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Hoping to interest Penn College students and alumni in a variety of job prospects, two employers will hold information sessions next week on main campus. Representatives of Ebro North America will be in Room 154 of College Avenue Labs at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Susquehanna Health recruiters will be in Room W208 of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center at 3 p.m. Thursday. (Ebro will conduct follow-up interviews Wednesday in Room 202 of the Bush Campus Center.) For details, including available positions and applicable majors, consult the Career Services flier: On-Campus Recruiting
Last updated February 4, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Students | Leave a comment
Representatives of the School of Construction & Design Technologies recently traveled to an ACE affiliate event hosted at Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational Technical School. ACE Mentor Mike Weidner, of Weidner Construction Services in Mechanicsburg, and Jason E. Krick, an assistant professor in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s construction management major, coordinated the opportunity to introduce ACE Mentor participants and their parents to the college’s “degrees that work.”
Last updated January 28, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering & Surveying, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Faculty & Staff | Leave a comment
The list of Fall 2015 graduates has been issued at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Last updated January 7, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Students | Leave a comment
On a rarity of late – a blustery, chilly day that added appropriate atmosphere for an event called “Winter Commencement” – Pennsylvania College of Technology held its yearend graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Community Arts Center. The student speaker was Jay Michael Rhoads Jr., of South Williamsport, who received an Associate of Applied Science in automotive restoration technology; Jason C. Gross, of Williston, Vermont, received the Alumni Humanitarian Award. More than 250 degrees were conferred by college President Davie Jane Gilmour and state Sen. Gene Yaw, chair of the Penn College Board of Directors.
Last updated December 19, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff | Tagged as gallery | 4 Comments
A plastics and polymer engineering technology graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored for devoting his time and talent to a project enhancing access to clean water in developing countries.
Jason C. Gross, of Williston, Vermont, received the Alumni Humanitarian Award at Penn College’s winter commencement ceremonies held Dec. 19 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. The award is bestowed upon graduates of the institution who’ve provided distinguished community or volunteer service and presented themselves as dedicated and loyal alumni.
Last updated December 19, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer | Leave a comment
If you are considering making a charitable donation as the 2015 tax year comes to a close, please remember the Penn College Fund. Gifts of all sizes help students succeed and will be put to use immediately.
Last updated December 7, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
A commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, for the nearly 260 Pennsylvania College of Technology students who have petitioned to graduate after the Fall 2015 semester.
The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.
The student speaker will be Jay Michael Rhoads Jr., of South Williamsport, who will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive restoration technology. Rhoads, a Dean’s List student, is also being presented with the President’s Award for leadership and service to the college.
Last updated December 3, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Students | Leave a comment
Daniel J. Clarke, a systems engineer for Cisco Systems who earned four information technology degrees from Penn College in 2007, returned Thursday to share his knowledge on “the Internet of Things” and provide tips on how to be successful in the information technology field. Clarke’s real-world insight, shared in a Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center classroom, was facilitated by Jeff Weaver, associate professor of electronics. Penn College is a Cisco Networking Academy that offers classes to prepare students for Cisco Certified Network Associate. For more information about Cisco certifications or how to schedule for a class, stop by Weaver’s office (Center for Business & Workforce Development, Room 156), or contact him at 326-3761, ext. 7702, or by e-mail.
Photos by Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations specialist
Last updated November 20, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Students | 2 Comments
A Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts alumnus, who recently returned to his hometown of Harrisburg to become executive chef for an up-and-coming “hyper-local” restaurant, visited the college to guide students in a hands-on lesson in butchering – and ultimately, sustainability.
Chef Lance Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Penn College in 2006. He is executive chef of The Millworks, a new restaurant, art gallery and artists’ studio in Harrisburg, where he focuses on creating seasonal, sustainable menus. Prior to taking the helm at The Millworks, Smith was part of the critically acclaimed Smoke Restaurant in Dallas, Texas, where he was chef de cuisine, working alongside James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim Byers in creating one of the nation’s leading restaurants in wood-fired cuisine.
Last updated November 4, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management | Leave a comment
The past president of the nation’s largest independent honey company and his wife have endowed a scholarship for machining students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Kitt and Bill Gamber Scholarship will benefit full-time students enrolled in the college’s machine tool technology associate-degree major. Typical careers for graduates of the program include toolmaker, machinist, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technician, production technician and manufacturing assistant.
Gamber graduated from Penn College predecessor Williamsport Technical Institute in 1959 with a certificate in tool making. Married for more than 50 years, Gamber and his wife, Kitt, have two children and seven grandsons.
Last updated October 30, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino will be among the panelists for “The Future of American Foreign Policy,” the latest in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s series of topical roundtable discussions, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Joining him in the free, public event, which is scheduled for Penn’s Inn on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center, will be David Mitchell, associate professor of political science and international relations and co-chair of the department of international relations at Bucknell University, and Caroline Payne, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of international studies at Lycoming College.
Last updated October 29, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Events | Leave a comment
Representatives of Jones Dairy Farm, including Kate (Bishop) Hunter, who graduated in 2000 with degrees in food and hospitality management and culinary arts technology, visited campus on Thursday to educate students about bacon – one of the company’s products – and to present the first Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship at Penn College to student Sarah B. Fiedler, a culinary arts and systems student from Lock Haven. Hunter is a manager in her family’s food brokerage firm, Peak Sales & Marketing, in Harrisburg. “Coming over the mountain (to Williamsport), I get teary-eyed,” she said. “It’s a homecoming to come here and show what the college has done for me.” She was joined by Joe Moore, territory sales manager for Jones Dairy Farm, a Wisconsin-based producer of top-quality breakfast meats. Moore explained the process for making bacon and for comparing products before the students participated in a bacon tasting, comparing texture and taste among brands, thicknesses and smoke flavors.
Last updated October 29, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
The rain ceased and the smiles poured forth Sunday as the campus community flung wide its doors to potential students, their families and friends at Fall Open House. A pleasant autumn day on a beautiful campus provided the backdrop for an in-depth look at academic programs, student life and facilities. Helpful employees, students and alumni were on hand throughout the day, as hundreds upon hundreds of visitors crisscrossed Penn College to discover the nationally recognized home of “degrees that work.”
Last updated October 25, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, President, Students | This gallery contains 53 photos. | Tagged as gallery | One Comment
Four Penn College alumni returned to campus Thursday evening to network with business students and offer practical tips for their coming immersion in the job market. Those who spoke were Chris Frantz, ’05, business management, who is director of marketing for Savoy Furniture; Amy (Dibble) Chervinsky, ’11, business administration: banking and finance concentration, who is an associate commercial loan officer for Chemung Canal Trust Co.; Tamara Pavlov, ’11, business administration: management concentration, who is a registered adviser representative for Moff & Associates; and Greg Miller, ’12, building automation technology: heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology concentration. Before networking over refreshments, the alumni spoke to a filled Student and Administrative Services Center presentation room about such topics as work ethic, resume and networking tips, internships, soft skills, problem-solving and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while putting in long working hours.
Last updated October 23, 2015 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Alumni, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Students, Technology Management | Leave a comment
A total of 1,469 students and eight alumni – the highest student attendance on record – stopped by one of Tuesday’s two Career Fairs at the Field House or Bardo Gymnasium. More than 2,400 full- and part-time positions, internships, and international, summer or other seasonal jobs were offered to fairgoers by the 191 employers who attended.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer
Last updated October 23, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Students | Leave a comment