January 12, 2021
Volume 3 | Issue 2
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.
100% Job Placement Rate in Anesthesia Technologist Degree
The Community College of Allegheny County Anesthesia Technologist Associate of Science Degree program prepares students for lucrative careers in an in-demand field. The only two-year anesthesia associate degree program in Pennsylvania and one of only 13 in the nation, the first three graduating classes enjoyed a 100 percent job placement rate.
Single Mom and Recovering Addict Finds Hope at Community College
Melissa Addis, a business administration student at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, is proud of who she is today. After earning her GED in state prison, Ms. Addis continued her educational journey at community college. A recovering addict of six years and single mother of three, she credits HACC with helping her stay focused on her education journey.
Continuing Coverage
PA Community Colleges Respond to COVID-19 as Situation Evolves
Pennsylvania community colleges continue to evaluate their response to COVID-19. As guidance changes, the most up-to-date information from each community college is available through the Commission's website.
Birthdays & Milestones
Happy (belated) Birthday to Sen. John Gordner, Rep. John Galloway, and former Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell. We wish you health, happiness and the best year yet!

Did we miss someone? Birthday and milestone submissions are welcomed by email to media@pacommunitycolleges.org.