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Over 20 Alumni Recently Completed Bachelor’s Degrees Through 3+1 Agreements

Posted July 8, 2024 at 12:37 pm

A total of 24 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College graduates have obtained their bachelor’s degrees by utilizing one of the College’s 3+1 articulation partnerships over the past year.

Since the Summer 2023 semester, 21 students have earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA), with an additional three graduates completing bachelor’s degrees at Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA).

These 3+1 (or 3 years + 1 year) articulation agreements enable students to transfer their associate degrees, plus an additional 30+ credits, all earned at Pennsylvania Highlands, toward the requirements of a bachelor’s degree. This leaves students with roughly one year of study remaining at a four-year institution, providing significant financial savings.

Graduates from our region that completed at Saint Francis University include:

Summer 2023

  • Crystal Melton (Middletown), Behavioral Sciences

Fall 2023

  • Tyler Brown (Windber), Behavioral Sciences
  • Nicole Deneen (Central City), Healthcare Management
  • Renee Eash (Somerset), Organizational Leadership
  • Cheyanne Gregorich (Seward), Organizational Leadership
  • Justin Hazlett (Portage), Computer Systems Management
  • Samantha Leamer (Patton), Organizational Leadership
  • Julie Madonna (Gallitzin), Behavioral Sciences
  • Cheyenne Raley (Somerset), Criminal Justice
  • Rebecca Velasquez (Ebensburg), Behavioral Sciences

Spring 2024

  • Stephanie Cassanese (Johnstown), Behavioral Sciences
  • Nicole Cowan (Colver), Healthcare Management
  • Noah Drumm (Altoona), Organizational Leadership
  • Corey Hammel (Claysburg), Organizational Leadership
  • Tiffany Kennedy (Hollidaysburg), Behavioral Sciences
  • Makayla Price (Cherry Tree), Behavioral Sciences
  • Mckenzie Reilly (Duncansville), Behavioral Sciences
  • Kayla Shuster (Windber), Behavioral Sciences
  • Victoria Smothers (Monroeville), Organizational Leadership
  • Samuel Sottile (Carrolltown), Organizational Leadership
  • Julia Taylor (Cresson), Organizational Leadership

Graduates from our region that completed at Seton Hill University include:

Spring 2024

  • Teresa Marion (Johnstown), Accounting
  • William Roth (Johnstown), Accounting
  • Joseph Mattern (Hollidaysburg), Accounting

Penn Highlands partners with other higher educational institutions for the betterment of our students and our region, having 175 articulation agreements with 34 colleges and universities.