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College honors long-time Supporter and renames Library

Posted October 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

MR - 20141006 - Joe and Joan MangarellaPennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced that the College’s library, located on the Richland Campus, will now be known as the Mangarella Library in honor of contributions made by long time College supporters, Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Joan Mangarella.

Mr. Mangarella has been a Pennsylvania Highlands’ Trustee since its inception in 1994, and has served as a member of its Foundation Board during that time. He and his wife are the only members of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation’s Founders Level for donors and have endowed a scholarship for students attending the institution.

“As the College celebrates its 20th year I think it is fitting that we recognize the support of the people who helped us get to where we are today,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, College President. “Joe and Joan Mangarella were with us from the very beginning. They have shown their support in so many ways. It is our privilege and honor to host the Mangarella Library on our Richland Campus.”

A retired Cambria County businessman, Mr. Mangarella was recently named the recipient of the 2014 Northeast Regional Trustee Leadership Award. This award, given by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), recognizes the tremendous contributions made by trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff serving community colleges across the country.

“It has been very gratifying for Joan and I to be involved with Pennsylvania Highlands over the past twenty years,” said Joe Mangarella. “Witnessing the success of the students and the College has been amazing. We are honored to have our name on the library and look forward to the continued growth and success of Pennsylvania Highlands.”