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Reading Area Community College
READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (RACC) is a public community college located in Reading, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
, United States. The college was founded in 1971 and serves the greater Reading area and Berks County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Flood of 2006 * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYReading Area Community College
Community College
was founded on October 1, 1971, and sponsored for 20 years by the Reading School District. Classes were held for the first time on October 13, 1971, with an enrollment of 265 students. The college operated from several buildings throughout Reading during its early years until it acquired the Holiday Inn (the current Berks Hall building) in 1978. On July 1, 1991, the Berks County Board of Commissioners assumed sponsorship of the college
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Blue Marsh Lake
BLUE MARSH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA is an artificial lake located northwest of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania , USA and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District. It is in western Berks County , fed into by the Tulpehocken Creek . The main span of the lake is along the border between Bern and Lower Heidelberg Townships . However, the northwesternmost portions lie in the more sparsely populated North Heidelberg and Penn Townships . In the middle of the lake is a large, uninhabited island (claimed by Bern Township). The lake is a popular recreation area in the summer, where people can fish , swim , and boat . HISTORYBlue Marsh was the name of the village that was located where the lake now is. It was the first settlement in Lower Heidelberg Township . The land was very fertile. It was also a heavily forested area with abundance of wildlife. There were many Farms, and 18th and 19th century homes
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Mid-Atlantic United States Flood Of 2006
The MID-ATLANTIC UNITED STATES FLOOD OF 2006 was a significant flood that affected much of the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States . The flooding was very widespread, affecting numerous rivers, lakes and communities from upstate New York to North Carolina . It was widely considered to be the worst flooding in the region since Hurricane David in 1979. It was also one of the worst floodings in the United States since Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. At least 16 deaths were related to the flooding. CONTENTS * 1 Meteorological history * 2 Impact * 2.1 Delaware * 2.2 District of Columbia * 2.3 Maryland * 2.4 New Jersey * 2.5 New York * 2.6 Pennsylvania * 2.7 Virginia * 3 See also * 4 References METEOROLOGICAL HISTORY NOAA/USGS map of river flooding, June 29, 2006, around 1530 UTC. Note the purples and reds in the Northeastern United States . Click the image for a color key
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Schuylkill River
The SCHUYLKILL RIVER (/ˈskuːlkɪl/ SKOOL-kil , locally /ˈskuːkəl/ SKOO-kəl ) is an important river running west to east in eastern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, which was improved by navigations into the Schuylkill Canal . Several of its tributaries drain major parts of the center-southern and easternmost Coal
Coal
Regions in the state. Originating from waters in the Anthracite
Anthracite
Coal Region , millions of tons of coal enabling the iron and steel based industries of America's largest city of the day made their way down the waterway to make a great dent in the 19th-century's energy needs. It flows for 135 miles (217 km) before joining the Delaware River
Delaware River
as one of its largest tributaries in Philadelphia
Philadelphia

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Public University
A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities . Whether a national university is considered public varies from one country (or region) to another, largely depending on the specific education landscape
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Community College
A COMMUNITY COLLEGE is a type of educational institution . The term can have different meanings in different countries, but usually refers to an educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic teams and dormitories similar to their four-year counterparts. CONTENTS * 1 Australia * 2 Canada
Canada
* 3 India * 4 Malaysia * 5 Philippines
Philippines
* 6 United Kingdom * 7 United States
United States
* 8 Research * 9 See also * 10 Notes * 11 References * 12 External links AUSTRALIAIn Australia, the term "community college" refers to small private businesses running short (e.g. 6 weeks) courses generally of a self-improvement or hobbyist nature
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Community College Of Allegheny County
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (CCAC) is a community college in the Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania area. With four campuses and four centers, the college offers associate\'s degrees , certificate and diploma programs. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 CCAC campuses * 2.1 Allegheny Campus * 2.2 Boyce Campus * 2.3 North Campus * 2.4 South Campus * 3 CCAC centers * 3.1 Braddock Hills Center * 3.2 Homewood-Brushton Center * 3.3 Washington County Center * 3.4 West Hills Center * 4 References * 5 External links OVERVIEWThe college opened Boyce Campus, in Monroeville , and Allegheny Campus, on Pittsburgh's North Side , in 1966. The following year, South Campus was opened; North Campus opened in 1972. The college also has centers, beyond the main campuses, that offer classes. CCAC offers more than 150 programs, as well as lifelong learning, community education, continuing education and workforce training courses
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Community College
A COMMUNITY COLLEGE is a type of educational institution . The term can have different meanings in different countries, but usually refers to an educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic teams and dormitories similar to their four-year counterparts. CONTENTS * 1 Australia * 2 Canada
Canada
* 3 India * 4 Malaysia * 5 Philippines
Philippines
* 6 United Kingdom * 7 United States
United States
* 8 Research * 9 See also * 10 Notes * 11 References * 12 External links AUSTRALIAIn Australia, the term "community college" refers to small private businesses running short (e.g. 6 weeks) courses generally of a self-improvement or hobbyist nature
