June 18, 2019
Volume 1 | Issue 24
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.
Every Bucks Radiography Student Graduates with Job Offer
All 21 Bucks County Community College radiography students have jobs waiting for them in this high-demand field, many with the same Bucks County area hospitals or urgent-care facilities where they completed their clinical studies. The students recently graduated at the college’s 53 rd annual commencement ceremony in May. 
Stranger's Encouragement Leads to Bright Future for Recent Grad
Born in Philadelphia, El Manfaa had tried college, but couldn't balance education and two jobs. Thanks to encouragement from a stranger, she went back and graduated from Community College of Philadelphia with her associate’s degree and 4.0 GPA. This fall she heads to Swarthmore College on a full scholarship.
Shipley Partners with HACC to Train for In-Demand CDL Careers
York-based Shipley Energy is partnering with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to help meet the needs of students entering careers in transportation. Recognizing the need for highly-trained commercial driver’s license (CDL) operators, Shipley Energy established a CDL scholarship to reduce barriers for HACC students in need of financial assistance.
Congratulations to Rep. Marci Mustello on Special Election Win
"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In May, Rep. Marci Mustello  won a special election in the 11 th Legislative District. Relying on her two decades of experience in federal legislative district offices, Butler County Community College alumna Rep. Mustello says she will enact policies to support job creation .
Birthdays & Milestones
Hope you Enjoy a Fabulous Year!
Happy (belated) birthday to Rep. John Lawrence and Rep. Natalie Mihalek

Did we miss someone? Birthday submissions are welcomed to media@pacommunitycolleges.org .