April 14, 2019
Volume 2 | Issue 15
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.
PA Community College Students Honored for Academic Excellence
The Commission recently announced the 26 th Annual All-Pennsylvania Academic Team , recognizing students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated a commitment to their communities.  The 2020 awardees include 47 outstanding community college transfer scholars and eight exceptional workforce pathway scholars.
Community College Donates Six Ventilators to Local Hospitals
Three health care programs at Community College of Philadelphia have donated life-saving equipment to local hospitals to support health care facilities and their colleagues working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs have donated either ventilators or personal protective gear, both of which are in short supply.
Critical Medical Supplies Donated by Community College Programs
Pennsylvania community colleges are supporting medical professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lehigh Carbon Community College programs donated gloves, masks, eye protection and exposure gowns to Lehigh Valley Health Network . Montgomery County Community College programs donated masks, gloves, isolation gowns, thermometers, face shields and more to Montgomery County for distribution. 
Drive-Thru Testing Site to Open at PA Community College
Thanks to a federal grant, Montgomery County will continue to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing through May 30. However, the site location will change to the Montgomery County Community College campus in Whitpain Township. Officials expect the new testing site to be opened on Wednesday , April 15.
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 U.S. Sen. Bob Casey , Sen. Lisa Boscola , Sen. Michele Brooks, Rep. Dan Frankel , Rep. Brad Roae and Rep. David Zimmerman !

Congratulations to the newest members of the PA House of Representatives : Rep. Tim Bonner , Rep. Eric Davanzo and Rep. K.C. Tomlinson !