January 19, 2021
Volume 3 | Issue 3
Your Weekly Community College 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 to Explore Space with Middle Schoolers
Montgomery County Community College recently announced that the national nonprofit Challenger Center will be landing at the Pottstown campus this fall. The Challenger Center, which has locations across the country, will offer hands-on science and tech programing to about 7,000 young students in the first year, with the goal of exciting kids about STEM careers.
Social Work Student Wants to Change Lives for the Better
Despite nervousness about starting college a decade after graduating from high school, Delvin Reddick was determined to succeed. He chose the social work program at Westmoreland County Community College because of his own experiences in the foster care system. Mr. Reddick explained that he had counselors who helped change his life. Now, he wants to do the same for others.
Continuing Coverage
PA Community Colleges Respond to COVID-19 as Situation Evolves
Pennsylvania community colleges continue to evaluate their response to COVID-19. As guidance changes, the most up-to-date information from each community college is available through the Commission's website.
Birthdays & Milestones
Happy (belated) Birthday to Rep. Danilo Burgos, Rep. Mark Longietti, Rep. Mike Zabel, and Rep. Gary Day. We wish you health, happiness and the best year yet!

The Community College of Allegheny County is looking on the bright side, recently announcing a new 540-kilowatt solar panel installation that supports greenhouse gas emission reductions. The forecast calls for clear skies in Pittsburgh!