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  • Dean’s List for Fall 2017 announced

    Posted January 2, 2018 at 11:08 am
    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following students have made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester.

    Acosta – Brooke Elizabeth Gary, Amber Michelle Schuck

    Altoona – Shantell Lynette Brown, Christina Marie Evans, Adrienne Grace Ford, Diane Louise Gallagher, Amber Marie Genua, Nathalia M. Harchak, Shavet Laray Lamont, Ashlee Pauline Lonsinger, Rebecca M. Rago, Annette M. Thompson

    Apollo – Tucker John Insko

    Ashville – Lauren Alexis Hite, Emma Kathryn Racz, Mackenzie M. Sherry

    Beaverdale – Danielle Renee` Grados, RaeLynn Danielle Hammond

    Bedford – Adam Robert Vanmeter

    Bellefonte – Izaak Andrew Trithart

    Bellwood – Elizabeth Jayne Whaley

    Berlin – Bradley Lynn Airesman, Lisa Ann Ferko, Tyler James Gindlesperger, MaKenzie Noelle Maust, Matthew Charles Shipley, Brooke E. Wilson

    Blairsville – Ashley Fay Cline, Samantha J. Kelly, Nadia Lorraine Tillman

    Boswell – Emily June Kennell, Katie L. Snoeberger, Von Michael Yoder

    Brackenridge – Regid Daniel Uhric

    Cairnbrook – Benjamin Robert Yelovich

    Carrolltown – Madison Leigh Augustine, Grace Elizabeth Bertram, Calem Robert Illig, Evan Joseph Johnson, Michael Cyril Shuss

    Central City – Robert Ralph Antesberger, Michael Anthony Contrillo, Hannah Beth Frazier, Mikayla R. Ott

    Charleroi – Richard Lee Rifenburg

    Cherry Tree – Baylee Lynn Boring

    Clearfield – Chad Alan Maney, William Shane Rowles

    Clymer – George Robert Brown

    Colver – Bryan Edwin Guyer, Allyssa Newton Nash, Lyndon Joseph Saylor, Kristy Lynn Weber, Kaytlynn M. Williams

    Conemaugh – Angela Rose Santacroce

    Confluence – Chandler John Enos

    Cresson – Shaina Lavon Aurandt, Anastasia Elizabeth Clapper, Angela Marie Forlina, Kali M. Kirsch, Brittany Nicole Rinker

    Davidsville – Derek A. Sauter, Marisa Lynne Wagner, Jennifer C. Yoder

    Dayton – Zane Nathaniel Clowser

    Duncansville – Todd Andrew Beard, Aaron Logan Cook, Kylee Marrie Lonsinger, Ashley Lyn Singer, Lyndzi Michele Vaughn

    Dysart – Amber M. Smith

    Ebensburg – Veronica R. Chumrik, Scott Edward Holsinger, Laurie J. Horn, Haley E. Kish, Nathan Matthew Knopp, Thomas Matthew Lauer, Amber N. McBreen, Jeremy Andrew McBreen, Allison S. McKeel, Morgan L. Price, Dona Lynn Rager, Nathan Lee Smith, Faith Marie Sodmont

    Erie – Mark David Woods

    Everett – Maygan J. Rice

    Fairhope – Phillip Kenneth Walter

    Fallentimber – Jeremy M. Rinker

    Frederick – Jordan David Fortson

    Friedens – Samantha Elaine McKenzie, Alyson Nicole Platt, Elizabeth Marlene Reese, Devin Reed Snedden

    Gallitzin – Katrina Nicole Stevens

    Greensville – Makayla Grace Coughenour

    Harrisburg – Meagan Estelle Horner

    Hastings – Gavin Morrell Campbell, Dylan Robert Maurer, Jason P. Serafin

    Hollidaysburg – Jarrett Michael Cavalet, Michael James Cheskey, Laurie Anne Larkin

    Hollsopple – Alexis Lynn Christofes, Joshua Tyler Dabbs, Kristopher G. Hogue

    Hopewell – Linda J. Dourte, Sara N. Wilson

    Huntingdon – Alexis Nicole Crotsley, Gavin Michael Knode, Abraham Tyler Rudolph, Morgan Mikael Snyder

