Students to Cook Samples for Growers’ ‘Customer Appreciation Day’
Students in a Catering course at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer cooking demonstrations – and free samples – at the Williamsport Growers Market’s annual “Customer Appreciation Day” on Sept. 19.
The students will prepare a variety of recipes using fresh, local ingredients donated by the market’s vendors. They’ll serve samples beginning at 8 a.m. – when the market opens – and continue until noon (or until the samples run out).
“It’s the farmers saying thanks to the local customers for their patronage and support throughout the year, with Penn College preparing food from the products they’ve donated,” explained Michael J. Ditchfield, instructor of hospitality management/culinary arts, who teaches the Catering class.
Last updated September 4, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Students | Leave a comment
Presidential Student Ambassadors Mark 20th Year of Service
Twenty-eight students are serving as Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2015-16 academic year at Pennsylvania College of Technology, marking the 20th year student ambassadors have been spreading good will on campus.
The student ambassadors promote Penn College to prospective and current students and their families, guests, alumni, business partners and friends of the college. They are selected for their demonstration of leadership, campus involvement, academic achievement and Penn College pride.
“The Presidential Student Ambassadors play such an integral role in the Admissions Office,” said Claire Z. Biggs, coordinator of admissions and enrollment event services. “They help to be the face of the college by providing student tours, completing various tasks around the Admissions Office and by helping prospective students see the endless possibilities available to them at Penn College. Fall tours are already underway, and the Ambassadors are hard at work. With the help of our Ambassadors, we hope to have a busy and successful year!”
Last updated September 3, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Alumni, President, Students | One Comment
ADHA Recognizes Penn College Student Chapter
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association was recently honored by its parent organization.
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association presented the Penn College group with its Graduate Transition Award. The award recognizes student member chapters having a graduate conversion rate to ADHA membership of 90 percent or greater.
Last updated September 3, 2015 | Posted in Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
‘Pack the Park’ Pregame Honors Championship Wildcats
Students, employees and alumni were among the 1,963 fans attending Penn College’s 16th annual “Pack the Park Night” in Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field this week. On the night after the Williamsport Crosscutters clinched their first Pinckney Division title in a decade, the celebratory air continued with the pregame presentation of championship rings to members of the college’s Wildcat baseball team, who topped the North Eastern Athletic Conference this season. General admission tickets and shuttle service to and from campus were provided free of charge, there were games and giveaways throughout the evening, and a handful of students were chosen for the opportunity to win $10,000 toward college expenses. The ‘cutters, who lost 8-4 to the Auburn Doubledays, play their first postseason playoff game Wednesday.
Last updated September 3, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Sports, Students | This gallery contains 12 photos. | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
Association Recertifies Engineering CAD Technology Major
The American Design Drafting Association recently recognized the excellence of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s engineering CAD technology major with industry recertification.
“Recertification by the ADDA is a very important credential for our program, and we are proud to have earned it annually since 1997,” said Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of engineering design technology.
Last updated September 2, 2015 | Posted in Engineering Design Technology, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies | One Comment
Red Cross Blood Drive Set for Sept. 9-10 in Penn’s Inn
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 9-10 in Penn’s Inn (second floor, Bush Campus Center). Join the Red Cross and College Health Services in their lifesaving mission by scheduling an appointment today! All donors will receive Papa John’s pizza and a beverage.
Last updated September 2, 2015 | Posted in Events | 2 Comments
Employer to Hold On-Campus Information Session
Highwood USA LLC, hoping to interest Penn College students and alumni in a variety of available jobs, will hold an information session at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 107 of College Avenue Labs. For details, including open positions and the applicable academic majors, consult the Career Services’ flier: Highwood USA
Last updated September 2, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Students | Leave a comment
Opportunities for Student Involvement, Inside and Out
A record-breaking number of students – 507, by official count – registered for Tuesday’s conveniently combined Part-Time Job Fair and Fall Fusion. A variety of employers were stationed in the Field House, a busy venue made even more popular by its air conditioning, while outside, where a steamy Sept. 1 followed August’s lead, representatives of campus and community organizations engaged students looking to make a difference beyond the classroom.
