June 11, 2019
Volume 1 | Issue 23
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.
Graduate Went Back to School to Provide a Better Life for his Kids
Harry Martinez, who graduated from Northampton Community College in May 2019, went back to school because he wanted to create a better life for his family. Previously working primarily in warehouses, Mr. Martinez is now preparing to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in counseling.
Community Colleges Offer Seamless Pathways to Bachelor's
Montgomery County Community College and Peirce College recently expanded a partnership that will provide MCCC graduates with a seamless pathway to their bachelor’s degrees at Peirce. Through articulation agreements like these, community colleges offer more than 5,000 seamless pathways to a bachelor's degree across the Commonwealth.
Flexible Healthcare Programs Offer Students Quality Education
Nationally Board-certified in family practice and peri-operative nursing, Dr. Patricia Rodriguez-Hudson has more than 30 years of healthcare experience in the clinic and operating room. An alumna of Luzerne County Community College, she says she chose it because it was, "close by, affordable, and it worked with my life."
Congratulations to Sen. Doug Mastriano on Special Election Win
"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In May, Sen. Doug Mastriano  won a special election in the 33 th Senatorial District. A retired army colonel, Sen. Mastriano says that he takes the responsibility seriously and appreciates the investment voters made in him.
Birthdays & Milestones
Hope you Enjoy a Fabulous Year!
Happy (belated) birthday to Congresswoman Madeleine Dean , Rep. Kate Klunk , Rep. Greg Vitali and Rep. Anthony DeLuca

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