Last updated May 19, 2014 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Events, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Surgical Technology, Welding |
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Mirroring Their Hosts, Career Day Visitors Learn by Doing
More than 900 middle schoolers and their chaperones visited main campus Monday, attending faculty-led sessions in many Penn College majors, all to give them a taste of career options. The event, which attracted eight school districts, was coordinated by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office.
Saving History: Alumnus Preserves Yesterday’s Workmanship
From the Spring 2014 One College Avenue: Alumnus Jeff Erdly, ’72, knows how a building breathes, how it ages and how to keep it viable for future generations. He’s used that knowledge on some of the East Coast’s most stately structures.
Last updated May 18, 2014 | Posted in Alumni, Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Engineering Design Technology, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature |
Teaching Honors Bestowed Upon Faculty Trio at Penn College
Awards for teaching were presented to three full-time faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology during commencement ceremonies held May 16-17 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.
As part of the Distinguished Teaching Awards program, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour presented the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award to Dorothy M. Mathers, associate professor of medical-surgical nursing.
Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented to Peter B. Kruppenbacher, assistant professor of building construction technology, and Kevin R. Derr, professor of legal assistant studies.
The Distinguished Teaching Awards are presented to full-time faculty at Penn College who have been nominated by their students and colleagues for excellence in instructional performance. Since the program’s inception in 1982, awards have been presented to 95 honorees (30 Master Teacher and 65 Excellence in Teaching).
Last updated May 17, 2014 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Nursing, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications |
Building Walls, Demolishing Obstacles
From the Spring 2014 One College Avenue: The sole female in her major, masonry student Nicole Reyes-Molina is a role model in the classroom and on the basketball court. The guard, who is deaf, wants others to see they can do anything they set their minds to.
Last updated May 4, 2014 | Posted in Building Construction, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature, Sports, Students |
Longsderff Named PSUAC ‘Pitcher of the Week’
Senior Josh Longsderff, of Columbia, has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 13. Longsderff captured two of the team’s six wins on the week, including a complete-game shutout against Penn State York. In his seven innings of work, he allowed just three hits, no walks and struck out 10. A residential construction technology and management major, Longsderff leads the Wildcats and the PSUAC with a total of five wins on the season so far. He has an era of 2.59 with 29 strikeouts and only seven earned runs in 24.1 innings. Next up, Longsderff and the Wildcats travel to Penn State Beaver on Thursday for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.
Last updated April 15, 2014 | Posted in Building Construction, Sports |
Construction Grad Honored by State Association as ‘Builder of the Year’
An alumnus of Williamsport Area Community College was accorded Pennsylvania Builders Association “Builder of the Year” honors during the group’s recent Installation Banquet and Awards Gala at the Radisson Lackawanna Station in Scranton. Warren A. Peter, of Warren Peter Construction Inc. was recognized for his impact on the construction industry and his service to PBA, the National Association of Home Builders, and his local Indiana-Armstrong Builders Association. More than 200 guests were on hand for the presentation to Peter, who earned a degree in building and construction technology from Penn College’s immediate predecessor in 1974. Peter has served the association in multiple capacities in his 31 years as a member, as a Life Director of the Board of Directors, as chair of multiple committees such as the PA Foundation for Housing and Workforce Training & Development, and as the secretary, vice president and 2012 president of PBA. Peter is very active in the Indiana-Armstrong Builders Association, serving as secretary, vice president and president, as well as membership chair. He has also served his community as chair of the Craft Committee for Carpentry and as a proctor for student exams at the Indiana County Technology Center; building homes for lower-income families with the Indiana County Homes and Habitat for Humanity programs; and construction of facilities for the Homer City and Punxsutawney baseball boosters.
Last updated April 7, 2014 | Posted in Alumni, Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies |
Got Game? Former Student-Athletes Toss Extra Talents Into Careers
From the Spring 2014 One College Avenue: Alumni of Wildcat athletic programs apply lessons from the field, court, course and mat to their post-Penn College lives. Archery champion Lindsay Fackler, ’10, applies focus in her nursing career, while golfer Matthew Haile, ’06, now head coach, applies lessons in confidence to challenges in information technology, and Adam Waigand, ’05, uses teamwork learned on the soccer field in his work as a construction supervisor.
Last updated April 6, 2014 | Posted in Alumni, Building Construction, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Nursing, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature, Sports |
Masonry Students Share Craft With Penn State Architecture Majors
More than 40 architecture students from The Pennsylvania State University traveled to Penn College’s Construction Masonry Building on Wednesday, an annual visit that acquaints them with the practical upshot of their designs and reinforces the benefits of masonry as a construction medium. Aided by faculty and students from the college’s School of Construction & Design Technologies, the Penn State guests moved from station to station in half-hour intervals, working hands-on with a variety of building materials – many of them donated by the college’s industry partners.