Last updated September 2, 2015 | Posted in Events, Students | This gallery contains 6 photos. | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
Well-Traveled Artist Takes Gallery Patrons on Flights of Fancy
A public reception and artist’s talk were held Tuesday for “Nature, Fathomable,” featuring the work of Joo Lee Kang, which continues in The Gallery at Penn College through Sept. 20. The Korean artist, whose elaborate creations are rendered in ballpoint ink, was interviewed by Fiona Powell for WYVA Radio’s “Williamsport Today” show. Hours for the gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library, are 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays (closed Saturdays and Mondays).
Last updated September 2, 2015 | Posted in Events, Gallery | Leave a comment
Cadets From Penn College Part of Color Guard for U.S. Title Game
Penn College cadets from Bison Battalion were among those serving as color guard during Saturday’s U.S. Championship game at the Little League Baseball World Series. Adam N. Finkelstein-Diaz, an applied health studies: emergency medical services concentration major from Stroudsburg (who also volunteered at the Series in a School of Health Sciences capacity) accompanied the Williamsport Marine Corps League Detachment in presenting the American flag in center field. Three other students were on detail during the National Anthem: Daniel G. Curtin, a manufacturing engineering technology major from Berwick; Craig W. Robbins, an aviation maintenance technology student from Newton, New Jersey; and Kyle A. Csorba, of Hamilton, New Jersey, enrolled in residential construction technology and management. Csorba provided the photos to the college administration, with appreciation for its support of the ROTC program on campus.
Last updated September 2, 2015 | Posted in Students | Leave a comment
DCED Gets Firsthand Look at College’s Responsiveness to Industry
Representatives of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community & Economic Development toured several areas of Penn College’s campuses Tuesday. The contingent was hosted by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College. Throughout their visit, they saw firsthand the hands-on learning taking place in the college’s labs and learned how the college works with industry, the college benefiting from industry input on curriculum as well as in-kind and monetary donations, and industry benefiting from knowledgeable graduates and customized training and product-development support. Tour stops included the Schneebeli Earth Science Center; Energy Technology & Education Center; Plastics Innovation & Resource Center; and the advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping, welding, machining, mechatronics, well-trainer, plastics, and electronics and computer engineering labs.
Last updated September 1, 2015 | Posted in Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Design Technology, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer, Welding, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Capitol Lounge Adds to CAC’s Entertainment Value
Besides hosting local and touring productions on its grand stage, the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport loves to entertain in its intimate Capitol Lounge (on the second floor, accessible via elevator at 2R). Don’t miss Happy Hour Quizzo this Friday (Sept. 4). Quizzo is a four-member team trivia event that consists of four rounds of trivia, 10 questions per round. The winning team will receive tickets to upcoming shows at the Arts Center. Quizzo will start at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Lounge. Stop by early for Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. with a free pizza bar while supplies last! (There is a $5 charge to play Quizzo.) Reservations for Quizzo are recommended due to limited seating. To reserve a table today, email Carla Fisher, director of marketing and creative design. For a complete listing of all upcoming events at the Community Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn College, visit the Arts Center website.
Last updated September 1, 2015 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
‘Destination Bingo’ – Fun by the Numbers
A busy getaway is in store for the recipient of the top giveaway at Saturday”s “Destination Bingo” event in the Keystone Dining Room: a two-night stay at the Hershey Lodge, admission for two to HersheyPark, meal vouchers and a pair of tickets to this weekend’s concert with the Zac Brown Band and Gregg Allman. The winner was Allison F. Chapman, an information assurance and cyber security major from Montoursville, who passed along the prize to Chris T. Mentzer, of Williamsport, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology student. The Student Activities-sponsored evening included other prizes, including two seats on the Halloween bus trip to the Field of Screams in Lancaster.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer
Last updated August 31, 2015 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
An Artist’s Journey to Engineering
From the Fall 2015 edition of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine: Student Hannah Michelle Scheimreif links the seemingly opposite disciplines of studio art and welding and fabrication engineering technology. “In engineering, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas, and in art, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas,” she said. “It coalesces very nicely.” Read “Double Major“
Last updated August 30, 2015 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students, Welding | Leave a comment