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College welcomes Community to view new Huntingdon Center

Posted August 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College welcomed the Huntingdon County community to its permanent location at 6311 Margy Drive with a public reception held on Wednesday, August 17. Approximately 100 residents attended the reception to tour the new state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the College’s anticipated impact on Huntingdon and the surrounding areas.

Pennsylvania Highlands made an initial investment of over $400,000 to renovate the space and purchase the equipment necessary to operate the facility. The College will work to improve educational opportunities for students throughout Huntingdon and the surrounding region by offering coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education and General Studies.

“We are very excited to be in our new permanent location” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands. “We have been waiting for this day for a few years now and being able to share it with the entire community makes it even more special.”

Members of the College’s Advisory Council, which is comprised of Huntingdon County business, education and community leaders, assisted in finding a suitable location for the Center while providing valuable input regarding the specific educational needs of the Huntingdon County community. “We are especially blessed in Huntingdon County to have Pennsylvania Highlands Community College under the visionary leadership of Dr. Asonevich,” said Ellis Griffith, Huntingdon Advisory Council member. “The Pennsylvania Highlands leadership team has been responsible for opening career doors to opportunities for our students heretofore not available in our area.”