‘Links’ Eager to Help New Students Greet Their Future
The Summer 2016 Connections Links are ready to welcome guests to campus for Penn College’s orientation program starting Monday and running through July 21. Six two-day sessions (for first-year enrollees) and two one-day sessions (for adult learners and transfers) will prepare students and their families for the new experiences and challenges of college life. Offering their friendly faces at those sessions are 12 Connections Links, seasoned and knowledgeable student leaders ready to facilitate networking and answer a wide range of questions.
Last updated June 24, 2016 | Posted in Students | Leave a comment
College Budget, Bond Refunding, CAC Board Approved
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved a 2016-17 budget that includes the smallest increase in tuition and fees since the college began its affiliation with Penn State in 1989.
Last updated June 23, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment
Grads Keep Cool, Maintain Public Safety in Crises
The School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications’ emergency management technology major is the focus of a new video on Penn College’s YouTube channel. The four-year degree prepares graduates for careers ranging from disaster planning specialist to public health preparedness coordinator through a comprehensive understanding of the phases of emergency management.
Last updated June 23, 2016 | Posted in Emergency Management, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students | Leave a comment
Manufacturing Student Among Competitors on ABC’s ‘BattleBots’
A student in Penn College’s manufacturing engineering technology major will compete on ABC’s “BattleBots” when the popular series begins its second season at 8 p.m. Thursday. Alexander J. Horne, of West Chester, co-designed and built the 250-pound robot – named SubZero – that will face off for Team Hammertime in the show’s opening round. An article about Horne (and his longtime fascination with bot-building) was published in a recent edition of his hometown paper, the Daily Local News.
Last updated June 22, 2016 | Posted in Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Students | 2 Comments
PGA Tour Professional ‘Chips In’ on Behalf of Scholarship Fund
As the sundial crept toward summer’s official arrival on Monday, a Williamsport Country Club crowd enjoyed a benefit visit from pro golfer Ryan Palmer. The winner of three PGA Tour events, Palmer conducted a morning clinic and participated in other activities during the 30th annual Penn College Foundation Golf Classic. The event has resulted in $625,000 in scholarship assistance since 1990, with another $55,000 in aid expected to be awarded this year. The first-place team was from Phillips Office Solutions (Trey Phillips, Mark Lauer, Davis Peck and Bill Knapsack); Allison Crane & Rigging (Larry Allison Jr., Tyler Richardson, Michael Richardson and Eric McNulty) finished second. Other prize-winners included Tyler Richardson, individual low net (59), and McNulty, individual low gross (71). Closest-to-the-pin honors went to McNulty, Hole No. 3; Bob Pursell, No. 10; Bill Manos, No. 15; and Maurice Bower, No. 17. An Eyewitness News segment about the tournament aired during WBRE/WYOU’s 11 p.m. newscast.
Last updated June 21, 2016 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Penn College Welcomes New Employee
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.
Last updated June 21, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
College Tops Regional List of Red Cross Bloodmobile Sites
The American Red Cross recently ran the numbers of its Top 10 blood-collection locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania … and Penn College was at the head of the list for 2015. A total of 799 units was donated on campus last year; Bloomsburg and Lock Haven universities were second and third at 695 and 534 pints, respectively. In a related report, College Health Services said 49 units – with the potential to save 147 lives – were collected during a June 15 mini-visit to the Bush Campus Center. Online appointments are being accepted for the next drive at Penn College, set for noon-6 p.m. Sept. 7-8.
Last updated June 20, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, Students | Leave a comment
‘Senior Visit Day’ Opens 12th-Graders’ Eyes to Campus Opportunities
Penn College held the first of three Senior Visit Days on Friday, welcoming students heading into their final year of high school. After a welcome session with President Davie Jane Gilmour, the visitors heard academic presentations and toured labs, got an overview of financial aid and college life, took a peek at on-campus housing, lunched in the Keystone Dining Room, and had access to Admissions Office representatives to resolve all of their last-minute questions. Additional Senior Visit Days are set for July 16 and 29; campus tours are also available at 2:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday.
Last updated June 17, 2016 | Posted in Admissions, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students | Leave a comment
NSSC Accepts Energy-Efficiency Award on Behalf of Industry Partner
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, national sponsor of the Building Operator Certification program that trains and certifies workers in best practices for energy efficiency, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2016 Energy Star Award.
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s National Sustainable Structures Center is part of the network of licensed providers nationwide helping to administer the BOC program. Alison A. Diehl, NSSC director, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the award on behalf of the nonprofit and its training coalition.
“EPA does an outstanding job in recognizing industry partners that are achieving real impacts on energy-efficiency efforts,” Diehl said. “We are proud to represent NEEC and the national Building Operator Certification, a program that teaches facilities personnel to improve occupant comfort while maximizing facility efficiency.”
Last updated June 17, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, NSSC, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Three Cheers for the Red, White … and Blue, Blue Skies
Williamsport’s 33rd annual Flags Across America March traveled to the Penn College campus from the nearby Peter Herdic Transportation Museum on Tuesday evening, convening for a brief celebration under the 1,800-square-foot American flag that flies outside the Student & Administrative Services Center.
Last updated June 16, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
Memorial Service Thursday for Professor Emeritus
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday for Barbara Helen Williams, a professor emeritus at Penn College, who died Monday. The service for Williams, a member of the engineering drafting technology faculty at the college (and its Williamsport Area Community College predecessor) from 1980-96, will be at Muncy First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market St., Muncy.
Last updated June 15, 2016 | Posted in Construction & Design Technologies, Engineering Design Technology, Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies | Leave a comment
July’s ‘First Friday’ to Include Faculty Member’s Artwork
David M. Moyer, an assistant professor of graphic design at Penn College, will be among exhibitors during downtown Williamsport’s First Friday celebration of the arts next month. “David Moyer: The Naturalist,” showcasing the faculty member’s printmaking artistry, will open from 6-10 p.m. July 1 at Gallery 425, 425 Market Street. Moyer – who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore – joined the college’s full-time faculty in the Fall 2000 semester.
Last updated June 15, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Faculty & Staff, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Fun With Food
Youngsters enrolled in Penn College’s Camp ESCAPE practiced some kitchen wizardry on Tuesday. Gathering in and around the patio/courtyard of the Keystone Dining Room, the boys and girls made flatbread pizza appetizers, whole-wheat blueberry muffins and homemade Nutella … and enjoyed one of the best parts of food preparation: eating what they prepared! Cooking projects aren’t all that’s on the menu, however; in its second of seven weeks of activities, the camp offers regular field trips, games and – like any perfect summer – old and new friends.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated June 14, 2016 | Posted in Dining Services, General Information | Leave a comment