    Irwin – Adam Edward Polakovsky

    James Creek – Paige Cassidy Fouse

    Johnstown – Zacheri Gabriel Anderson, Ashley Joel Arrington, Brady Jordan Bachota, Evan James Barkhimer, Casey Alexandra Bendick, Taylor Alan Beneke, Aaron Trent Berger, Jessica M. Bravo, Gabrielle Elizabeth Buck, DeAnna Mae Burkett, Katelyn Elizabeth Carnell, Daniel G. Carter, Bradley Joseph Casper, Mya Frances Makana Ceballos-Palmer, Murray Chris Charney, Aaron Louis Ciotti, Nicholas Rostom Constantino, Natalie Marie Costanzo, Kate Reene Csehoski, Tara Nicole Dill, McKenzie Lynn Fitzpatrick, Anthony J. Furfari, Drew Anthony Furman, Hope Marie Gall, Nicole Jeanne Gindlesperger, Sarah K. Green, Tim J. Haberkorn, Joshua Ray Hagen, Jordyn Elizabeth Hamilton, Autumn Marie Hause, Gina M. Herrera, Jaydrik Darian Hinton, Gunnar Von Joseph Hockenberry, Benjamin Harrison Holmes, Erin Marie Hoover, Zachary Michael Hoover, Daisja R. Johnson, Tiffany Amber Jones, Rachel S. King, Alexis Marie LaBuda, Hanna E. Lecrone, Nicholas Brian Letosky, Oliver Mark Lindrose, Angela M. Louder, Jacob Flynn Lovette, Jon Daniel Maldet, Maria E. Manon, Emily Jane Mantini, Allison Rose McClain, Katelyn Dawn Miller, Alecia M. Morgan, Christopher Lee Norman, Andrew Don Ogline, Lauren Madison Olshewsky, Lindsay Marissa Olshewsky, Vanessa I. Orris, Christian James O’Stafy, Miranda Lynne Pastuch, Chelsea L. Phillips, Brendon Skyler Rager, Andrew Colin Rand, Logan James Reese, Kayla L. Reynolds, Alexander Eric Ritenour, Mackenzie Faith Roberts-Moore, Richard Clayton Robertson, Austin James Rose, Lewis Raymond Michael Rose, William F. Roth, Sean W. Sabo, Melissa Marie Salerno, Rebecca L. Schellhammer, Noah Scott Shorto, Heather Renee Shroyer, Samantha M. Smith, Kane Isaiah Stiffey, Megan Nicole Stiffler, Jonathan William Stratton, Tyler James Streets, Geoffrey David Stumpo, Annalese Michelle Tinari, Jane T. Trapanotto, Dakota Ray Vojtowicz, Amanda Lynne Walker, Ernest Lee Williams, Brynn Elizabeth Wingard, Madison J. Winger, Taylor N. Yuhas, Carly Anna Grace Zahurak

    Karns City – Angelo S. Rondinelli

    Knox – Michael Eugene Ritchey

    Ligonier – David Alan Shannon, David Lee Wasil

    Loretto – Jeffrey James Barnett

    Marion Center – Stephanie Marie Betts

    Markleton – William J. Beeman

    Martinsburg – Samantha Jean Burket, Zachary Steven Rumberger

    McVeytown – Matthew B. Harshbarger, Katie E. Runk

    Meyersdale – Hannah Elizabeth Bodes, Amanda Noelle Custer, Timothy James Garlitz, Megan Taylor Lavin, Holli Jean Teague

    Mineral Point – Nathan S. Kaschalk, Nicholas A. Powell, Vanessa D. Sheehan

    Mount Pleasant – Ethan Timothy Charlesworth, Tyler Simms Katenbrink

    Mount Union – Madison A. Harris

    Nanty Glo – Anthony Edward Cornetti, Taylor Nichol Frederick, Tashia Marie Hartman, David M. Shedlock, Kimberli Ann Weirauch, Douglas J. Kimack, Brendon A. Smith, Laura A. Zimmerman

