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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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