Cosmetology Students Create High Fashion

On July 22, 2014, EASTERN Cosmetology students participated in a competition in which they made their model look like a photo in a fashion magazine. EASTERN administration and staff members walked through the Cosmetology program looking at the styles and the photos after which they were modeled and voted on their top three styles.

The top three winning looks were created by Melinda Morgan, an upcoming senior at Hatboro-Horsham High School; Abigail Solomon, an upcoming senior at Cheltenham High School; and Gabrielle Monterosso, an upcoming senior at Abington High School. The EASTERN Cosmetology students who competed are currently working towards the completion of their 1,250 required hours necessary in order to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Exam.

“This competition really gave us a chance to see how well we could imitate a look in a magazine ad,” said first place winner, Melinda Morgan. “The Cosmetology program at EASTERN is preparing us for successful careers in the field, and competitions such as this encourage us to be creative and think strategically.”

EASTERN’s Cosmetology program provides the skills necessary to begin a career in the cosmetology field. In Pennsylvania, as well as other states, cosmetologists and nail technicians must be licensed to practice in the field.

first-place-Melinda Morgan

First Place: Melinda Morgan, stylist and Tessa Inoles, model


Second place: Abby Solomon, stylist and Anne Matthews, model


Third place: Gabrielle Monteroso, stylist and Danielle Goodrich, model


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Alumni Spotlight – Kelly D’Amico

Alumni Spotlight:Kelly D'Amico

Alumni Spotlight:
Kelly D’Amico

EASTERN 2010 Commercial Art/Abington High School graduate, Kelly D’Amico, is currently working as the head photographer and a graphic artist for the local fashion company, Truly Whimsical, and also owns and operates her own photography business, Mico Photography. After graduating from EASTERN and Abington High School, D’Amico decided to pursue post-secondary education and received her associate degree in Photography from the Antonelli Institute of Graphic Design and Photography.

When D’Amico was in tenth grade, she took a tour of EASTERN, and instantly fell in love with the Commercial Art program. She saw this as an opportunity to learn more about a potential career field from professionals who had been in the industry.

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Cosmetology Students Complete Program Hours

EASTERN Cosmetology Students Complete Program Hours

EASTERN Cosmetology Students Complete Program Hours

On July 3, 2014, the first eight Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology students have completed the 1,250 required hours necessary in order to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Exam.

Congratulations to:

  • Morgan-Victoria Johnson, 2014 Springfield High School graduate;
  • Jaclyn Piccari, 2014 Upper Dublin High School graduate;
  • Kara Vartanian, 2014 Lower Moreland High School graduate;
  • Megan Bennett, 2014 Upper Dublin High School graduate;
  • Faith Cruz, 2014 Abington High School graduate;
  • Tianna Gannotti, 2014 Upper Moreland High School graduate;
  • Brittany Klaski, 2014 Abington High School graduate;
  • Ana Pellecchia, 2014 Abington High School graduate.

The rest of the class only has a matter of days before they also complete their hours.

“Congratulations to all of our Cosmetology seniors finishing up the program this summer,” said Joseph Greb, EASTERN’s Assistant Director. “The commitment and dedication these students have demonstrated over the past two years has been incredible.”

To qualify to sit for state licensure individuals must complete 250 hours for a nail technician license, 1,250 for cosmetology, and an additional 500 to get a teaching license. Students attending EASTERN’s Cosmetology program will save the time and money by completing these hours while still in high school.

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New Continuing Education Program

Medical Coding and Billing

EASTERN’s Continuing Education Department now offers Medical Coding and Billing. This program consists of six 30-hour courses offered at our convenient Willow Grove location. Each course meets two nights per week, 3 hours per night for five weeks.

After successfully satisfying the program requirements, the student will receive a certificate of completion. At that time they may apply to take the exam for certification through a number of professional associations, including AHIMA, AAPC and others. Tuition for the entire program is less than $2,000 plus books. To register, please stop by our Terwood Road campus, or register online at

Students can register: Online, by phone at 215-784-4802, or stop by the Continuing Education office at EASTERN – 3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. For more information, please contact Lynn Green at 215-784-4802 or


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