May 5, 2019
Volume 2 | Issue 18
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.
College Radio Continues World Broadcast Despite Hurdles
Despite the extraordinary times, the Montgomery County Community College radio station continues to broadcast worldwide. Thanks to the dedicated work of the Information Technology team at the college, students in the Montco Radio club are able to have their voices heard even though the campus studio is closed.
Alumni, Employees and Students are the Front Line of Health Care
Many alumni, employees and health professions students from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, work in hospital systems. They are nursing assistants, radiology technicians, pharmacy technicians, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics; and they are sacrificing to serve Pennsylvania.
Nursing Students Attend Online Graduation with Philly Mayor
Instead of an in-person pinning ceremony, Community College of Philadelphia nursing graduates recently gathered for a 2020 Zoom online graduation party with  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and college President Donald (Guy) Generals, Ed.D. The Class of 2020 has faced heartbreak and challenges, such as job loss, illness and the death of a classmate.
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 Sen. John Yudichak , Rep. Anita Kulik , Rep. Frank Ryan , Rep. Mark Rozzi , Rep. Carolyn Comitta and Rep. Lori Mizgorski !

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Community College Nursing Program on receiving re-accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing .