Category Archives: Blog

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.

PA Commission for Community Colleges’ FY 15-16 Budget Testimony (Senate)

March 19, 2015 Testimony Senate Appropriations Committee FY 15-16 Community College Appropriations   Elizabeth A. Bolden, President & CEO, PA Commission for Community Colleges Dr. Nick Neupauer, President, Butler County Community College and Chair of the Board, PA Commission for Community Colleges Dr. Ann Bieber, President, Lehigh Carbon Community College Good afternoon Chairman Browne, Chairman […]

PA Commission for Community Colleges FY 15-16 Budget Testimony (House)

March 19, 2015 Testimony House Appropriations Committee FY 15-16 Community College Appropriations   Elizabeth A. Bolden, President & CEO, PA Commission for Community Colleges Dr. Nick Neupauer, President, Butler County Community College and Chair of the Board, PA Commission for Community Colleges Dr. John Sygielski, President, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College Good afternoon Chairman Adolph, […]

Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges Applaud Governor Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                         March 3, 2015 HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania’s community college leaders are applauding Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal to provide additional state funding for the Commonwealth’s community colleges and to ensure that a community college education remains an affordable path to prosperity for students across the Commonwealth. “Pennsylvania’s community colleges are an integral part of the […]

PA Community Colleges Launch Statewide PLA Initiative

PA’s 14 community colleges are announcing the launch of the first statewide Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) initiative in the country, called College Credit FastTrack. College Credit FastTrack allows PA’s 14 community colleges to allow adult learners to earn credit for learning through training and work experiences – and establishes common standards for awarding these credits across the state.

Community Colleges Offer 44 Additional Programs in 2014-15 School Year

Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges are offering 44 new programs in the 2014-15 academic year, offering a wide range of credentials including certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in wide-ranging fields.

Resources, Opportunities for Veterans Abound at Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges

Veterans of the US Armed Services receive a wide range of benefits from Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges.