Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1981 Representative 15 Democrat
1982 Representative 15 Democrat
1983 Representative 15 Democrat
1984 Representative 15 Democrat
1985 Representative 15 Democrat
1986 Representative 15 Democrat
1987 Representative 15 Democrat
1988 Representative 15 Democrat
1989 Representative 15 Democrat
1990 Representative 15 Democrat
1991 Representative 15 Democrat
1992 Representative 15 Democrat
1993 Representative 15 Democrat
1994 Representative 15 Democrat
1995 Representative 15 Democrat
1996 Representative 15 Democrat
1997 Representative 15 Democrat
1998 Representative 15 Democrat
1999 Representative 15 Democrat
2000 Representative 15 Democrat
2001 Representative 15 Democrat
2002 Representative 15 Democrat
Counties Beaver

Biography

01/13/1939 -


COLAFELLA, Nicholas Anthony, a Representative from Beaver County; born in West Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pa., January 13, 1939; graduated, Aliquippa High School, 1956; B.S., Youngstown University, 1962; M.Ed., Duquesne University, 1965; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1977; served, United States Navy (1956-1958); business teacher, Center High School; business teacher, Northwestern High School; director of evening education and business instructor, Community College of Beaver County; dean of continuing education and community service, Community College of Beaver County (1969-1980); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1978); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980; served 10 more consecutive terms; appointed, chair, Select Committee to Investigate Alcohol Abuse in Pennsylvania Institutions of Higher Education (1987-1988); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1983-2002); appointed, Select Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Harrisburg University (1990); appointed, Commission on Postsecondary Education for the 21st Century (1999-2000); appointed, vice-chair, Keystone Commission on Education for Employment in the 21st Century (2001-2002); appointed, co-chair, Select Committee on Public Education Funding (2001-2002); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2002); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004); appointed, Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission (2004-present).
 
 
 

Bibliography


Colafella, Nicholas A.   “The Role of Continuing Education in a Community College,” Catalyst (1975)