Buoyant Reception Greets Students, Start of New Semester

Penn College’s “Welcome Weekend,” held Saturday and Sunday on main campus, gently and helpfully guided new and returning students toward the start of classes. Student leaders, faculty/staff and alumni – all wearing T-shirts identifying them as the go-to gang to satisfy any last-minute questions – offered a collectively friendly face to the Fall 2014 members of the college community. New enrollees and transfers moved into on- and off-campus apartments, academic and social activities filled the schedule, and crucial offices offered convenient extended hours in advance of Monday’s official opening of the 2014-15 academic year. Among the high notes of this overture to fall were a convocation parade of first-year students, reunions enjoyed and new friendships begun, “Wildcat Welcome” refreshments, and a chilling and charitable surprise from college President Davie Jane Gilmour.

− Photos by Cindy D. Meixel, writer/photo editor; Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer;
Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; and Mike Cunningham, vice president for information technology/chief information officer,


  1. Craig Cian says:

    Taking one for the team… Just one more reason to be Penn College Proud!

    Posted August 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm
  2. Marcia Girio Tanner says:

    Love these girls

    Posted August 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  3. Marcia Girio Tanner says:

    Such good friends

    Posted August 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm

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