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Lake Ontelaunee
LAKE ONTELAUNEE is a 1,082-acre (4.38 km2) reservoir in Berks County, Pennsylvania owned by the City of Reading . The lake was created in 1926 by the damming of Maiden Creek to extend and improve the water supply to the city. A large dedication ceremony was held in 1929. In addition, the lake provides a venue for hunters, fishermen, and hikers. The lake supports a large and varied fish population including panfish , largemouth bass , common carp , bullhead catfish , channel catfish , alewife , white perch , muskellunge , and others. No boats are allowed on this lake and there is also no swimming allowed. Blue Marsh Lake is the largest lake in Berks County, making Lake Ontelaunee the second-largest lake. Blue Marsh is also an artificial reservoir. REFERENCES * ^ "Ontelaunee wasn\'t settlers\' first choice". Reading Eagle . 3 June 2002. pp. B8
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Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA (/ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪniə/ ( listen ); Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
German : Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States
United States
. The Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware
Delaware
to the southeast, Maryland
Maryland
to the south, West Virginia
West Virginia
to the southwest, Ohio
Ohio
to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario
Ontario
to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey
New Jersey
to the east
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Financial Endowment
A FINANCIAL ENDOWMENT is a donation of money or property to a nonprofit organization for the ongoing support of that organization. Usually the endowment is structured so that the principal amount is kept intact, while the investment income is available for use, or part of the principal is released each year, which allows for their donation to have an impact over a longer period than if it were spent all at once. An endowment may come with stipulations regarding its usage. The total value of an institution's investments is often referred to as the institution's endowment and is typically organized as a public charity , private foundation , or trust
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Urban Area
An URBAN AREA is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment . Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as cities , towns , conurbations or suburbs . In urbanism , the term contrasts to rural areas such as villages and hamlets and in urban sociology or urban anthropology it contrasts with natural environment . The creation of early predecessors of urban areas during the urban revolution led to the creation of human civilization with modern urban planning , which along with other human activities such as exploitation of natural resources leads to human impact on the environment . The world's urban population in 1950 of just 746 million has increased to 3.9 billion in the decades since. In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas (3.42 billion) surpassed the number living in rural areas (3.41 billion) and since then the world has become more urban than rural
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University President
A CHANCELLOR is a leader of a college or university, usually either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is usually a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the VICE-CHANCELLOR, who may carry an additional title, such as "president if not, this duty is often held by a chairman who may be known as a pro-chancellor. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector . In the United States, the head of a university is most commonly a university president. In U.S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa
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Raven
A RAVEN is one of several larger-bodied species of the genus Corvus
Corvus
. These species do not form a single taxonomic group within the genus. There is no consistent distinction between "crows " and "ravens", and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size, crows generally being smaller than ravens. The largest raven species are the common raven and the thick-billed raven . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Species * 3 Extinct species * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ETYMOLOGYThe term "raven" originally referred to the common raven, the type species of the genus Corvus, which has a larger distribution than any other species of Corvus, ranging over much of the Northern Hemisphere
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Butler County Community College (Pennsylvania)
BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (often referred to as BC3) is located in Butler Township , Pennsylvania , United States . Its motto is "The Smart Place to Start," referring to the large number of students who attend two years before transferring to other colleges. The college also offers courses in Cranberry Township , as well as in Lawrence , Mercer , and Jefferson counties. More recently the college has begun to offer online classes. BC3 is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education . Over 100,000 students have attended. The college's main campus is easily accessed from PA Route 8 via Decatur Drive or Vogel and Old Plank Roads. CONTENTS * 1 Locations * 2 Academics * 3 Notable alumni * 4 References * 5 External links LOCATIONS * BC3 MAIN CAMPUS – Butler, PA (Butler County) * BC3 @ CRANBERRY – Cranberry Township, PA
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Harrisburg Area Community College
HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (HACC) is a community college system in the United States serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area and south-central Pennsylvania. HACC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools . HACC serves 21,000 degree-seeking students as well as 50,000 in noncredit programs for personal and professional growth opportunities. The College has more than 30,000 alumni , many of whom support the College with both their time and gifts, have achieved distinction in almost every field, including business, medicine, law, the arts, education, human and public service, the military, and the technologies. Elizabethtown College partnered with HACC, where students can take one course at Elizabethtown for the price HACC offers. This was done so HACC students can further their education and Elizabethtown can enroll more students
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