with doors opening at 6pm. The concert will be held in the College’s Richland Campus Auditorium, at 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA.

    The costs of tickets are as follows:

    • $ 25.00 (At Door)
    • $ 20.00 (Non-Student)
    • $ 15.00 (Student)
    • $ 10.00 (Veteran with military ID)

    For more information or to order tickets before the night of the event, contact Sue Brugh, Director of Student Activities and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, at 814.262.6463 or sbrugh@pennhighlands.edu.

    More about Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

    More about the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP): The vision of the WWP is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The WWP hopes to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, help injured service members aid and assist each other, and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.