The Cosmetology Academy

Meet Laura Mushenheim – Douglas Education Graduate

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Laura Mushenheim Douglas Education Center 2005 Graduate of Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program 2009 Graduate of Esthetics Program 2010 Graduate of General Cosmetology The saying goes that, “The third time is a charm!”  Just ask Laura Mushenheim about that saying and she would probably concur, with a bit...

Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program Graduate: Rhonda Bergman

Rhonda Bergman Cosmetology Program Graduate Rhonda Bergman is a 2011 graduate of Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program Douglas Education Center Programs give students the tools needed to succeed and prepare them for a career after school. This can’t be truer for Rhonda Bergman a 2011 graduate of the Cosmetology...

Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program Graduate: Tina King

Tina King Cosmetology Program Graduate Tina King is a 2011 graduate of Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program and owner of Head Over Heels Salon and Spa located in Smithton, PA.   She has operated her own business for the past five years, which she opened less than a...

State Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino Visits DEC

On Tuesday, July 22, State Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino visited Douglas Education Center. Her visit focused on what DEC offers to our students while in school, as well as after. “Really what I am interested in how are career and technical schools...

DEC Graduate Finishes in Second Place on SyFy’s ‘Face Off’

From DEC graduate to reality star, Tyler Green unleashed his passion and creativity in special make-up effects, finishing second in the SyFy channel's breakout reality competition series, Face Off. Face Off showcases some of the best special make-up effects talent in the country. Competitors prove they’ve got the skills to...

Alumni Success: Katie Gauden

Katie's family and friends encouraged her to dream - and to learn. She spent a long time practicing on her family and friends' hair before she decided that she needed to go and learn how to do it properly from the folks who knew how...

Marriage Proposal Adds Excitement to DEC Graduation

After months of hands-on learning, lectures and exams, a graduation ceremony is a memorable event. Yet, for cosmetology student Hailee Dicesere, from Ligonier, Pennsylvania, it was particularly unforgettable - as it was also the day she became engaged! Like many graduating students, Hailee was a little nervous...

Alumni Success: Haley Stringhill

"Love your clients," is DEC alumnus Haley Stringhill's mantra. Whether behind the chair making someone's day, or in front of a team educating them in color techniques and application, Haley makes it her mission to spread the love wherever she goes. Cosmetology is a thriving career....

The Cosmetology Academy Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Happy 10-Year Anniversary! The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center (DEC) hosted a special celebratory day to mark its 10-year anniversary. DEC hosted a range of activities and events to mark the occassion, drawing together its family of cosmetology students, graduates, faculty, staff and community friends....

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