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Pa. Highlands to hold in-person

open house Nov. 11-12

JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will hold an in-person open house at its facilities on Nov. 11 and 12.

Prospective students and their guest may choose from one of five sessions to attend:

Nov. 11 — 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Nov. 12 — 2 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Individuals will learn about Penn Highlands and its opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options and financial assistance opportunities. Information on student life, including clubs, activities and athletics, will also be presented.

Faculty and alumni will discuss their personal experiences.

As an added incentive, prospective students will be eligible to win a 2021-22 tuition voucher, good for a $250 discount, if they complete a survey while in attendance.

To attend, individuals must RSVP online at www.pennhighlands.edu/openhouse/. No walk-ins are permitted due to COVID-19. Additionally, as precautions to keep everyone safe, masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed.

Open house locations include:

Blair Center — Logan Valley Mall (next to Macy’s), 5580 Goods Lane, Altoona, 201-2700/blair@pennhighlands.edu

Ebensburg Center — 881 Hills Plaza Drive, Suite 450, Ebensburg, 471-0010/ebensburg@pennhighlands.edu

Huntingdon Center — 6311 Margy Drive, Huntingdon, 643-6200/huntingdon@


Richland Campus — 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, 262-6446/admissions@pennhighlands.edu

Somerset Center — Somerset County Education Center, 6024 Glades Pike, Suite 210, Somerset, 443-2500/somerset@pennhighlands.edu.

For additional information, contact any of the college locations directly, call 888-385-PEAK or visit www.pennhighlands.edu


Students receive academic honors in continuing studies

LORETTO — Saint Francis University recognized 66 students for achieving Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuing Studies through Francis Worldwide.

Students achieving these honors must have a minimum 15 credits completed between Sept. 1 of one year and Aug. 21 of the following year, with a quality point average, at least 3.50.

Part-time students, (fewer than 12 credits per semester) must be maintained throughout the one-year period.

This year’s honorees are: Alex Anslinger, Ebensburg; Michael Beauchamp, Hollidaysburg; Brianne Burd, Altoona; Lindsay Dempsie, Newry; Misty Despot, Hollidaysburg; Susan Dodson, Claysburg; Karli Hazlett, Portage; Brittanie Kiel, Carrolltown; Jennifer Kitko, Woodland; Tonia Letrent, Bedford; Justin Link, Altoona; Jenah Lombardo, Northern Cambria; Tiffany Mayhew, Tyrone; Jacqueline Mazeika, Ebensburg; Danielle Mickus, Sidman; Laura Pierce, Clearfield; Cynde Pizur, Northern Cambria; Rachel Podelco, Altoona; Lois Quist, Hastings; Sandra Rea, Hastings; Tabor Schilling, Altoona; Erica Schopp, Tyrone; Sheryl Smith, Altoona; Dawn Try, Mount Union; Donald Walker, Tyrone.

Bozella scholarship goes to Penn Cambria graduate

The Denis T. Bozella Memorial Scholarship was awarded in September to Makenzie Shuagis of Cresson, a graduate of Penn Cambria High School, Cresson.

Makenzie will continue her learning career at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, pursuing a major in the field of education. She is the daughter of Edward and Amy Shuagis.

Because of the financial support that friends and relatives have provided over the years, the memorial fund in the memory of Denis T. Bozella has been successful in supporting the educational endeavors of many young individuals.

Since 1991, this scholarship fund has assisted 30 students, financially with $27,350, to continue their quest for education.

The memorial fund managers are pleased to thank the Gallitzin Alumni Association for providing the opportunity to distribute the annual award, since 1991. It also thanks the benefactors for their support. Donations to the scholarship fund have supported the ability to make gifts available to deserving individuals for many years.

The Denis T. Bozella Memorial Scholarship Fund maintains its 501(c)(3) status. Donations are tax-deductible.

The fund is managed by George F. and Andrea A. Pyo of Cresson. The funds are invested with S&T Bank of Gallitzin.

Student earns transfer scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, Ohio — Ashley Struble of Clearfield was among more than 130 transfer students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who claimed more than $1.6 million in merit scholarships based on their previous college accomplishments.

Struble, a hospitality and tourism management and accounting major, earned a Transfer President’s Scholarship.

BW offers a wide range of financial support to its students — more than $51 million for the 2020-21 academic year.


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