April 28, 2019
Volume 2 | Issue 17
Your Weekly Commission 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.
Student Mental Wellness is a Priority for Community Colleges
Community colleges are responsive. When a pandemic closed physical campuses, the colleges moved classes to a virtual format. They also recognized that mental health challenges would increase as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19. Help is available to students and staff struggling with depression, anxiety or other issues during this unprecedented time.
2020 New Century Transfer Scholar Devoted to LGBTQ+ Advocacy
Kendall Stephens, Community College of Philadelphia student and 2020 Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Scholar, is a dedicated LGBTQ+ advocate. “As a transwoman of color born into poverty, I believe that your moments of greatest struggle and adversity both test and define you,” she said in a recent interview.
Culinary Programs Offer Online Cooking Tutorials and Tips
Luzerne County Community College's online Cooking Classic show recently featured a beef filet with sautéed mushrooms recipe from Chef Orosco, plus cooking tips from the college's Culinary Arts students. Other recent recipes include salmon farro and BBQ pork. Make them tonight for a delicious, home cooked meal!
Continuing Coverage
PA Community Colleges Respond to COVID-19 as Situation Evolves
Pennsylvania community colleges are being proactive in their response to COVID-19. As guidance changes, the most up-to-date information from each community college is available on the Commission's website.
Birthdays & Milestones
Happy (belated) Birthday to Rep. Lori Mizgorski , Rep. Sara Innamorato , Rep, Carolyn Comitta , Rep. Sheryl Delozier and Rep. Tina Davis !

Congratulations to the Community College of Allegheny County , HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College , and Montgomery County Community College on being named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges .