Last updated November 11, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Health Information Technology, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
News about Health Sciences
Student Intern Coordinates Brunch for Veterans at Rose View
A student serving a health information internship at Rose View Center arranged a Veterans Day gathering for resident veterans to swap stories with student veterans from Penn College, as well as veterans on the nursing facility’s staff. Five students – members of Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity and the Veterans Club – ate brunch Friday with eight residents. Health information technology student Sylvia B. Bidelspach suggested and coordinated the event to provide a forum for younger generations to learn from the older group. In addition to brunch, Bidelspach arranged for musical entertainment by her grandmother, professional vocalist/pianist Coleen Renshaw. The Penn College veterans groups, with veterans services specialist Chet Beaver at the helm, presented a photo collage of the large American flag on campus to the nursing facility. The collage was made by photographer and Penn College alumnus and retiree Fred Gilmour.
Scholarship Memorializing EMS Trailblazer Fully Endowed
The family of William E. Henry gathered on campus Thursday to deliver a check that brings the scholarship fund established in his name to fully endowed status. Henry was a pioneer in Lycoming County’s emergency medical services. He was in the first graduating class from the Williamsport Hospital School of Paramedic Training – the Penn College emergency medical services program’s predecessor – and served many vital roles as a leader, instructor and paramedic. The William E. Henry Memorial Scholarship is open to students in the college’s emergency medical services associate-degree major or paramedic technician certificate major who are residents of Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan Tioga and Union counties and who have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Molly J. Durland, an emergency medical services student from Dushore, is the 2016-17 recipient and joined the family for a photo. The family gathered later Thursday evening to celebrate the scholarship becoming fully endowed and to remember the life and contributions of Henry.
Last updated October 28, 2016 | Posted in Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic, Health Sciences, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
Youth of Firetree Place Well-Served by Donation of Sports Gear
Students in Penn College’s exercise science major joined Judy Quinti, assistant professor of exercise science, in loading a delivery of sports equipment for Firetree Place, a community center just a few blocks from Penn College. The college offered equipment it no longer uses in Fitness & Lifetime Sports classes. In keeping with their career goals to promote wellness, the students delivered a pingpong table, paddles and balls; several badminton racquets with shuttlecocks; volleyballs; tennis balls; and goggles. The mission of Firetree Place is to engage youth through enrichment activities and to provide resources that will strengthen the community at large.
Last updated October 20, 2016 | Posted in Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Students | Tagged as 2016AnnualReport | Leave a comment
Brushing Up on a New Dental Hygiene Clinic
Penn College dental hygiene students are applying their extensive hands-on skills in a newly renovated clinic. The 5,300-square-foot facility, dedicated in late September and featured in a video on college’s YouTube channel, features advanced technology and continues the college’s tradition of offering low-cost dental care to the community.”The clinic has made an amazing transformation. It’s modern, state-of-the-art,” said Alexandra D. Petrizzi, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration major from Langhorne. “I walked in and a big smile came on my face!”
Last updated October 20, 2016 | Posted in Dental Hygiene, General Information, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
Donated Pink Gowns Help Focus Attention on Breast Cancer
Students completing rounds in the Dental Hygiene Clinic showed their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink gowns during the week of Oct. 10. The gowns were donated by Matt P. Branca, director of The College Store. Other Breast Cancer Awareness-related activities have included a bake sale hosted by College Health Services and Sigma Pi, informational tables in the Bush Campus Center and at the Madigan Library Reference Desk, and a Wear Pink Day for employees on Oct. 7.
Last updated October 14, 2016 | Posted in College Store, Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
Students Head to Guatemala on Nursing’s First Study Abroad Trip
Five nursing students packed supplies this week that they’ll take to the small village of Nueva Santa Rosa in Guatemala. The students are enrolled in a short-term study abroad course, the first for nursing. They’ll be joined by Christine B. Kavanagh, instructor of nursing, at a clinic in a remote area of coffee plantations southeast of the capital, Guatemala City. The Penn College group will join a larger group of volunteers from Glens Falls Medical Mission, a group based in Glens Falls, New York. The students gathered this week to pack luggage with a variety of donated items, including picture books, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, and touches of Penn College that include Wildcat hand sanitizer donated by Penn College Health Services, and Penn College backpacks donated by Admissions. Many of the other items were donated by fellow students and nursing faculty via collection stations set up by the Student Nurses Association. Students making the trip are Kelsey L. Maneval, of McAlisterville; Christina M. Mossman, of Wellsboro; Ashley M. Otto, of Lehighton; H. Alex Simcox, of Montgomery; and Katherine Santoianni, of Williamsport.
