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Local Penn State Alumni Association to Honor Paterno at June Gala

Local Penn State Alumni Association to Honor Paterno at June Gala

Local artist Daniel Duffy has created artwork honoring the JoePa legacy at Penn State. The 409 wins serve as the focal point of the piece.
MCCC Selected for Nationwide Job Training Initiative

MCCC Selected for Nationwide Job Training Initiative

The Walmart Foundation is providing a $4.19 million three-year grant to support the initiative with $2.67 million directly supporting community colleges.
MCCC Budget Proposes $5 Per Credit Increase for 2014-2015

MCCC Budget Proposes $5 Per Credit Increase for 2014-2015

If the 3.2 percent increase is approved, full-time students would pay $1,896 a semester to attend.
Transfer of Credit Policy Expands Degree Access for Adult Students

Transfer of Credit Policy Expands Degree Access for Adult Students

Students can now transfer up to 75 percent of their credits earned from regionally accredited post-secondary institutions back to MCCC to complete an associate’s degree or certificate.
Community Invited to Student Art Exhibit

Community Invited to Student Art Exhibit

More than 85 Montgomery County Community College students will be displaying their artwork in the show.
Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Following the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook in 2012, high school students in Newtown, Conn., will now receive mental health screenings.
MCCC Awarded for College-Wide Commitment to Student Success

MCCC Awarded for College-Wide Commitment to Student Success

The school has been honored with a national award.
Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

The Princeton Review has selected the 150 colleges it says are the best value for students.
Kick Off St. Paddy's Day with Traditional Irish, Scottish Music

Kick Off St. Paddy's Day with Traditional Irish, Scottish Music

Montgomery County Community College will host Road to the Isles for two performances leading up to Saint Patrick's Day.
Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Downingtown Area School District’s video is a take on Billy Joel’s “Allentown.”
MCCC Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

MCCC Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

Students from around the region enjoyed academic success.
MLK Day of Service Kicks off MCCC’s ‘50 Acts of Kindness’

MLK Day of Service Kicks off MCCC’s ‘50 Acts of Kindness’

Nearly 150 people volunteered at three different sites in Montgomery County.
Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday

Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday

This year's national theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
Ursinus Named Among ‘Most Winter Wonderful College Campuses’

Ursinus Named Among ‘Most Winter Wonderful College Campuses’

BuzzFeed named the college as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the snow.
Perk Valley Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Snow

Perk Valley Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Snow

The district office will also be closed.
PVHS Students Spend MLK Jr. Day Volunteering

PVHS Students Spend MLK Jr. Day Volunteering

Students spent Monday at various organizations in the area.
Perk Valley Schools Dismissing Early Due to Snow

Perk Valley Schools Dismissing Early Due to Snow

A winter storm advisory is in effect today.
Perk Valley Student Recognized for Civic Contribution

Perk Valley Student Recognized for Civic Contribution

Cassidy Mattiola, of Trappe, will be recognized at the National Constitution Center in March.
Guns on Campus Vote Delayed

Guns on Campus Vote Delayed

The chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said more study was needed.
PVSD Receives $29K from Univest for Technology

PVSD Receives $29K from Univest for Technology

Thanks to Univest funds from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)Program, Skippack Elementary can purchase 30 devices and a card for storage.