January 29, 2019
Volume 1 | Issue 4
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.
Community College Honored for Local Revitalization Project
Northampton Community College was recently honored by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania with the 2018 Commonwealth Award for the college's new Follett Family Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The award recognizes outstanding recent projects contributing to Bethlehem's revitalization that reflect a sustainable reinvestment in the city.
Professor Recognized for Leadership and Accomplishments
Professor Geri Gutwein, Ph.D. was recently named the recipient of the Bruce E. Cooper, Esq. Leadership Award for her accomplishments and contributions to HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. She led an effort to ensure students have access to materials that fit their learning preferences and budgetary needs.
Get to Know the Reading Area Community College President
Reading Area Community College (RACC) President Dr. Susan Looney recently appeared on BCTV County Connection with County Commissioner Christian Leinbach. She talked about her unique career path, in addition to training and education for the workforce.
Thank you to Senate Education Committee Members!
In addition to Majority Chair Sen. Ryan Aument and Minority Chair Sen. Andrew Dinniman , the Commission extends its heartfelt thanks to all members of the Senate Education Committee , including Ex‑Officio Sen. Joe Scarnati , Sen. James Brewster and Sen. Lindsey Williams . Please consider us a resource on higher education in the Commonwealth as you continue your work!
Birthdays & Milestones
Hope you Enjoy a Fabulous Year!
Happy (belated) Birthday to State Representative Brian Kirkland , State Representative Gary Day , State Representative Garth Everett , State Senator Arthur Haywood and Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason !

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