EASTERN Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Careers

On Wednesday, May 18 2016, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) commemorated 50 years of providing career and technical education to students in Eastern Montgomery County with a Re-dedication ceremony held at Upper Moreland High School.

Tom Allen, Amy Pertuset, and Joseph Colaneri

Tom Allen, Amy Pertuset, and Joseph Colaneri

EASTERN’s honored guest speakers included Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director, PA State Senator Stewart Greenleaf, PA Representative Tom Murt, Dr. Marykay Feeley, EASTERN’s Superintendent of Record, Dr. Art Levinowitz, EASTERN’s Joint Operating

Joseph Colaneri, Tom Allen, Marykay Feeley, and Art Levinowitz

Joseph Colaneri, Tom Allen, Marykay Feeley, and Art Levinowitz.

Committee President, Dr. Joseph Colaneri, EASTERN’s former Director, and Amy Pertuset, 2013 EASTERN Computer Network Administration graduate.

Staff and faculty, both present and past, as well as members of all of EASTERN’s advisory committees and participating school administration attended to celebrate 50 years of inspiring careers. EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program prepared and served a bevy of delicious hors d’oeuvres and the Commercial Art program designed beautiful commemorative booklets including photos from all five decades.

Tom Allen, Joe Greb, Tom Murt, and Art Levinowitz

Tom Allen, Joe Greb, Tom Murt, and Art Levinowit

“EASTERN truly is a family and this was a perfect way to celebrate 50 years,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “We appreciate the endless support from our staff, faculty, advisory committees and, of course, from Upper Moreland High School, to make this a memorable event for all involved.

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