Reading, PA, December 6, 2018 – The Practical Nursing Program of Reading Area Community College celebrated its
Reading, PA, December 6, 2018 – The Practical Nursing Program of Reading Area Community College celebrated its Commencement on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 4PM in the Miller Center for the Arts on the Reading Area Community College campus.
A total of 22 students received Certificates in Practical Nursing. During the past 25 years, RACC has graduated more than 900 students through the Practical Nurse Program, which then makes them eligible to sit for the PA State Board of Nursing Licensing Exam. Students in the 2018 graduating class are: Angelica Baczyski, Ashley Baker, Shelly Boltz, Carissa Carr-Emmel, Fabienne Coulanges, Lauren DeAcosta, Rebecca Deets, Cindy DeLosSantos, Catteline Edmond, Yamilette Figueroa-Rosario, Shannon Hertzog, Michel Hidalgo, Jacklyn Hightower, Hannah Martin, Monica Martinez, Henry Michel, Jr. , Beena Patel, Wilfri Peña-Rodriguez, Rachel Reightneour , Diana Robinson, Jesus Tavarez-Rodriguez, Margaret Yamah.
Awards were given to students who excelled academically and exhibited outstanding clinical performance throughout the Practical Nursing Program. The Frances Troutman Award for Nursing Excellence was given to Henry Michel Jr. The Award for Outstanding Performance and Nursing Professionalism was given to Wilfri Peña-Rodriquez. The Country Meadows Award for Academics and Leadership was given to Hannah Martin.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018. Good luck in your nursing career.
Reading, PA – Reading Area Community College is pleased to announce that Huascar S.
Reading, PA – Reading Area Community College is pleased to announce that Huascar S. Rivera has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the college by the Berks County Board of Commissioners.
Rivera is presently employed as the vice president of WSK & Associates, a security consulting company based in Wyomissing, PA. He is a retired Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Professional Responsibility for the Pennsylvania State Police with 25 years of service.
As Deputy Commissioner he oversaw operations of the Bureau of Professional Responsibility, Training and Education, Human Resources, and Member Assistance Program. Having held multiple ranks from Trooper to Lieutenant Colonel, he served in the following positions: Area Commander, Director of the Bureau of Communications and Information Services, Troop Commander, Emergency Planning and Preparedness Officer, Section Commander, Station Commander, and Criminal Investigator.
During his tenure he also established the Commonwealth’s Risk Vulnerability Assessment Team. He also held responsibilities under the Office of Domestic Security for the development of Emergency Response Policies and was the State Police liaison officer to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
Rivera graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 213th Session, and holds an AAS in Criminal Justice from Reading Area Community College.
Reading Area Community College and Northampton Community College Sign Agreement for Health Profession Programs
Reading Area Community College president Dr. Susan D. Looney, and Northampton Community College president Dr. Mark H.
Reading Area Community College president Dr. Susan D. Looney, and Northampton Community College president Dr. Mark H. Erickson sign a cooperative agreement which will provide affordable and accessible training for respiratory care therapists and medical laboratory technicians in Berks and Lehigh Counties.
RACC has introduced the first of its kind course in Berks County.
RACC has introduced the first of its kind course in Berks County. The Cyber Defense Certificate Program will prepare graduates for a successful future by earning a certificate in cybersecurity. In fifteen months, you will learn how to protect valuable data assets and develop next-generation cyber skills to anticipate and avoid cyber threats.
Whether you are already an industry professional looking to upgrade your skills or change careers, or you are a student looking to specialize in the field of cyber security; this program will help you gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills through coursework designed by industry experts.
The Cyber Defense Certificate combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals, with a focus on defensive strategies to securing systems. This accelerated program can be completed in 15 months, and all courses may be taken online.
The Career Center at Reading Area Community College is hosting its annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 4th, from 11:00 am to 3:
The Career Center at Reading Area Community College is hosting its annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 4th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Gust Zogas Student Union Building. Representatives from over 50 for-profit, non-profit and government organizations will be on campus to meet with students seeking full-time, part-time and seasonal employment and internship opportunities.
Some of the employers that will be in attendance include: Aerotek, Allentown Police Department, Dutch Wonderland, East Penn Manufacturing, PA Department of Corrections, Penn State HealthReading School District, St. Luke's University Health Network, US Army, and YMCA.
The job fair is open to the public in addition to RACC students. Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.
For more information, contact the Career Center at 610-607-6246.