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Upcoming Events

  • July
    22

    Admissions & Athletics Open House

    Individuals will learn about the available opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options, and more. Information on athletics, student life (including clubs and activities), and financial assistance will also be presented. Those who attend will get to hear from faculty and current students about the college experience and what happens after graduation.

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  • August
    21

    New Student Orientation

    August 21, 2024, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm , Penn Highlands Richland

    Attendance is required for all new students. Our orientation program helps you smoothly transition into the College community, academically and socially. You’ll learn how to maximize your college experience and acquire key skills for success. You’ll also get to meet classmates, administrators, and staff, understand your career path, and learn about the technology and processes necessary for your first day of classes.

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    We are excited to welcome you as a new student and look forward to assisting you to become acclimated to the resources and services available. Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 from 9:30am – 3:30pm for students from all our locations at the Richland Campus. Transportation will be provided from each of our Center locations for those who indicate a need.  If transportation is needed, you will be contacted with further details.

    Each student may bring up to two guests. Check-in is from 8:30am – 9:15am. The Bookstore will be open before and after Orientation; a Resource and Activity Fair will be held from 8:30am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 3:30pm for you to complete your New Student Checklist prior to departing for the day. You will be obligated to stay the entire day.


     

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  • October
    09

    Chef Auction

    October 9, 2024, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm , Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center

    This year’s Chef Auction will include appetizers and a bar, silent and live auctions, tastings, live entertainment, and more. Business attire is preferred.

    • 5 PM – Appetizers, Cash Bar, Silent Auction
    • 5:45 PM – Tastings
    • 7 PM – Welcome
    • 7:15 PM – Live Auction

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    Need more details? Contact the Foundation at foundation@pennhighlands.edu or call 814.262.6448.


    Sponsorship Options

    Your sponsorship benefits the Supporting Scholars Fund and culinary scholarships at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Thank you for helping put our local students through college.

    Top Chef – $2,500

    Reserved seating for ten (10). Includes mentions by the emcee during the event, one free alcoholic drink per person, logo on table, website, and menu. ADDED BONUS: Two-minute opportunity to speak at the event.

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    Sponsor Event

    Master Chef – $2,000

    Reserved seating for ten (10). Includes logo on table, website, and menu.

    Sponsor Event

    Executive Chef – $1,200

    Reserved seating for eight (8).

    Sponsor Event

    Sous Chef – $600

    Reserved seating for four (4).

    Sponsor Event


    Individual Tickets

    Individual tickets are $125 each. This is great for those seeking a fun night out that goes to supporting our region and its students. There is no reserved seating on individual ticket sales.

    Get Tickets

    Need more details? Contact the Foundation at foundation@pennhighlands.edu or call 814.262.6448.


    Our Cause

    Originally a part of the 1889 Foundation, the Chef Auction has a rich 10+ year history of helping those in need throughout our area. In 2023, the 1889 Foundation officially handed over the Chef Auction to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation, entrusting them with the legacy’s continuation. With your generous support, this year’s Chef Auction will go to helping future generations find success in our region through the Supporting Scholars Fund (Presidential, Emerging Leader, and Destination Graduation scholarships) and other culinary scholarships.


    The Chefs

    We thank the local restaurants and chefs working to empower community members aiming for brighter futures for themselves, their families, and the region. Currently, the list of chefs and restaurants participating includes:

    • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (Executive Chef Black Eckenrod)
    • More announcements are coming soon.


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