May 25, 2021
Volume 3 | Issue 21
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.
Happy Graduation and Best Wishes, Spring Class of 2021
Congratulations to the spring 2021 community college graduates from across the Commonwealth! Please visit your institution's website for college-specific graduation information. Special congratulations to our 2021 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, which is honored with a video celebration on the Commission's Facebook Page.
Knights Program Prepares High Schoolers for College Classes
Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Reading High School have successfully continued their Reading College Knights program, despite challenges caused by COVID-19. More than a dozen high school seniors, including two RACC presidential scholars, completed the course remotely, reported
Agreement Guarantees Admission for Community College Grads
Recently, Presidents from Luzerne County Community College and Susquehanna University signed an agreement that will offer guaranteed admission for Luzerne students to pursue their bachelor’s degree at Susquehanna. Lehigh Carbon Community College recently entered into an articulation agreement with York College that benefits nursing students.
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 House Democratic Appropriations Chairman Rep. Matt Bradford, Rep. Karen Boback, Rep. Jim Gregory, and Rep. Barb Gleim!

Congratulations to Community College of Allegheny County professor and department head George Jaber, who was recently recognized by the Steeltown Entertainment Project with its 2021 Legacy Award.