• State Police To Present At Annual Criminal Justice Seminar

    Posted April 12, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting its 7th Annual Criminal Justice Seminar on Tuesday, April 16th, from 2pm to 4pm. This seminar will take place in the Richland Campus Auditorium at 101 Community College Way. This year’s presenters will be the Pennsylvania State Police.

    This event is open to the public. Please contact Criminal Justice faculty members Dennis Miller or Dr. Robert Clark with any questions. They can be reached by phone at 814.262.6400, or email them directly at (Dennis Miller) or (Dr. Robert Clark).

  • Board of Trustees Announce Search For Fifth President

    Posted April 9, 2019 at 10:36 am

    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has begun the search for the next President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College following Dr. Walter Asonevich’s announcement of his intent to retire in July 2020.

    President Dr. Walter J. Asonevich’s service to Pennsylvania Highlands has been exemplary and the Board has extended its appreciation for his leadership. Pennsylvania Highlands will be celebrating his service as his retirement date nears.

    The appointment of Pennsylvania Highlands’ next president will shape the college’s future for years to come and the Board of Trustees is fully committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search.

    The Board of Trustees has selected the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist Pennsylvania Highlands with the search process. ACCT’s assistance will include recruiting highly-competitive candidates, working with the Search Committee, and supporting the Board of Trustees. ACCT has conducted over 500 community college searches, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the process. ACCT’s mission is to strengthen community college governance through education and advocacy. Dr. Bradley Ebersole will serve as the ACCT Search Consultant.

    Public Forums

    An important step in the presidential search process is the development of a Presidential Profile. On Wednesday, April 24, our Richland Campus will host four public forums. The Richland Campus can be found at 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA 15904.

    The purpose of these sessions is to listen to your input, which will assist with the development of the Presidential Profile. The entire college community is invited and encouraged to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about the qualities, characteristics, and qualifications we are seeking in the next President, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania Highlands in the years to come. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential search process.

    We want to invite and encourage everyone to attend one of the important one-hour open forums on Wednesday, April 24, 2019:

    Search Process Details

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will maintain a Presidential Search webpage, where you can find the Presidential Profile and all pertinent information regarding the search process (as it is all developed and finalized). All information will be up in the coming weeks, and it will include all aspects of the search for both the college community and the candidates. Progress reports and pertinent information will be posted on a regular basis to the webpage at

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College looks forward to an extensive and inclusive search that will find an outstanding leader for not only the college, but the region.

  • Network With Employers At Annual Job & Internship Fair

    Posted March 27, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Annual Job and Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 11am to 2pm. This job and internship fair will take place in the East Hills Recreation Gym, which is connected to the college’s Richland Campus at 101 Community College Way.

    This event is open to all Pennsylvania Highlands Community College students and alumni, plus any member of the community who holds or is pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree. Individuals looking for jobs will have the opportunity to network with a variety of local and regional employers from a variety of industries.

    For additional information, please contact the Career Services Center at 814.262.3850 or

  • Foundation Awards Over $21,000 In Scholarships

    Posted March 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation distributed over $21,000 in scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year to help aid students in our region. The money was spread across 19 scholarships, all maintained and managed by the Penn Highlands Foundation.

    The College’s Foundation Scholarship Application is now open for the 2019-2020 academic year.  It closes on Tuesday, May 15th. To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must be accepted to Penn Highlands, have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have registered for the Fall 2019 semester.

    The following is a list of students who received scholarships in 2018-2019.

    • American Association of University Women (AAUW), Johnstown Branch Scholarship
      • Angela Santacroce (Conemaugh, PA)
    • Dr. Walter and Kim Asonevich Scholarship
      • Jamey Sleesman (Altoona, PA)
    • College Employee Supported Scholarship
      • Samantha Burket (Martinsburg, PA)
      • Tyler Landis (Berlin, PA)
    • Griffith Family Scholarship
      • Trevor Dixon (Huntingdon, PA)
    • Dr. Edward Haluska Scholarship
      • Victoria Smothers (Johnstown, PA)
      • Nicole Wright (Summerhill, PA)
    • Daniel and Diane Holtzman Scholarship
      • Monica Breth (Colver, PA)
    • Kathy Holtzman Memorial Scholarship
        • Derek Kisic (Nanty-Glo, PA)
    • Huntingdon Hope Scholarship
      • Amanda Hartman (Huntingdon, PA)
    • Amanda Jenkins State Farm Scholarship
      • Hanna Booher (Saltillo, PA)
    • Johnstown Regional Indian Subcontinent Association (JRISA) Scholarship
      • Morghan Krug (Loretto, PA)
    • Joseph and Joan Mangarella Scholarship
      • Marcayes Hutchins (Johnstown, PA)
    • Dale W. Miller Scholarship
      • Amanda Hartman (Huntingdon, PA)
    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Scholarship
      • Jeanne’ Heinrich (Saint Michael, PA)
      • Lindsay Norman (Salix, PA)
    • Ursula Pawlowski Memorial Scholarship
      • Nevin McIntosh-Higgins (Twin Rocks, PA)
    • Roth Family Scholarship
      • John Battisti (Altoona, PA)
      • Shavet Lamont (Altoona, PA)
      • Kaitlin McKee (Duncansville, PA)
      • Taylor Rickabaugh (Altoona, PA)
      • Lyndzi Vaughn (Duncansville, PA)
    • Supporting Success Scholarship
      • Madison Crum (Windber, PA)
      • Cheyenne Hayes (St. Benedict, PA)
      • Jaydrik Hinton (Johnstown, PA)
      • Andrew Mattis (Windber, PA)
    • Valenty Scholarship
      • Faith Sodmont (Ebensburg, PA)
    • Anna D. Weitz Scholarship
      • Nicole Wright (Summerhill, PA)
    • Stan and Helen Westbrook Scholarship
      • Kimberlyn Lape (Mount Union, PA)
  • Free Public Event Designed To Help People With Finances

    Posted March 18, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting Financial Fitness, a financial literacy fair free to the public, on Wednesday, March 27th. The event will take place from 10am to 1:30pm at the college’s Richland Campus, located at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown.

    Financial Fitness will bring seven financial institutions to our Richland Campus to discuss their services and products, and ways they can help individuals find financial stability and success. Those attending include 1ST SUMMIT BANK, AmeriServ Financial, First Commonwealth Bank, First National Bank, Somerset Trust Company, G.A.P. Federal Credit Union, and Intuit.

    In addition, there will be presentations offered by some of the financial institutions for educational purposes. These presentations include:

    • Do you know your credit score?
      10-10:20am (AmeriServ Financial)
    • Where does all my money go? 
      10:30-10:50am (G.A.P. Federal Credit Union)
    • How to be a smart borrower. 
      11-11:20am (1ST SUMMIT BANK)
    • How to retire early.
      12:30-12:50pm (First National Bank)
    • Do you know about the Mint® app? 
      1-1:20pm (Intuit)

    Financial Fitness is a free event open to the public. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College encourages anyone who may have financial questions to attend and receive valuable information.