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What An Idea!

Trio of RACC students place second in local business competition with solar panel machine idea.

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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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Students Honored at Beacon Conference

Three RACC students attend Beacon Conference, and one takes home the top prize in the education category.


Two RACC students have been named to the All-PA Academic Team.

Christina Buehler and Patricia Sturz have been named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team


RACC Signs Agreement with Drexel University Online for Nursing Program Transfer

Graduates of Reading Area Community College's Registered Nursing program have a new option for a smooth transition to a baccalaureate degree program. RACC has signed an agreement with Drexel University Online that specifically details the route R.N. graduates can take toward earning their bachelor degree in Nursing. A representative from Drexel was recently on campus to talk with students about this new opportunity.


RACC's Technical Academy Expands to Include New Program

READING, PA – Reading Area Community College and its partners Berks Career and Technology Center and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center announced today the expansion of the Technical Academy during a ceremony at the Schmidt Training and Technology Center.


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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RACC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Reading Area Community College celebrated its 40th anniversary as the Community's College on Wednesday, September 21 with a program and reception in the Schmidt Training and Technology Center. Approximately 300 people joined the celebration.


Dr. Robert Vaughn Appointed Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development/Community Education

Monday, June 06, 2011, READING, PA–– Reading Area Community College Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Dr. Robert Vaughn as Senior Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development/Community Education effective June 6, 2011.


PBS NewsHour Special on Reading

RACC's Schmidt Training and Technology Center was highlighted in last night's PBS NewsHour through an interview with Bonnie Spayd. It is a very positive example of the good things that are happening in Reading to combat poverty and its related problems, and how the College is doing its part to help with educating and employing its residents. RACC's piece appears near the end.

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RACC Student Receives Major Scholarship to Pursue Bachelor's Degree

Reading Area Community College student Twila J. Ramirez was recently awarded an undergraduate transfer renewable scholarship of $30,000 from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.


Reading Area Community College Student Earns Statewide Accolades as New Century Scholar

Reading Area Community College student and Douglassville native, Marilyn Miller has been named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar as the top student from Pennsylvania's All-Academic Team. The program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and the Coca-Cola Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.