Filling a major void in educational opportunities in the Erie area, Edinboro University’s Porreco College was established in 2014 to increase educational attainment in the region and meet local demands for career and technical education.
Porreco, The Community’s College, remains committed to providing students with career-ready degrees, while also working to ensure that students gain necessary and valuable life-skills.
“It is our objective as faculty and staff to work with students to be well-rounded both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Mary Beth Mercatoris, Porreco College Coordinator of Student Development Services. “Our goal is to offer knowledge about topics that are relevant to success in daily life and to provide appropriate referrals so that students’ life circumstances do not prohibit their continued educations.”
With the focus on holistic student development, Porreco College has identified six areas to assist students in their professional and personal growth and development in order to aid in retention leading to degree completion: civic responsibility, financial education, career exploration, academic development, health and wellness, and community building.
As part of this initiative, the student-driven Porreco College Campus Activities Board (CAB) organizes student events and community outreach projects that focus on topics relevant to daily life.
During the fall 2015 semester, the members of CAB organized and participated in several events.
In addition, the Campus Activities Board has a number of professional development, cultural awareness and community service events planned for the spring semester.
For more information about Porreco College or the Campus Activities Board, call (814) 836-1955.