On September 5th, 1994, Pennsylvania Highlands (then known as Cambria County Area Community College) held its first-ever classes. Just 25 years later, the College has now served over 56,000 community members across the region… and it continues to grow.
Once known as the college without walls, Pennsylvania Highlands established its first true home in 2007 (our Richland Campus). Today, the College has six distinct locations devoted to positioning its graduates to become exceptional members of the community and workforce.
Throughout this academic year, Penn Highlands will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary with community-based events and special occasions. Everything will culminate with Commencement in May 2020, celebrating the 25th Graduating Class.
This milestone is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the achievements of our students, staff, faculty, supporters, and alumni in bolstering our region and making the Southern Alleghenies a great place to live and work. Penn Highlands continues the mission of providing the region with affordable opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in work, day-to-day lives, and the pursuit of life-long learning.
Upcoming Anniversary Events
- April 4th: Discover Downtown Easter Egg Hunt (Central Park)
- May 9th: Commencement of the 25th Graduating Class
- May 23rd: Discover Downtown Taste & Tour
- June 5th: Spring Gala
On September 5th, 1994, Cambria County Area Community College held its first-ever classes. Twenty-five years later, the college now known as Pennsylvania Highlands Community College continues to thrive.
To honor this historic day, a 25th Anniversary Picnic was held for all members of the community! Penn Highlands will be celebrating 25 years throughout this academic year, culminating with Commencement in May 2020 honoring the 25th Graduating Class.