April 9, 2019
Volume 1 | Issue 14
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.
Featured News
Community Colleges Rally at the Capitol for Increased Funding
At the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges’ Annual Lobby Day at the Capitol today, students, trustees, presidents and staff from Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges joined together to advocate for an increased funding level in the 2019-20 fiscal year budget. 
Bookstore Agreement Could Save Students 50% on Textbooks
Luzerne County Community College has entered into an agreement for bookstore management services with Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. Price reductions for Luzerne County Community College students are expected to be in the range of a 30 percent to 50 percent savings on the cost of textbooks.  
Manufacturing Community College Students Celebrate Job Offers
A recent grant allowed Lehigh Carbon Community College to offer a special tuition-free manufacturing course to students, and as a result, several of them received job offers before the program even ended. The grant was funded by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Manufacturing PA Program.
Montgomery County Community College appoints new
executive director of enrollment management
Montgomery County Community College recently named Michelle H. Brown-Nevers, Ed.D. , the executive director of enrollment management. In her new role, Brown-Evers will oversee admissions and enrollment services for the college.

“I look forward to meeting and working with area high schools and community members to strengthen our partnerships and expand our programs for students,” she said.
Birthdays & Milestones
Hope you Enjoy a Fabulous Year!
Happy (belated) birthday to Sen. Lisa Boscola , Sen. Michele Brooks , Sen. John DiSanto , Rep. Brad Roae , Rep. Joe Petrarca , Rep. Jim Marshall , House Majority Leader Rep. Bryan Cutler and Penn Capital-Star reporter Stephen Caruso !

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