    Nicktown – Joshua Joseph Smith

    Normalville – Joel Kevin Berger

    Northern Cambria – Seth Michael Charney, Quinn Sherwood Earnest, Chase Patrick Hill, John R. McBee II, Bradley C. McMullen, Linda Evelyn Seibert, Autumn Angel Wise

    Osceola Mills – Savannah Rose Patterson

    Park Hill – Stephanie L. Urban

    Patton – Heather Renee Dietrick, Nichole Lynn Helbig, Morgan Olivia Maslonik, Matthew John Milanesi, Jarred Andrew Reed, Devin Michael Shaner

    Penn Run – Alexandera Noel Ringler

    Petersburg – Tara Mae Sheetz

    Philipsburg – William Thomas Foreman

    Pittsburgh – Morgan Eileen Hudson

    Portage – Lauren Nicole Deetscreek, Arthur P. Kennedy, Darla Rae Kennedy, Steven D. Panick, Sandra J. Pentland

    Roaring Spring – Abby Lynn Carder, Sarah Beth Kuntz, Desiree Marie Willey

    Saint Benedict – Cheyenne Marie Hayes, Bonnie L. Himmel, Bryan M. Shaffer, Elizabeth Anne Shaffer

    Saint Boniface – Justin Wayne Thomas

    Saint Marys – Joshua William Gleixner

    Saxton – Gregory Thomas Lynn

    Seward – Emily Kathleen Kemler

    Sidman – Joel Michael Barton, Gabrielle Nicole Josephson, McKenna Dawn McMasters, Danielle C. Mickus, Jacob T. Miller

    Somerset- Kelsey Louise Knupp, Daniel Prescott Weaver, Cory Lynn Weicht, Matthew Lee Willison

    South Fork – Madison Paige Brewer, Lakin Elaine Burkett, Barbara Jeanne Fye, Cameron Daniel Neuts

    Stoystown – Joseph James Nemchik, Rachel K. Muchesko, Gearmo Eric Smeak

    Summerhill – James D. Cornman, Kirsten Grace Foor, Joshua David Gould, Kevin Michael Margic, Devon Christopher Michaels

    Three Springs – Catherine Grace Anderson

    Tire Hill – Kevin W. Clement

    Twin Rocks – Matthew S. Greene, Tyler Ryan Hegedus

    Tyrone – Joseph John Noel, Stevie Marie Pennington

    Valencia – John Alex Cicconi

    Vintondale – Lilac D. Brown, Tiffaney Jade Smith

    Westover – Aaron Michael Bakaysa, Rachel Lyn Bakaysa

    Wilmore – Richard Edward Toler

    Windber – Timothy A. Borish, Madison Brooke Crum, Emily Marie Dabbs, Justin Michael Gates, Savanna Joy Kestermont, Conor Duane Nitka, Janice Arlene Ott, Andrew J. Papcunik, Ashley Amanda Raco, Ashlee N. Stinson, Hunter S. Thomas, Trevon Antonio Wallace, Sha’lee Meriem Watters

  • Partnership with GACTC creates Pathways for Regional Growth

    Posted November 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC) have collaborated to help better serve Altoona residents and the surrounding region. The two institutions recently signed three additional articulation agreements allowing students to transfer credits earned from GACTC to associate degrees in Business Management, Healthcare Information Specialist, and Medical Assisting Technology at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

    These agreements allow GACTC graduates the ability to apply a specific number of credits to Penn Highlands’ associate degrees. These agreements have established guidelines that will help students achieve their degree in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible.

