Pennsylvania College of Technology has released its list of graduates for the Spring 2013 semester.
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The dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester has been issued at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering two medical assistant programs beginning in mid-September – at the Main Campus in Williamsport and at the North Campus in Wellsboro.
Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as the health-services industry expands. Due to technological advances in medicine and a growing and aging population, medical assistant is one of the fastest-growing occupations.
A Hughesville High School senior was presented with the 2013 Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology on May 23.
Kyle Bomboy, of Unityville, will enroll in the physician assistant major this fall at Penn College.
The scholarship – named in memory of the late wife of former state Sen. Roger A. Madigan, who represented the 23rd District – may be used to help defray the costs of tuition, fees, books, tools and other required supplies. Applicants are required to write an essay describing the community service they have performed and the value that service has added to the community.
High school students from within the five counties of the commonwealth’s 23rd Senatorial District (Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union) visited Penn College on Thursday for state Sen. Gene Yaw’s annual Student Government Seminar. Begun almost 30 years ago by then-Sen. Roger A. Madigan, the daylong event provides students with a privileged peek into the Capitol’s inner workings − through interaction with scores of elected officials, civic luminaries, lobbyists, media representatives and others. Before fanning out across campus to address such controversial topics as legalization of marijuana and drug-testing for participants in extracurricular activities, the students were schooled by J. Andrew “Drew” Crompton, chief of staff/counsel for Pennsylvania Senate President Pro-Tempore Joe Scarnati. Energetically working the Field House floor (the largest such venue he has ever faced), Crompton was part heckler, part auctioneer and thoroughly insightful as he helped students better understand the state Legislature’s “push and pull.” Just before lunch, a future Penn College student in attendance was announced as this year’s recipient of the Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship.
Pennsylvania College of Technology, in conjunction with the Penn State University Athletic Conference, has announced the recipients of the Winter/Spring 2013 All-Academic Team award. The award is given to student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the semester of competition. Winter sports that compete over two semesters are calculated by averaging both semester grades.
This year, 28 student-athletes made the grade, representing baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and wrestling. The softball team led all teams with nine making the cut, while baseball was right behind with eight.
It was another blockbuster year for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletic teams as they captured their fifth straight Penn State University Athletic Conference Chancellor’s Cup.
The cup is awarded to a member institution with the most accumulated points for the year. Points are awarded based on the finish of each conference team. For 2012-13, the Wildcats had four conference champions, three runners-up and totaled nine postseason playoff berths.
Junior baseball player Cody E. Buterbaugh (Conestoga) and sophomore volleyball player Kelly R. Hebert (Wellsboro) were named the Male and Female John S. Egli Scholar-Athlete Award-winners by the Penn State University Athletic Conference on Tuesday.
The award, announced at the conference’s end-of-the-year awards banquet in State College, is given to one male and one female student-athlete who demonstrate excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. Buterbaugh and Hebert, both starters on their respective squads, carried 4.0 GPAs and were standouts during their season.
When Davie Jane Gilmour was named Penn College’s president 15 years ago this month, her mantra of “People make the difference” quickly turned the focus back onto the human element at the root of the institution’s historic success. Coupled with a renewed emphasis on the college’s role in the community, the tone was set from the very start of her administration, when a Diamond 10 celebration marked the college’s 85th anniversary and its 10th year as an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. “We are proud of our history and of a tradition that sets us apart from others in higher education,” Gilmour said. “We have roots deeply planted in this community. We are not, nor should we be, a gated community unto itself.” While eyes are keenly focused on next year’s centennial observance, her presidency has seen an impressive succession of milestones: a new entrance, which helped spur economic development all along Maynard Street; the Field House, designed and built by students; installation of the area’s largest American flag, which quickly became a community symbol; expanded campus housing (and the accompanying attention to student life); transformation of the vacated HON Industries Inc. building into College Avenue Labs; programs that spur youngsters’ interest in technological careers; a Student and Administrative Services Center; and − a longtime goal realized − the Madigan Library. And through it all, Gilmour has been a tireless example of town-gown cooperation, lending her time and leadership talents to area as diverse as Little League Baseball, philanthropy, health care and the arts. More can be learned in “Legacy of Leaders,” the second volume in the Countdown to the Centennial series. The book, supported by a centennial website, is available for $9.95 from The College Store.
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Twenty-four area artists will show their work as part of the Lycoming County Juried Art Exhibition – titled “Art Alive!” – May 30 to June 28 at The Gallery at Penn College. The gallery is on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.
The exhibition features fine art in a variety of media and showcases the unique vision and emerging aesthetic ideas within Lycoming County.
Appearing in the Spring 2013 One College Avenue magazine: From the seat of his Trek Madone bicycle, building science and sustainable design student Jared Houseknecht observed the vast landscape of America, making mental notes for his future career.
Almost 900 seventh- to ninth-graders attended Monday’s Career Day, a twice-yearly event arranged by Penn College’s Outreach for K-12 Office. College faculty and others treated visitors to nearly 40 hands-on activities, rewarding laboratory tours and informative discussions that covered the variety of careers represented by the college’s “degrees that work.” Students came from eight school districts in Lycoming and other counties – the farthest from New Hope Academy in York.
At the United States Collegiate Archery Championships in Cedar City, Utah, this past week, Pennsylvania College of Technology sophomore Kendel F. Baier (Jersey Shore) dominated women’s bowhunter to take the national title in the individual competition.
Her efforts helped the Wildcat archery team take third overall behind winner Texas A&M and second-place James Madison University. Baier took home all three major titles in her discipline, capturing first in the women’s bowhunter team competition with sophomore Brianna D. Batykefer (Butler) and freshman Cayla Q. Easley (Carlisle), as well as in the mixed bowhunter competition with senior Joseph A. Dowdrick III (Lebanon).
PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.
Pennsylvania College of Technology held three commencement ceremonies May 17-18 for more than 875 students who petitioned to graduate following the Spring 2013 semester. The Friday afternoon proceedings honored students from the schools of Business and Computer Technologies, Hospitality, and Transportation Technology. The schools of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, Integrated Studies and Natural Resources Management were spotlighted Saturday morning; students from the schools of Construction and Design Technologies and Health Sciences graduated that afternoon. The student speakers were Kierstin G. Steer, South Williamsport, who received a bachelor’s degree in technology management Friday; Kyle S. Mullin, of Pottsville, who received a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology Saturday morning; and Jonathan M. Probst, of Allison Park, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in residential construction technology and management Saturday afternoon. The college also bestowed Distinguished Teaching Awards, two alumni awards and a posthumous degree to Michael Storm Fischer.