WCCC in the News

2015

March

Jeannette honors fireman of the year He is a high school graduate who has continued his education taking classes and certifications in the Firefighter-1 course at Westmoreland County Community College Public Safety Training Center and he is certified in vehicle rescue. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Slagle named WCCC outstanding teacher When Randy Slagle first came to Westmoreland County Community College, he thought he would teach criminal justice for a few years at the Youngwood campus. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Criminal Justice Scholarship Dinner at WCCC honors Wecht, others It's got to be rare to be in a room for a happy occasion when that room is filled with police, judges, coroners, FBI officials, forensic pathologists and a prosecutor. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

'Beauty and the Beast' comes to Westmoreland audiences Barbara Ferrier calls herself a cheerleader for Westmoreland County cultural organizations. She is on the board of many of the groups, including the Westmoreland County Cultural Trust. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Westmoreland college lands Cat Fanciers annual show Cats known around the country in the feline community will be judged at Westmoreland County Community College this weekend. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Cynthia Williamson is an advocate for youth in Jeannette A resident of the Pleasant Park neighborhood, Cynthia Williamson has lived in Jeannette her entire life. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Consol Energy Inc. makes donation to community foundation’s education funds Consol Energy Inc. recently made an $80,000 contribution to the Community Foundation of Greene County Educational Improvement Fund. (Observer-Reporter)

Jefferson-Morgan board approve bond issue for middle-senior high renovation In other business, the board approved the district’s participation in high school early admissions programs offered by both California University and Westmoreland County Community College. (Observer-Reporter)

Cal U inks deal with WCCC California University of Pennsylvania has signed a reverse transfer agreement with Westmoreland County Community College that will allow students previously enrolled at the community college to complete their diploma or associate degree. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

Children can get free dental exams, sealant at Youngwood campus Young patients and a fast-paced workload will provide a challenge to dental hygiene students on the cusp of graduation. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Retired Jeannette officer chooses new career Retired Jeannette Police Sgt. Keith Rosky has embarked on a new career that is about as far from police work as he could get. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

February

WCCC women's basketball team captures 3rd straight conference championship Despite entering the season as the defending Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference champions, there were question marks surrounding the Westmoreland County Community College women's basketball team. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Utility companies are putting up the 'Help Wanted' sign. Utilities, preparing for wave of retirements, double down on recruitment Repair techs working on a rural power issue? No. Students from Westmoreland County Community College. And the classroom was the 40-acre Jeannette Service Center facility owned by FirstEnergy, the Akron-based energy giant that operates four utilities in Pennsylvania. (PowerSource)

Westmoreland County Community College Latrobe campus move delayed Westmoreland County Community College officials are waiting for the weather to break to relocate to the Latrobe Education Center. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

ShaleNET and Act 13 funds changing local lives Opportunities have abounded since the natural gas industry moved into northeastern Pennsylvania several years ago. With potential jobs and careers at the forefront of these opportunities, local colleges have often taken the reins in helping people realize them. (The Daily Review)

Cyanotype prints on exhibit at WCCC Artist and educator Susan Wilson of Rockwood, Somerset County, took a fall semester sabbatical from her job as visual arts instructor at Laurel Highlands Middle School to go back to school. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Party raises funds for nursing scholarship in WCCC graduate's name We should all be so blessed as to have friends likeJen Falo, Aimee Shultz, Valerie DeMichele and Joline Keeler. The quartet has been keeping the memory of their late friend, and butterfly lover, Bridget McGrath alive though their Flutter Forever organization. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Jeannette's Morgan a multi-sport athlete taking college courses as a sophomore Jada Morgan, a sophomore at Jeannette High School, has a lot on her plate. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

BotsIQ aims to draw younger workers to skilled labor positions Max Inks says he is doing what he always wanted to do: “design things and build things.” Mr. Inks, 24, produces electrical systems used in 3-D printers made by The ExOne Co. in North Huntingdon. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Flutter Forever Gala to honor late nurse McGrath in style Friends of Bridget McGrath wanted to do something extra to remember her in the fifth year after her death. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Annual Westmoreland County prayer breakfast focuses on education sector Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce President Chad Amond welcomed guests to the annual area prayer breakfast by noting that “this event has never been stronger,” even though “we live in a world where we feel like faith has sometimes been minimized.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

January

Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce and Westmoreland County Community College will present the 40th annual Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Greensburg. (The Jewish Chronicle)

Jeannette's Crawford twins finding basketball success with WCCC As twin sisters, Brittany and Brianna Crawford have done a lot of things together throughout their entire lives, not the least of which is playing basketball. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Jeannette grad eyeing another conference crown with WCCC women Could it be a repeat? After winning the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference championship last season, the Westmoreland County Community College women's basketball team is in the midst of another impressive campaign. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Why local leaders are encouraged by Obama's free community-college proposal In an effort to expand access to higher education, President Barack Obama announced a proposal Friday that would provide U.S. residents two years of free community college. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

Part 2 of 'Bright Creatures' art exhibit is on display at tapas bar in Greensburg Jeffrey M. Donato started off 2015 by greeting guests at his “Bright Creatures Part II” reception, held Jan. 4 at The Headkeeper Tapas Bar in Greensburg. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

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