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1ST SUMMIT BANK Donates To EITC Program

Posted July 8, 2019 at 10:11 am

Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, recently accepted a donation from John Kubinsky, Senior Vice President and Loan Group Head for 1ST SUMMIT BANK. The $2,500 Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program donation was given to the College Foundation to help support the College’s Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program.

In 2014, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) granted Pennsylvania Highlands Community College national accreditation for its Accelerated College Education (ACE) concurrent enrollment program. Penn Highlands is one of only two colleges in the state that has earned this accreditation, which ensures that the courses offered in high schools are equivalent to courses offered on the sponsoring college’s campus or facilities.

Because of donations through the EITC Program, ACE Students are charged a reduced tuition rate. During the 2018-19 academic year, the cost per credit for this program was $58, which allows over 1,400 students to enroll in ACE courses at 52 different school districts across 10 Pennsylvania counties.

John Kubinsky (left) of 1ST SUMMIT BANK and Dr. Walter Asonevich (right) pose with check delivered to the College’s Foundation for the EITC program.