Last updated October 13, 2016 | Posted in Admissions, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Nursing, Students | Leave a comment
Board Approves Master’s Degree Program in Physician Assistant
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors has approved a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – the first graduate degree program ever to be offered at the institution, a special mission affiliate of Penn State.
Penn College plans to begin offering courses leading to the master’s degree in the fall of 2017, with conferring of degrees to begin in 2022.
Last updated October 6, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Health Sciences, Physician Assistant, President, Students | Leave a comment
Ten Weeks to Fitness Victory
From the Fall 2016 Penn College Magazine: Exercise science students put their knowledge into practice as they help employees meet their fitness goals. Read “Ten Weeks to Fitness Victory.”
Last updated October 3, 2016 | Posted in Exercise Science, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Penn College Magazine, Penn College Magazine Feature, Students | Leave a comment
Kohler Named Director of Radiography at Penn College
Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed Regis C. Kohler, of Montoursville, to lead the college’s radiography program.
Kohler began his employment with the college as clinical coordinator of radiography in 1987. He then served as an associate professor in the program for 26 years, from 1990 until his appointment to director in 2016.
“We are pleased that Regis has accepted this position as director of the radiography program,” said Gerri F. Luke, dean of business and hospitality. “His appointment has been very warmly received by students and alumni, as well as our affiliated hospital representatives. We are very confident his vast experience, professionalism and knowledge will provide exceptional leadership for the program.”
Last updated September 30, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Radiography | Leave a comment
Penn College Dedicates Technology-Driven Dental Hygiene Facility
Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted a dedication ceremony on Sept. 29 to celebrate its renovated Dental Hygiene Clinic.
The clinic is the hub for hands-on learning in the college’s dental hygiene majors and provides low-cost dental care for the community.
“Having the joy of ‘living through’ three dental hygiene clinics on this campus is quite a milestone,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “I am so proud of this new and improved facility. ‘State-of-the-art’ does not do it justice. It’s beautiful, functional and technology-driven – a great addition to our campus.”
Last updated September 30, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Dental Hygiene, Events, Health Sciences, Students | Leave a comment
Grace, Gratitude Imbue Lecturer’s ‘Last Words’
Tina M. Evans, an associate professor of applied health studies, delivered this year’s David London My Last Words lecture Tuesday night, providing her Penn’s Inn audience with a dozen deceptively simple words that are profoundly powerful enough to change lives: “I love you,” “I forgive you,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you” and “Goodbye.” The series – which asks each nominated speaker to share purportedly parting thoughts – memorializes London, an associate professor of speech communication/composition who died in May 2008. Evans’ talk will soon be posted to Penn College’s YouTube channel; watch PCToday for notification.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Applied Health, Events, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences | One Comment
Students Celebrate National Surgical Technologists Week
Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology major joined hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 18-24.
National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event by the Association of Surgical Technologists to celebrate those who work in the field. This year’s theme was “Get Hooked.” To help educate others about the field of surgical technology, surgical technology students set up a display in the Madigan Library.
Last updated September 27, 2016 | Posted in Health Sciences, Students, Surgical Technology | Leave a comment
Agreements Clear Path for Students to Pursue Additional Degrees
Pennsylvania College of Technology recently approved articulation agreements with several other institutions to ease students’ pathways to further education.
Last updated September 21, 2016 | Posted in Electrical, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Radiography, Students, Welding | Leave a comment
The Whole Picture
From the Fall 2016 Penn College Magazine: Reeling from a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, Cindy Spinello, ’84, pushed for legislation that could prevent the same outcome for others. Read “The Whole Picture.”
Last updated September 19, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, Penn College Magazine, Penn College Magazine Feature, Physician Assistant | Leave a comment
‘My Last Words’ Lecture to Offer Insight, Inspiration on Sept. 27
Tina M. Evans, an associate professor of applied health studies at Pennsylvania College of Technology, will present this year’s David London My Last Words lecture.
Penn College’s My Last Words Lecture Series challenges each year’s selected faculty member to offer thoughts to the community as if they know it was their last opportunity to share insight and offer inspiration. Speakers are nominated by students and alumni.
Evans’ talk is titled “12 Words That Will Change Your Life.” The lecture is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Penn’s Inn, on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center. It is free and open to the community.
Last updated September 19, 2016 | Posted in Applied Health, Events, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences | 2 Comments