Last updated June 30, 2015 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
News about Institutional Advancement
Scholarship Scorecard Reflects Another Tourney Win
David Toms, whose philanthropy runs a close second to his success on the PGA Tour, was the featured pro at Monday’s 29th annual Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation Golf Classic at the Williamsport Country Club. Proceeds from the event, which included a morning clinic, are expected to add more than $45,000 to the Penn College Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship when all told. Prize-winners during the tournament were Ed Alberts, Tom Rudy, Matt Haile and Dan Klingerman, closest to the pin on each of four holes; Young Park, individual low net (62); Frank Covelusky, individual low gross (72, including 24 on the last six holes); Peggy Roskowski, Mike and Connie McNamara, and Park, second place in the team event (55, including 18 on the last six holes); and Phil Johnson, Covelusky, Klingerman and Richard Born (55, including 17 on the last six holes).
Benton Foundry Endows Scholarship at Penn College
A family-owned business spanning three generations is making a financial commitment to the next generation of Pennsylvania College of Technology students.
Benton Foundry Inc. recently endowed a scholarship, mainly for students in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.
Last updated June 15, 2015 | Posted in Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Design Technology, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
PPL Corp. Donates $3,000 to College’s Electrical Technology Program
A $3,000 donation from PPL Corp. will benefit students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s various electrical majors.
Teri MacBride, PPL’s regional affairs director, recently presented the check to the college’s Institutional Advancement Office for use in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies’ Electrical Technology Program.
“PPL has been a generous supporter of Penn College for years in a variety of ways, including annual cash gifts and in-kind donations,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, the college’s director of corporate relations. “We appreciate the continued support for students and program with this donation.”
Last updated June 5, 2015 | Posted in Electrical, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment
SGA Auction Tops $2,000 for Student-Driven Scholarships
When all of the proceeds are tabulated, Friday’s Student Government Association Silent Auction is expected to have raised nearly $2,200 in scholarship assistance. The anticipated total is a substantial increase over the $600 raised last year, thanks to more than 50 donors bidding on more than 75 items. Included were a wooden playhouse donated by the School of Construction & Design Technologies, a dump truckload of firewood (delivery included within 20 miles!) donated by the Schneebeli Earth Science Center sawmill, painted pottery by Penn College students and faculty, handcrafted woodwork and jewelry, and a “Movie Night” basket created by employees of the host venue. Institutional Advancement and the Madigan Library – the new location for this year’s auction – were also deemed integral in making the event a success. More than $250 of the money raised will go toward a student-initiated Minority Student Scholarship that is in the works; the balance benefits the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship, awarded by SGA each year to students who display exemplary leadership at Penn College.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer
Last updated May 4, 2015 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Golf Classic to Feature PGA Touring Pro David Toms
Thirteen-time PGA Tour winner David Toms will headline the 29th annual Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation Golf Classic, scheduled for Monday, June 29, at the Williamsport Country Club.
Proceeds from the event, sponsored by Fisher Mining Co., benefit the Penn College Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship, a quasi-endowed scholarship fund exceeding $1 million.
Since 1990, more than $550,000 has been awarded from the fund to Penn College students.
Last updated April 29, 2015 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
SGA to Host Silent Auction for Student Leader Legacy Scholarship
The Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its sixth annual Silent Auction on Friday, May 1, to benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund.
The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Madigan Library at the college. All proceeds from the auction will go directly toward increasing the endowment of the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund. The scholarship benefits students who play leadership roles at the college.
Last updated April 28, 2015 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | 2 Comments
Students’ Pursuit of Passion Evident in Sparkling Hospitality Events
In a matter of days, students in hospitality majors produced two eye-popping events that showed off their food artistry. On April 24, the Penn College community – along with high school groups – were invited to Penn’s Inn, where seniors in the culinary arts and systems bachelor-degree major cooked live, offering up free samples of an entrée and a dessert while being judged by industry representatives according to American Culinary Federation standard rules. Also on display were the final projects of students in Advanced Patisserie Operations, Cakes and Decorations, Principles of Chocolate Works and Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation courses, which were also judged. Chef Frank Priore, executive chef of the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre; Chef Drew Kendall, store chef for Wegmans in Williamsport; and Christopher R. Grove, ’08, a dining services manager for Penn College, judged the culinary entries, while Chef Callie L. Proctor, ’04 and ’08, bakery manager for Weis Markets; Chef Michael Davis, executive chef for Susquehanna Health; and Chef Samantha L. Liedtka Gundlach, ’10, owner of Samantha’s Kitchen in Lock Haven, judged pastry entries. On April 26, students in two sections of the Pastry Food Show and Buffet Presentation Concepts presented a “Grand Pastry Buffet” for scholarship donors and their recipients. The “Viva Las Vegas”-themed event represents a comprehensive finale to baking and pastry arts students’ college career, requiring skills gained throughout their coursework. Nursing student Julie H. Carr, a recipient of the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship, offered remarks. “I have received financial aid as well as numerous grants in order to pursue my education; however, there were still out-of-pocket expenses that my parents could not cosign a loan for,” Carr told the gathering. “The Penn College Foundation enabled me to finish school and pursue my dreams while still participating and being an integral part of the Penn College community. I cannot thank you and the entire faculty, staff and students enough for enabling me to finally pursue my passion of becoming a nurse and helping others.”
