March 10, 2019
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.
PA Commission for Community College Launches New Website
Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
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
, 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
is proof that learning is a lifelong process.
The 63-year-old retired music teacher is pursuing dual degrees in welding and machining
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
Rep. Mike Reese
Congratulations to new
Bucks County Community College
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