March 10, 2019
Volume 2 | Issue 10
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
PA Commission for Community College Launches New Website
The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges recently launched a new website that includes an innovative new advocacy feature. Please support community colleges in their FY 2020-21 budget request by emailing your elected officials in two quick, easy steps.
Meet Cody: Community College Graduate Gives Back
Cody Jarratt, an alumni of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, says his community college education has given him “hope for the future and having a successful career.” He says he intends to “gain experience and give back to the college” before he goes on to obtain his bachelor’s degree.
Lifelong Learner Proves it is Never too Late to Learn a New Skill
Dane Shultz is proof that learning is a lifelong process. The 63-year-old retired music teacher is pursuing dual degrees in welding and machining at Westmoreland County Community College. The former Connellsville Area Senior High School band director reminds everyone that, “You don’t know what you can do until you try."
Birthdays & Milestones
Happy (belated) Birthday to Majority Appropriations Chair Rep. Stan Saylor , Rep. Bob Freeman and Rep. Mike Reese !

Congratulations to new Bucks County Community College Trustee Dr. Broadus W. Davis , who was appointed by the Bucks County Commissioners on February 5, 2020. The Yardley resident and Bucks alumnus brings a lifetime of public education service to the college .