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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.

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Ceramic Exhibit, Benefit Auction Underway in Gallery Lobby

Ceramic artists (from left) pose with their works: Anna B. Graef, State College, electrical technology; John S. Krause, Lebanon, graphic design; Carrie A. Myers, Williamsport, graphic design, and David A. Stabley, instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture.

Mugs created by Penn College art faculty await silent bidders.

Stabley (second from left) and student visitors enjoy looking at Graef’s works.

Activity is brisk at the silent bidding station for the one-of-a-kind clay mugs being auctioned to benefit the Penn College Employee Emergency Fund.

Stabley sharing his artistic insights with student guests to the gallery lobby.

An exhibit by David A. Stabley, instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture, and some of his Ceramics III students officially opened Thursday afternoon in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College. The show, as well as a concurrent silent auction of 10 clay mugs, runs through Thursday, Dec. 8, on the third floor of Madigan Library. The mugs were created by Stabley and nine colleagues among the college’s full- and part-time art faculty. Bidders have until 4 p.m. Dec. 8 to submit offers; money raised will benefit the Penn College Employee Emergency Fund. The gallery is open from 1-4 p.m. Sundays; 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

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.

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Winning Holiday Cards Announced in Year-End Tradition

President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes the Penn College community to the annual card-lighting. At left are Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, and Noah L. English, Student Government Association president.

The Veterans Club entry shines at the southwestern apex of the card display.

Pointing out a favorite

Festivities (moved into the ATHS lobby) included refreshments and custom-made greeting cards.

With a homespun holiday vibe, Mail & Document Services skated to gold-medal honors.

The creativity on display in the holiday cards arrayed along the campus mall was honored in a traditional (and traditionally rainy) lighting ceremony inside and outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center on Wednesday night. The Penn College Veterans Club claimed the top prize among student groups: $200 for its organizational account. The Penn College Construction Association was second ($150) and Cru, third ($100). In the Offices and Departments category, first place went to Mail & Document Services, participating employees of which will be served lunch at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant. Madigan Library was second and The College Store placed third; each of those winners will be treated to breakfast at Le Jeune Chef. The winners were selected by the 615 faculty/staff and student voters who chose their favorites in online balloting over the past week.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

Student Ceramics Exhibit, Mug Auction Announced

Two of the mugs to be auctioned at the ceramics exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College

A ceramics exhibit by four students and one faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology – “4+1=Five Hands in Clay” – will be offered Dec. 1-8 in the lobby of The Gallery at Penn College. The exhibit will also feature an auction of 10 clay mugs on display from Nov. 29 through Dec. 8.

An opening reception is set for Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

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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.

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PCCA, Visiting Scouts Build Rapport in Carpentry Lab

Building construction technology major Michael J. Deragon, of Fort Washington, helps Joey Boler Santoyo with a keepsake toolbox. The boy is the grandson of Stanley G. Boler, who retired in 2012 from the electronics and computer engineering technology faculty; his mother, Amanda, is a 1998 graduate in legal assistant-paralegal.

Whitmyer, who is also an assistant coach for the Wildcat baseball team, helps a young carpenter channel his determination.

Near the end of a successful evening, students and visitors gather for a commemorative photo.

Helping a Cub Scout get the job done is Alexander J. Kosylo, of Pittsburgh, enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration.

James C. Feingold (left), of Freehold, N.J., a residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration student, helps Steven C. Fox and son. The elder Fox is a Penn College alumnus, graduating in 2008 with an associate degree in electromechanical maintenance technology.

The Penn College Construction Association mentored Pack 24 from Muncy on Monday night, helping the Cub Scouts assemble birdhouses and toolboxes in the hands-on environment of the School of Construction & Design Technologies. With guidance from Cub Master Stephen D. Puzio and Barney A. Kahn IV and Levon A. Whitmyer, instructors of building construction technology, the students worked with the Scouts to safely craft their handmade souvenirs. Before the youngsters and chaperones left, take-home treasures proudly tucked under their arms, they toured instructional space in the Carl Building Technologies Center.

Organizations, Offices Say ‘Season’s Greetings’ in Larger-Than-Life Style

With festivity and flair, the Student Activities Office shares in the season.

A General Services crew braved a blustery morning to install 38 holiday cards designed by student groups and campus departments, sharing a “Happy Holidays” message with classmates and co-workers alike. The cards were lighted and winners announced Nov. 30 on the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center patio.

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Consider Penn College in Your Year-End Giving Plans

If you are considering making a charitable donation as the 2016 tax year comes to a close, please remember the Penn College Fund. Gifts to the Penn College Fund provide scholarships, purchase the latest equipment and technology necessary to give our students the skills they need to compete in industry, and support the academic programs that make ours “degrees that work.”

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Baseball Equipment Donations Sought by Greek Life for Cuba

Curt Vander Vere swings at a pitch from Anthony V. Rode while playing baseball with Cuban youngsters near Ernest Hemingway's house in suburban Havana.

