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Porreco College Welcomes Prospective Students with Open House

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If you're a high school student or just someone looking to go back to school, it's time to start applying.

The Porreco College of Edinboro University eased some of that application stress Saturday afternoon, with an open house.

Dominique Anderson attended the open house.  She's a single mom, who hopes to someday open her own business.

"I saw that Porreco offers a 2-year Business Administration program, so it was perfect for me," said Anderson.  "That's my goal, in 2 years I want to open up my own business "

Back in March, Edinboro announced the creation of the Porreco College, as the "Community's College."  It'll offer 4 Associate Degrees and one Certificate Program.

"We have Associate Degrees in Business, Liberal Studies, Human Services, Social Services, and then also an Applied Science and Applied Technology," said Janet Bowker, Director and Outreach Coordinator for Edinboro University.   "The Certificate Program is in Customer Relations Management and we're looking to expand all of those programs," she said.

The cost of attending Porreco College will be essentially cut in half.

Prospective students said perhaps the biggest draw of attending Porreco College is the "Porreco Promise"; it states that every student from Erie County is eligible toreceivee a $3,000 scholarship.

"Once they file their financial aid and they find out how much from the State and Federal Government they're getting, if there are still any costs, we can cover up to $3,000 a year," said Bowker.

Students interested in heading back to school said the Erie community needs something like the Porreco College.

"They go further than any other college around here to help you get into their school and I think that's what the Erie community needs," said open house attendee, Justin Moore.

"When the community offers something like this, people need to get up and take advantage of it," said Anderson.

The next open house is  this Wednesday, from 3 to 8.

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