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WCCC in the News

2015

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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