Calling all CT Alumni! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished since graduation. Please join our registry to reconnect with Conemaugh, and allow us to highlight your achievements.
Check out our previous Alumni of the Month Winners.
For the past 75 years, we have been educating students who’ve used the skills they learned at CTASD to succeed in life. We are very proud of our graduates and want to extend an invitation to them to reconnect with former classmates, network with current and retired professionals, and influence the next generation coming out of Conemaugh.
Each month we will showcase the successes of our alumni by highlighting a different graduate or graduating class. While success looks different in different situations, we want to create an opportunity to acknowledge the thread that ties them all together.
Michael Cotchen graduated from Conemaugh Township Area Middle School/High School in 1984. During his years attending Township, Michael was influenced by Dr. Tighe, the twelfth grade English teacher at Conemaugh Township at the time. Mr. Cotchen said, “She (Dr. Tighe) taught us how to write effectively and efficiently.” Outside of class Michael said his fondest memories were Friday night football games.
Directly after finishing his high school education, Michael attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for two years majoring in business management. He then transfered to the University of Pittsburgh main campus to continue his major in business and minor in accounting.
After college graduation, Mr. Cotchen pursued a job in the business field, obtaining a seat as a state employee of Pennsylvania as an auditor. He currently resides in Davidsville, Pennsylvania with his wife Barbra and their two children, Ryan and Benjamin.
Conemaugh Township Area School District celebrates a proud tradition of excellence as we strive to create leaders of tomorrow. If you would like to nominate an alumnus who continues to promote this tradition that began at Conemaugh Township Area Schools many years ago and who continues to serve as an outstanding citizen, leader, athlete, musician, teacher, or mentor, please complete our nomination form below.