Last updated April 26, 2017 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Events, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
News about Institutional Advancement
Mentored Students Dazzle at Silver-Anniversary ‘Chef’ Dinner
World-class chefs spent several days on the Penn College campus to impart their wisdom while they guided students in the production of the 25th Anniversary Visiting Chef Dinner, held April 7. Chefs Rick Tramonto, John Folse, Donald Wressell and Elaine Gardner spent time in classrooms, where they shared their culinary journeys and offered professional insight, and in the School of Business & Hospitality’s kitchens, where they offered hands-on lessons while producing the $125-a-plate fundraising dinner, which helps to provide scholarships for students in the college’s baking and pastry arts, culinary arts, and hospitality management majors. Tramonto and Folse, who separately have received the highest honors in culinary arts and have authored several award-winning cookbooks, offered additional talks for the public in the Madigan Library, where they endeavored to inspire students to pursue both big dreams and a career of service to others. Together, the pair are the founders of Home on the Range: Folse Tramonto Restaurant Development LLC. Their first joint venture, Restaurant R’evolution, opened in New Orleans’ French Quarter in 2012 and was named Restaurant of the Year by New Orleans Magazine. In 2014, they opened Seafood R’evolution in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Wressell, who was pastry chef for the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for 19 years, has led gold-medal U.S. teams in the World Pastry Team Championship and Le Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in France, and has brought home many medals himself. Gardner is the chef at Dizengoff in Philadelphia and was, while working at Zahav, featured in a PhillyVoice article that highlighted “six talented Philly sous chefs making their bosses look good.”
Applauding the Helpful Hands in ‘Hands-On’ Education
The individual and corporate benefactors who donate to scholarships, laboratory equipment and other encouragement for Penn College students were celebrated at Tuesday evening’s 13th annual Donor Wall Recognition Reception, held in the Student & Administrative Services Center. President Davie Jane Gilmour recognized contributors whose names have been added to the Donor Wall in the SASC lobby, as well as those whose enduring generosity carried them to heightened plateaus of giving. Gilmour also acknowledged the service of Debra M. Miller, vice president for institutional advancement, who was directing her final Donor Wall reception due to her upcoming retirement.
Last updated April 18, 2017 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Alumnus Delivers Airbus Donation to Penn College Alma Mater
A generous donation of $275,000 worth of airplane parts will enhance the real-world instructional environment for aviation students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
David J. Barr, a quality management inspector with Airbus who graduated from Penn College with an aviation technology degree in 1997, brought the equipment to the Lumley Aviation Center hangar during the fall semester.
Last updated April 6, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Aviation, Institutional Advancement, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Students Helping Students Through Annual Silent Auction
The Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 28, to benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund.
The auction will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of Madigan Library. All proceeds from the event – which is open to the public – will go directly toward increasing the endowment of the fund, which currently awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to students who play leadership roles at the college.
“The Student Government Association’s annual Silent Auction is just one of many great examples of Penn College students supporting one another,” said Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities. “The auction is a big undertaking, but SGA members know the impact scholarships like the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship can have on their fellow students.”
Last updated March 31, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
Couple Establishes Scholarship for Veterans’ Benefit
Two retirees’ advocacy for Pennsylvania College of Technology and the military is reflected in their establishment of a scholarship fund to assist veterans enrolled at the institution.
The R. David and Joann Kay Veterans Scholarship will give preference to full-time students serving in the reserves of any branch of the armed forces who have completed at least two semesters at Penn College with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
“As longtime supporters of the college, David and Joann have witnessed firsthand how scholarship support positively impacts the lives of our students,” said Debra M. Miller, vice president for institutional advancement. “We are most grateful for their continued support of Penn College through this scholarship to benefit our veteran students.”
Last updated March 31, 2017 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | One Comment
Culinary Giants Join Forces for 25th Anniversary Visiting Chef
In early April, Pennsylvania College of Technology will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Visiting Chef Series with the return, for the seventh time, of “Louisiana’s culinary ambassador to the world,” Chef John Folse, along with Folse’s renowned restaurant partner Chef Rick Tramonto, internationally heralded Pastry Chef Donald Wressell, and Chef Elaine Gardner, a 2011 Penn College graduate who has already made a name in Philadelphia’s food industry.
During their stay, the chefs will offer book talks for the public, share insights in classrooms and work alongside students to prepare an elegant, five-course fundraising dinner in the college’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
Last updated March 23, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Hypertherm Entrusts Equipment to Penn College Welding Program
Hypertherm, a Hanover, New Hampshire-based manufacturer of plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems used in industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing and automotive repair, is entrusting equipment to Pennsylvania College of Technology for instructional use in its welding program.
