June 15, 2021
Volume 3 | Issue 26
Your Weekly Community College Update
Community colleges play an important role in educating and training current and future generations of workers,
in addition to providing affordable and responsive higher education to thousands of Pennsylvanians every year.
Prestigious Executive Committee Appointments Announced
The Pennsylvania Commission for Community College today announced its incoming Executive Committee officers: Chair Mark Erickson, Ed.D., President of Northampton Community College; Vice Chair Tuesday Stanley, Ed.D., President of Westmoreland County Community College, Secretary Lynn Distasio, LPT, Board Chair at Luzerne County Community College, and Treasurer Marcel L. Groen, Board Treasurer at Montgomery County Community College.
Sen. Boscola Learned the Value of Community College from her Mom
"I was raised in a household where my mother attended Northampton Community College (NCC) while raising us, so I saw at an early age the positive impact that community colleges had on families," said Sen. Lisa Boscola in a recent Q&A with the Commission. She said both NCC and Lehigh Carbon Community College do a tremendous job educating and training students.
Milestones & Congratulations
Congratulations to Jonathan Derr, Director of Research for the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, and his family on the recent birth of his daughter, Stacey Leigh Derr. Mom, baby and family are doing well. 

Congratulations to Delaware County Community College, which was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration as one of the 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education in the nation.
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