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2013-2014 Graduate Survey


Trustees Awarded Emeritus Status

Thursday, May 14, 2015, Reading, PA— Three members of the Board of Trustees— Ms. Nancy Snyder, Mr. John Woodward and Mr. James Yocum— were awarded Trustee Emeritus status at its monthly meeting last night. The board also announced the naming of the designation as the James H. Yocum Trustee Emeritus Award in recognition of his long-standing service as a trustee spanning 24 years. Ms. Snyder contributed 12 ½ years and Mr. Woodward provided 8 ½ years of service to RACC, and all three trustees conclude their terms at the end of June.

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Dr. Looney Appointed Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost

Thursday, May 14, 2015, Reading, PA— Susan Looney was appointed Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost by the Board of Trustees at the monthly meeting last night after receiving the nomination from RACC President Dr. Anna Weitz following a formal search process. Dr. Looney advances into this position as of July 1 after serving as Dean of Instruction since September.

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Reading Area Community College announces 2015 Academic Awards Recipients

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Reading, PA - Reading Area Community College announces the Class of 2015 Academic Awards recipients, recently recognized on campus for the highest academic achievements in their programs of study.

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Reading Area Community College to Reduce Dual Enrollment Tuition to $99 a Credit

Reading, Pa. – Reading Area Community College will reduce tuition to $99 a credit for dual enrollment courses taught at partnership high schools beginning the fall 2015 semester.

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Early College Parent Night

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
5:30pm- 8:00pm
Schmidt Training and Technology Center

Reading Area Community College has many ways for helping parents save on the cost of college for their children through Early College Programs.

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Congratulations to RACC student Rachel Lee

Congratulations to RACC student Rachel Lee, who was one of 20 students nationwide named to the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Rachel was also honored last week in Harrisburg as a member of the All-PA Academic Team.

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Annual Health Fair and Blood Drive

The Annual Health Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Health Fair will be held in the STTC. Students from the Division of Health Professions will be providing free information and screening services. The Health Fair is open to all RACC students, faculty and staff.

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Congratulations to our 2015 All-PA Academic Team Nominees!

March 23, 2015, Reading, PA—Congratulations to Reading Area Community College's 2015 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) sponsored All-PA Academic Team nominees Rachel Lee and Cherylann McGuire.

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Gasland director Josh Fox brings "A Solar Home Companion" to RACC

March 6, 2015, Reading, PA—Gasland director Josh Fox is bring his show, "A Solar Home Companion" to Reading Area Community College on March 14th at 7 p.m. Berks Gas Truth and RACC are co-hosting this free public event at the college's Schmidt Training and Technology Center.

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RACC and PA College of Health Sciences Sign Transfer Agreement

January 23, 2015, Reading, PA— Reading Area Community College graduates who intend to pursue a career in health care have a new pathway available to them via Pennsylvania College of Health Science. The presidents of both institutions signed a direct transfer agreement today during a ceremony at RACC.

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Statement on President Obama's Community College Proposal

January 9, 2015, Reading, PA— President of Reading Area Community College Dr. Anna D. Weitz offers the following statement upon conclusion of President Obama's announcement concerning his proposal to offer all citizens free community college education:

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RACC and KU Announce Reverse Transfer Agreement

September 15, 2014, Reading, PA— Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Kutztown University (KU) today announced a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.

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RACC Students Earn Wins at Beacon Conference

June 10, 2014 - READING, PA — Three students from Reading Area Community College earned first place awards in their respective categories at the annual Beacon Conference held at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, New York on June 6.

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RACC Receives Grant for Hispanic Graduates Scholarship

Reading Area Community College recently received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank for its Reading High School Hispanic Graduates Scholarship. This program will offer educational assistance through scholarships to Latino students in the City of Reading who otherwise might not be able to afford the costs of higher education.

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RACC Signs Agreement With Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Reading Area Community College Dual Admission Partnership Leads to Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership.

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RACC Leadership Program Marks 10th Anniversary with Celebration, Return of Alumni

Reading, PA (March 18, 2014 — Current students and alumni of Reading Area Community College's Leadership and Professional Development Program gathered on Tuesday, March 11 to celebrate the program's 10th anniversary. The event was held in the recently remodeled Raven’s Lounge in the Student Union Building.

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New Academic Scholarship Program

Monday, February 24, 2014; Reading, PA — Reading Area Community College announces a new Academic Scholarship Program, an initiative aimed at leveraging scholarships available through the Foundation for RACC to make it possible for selected RACC students to earn an associate degree at RACC without the need to take a student loan to cover tuition, books and fees.

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RACC Introduces UGotClass for Online Continuing Education

READING, PA (January, 14, 2014) — Reading Area Community College is partnering with UGotClass to offer non-credit, online training opportunities for continuing education. UGotClass offers online certificates and courses through the Learning Resources Network, which is the largest continuing education association in the world.

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RACC Announces Tuition-Free Advanced Manufacturing Training Opportunities

READING, PA (January 7, 2014) — Reading Area Community College announced two tuition-free training programs are available for unemployed and underemployed Berks County residents or incumbent workers thanks to a training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Program options include training to become a Production Technician or a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Operator.

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In Memory of Mary Ann Chelius Smith

Reading Area Community College lost a true friend, benefactor and founder with the passing of Mary Ann Chelius Smith on July 20, 2013. Mary Ann played a prominent role in the founding of RACC.

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RACC Presents $16,000 Check to Olivet Boys and Girls Club

READING, PA (May 9) – Students, faculty and staff from Reading Area Community College worked together to raise more than $16,000 for the Olivet Boys and Girls Club during this year's RACCy Olympics.

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RACC Students Receive All-PA Academic Team Honors, Earn Scholarships

READING, PA – March 18, 2013 - Reading Area Community College is pleased to announce that Elise Chesson and Christopher King have been named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, which is part of the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today.

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RACC Students Earn Awards for Scholarly Works

READING, PA (Oct. 22, 2012) – Three students from Reading Area Community College recently received individual awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for their work on Voices of Legacy, the 2012 edition of RACC's scholarly journal, Legacy.

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Community Colleges Launch Rapid Retraining Program for Pennsylvania's Displaced Workers

New program will train underemployed, unemployed Pennsylvanians, help place them into high-demand jobs.

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