Last updated April 27, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | This gallery contains 38 photos. | Tagged as gallery, homepage | Leave a comment
Reception Acknowledges Gifts Integral to Student Success
Individuals and corporations alike were recognized Tuesday night during the 11th annual reception for Friends of Penn College who provide significant support or planned gifts. Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour recognized new contributors and those whose ongoing benevolence in the past year elevated them to a new category on the Donor Wall in the Student and Administrative Services Center lobby.
Last updated April 15, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, President, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Penn College Construction Students Start Scholarship Fund
A campus organization at Pennsylvania College of Technology is putting its money where its classmates are, starting a scholarship fund to help construction students meet the costs of their education.
Members of the Penn College Construction Association, a student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, made the initial gift to a fund that will begin awarding scholarships in the Fall 2015 semester.
Last updated April 9, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | One Comment
Why Choose Penn College? Students Know the Answer!
The latest addition to the Penn College YouTube Channel features three engaging students in a two-minute celebration of rigorous academics and high-energy campus life. Join Jessica N. Felton, a culinary arts and systems student from State College; Garrett D. Corneliussen, of Hickory, North Carolina, enrolled in welding and fabrication engineering technology; and aviation maintenance technology major Bryan M. Behm, of Fleetwood, as they share why they chose the college for their “degrees that work.” Then help spread the word through social media!
Last updated March 17, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Alumni, Announcements, Faculty & Staff, General Information, Institutional Advancement, President, Students | Leave a comment
Visiting Chef Series and Hospitality Students: A Palatable Pairing
The School of Business & Hospitality welcomed three guests during the latest edition of its Visiting Chef Series last week. Brian McClure, beverage director of The Greenbriar, a luxury resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, worked with the school’s faculty to develop a menu that exemplified how wine can be paired with foods that are salty, sweet, sour, bitter or umami. He then visited the school last week to share his expertise with students and with guests at the Visiting Chef Dinner, where he introduced each course and its accompanying wine and circulated to speak with guests about the pairings. Also sharing their know-how with students were Laura Tornichio-Vidal, northeast territory sales manager for Guittard Chocolate (which donates all of the chocolate the school uses each year) and Amy Rosenfield, owner of Mon Aimee Chocolat, a retail specialty shop in Pittsburgh (and the regional distributor for Guittard). The pair offered two chocolate-tasting sessions to School of Business & Hospitality students and employees, helping them to discern flavors and textures in chocolate and how they might be paired with other flavors. The five-course Visiting Chef Series dinner on Friday, prepared and served by students and faculty, raised funds for student scholarships.
Last updated March 2, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | This gallery contains 13 photos. | Tagged as gallery, homepage | Leave a comment
Klingerman Family Scholarship Established at Penn College
Daniel and Monica Klingerman have established an endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Daniel Klingerman is chairman and chief executive officer of The Liberty Group, a Williamsport-based development company that invests in, acquires, develops and manages commercial properties. He has been a member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors since 2005.
Initial award preferences for the Klingerman Family Scholarship are for first-year students who are graduates of the Loyalsock Township or the Bloomsburg Area school districts.
Last updated February 17, 2015 | Posted in General Information, Institutional Advancement, President, Scholarships | Tagged as new scholarship | Leave a comment
Scholarship Campaign Exceeds Goal, Raises $6.4 Million
Capping a year of celebration to commemorate the Centennial anniversary of Pennsylvania College of Technology, the institution’s most significant fundraising effort more than doubled its original goal, raising $6.4 million in private scholarship support.
The success of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign will allow the Penn College Foundation to provide more than twice the amount of scholarship aid to students than it did prior to the launch of the campaign in 2011.
“Penn College is poised to become a national leader in applied technology education,” said Davie Jane Gilmour, the college’s president. “The success of the Scholarship Campaign will help hundreds of students have access to that education.”
Last updated January 19, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Centennial, Faculty & Staff, General Information, Institutional Advancement, President, Scholarships, Students |
Visiting Chef Dinner Features Luxury Resort’s Beverage Director
The Spring 2015 edition of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Visiting Chef Series will feature Brian McClure, beverage director for The Greenbrier, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest luxury resorts.
Penn College’s Visiting Chef Series provides students pursuing associate and bachelor’s degrees in baking and pastry arts, culinary arts and hospitality management with an opportunity to work alongside renowned hospitality-industry professionals. As a culmination to the visit, the students produce a grand meal that raises money for scholarship funds. The Spring 2015 Visiting Chef Dinner will be held Feb. 27.
During the event, McClure will share his knowledge of wine with diners as they experience the elegant five-course meal prepared by students and faculty. While on campus, he will also speak to students in the Hospitality and Beverage Management Service and Controls course.
Last updated January 16, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students |
Penn College Names Director of Corporate Relations
Elizabeth A. Biddle has been appointed director of corporate relations at Pennsylvania College of Technology, effective Jan. 19.
Biddle has been project manager for the Outreach for K-12 Office at Penn College since 2009. In her new role, she will develop and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with business and industry to benefit students at Penn College.
“We are excited to have Liz join our team in Institutional Advancement,” said Debra M. Miller, vice president for institutional advancement at the college. “Liz brings an excellent technical background and considerable experience working with a variety of constituencies. Her professional demeanor and enthusiasm for Penn College and our mission will continue to be an asset to Penn College and prove valuable in her new role as director of corporate relations.”
Last updated January 13, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, K-12, PIRC, Plastics & Polymer |