June 22, 2021
Volume 3 | Issue 28
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.
High School Students Save Time, Money and Earn College Credits
Through a high school dual enrollment program, Delaware County Community College has helped thousands of students earn transferable college credits, save money, and reduce time toward earning a college credential. This year, two dual enrollment students had the distinct honor of graduating with an associate degree and a high school diploma. 
Community Colleges Are Poised to Help PA's Economy Thrive
“We need a diverse economy with family-supporting jobs,” wrote Greg Zebrowski, chairman of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, in a recent submission to the Morning Call. He went on to praise Northampton Community College and Lehigh Carbon Community College for their commitment to preparing Pennsylvanians for in-demand, well-paying careers in the Commonwealth.
Milestones & Congratulations
Congratulations to Dr. Angelica Perez-Johnston, who will begin her new role as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at the Community College of Allegheny County on July 6. Currently, Dr. Perez-Johnston serves as the director for the IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice) Center at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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