Last updated March 5, 2014 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Faculty & Staff, Students | This gallery contains 10 photos. | Tagged as gallery |
Two-Year Construction Team Places Third Among National Competitors
A team of associate-degree students from Penn College finished third in this week’s Residential Construction Management Competition in Las Vegas, while its four-year counterpart placed 13th among 35 entries. Benjamin L. Thayer, a building construction technology major from Hampton, N.J., and captain of the college’s two-year team, was chosen as an outstanding student-chapter member. Held during the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show, the event gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to solve construction-related problems by working on real-life projects.
Last updated February 6, 2014 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Students |
College Cements Bond With Penn State Landscape Architecture Majors
Thirty landscape architecture majors from The Pennsylvania State University received valuable hands-on experience in Penn College’s masonry lab this past week. The traditional exercise gave Penn State students the opportunity to work with materials and processes that are often part of their designs: brick, block, artificial stone and archways. Penn College students served as instructors in the Construction Masonry Building during the Tuesday afternoon visit, which has also been reported on the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture website.
Last updated November 18, 2013 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Students |
Foundation Board Member, Wife Establish Memorial Scholarship
As part of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Scholarship Campaign, Penn College Foundation Board of Directors member Paul H. Rooney Jr. and his wife, Tacie, have established an annual scholarship in memory of Tacie’s parents.
First preference for awards from the C. Leroy and Evelyn M. Kimble Scholarship is for full-time students who have graduated from a Lycoming County high school and are enrolled in the residential construction technology and management bachelor-degree major. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
Last updated November 12, 2013 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Tagged as new scholarship |
New Penn College Video Showcases Inspirational Masonry Student
The inspirational story of a building construction technology: masonry emphasis major is explored in the latest video added to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s YouTube Channel.
The nearly four-minute video highlights the associate-degree major through the experiences of Nicole Reyes-Molina, of Lancaster.
Last updated October 9, 2013 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Sports, Students |
Penn College General Services Employees Support Scholarship
Employees in the General Services department at Pennsylvania College of Technology are supporting a scholarship established by one of their own.
After hearing President Davie Jane Gilmour announce the Penn College Scholarship Campaign at an all-college meeting in August, Don Luke, facilities supervisor and a General Services employee since 1990, began thinking about his tenure at the institution, the career opportunities extended to him, the quality of benefits he and his family enjoy, and the satisfaction of helping students financially so they can achieve their dreams.
As a way of giving back to the college, Luke decided to start a scholarship that he – and his fellow General Services employees – could support. Luke made a payroll-deduction pledge to start the Penn College General Services Scholarship, which will benefit students in majors who could eventually work in General Services. The payroll-deduction option allows Luke to make his gift in a budget-friendly fashion.
Last updated October 1, 2013 | Posted in Alumni, Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Electrical, Faculty & Staff, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Landscape/Horticulture, Scholarships, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies |
Construction Dean Helps Campus Youngsters Build a Memory
Seven youngsters from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center toured a Penn College carpentry lab Thursday morning, learning about the literal tools of the trade and assembling mementos to take back to their classroom for paintbrush personalization. Marc E. Bridgens, dean of construction and design technologies, acquainted his guests with a variety of topics – including rafters, drywall, forklifts, staircases and (always) safety – and helped them build toolboxes as a lasting reminder of their visit.
Last updated July 18, 2013 | Posted in Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Faculty & Staff |
Penn College Students Fare Well Amid High-Profile Competition
Students from construction majors and several other disciplines skillfully represented Pennsylvania College of Technology during competition at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show recently held in Las Vegas.
A team of students from four-year majors finished 12th out of 31 schools in the HBI Residential Construction Management Competition, and their two-year counterparts captured ninth place in a field of 16. Entrants representing universities, community colleges, high schools, and career and technical schools take part in the annual competition, in which students solve real-life residential construction problems and present their solutions to a judging panel of industry experts.
“Our four-year team had its best finish as far as anyone can remember,” said Levon A. Whitmyer, instructor of building construction technology and co-adviser. “I was completely happy with the results. The students worked so hard, and we made a great showing at the competition. Even the judges made comments about how well we improved over last year.”
Last updated April 9, 2013 | Posted in Building Construction, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Construction & Design Technologies, Students, Technology Management |