Last updated May 8, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Events |
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Secondary Students Celebrate Investment Returns in Market Exercise
Students from four Lycoming County school districts convened at Penn College on Thursday to celebrate their participation in EconomicsPennsylvania’s Stock Market Game, a classroom simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Hosted by the college’s School of Business & Hospitality, the students attended a “meet and greet” with FNB Bank President Bryan L. Holmes (the competition sponsor), as well as representatives from the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and the college’s business and accounting programs. Following remarks by Frederick W. Becker, dean of the School of Business & Hospitality (who also provided the photo); David F. Troisi, managing editor for the Sun-Gazette; and Holmes, an awards ceremony honored the top four high school and top three middle school teams. Montgomery Area High School was the top investor, finishing the 10-week game with $384,936 in total equity. Students attended from Montgomery Senior High School, Montoursville Area High School, Muncy Junior-Senior High School, Williamsport Area High School and Williamsport Area Middle School. Other districts competing in the local competition were East Lycoming, Loyalsock Township and South Williamsport.
Student Investors Benefit From Business Grads’ Financial Acumen
Business administration alumni Seth E. Martin, ’08, and Shawn A. Wilson, ’00, returned to campus Tuesday to speak with members of the Student Managed Investment Fund. Martin is an investment officer at The Bryn Mawr Trust Co. Wilson owns S.A. Wilson & Associates, a financial planning firm in Lewistown and State College. The two talked about some of the things they valued most about their Penn College educations and discussed the challenges of the finance industry.
Last updated April 23, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Alumni, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Students |
Honor Society’s Penn College Chapter Inducts Five Business Students
The School of Business & Hospitality inducted five students Friday into the Penn College chapter of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business. Those inducted during a ceremony in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant were Shane M. Beckman, of Linden, accounting; Cory L. Buckles, of South Williamsport, business administration: small business and entrepreneurship concentration; Zachary J. Buterbaugh, of Conestoga, accounting; Megan N. Whiteman, of South Williamsport, accounting; and Stephen B. Wozniak, of Williamsport, business administration: management concentration. Gerri F. Luke, professor of business administration/management, presided over the induction. Membership in Delta Mu Delta is available to candidates for the baccalaureate degree in a business-related major who have completed at least one-half of the work required for the degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and who are in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative average grades. In addition, they must be approved – in writing – by the dean of business and hospitality.
Photo by Frederick W. Becker, dean of business and hospitality
Last updated April 14, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Students |
Student Groups Enlist Banking Pros for Primer on Fiscal Well-Being
A group of student organizations hosted a financial literacy seminar Thursday, inviting students and the community alike to learn how borrowing and saving affect their futures. The students invited local banking experts – Joe Farley, vice president and chief financial officer for Woodlands Bank; Carol Welliver, vice president of Woodlands Bank; and Matt Mensinger, vice president, commercial services division for First Keystone Community Bank, who offered wisdom and answered questions on paying off debts, establishing a positive credit history and investing for the future. The event was hosted by the college’s Accounting Society, Student Managed Investment Fund, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
Last updated April 11, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Events, Students |
Student Organizations to Host Financial Literacy Program
Students and the community are welcome to attend the first financial literacy program at Pennsylvania College of Technology on April 10.
The event is being organized and hosted by several student organizations, most in the college’s School of Business & Hospitality.
“There are many students and community members unaware of how their loans or mortgages will affect their future, and this program will provide information on how and what affects the loan,” explained Zachary J. Buterbaugh, an accounting student from Conestoga.
Last updated March 20, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Events, Students |
Short-Term QuickBooks 2013 Training Available at Penn College
Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering QuickBooks 2013 Level I this spring.
Participants – even those with little bookkeeping knowledge – can learn the powerful tools of the No. 1-rated accounting software for individuals and businesses. New users will be introduced to QuickBooks, and those familiar with the program will learn the features and functionality of its 2013 version.
The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28 in a computer lab at the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. Basic understanding of the Windows operating system is a prerequisite.
Last updated March 13, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Workforce Development & Continuing Education |
Penn College Students Provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Pennsylvania College of Technology students again are volunteering their time to help qualified individuals as they prepare their 2013 income tax returns.
More than a dozen students, most of them majoring in accounting but also representing the college’s financial planning, legal assistant, business management and information technology majors, have undergone months of extensive training to become certified tax preparers by the Internal Revenue Service.
The free service, part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the IRS, is designed for taxpayers who have relatively uncomplicated returns and less than $51,000 in annual income.
Last updated February 21, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students |
Baseball Brothers Pull Double Play as Co-‘Students of the Month’
The start of the year brings a first for Pennsylvania College of Technology: the selection of twin brothers as Students of the Month.