    With the addition of these agreements, there are eight articulation agreements in place between GACTC and Penn Highlands Community College. These program-to-program agreements include:

    • Administrative Office Specialist to A.A.S. in Business Management (12 credits)
    • Architectural Drafting and Design Technology to A.A.S. in Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology (18 credits)
    • Computer Technology to A.A.S. in Information Technology: Cyber Security (10 credits)
    • Computer Technology to A.A.S. in Information Technology: Server Administration (10 credits)
    • Computer Technology to A.A.S. in Information Technology: Network Administration (6 credits)
    • Medical Assistant to A.A.S. in Healthcare Information Specialist (15 credits)
    • Medical Assistant to A.A.S. in Medical Assisting Technology (10 credits)
    • Welding to A.A.S. in Welding Technology (10 credits)

    “We are committed to helping students find easy-to-navigate career pathways,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President. “These agreements provide students with confidence in knowing their credits earned at the local career and technology center are transferable to an associate degree program.”

    The Pennsylvania Highlands Blair Center is located in the Logan Valley Mall. The College has additional locations throughout the Southern Alleghenies region in Cambria, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties.

  • College provides Workforce Training to meet Regional Needs

    Posted November 15, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Workforce Development at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College provided thirty-two employer-driven training programs across the Southern Alleghenies during the 2016-2017 academic year. These trainings ranged from one day to seven-month sessions. According to Larry Brugh, Dean of Career Services and Workforce Development, this number includes trainings the College managed as a Workforce and Economic Development Network (WEDnetPA) partner.

    During that period, the College facilitated WEDnetPA training valued at $257,965 for twenty-four companies in the region. WEDnetPA training focuses on targeted industry clusters in Pennsylvania:

    • Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing
    • Agriculture and Food Production
    • Bio-medical, Building, and Construction
    • Business and Financial Services
    • Energy
    • Healthcare, Information, and Communications Services
    • Logistics and Transportation
    • Lumber, Wood, and Paper

    For the current 2017-2018 academic year, the College has a WEDnetPA allocation of $300,000 to support employee training for eligible companies.

    Julie Davis, the College’s Workforce Education Manager, designs training programs in consultation with the employer to improve employee productivity and effectiveness. Recent trainings included a range of transferable or soft skills to highly technical skills. Industry experts lead trainings either on-site or at one of the College’s regional locations.

    Stoystown Tank and Steel recently had training dealing with hazardous communication, confined space, welding, and electrical safety. Afterwards, Stoystown Tank and Steel Secretary/Treasurer, Claire Zufall, observed that the trainings helped make their manufacturing facility a safer place to work. Stoystown Tank and Steel has used the WEDnetPA program for a number of years.

    “One of the College’s highest priorities is our work with business, industry, and workforce and economic development partners across the region. We work to identify and respond to their education and training needs,” stated Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands Community College.

    Both Workforce Development and Career Services staff meet with company reps to discuss the full range of employer training needs throughout the region. The College helps to determine eligibility for training funds, assistance with needs assessment, delivery of standard or customized training, and the recruitment of students or graduates for jobs and internships.

    In addition to these services, regional employees seeking professional development or certification for personal benefit can do so through Continuing Education (non-credit) opportunities or the College’s credit-based academic programs.

  • Blair Center to offer One-Day ServSafe Certification Course

    Posted November 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is bringing a One-Day ServSafe Certification course to its Blair Center this December. This certification is for those looking at, or working in, an occupation where food handling is essential.

    The certification course will occur on Monday, December 18th, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. It will occur at the College’s Blair Center, in the Logan Valley Mall next to Macy’s.

    The certification is 15 hours, and includes 7.5 hours of self/home study prior to the date of this one-day course. You must sign an affidavit the day of the course stating that you have participated in 7.5 hours of home study prior to taking the course.

    This certification meets PA licensure guidelines. A textbook must be purchased and is available at the College bookstore. A valid photo ID is needed for the exam.

    To register for this certification or for more information, please contact Penn Highlands Continuing Education at 814.262.3815 or continuinged@pennhighlands.edu.

  • Blair teams with Because We Care Foundation for Stuffed Animal Drive

    Posted November 8, 2017 at 10:59 am

    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center partnered with the Because We Care Foundation, in conjunction with the Altoona Police Department and UPMC Altoona, to collect stuffed animals throughout October.

    Penn Highlands Blair collected nearly 30 stuffed animals, which will be provided to young patients undergoing difficult and/or painful procedures at UPMC Altoona.