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PA Community College Supporters Gather at Capitol for Annual Lobby Day

Pennsylvania community college students, trustees, faculty and staff joined together at the Capitol today to advocate for an increased funding level in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget as part of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges’ annual Lobby Day. The colleges support the budget proposed by the Wolf Administration, which suggests providing an additional $11.3 […]

PA community colleges, State System universities sign statewide ‘reverse transfer’ agreement

PA community colleges, State System universities sign statewide ‘reverse transfer’ agreement Initiative allows former community college students to obtain associate’s degree with credits they’ve already earned Harrisburg – Students who began their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania before transferring to a university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education might already have earned […]

PA Commission for Community Colleges testifies before House Appropriations Committee

On March 3, 2016, the PA Commission for Community Colleges testified before the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee. Our written testimony is available here.  

Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges Applaud Proposed Increase in College Funding

For Immediate Release                                             February 9, 2016                                                                                                                                      Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges Applaud Proposed Increase in College Funding HARRISBURG— The leaders of Pennsylvania’s 14 public community colleges are applauding Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget proposal, which recommends increased operating funds for the colleges over current levels. The additional funding will help the colleges to serve the educational and workforce […]

Pennsylvania Community Colleges Celebrate Community College Completion Challenge Week at Capitol

Pennsylvania’s Community College Caucus, together with the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, held a joint press conference at the state Capitol building today to celebrate Pennsylvania’s first-ever “Pennsylvania Community College Completion Challenge (PAC4) Week,” observed from October 19-23, 2015.

PA Community Colleges Testify Before House Subcommittee

A panel representing Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges testified before a House Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness at Reading Area Community College Thursday, sharing how the community colleges are providing Pennsylvanians with access to affordable, high-quality postsecondary workforce training that offers students several pathways to careers and is aligned with industry needs.

PACCC Board Elects Executive Committee

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges (PACCC) elected new offers to its Executive Committee at the Commission’s Annual Meeting on April 13 in Harrisburg.

Two PA Community College Students Receive Prestigious National Award

Two community college students from Pennsylvania – Rachel Lee from Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Aaron Rosengarten from Northampton Community College (NCC) – are among 20 students nationwide who have been named to the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

PA Community College Advocates Converge on Capitol for Annual Lobby Day

Hundreds of students, trustees, faculty and staff from Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges joined together at the Capitol today to advocate an adequate funding level in the upcoming FY 15-16 budget as part of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges’ annual Lobby Day.

PA Community Colleges Honor Exceptional Students

The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges honored the 21st Annual All-Pennsylvania Academic Team at an awards banquet on Monday, April 13 in Harrisburg. The awards recognize an exceptional group of community college students who have achieved excellence and demonstrated a commitment to their colleges and communities.