Penn College and Hypertherm have entered into a two-year agreement for two Hypertherm Powermax105® plasma system units and three Hypertherm Powermax65® plasma system units. The company, which was founded in 1968 and has 1,300 associates worldwide, previously provided educational software to the college in 2015.
Last updated March 7, 2017 | Posted in General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Welding | Leave a comment
Young Entrepreneur Honored at Chamber Education Celebration
A young entrepreneur who has created a vibrant marketing company while also playing a role in Williamsport’s emerging arts scene received an Alumni of the Year Award at the 16th annual Education Celebration hosted by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night at the Williamsport Country Club.
John R. Yogodzinski III, a 2007 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, was among those honored at the event that recognizes alumni, educators and students nominated by their educational institutions, and celebrates the cooperation among Lycoming County school districts, colleges, and business and industry.
Yogodzinski is CEO of The Graphic Hive and director of Converge Gallery, both in downtown Williamsport. He launched The Graphic Hive in 2009 and the gallery, originally named Grey Art Gallery, in 2011.
Last updated March 3, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Institutional Advancement, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
PPL Gift to Support Programs for High School Students
A $3,000 gift from PPL will help to support Pennsylvania College of Technology programs that provide innovative educational experiences to hundreds of Pennsylvania high school students.
The gift will benefit the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program and SMART Girls summer camp.
Last updated February 16, 2017 | Posted in College Transitions, General Information, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment
Penn College Announces Donation of Vehicles by FedEx Freight
Five trucks – four Volvos and a Kenworth, all in the 2003-08 model-year range – have been added to the instructional fleet in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s diesel equipment technology program through ongoing support from FedEx Freight.
Last updated February 13, 2017 | Posted in Diesel & Power Generation, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
UGI’s $25,000 Gift Supports Programs for High Schoolers
Pennsylvania College of Technology is the recent recipient of a $25,000 gift from UGI Utilities Inc. that will benefit innovative programs that serve hundreds of high school students.
The donation will help to support the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program and its SMART Girls summer camp.
Last updated February 3, 2017 | Posted in College Transitions, General Information, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment
First National Bank Gives $10,000 to Programs for High Schoolers
First National Bank representatives recently delivered a $10,000 gift to Pennsylvania College of Technology to help support its SMART Girls and Penn College NOW programs, innovative offerings that benefit hundreds of high schoolers.
SMART Girls is a summer camp on the Penn College campus for girls in grades nine to 11. “SMART” stands for Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies. At the camp, girls experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology. During the 2016 event, the girls explored entrepreneurship, innovation and digital fabrication as they designed a business plan, a 3-D printed product and marketing materials.
Penn College NOW is the college’s nationally accredited dual-enrollment program. It enables academically qualified high school students to earn college credit through courses taught by Penn College-approved teachers at their high school or career and technology center. Forty-two such schools participate in Penn College NOW.
Last updated February 1, 2017 | Posted in College Transitions, General Information, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment
Stabler Foundation Delivers Additional Scholarship Support
An endowment established in 2015 at Pennsylvania College of Technology with a $530,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg is receiving an additional $540,000 in support from the foundation.
The $540,000 will support scholarships for students in the Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program who matriculate to Penn College as full-time students.
Penn College NOW is a nationally accredited dual-enrollment program. Penn College courses are taught by approved teachers at high schools and career and technology centers. There is no tuition cost to the participating students, and the program currently works with 42 partners across Pennsylvania.
Last updated January 31, 2017 | Posted in College Transitions, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Longtime Industry Partner Entrusts Welding Equipment to College
A leading welding company is augmenting its strong relationship with Pennsylvania College of Technology by entrusting nearly $250,000 worth of equipment to the school.
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. made the two-year equipment loan to benefit approximately 350 welding students at the college. Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology, an associate degree in welding technology, or a certificate in welding will use the entrusted arc welding equipment.
“We greatly appreciate Miller Electric’s generosity and commitment to welding’s future,” said David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies. “Their continued support of our current students, not to mention many of our graduates, is a testament to the quality of our welding department at Penn College.”
Last updated January 19, 2017 | Posted in Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Welding | One Comment
Waste Management Gift Benefits Innovative Educational Programs
Waste Management recently provided $8,500 to Pennsylvania College of Technology to help support two innovative programs that serve high school students throughout Pennsylvania.
The gift will be used for the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program and SMART Girls summer camp.
Last updated January 18, 2017 | Posted in College Transitions, General Information, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment