Welding Technology Students Collect Eye Protection

MatthewDonnelly-MatthewMcPhillipEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Welding Technology/Hatboro-Horsham High School seniors, Matthew McPhillips and Matthew Donnelly, are holding a collection at EASTERN from October 1 – 31, 2014 for used, or even broken, welding eye protection, as well as baseball hats and sunglasses for welders in Haiti. Outside donations can be dropped off at EASTERN’s entrance throughout the month of October.

This past summer, McPhillips and Donnelly accompanied McPhillips’ father to Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), Pennsylvania chapter. VOSH is an organization that provides eye exams, eyeglasses, and eye surgery to those in need in developing nations at no cost during short-term mission trips.

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EASTERN Student Spotlight – Olga Stylianou

OlgaStylaniouEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Computer Network Administration/Upper Moreland High School junior, Olga Stylianou, is taking the steps toward a successful career working with computers, specifically networking and/or programming, through her Computer Network Administration program at EASTERN.

A native of Cyprus, Olga moved to the United States two years ago. While in Cyprus, Olga took computer classes to master all Microsoft Office products. Upon moving to the United States, she was ready for more advanced classes.

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EASTERN Student Spotlight – Cameron Pulliam

CameronPulliamEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Office Management/Upper Moreland High School junior, Cameron Pulliam, is taking the first steps toward a career in business with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance by attending EASTERN.

When Cameron was a sophomore, he attended an EASTERN presentation at Upper Moreland High School. He heard about Office Management, EASTERN’s first new program in ten years, and felt as though he needed to further research the program. After visiting the program, learning about the college credits associated with the program, and meeting the instructor, Ms. Erin Derby, he knew this was a good fit for him.

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Alumni Spotlight – Teresa Lesenko

TeresaLesenkoTeresa Lesenko, a 2011 Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Commercial Art and Archbishop Wood graduate, is currently in her final semester of completing a Bachelor of Arts in Photography at Curtin University of Western Australia, an intense three-year program. She is also employed as a photographer at a well-known, high-end professional studio franchise in Perth, Western
Australia called Viva! Life Photography.

As a sophomore in high school a friend of Teresa’s told her how much she loved Commercial Art at EASTERN and showed Teresa the portfolio she had built there. This prompted Teresa to visit EASTERN’s Open House to learn more.

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Alumni Spotlight – Kaitlyn Bussman

KaitlynBussmanEASTERN 2009 Cosmetology/Upper Moreland High School graduate, Kaitlyn Reading Bussman, is currently a stylist at Bliss Salon in Saint Joseph, MO, where she resides with her husband and daughter.

After high school graduation and completing her program at EASTERN, Kaitlyn passed the State Board Examination for Cosmetology.  Before moving to Missouri with her husband in 2012, Kaitlyn volunteered her time as a member of EASTERN’s Cosmetology Occupational Advisory Committee, which helps the instructors and administration to keep the program’s curriculum state-of-the-art, and she co-taught EASTERN’s Looking Good Summer Fun course in June and July of 2012. While she was still in Pennsylvania, she worked as a stylist at Shear Madness in Warminster, PA. During her time as a Cosmetology student at EASTERN, Kaitlyn was very involved with the school’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA.

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EASTERN Events – Foundation Meal Fundrasier

EASTERN Foundation is holding a happy hour (actually, its three hours) at Jerzee’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria in Glenside, PA on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m. The fundraiser will also include live acoustic music and a 50/50 raffle.  Jerzee’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria is located at 2609 Mount Carmel Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038-2911.  You can visit them online at www.jerzeesglenside.com.

JerzeesJerzee’s Sports Bar and Pizzeria will donate 15 percent of the total proceeds to the EASTERN Foundation for student awards.  It is as simple as letting the server/bartender know that you are with the EASTERN Foundation. If you are unable to attend during the 5 – 8 p.m. time frame, but still want to assist, you can come to Jerzee’s Sports Bar and Pizzeria any time during the day and the Foundation will still be credited. Takeout orders count too!

The EASTERN Foundation has one reason for existing – to encourage students in their pursuit of career ambitions that were developed and strengthened by attending EASTERN. The Foundation does this by rewarding student success and achievement through scholarships and awards which are presented in May at our Annual Awards Night.  For more information on EASTERN Foundation activities, please visit http://www2.eastech.org/foundation/foundation-activities.

The EASTERN Foundation is a registered, non-profit, 501(c)(3). The purpose of EASTERN’s Foundation is to recognize EASTERN student achievement and success, assist them if post-secondary education is their goal, or help them start a rewarding career.

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