Chosen for the Student Government Association honor are Cody E. Buterbaugh, a building automation technology major, and Zachary J. Buterbaugh, an accounting student. Originally from Conestoga, both are scheduled to graduate in May.
Last updated January 29, 2014 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Electrical, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Sports, Students |
Business Alum Arranges Beneficial ‘Return’ for Student Investors
Shawn A. Wilson, who graduated from Penn College in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, returned to the college Tuesday to share his “real world” wisdom with participants in the Student Managed Investment Fund. After graduation, Wilson started his career in banking before opening S.A. Wilson & Associates, a successful financial planning firm in Lewistown and State College. In addition to talking about how his Penn College education prepared him for his career – he particularly commended Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration/banking and finance, for being a tough and knowledgeable mentor – he spoke with students about the significant regulatory changes that occurred as a result of the recent financial crisis and how he navigated those regulations while starting his firm.
Last updated October 10, 2013 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Alumni, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management |
Woodlands Bank Scholarship Established at Penn College
A new scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology for students enrolled in accounting and business majors has been established by a community bank based in Lycoming County.
The Woodlands Bank Scholarship is building toward endowment and will generate initial annual awards of $1,000 once fully endowed.
The scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the accounting, business administration and business management academic majors at Penn College. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a high school in Lycoming, Clinton or Sullivan counties.
“The Penn College Foundation is extremely grateful to Woodlands Bank for establishing this scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the foundation. “Woodlands Bank’s desire to assist Lycoming County students attending Penn College is further evidence of their commitment to be a community bank. We’re pleased to partner with them in helping students earn a degree that works.”
Last updated July 17, 2013 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, General Information, Scholarships | Tagged as new scholarship |
Campus Event Sounds Closing Bell for ‘Stock Market Challenge’
EconomicsPennsylvania’s Stock Market Challenge, in which students from eight local high schools were given a virtual bankroll of $100,000 each and tasked with managing an investment portfolio over the past 10 weeks, held its wrap-up event on Penn College’s main campus Wednesday. Students from Hughesville, Loyalsock Township, Montoursville Area, Montgomery, Muncy, South Williamsport Area and Williamsport Area high schools, as well as St. John Neumann Regional Academy, took part – touring the college and attending a recognition ceremony in the Thompson Professional Development Center. The top team was from Montgomery, where students posted a “return” of more than $35,000 on their investments. The event included a “meet and greet” with School of Business and Computer Technologies faculty and others; a welcome from Edward A. Henninger, school dean; and remarks from representatives of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Jersey Shore State Bank, which co-sponsored the competition, and Carolyn Shirk, vice president of EconomicsPennsylvania.
Last updated May 15, 2013 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Events |
Dual-Enrollment Students Display Their Accounting Know-How
Thirty-four students from East Lycoming, Jersey Shore Area, Montoursville Area and Williamsport Area high schools – all enrolled in an Introduction to Financial Accounting course through the Penn College NOW program – got a hands-on opportunity Friday to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Coordinated by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office, the program allows high school students to earn Penn College credits through dual enrollment. JoAnn H. Pacenta, instructor of business administration/accounting in the School of Business and Computer Technologies, helped the students work with Peachtree accounting software to create a sample company and complete a general ledger. The students’ day included lunch in the Capitol Eatery and, for the Williamsport group, a tour of campus.
Last updated April 26, 2013 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, College Transitions, Technology Management |
IRS-Certified Students Providing Free Public Tax Assistance
Qualified individuals who need help preparing and filing their 2012 returns can visit the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The free service is available through early April in the Teachers’ Learning Center of the Madigan Library (Room LIB/213) on Penn College’s main campus in Williamsport.
Required appointments will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Additional “first-come, first-served” dates and times are being considered for the convenience of walk-in taxpayers whose schedules cannot accommodate weekday sessions.
Last updated February 22, 2013 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Students |
Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources Scholarship Established
The Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources Scholarship has been established as a building-to-endowed scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Once fully endowed, the scholarship fund will provide annual awards of $1,000 or more in perpetuity for those who demonstrate financial need and academic performance and are enrolled as full- or part-time students; have a home residence in Lycoming County or Bradford County; and are enrolled in the business administration bachelor-degree program with a financial planning competency credential, or the accounting bachelor-degree program.
“The Penn College Foundation and the entire Penn College community sincerely appreciate the commitment Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources has made to endow a scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation.
Last updated February 1, 2013 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Technology Management | Tagged as new scholarship |
Accounting Student Awarded Scholarship From State Association
A senior in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s four-year accounting major has been awarded one of two $1,000 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants.
Steven W. Garner, of Lock Haven, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, a professional organization that provides education, information, tools and resources to more than 1,600 members across the commonwealth.
Last updated November 21, 2012 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Business & Hospitality, Students |