Members of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Greek Life have teamed up with a math professor to solicit donations of used baseball equipment to be sent to young baseball players in Cuba.

The college community is asked to look for baseball bats, gloves and balls while at home for the Thanksgiving break and bring the equipment back to campus. Donation boxes will be in central locations in numerous campus buildings: the Bush Campus Center, Student & Administrative Services Center, Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center, Dauphin Hall, The Village, Campus View, and Hager Lifelong Education Center.

The outreach was inspired by a chance encounter on the grounds of Ernest Hemingway’s home in a suburb of Havana. There, Curt Vander Vere, assistant professor of mathematics, and three of his former students saw a team of young baseball players and their coach engaged in a game, making do with only a few pieces of old equipment.

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Biannual Conference Helps Educators Chart Students’ Path to Rewarding Careers

Dennis L. Correll, associate dean for enrollment management, talks about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how the earlier submission date will affect students and scholarships.

Attendees climbed a poplar tree with ropes and saddles during a session with Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture.

In the Nursing Education Center, guests attend a simulated delivery under the guidance of Jessica L. Bower (at bedside), simulation laboratory coordinator, and Samantha M. Weaver, (background) learning laboratory coordinator.

Instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. shows how computer software aids in landscape design.

A visitor explores the college's information technology offerings.

Secondary teachers, school counselors, co-op coordinators and administrators attended Friday’s College & Career Readiness Conference at Penn College. Among the highlights was a presentation by Hans Meeder, president of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, who detailed how alliances of business, community and education can develop career pathways for students. The twice-yearly event, coordinated by the College Transitions Office, also included breakout discussions, tours and “Have You Ever …?” hands-on demonstrations in a variety of majors.
Photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer

Sociology Faculty Member Presents at State Conference

Richard Sahn

A sociology faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology co-presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, held Oct. 28-29 at Bloomsburg University.

Richard Sahn, instructor of psychology/sociology, presented “Unleashing the Sociological Imagination: Wild Challenges to the Status Quo of Contemporary American Ways of Doing Things.” His co-presenter was Luke R. Mann, a former Penn College nursing student who is now studying sociology at Lock Haven University.

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College Community Helps Food Bank Fulfill Crucial Mission

ROTC cadets from Penn College and Lycoming College report for duty.

Cadet Michael J. Policare, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology student from Allentown, sorts through boxes.

The writing on the wall tacitly informs the altruistic mission of Cadet John Harshbarger, a pre-med/psychology student at Lycoming.

Central PA Food Bank volunteer coordinator Cydne Shull gives the cadets a tour of the facility on Wahoo Drive.

Cadet Austin S. Weinrich (center), a residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration student from Jenkintown, helps prove the adage, "Many hands make light work."

Helping neighbors in need, Bison Battalion cadets from Penn College and Lycoming College prepared boxes at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Williamsport site on Tuesday night. About a dozen volunteers from the ROTC program added their collaborative might to the agency’s fight against hunger. The food bank’s packaging and distribution operation also benefits monthly from the contributions of the Fabulous Food Packers, a group that includes a number of Penn College employees. Led by Marianne E. DePasqua, a client development specialist with Workforce Development & Continuing Education, the group was named a 2016 Hunger Hero this season for its service to the nonprofit.

Making Merry While Making Memories

Samantha R. Labate and Kyle T. Pechtold join artistic forces for Penn College Alliance’s card.

Taking a break are physician assistant students (from left): Kaitlyn R. McCaffery, Allison M. Moss, Michelle D. Detwiler and James T. Kane II, members of the PA Club.

Carley A. Devore, a civil engineering technology major, focuses on the entry by the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A proud participant snaps a keepsake of the first-time entry by the Penn College Classic Cruisers club, collision repair and automotive restoration technology students.

A home for the holidays – complete with festive lights – built by members of the Penn College Construction Association

Representatives of more than 40 Penn College student organizations and campus departments filled General Services’ Reach Road headquarters with a fair bit of creative collaboration and a whole lot of holiday mirth Tuesday night. The occasion? The traditional decorating party for the wooden, 32-square-foot greeting cards that will be installed next week on main campus. A highly anticipated component of the college’s year-end celebration, the cards will be lighted and winners announced in a 5 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 30.

A Heaping Helping of Hunger-Fighting Goodness

College employees staff the serving line.

Employees of the college's Admissions Office join family and friends for a festive meal.

A mouth-watering bounty

Grateful for the gift of friendship (and the imminent semester break!)

Donations help stock pantry shelves.

Dining Services’ third annual Thanksgiving Dinner, served Tuesday evening in the Keystone Dining Room, provided a delicious opportunity for Penn College students, co-workers, friends and family to count their blessings and celebrate the season. For $7.50, the campus community enjoyed a turkey feast with all the fixings (filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce and desserts). Nearly 300 dinners were served; diners also donated canned goods and other nonperishables for The Cupboard, the college’s food pantry in the Bush Campus Center.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer