Last updated April 22, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Institutional Advancement | Tagged as gallery | One Comment
News about Institutional Advancement
WTI Alumni Swap Stories, Make New Memories at 16th Reunion
Fifty graduates of Williamsport Technical Institute, a Penn College predecessor that existed under that name from 1941-65, returned Friday for the 16th annual WTI reunion. While on campus, they reminisced with one another, evoking the people and places of the college’s past. With youthful exuberance, they recalled dinners at Danny’s Diner, quotes from favorite instructors and moves to buildings around the community as course offerings evolved. They also heard presentations from students Cortney L. Weaver, a dental hygiene student from Williamsport, and Erik G. Knecht, a manufacturing engineering technology student from Cranesville, who shared information about their academic majors, and student-veterans Cody R. Harriman, an emergency management technology student from Muncy Valley, and Bradly Lantz, a pre-physician assistant student from Cogan Station, who talked with the group about the Penn College experience for veterans. Following a Le Jeune Chef lunch, Emily K. Lutz, an applied management student and hospitality management graduate, guided the group on a tour of the hospitality department’s labs.
Ryan Palmer to Be Visiting Pro for 2016 Annual Golf Classic
PGA Tour professional Ryan Palmer will be the visiting pro for the 2016 Penn College Foundation Golf Classic, to be held Monday, June 20, at the Williamsport Country Club.
Proceeds from the annual event, now in its 30th year, benefit the Penn College Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship, a quasi-endowed scholarship fund exceeding $1 million. More than $600,000 has been awarded from the fund since 1990. Fisher Mining Co. is the title sponsor for this year’s Golf Classic.
Last updated April 14, 2016 | Posted in Events, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment
Silent Auction to Benefit College’s Student Leadership Scholarship
The Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its seventh annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29, 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 Silent Auction is a collaborative effort between the organization and the Penn College community. This great event helps to benefit student leaders who consistently give back to our institution,” said Anthony J. Pace, assistant director of student activities for student organizations and orientation. “SGA members work tirelessly to plan, organize and implement a successful auction each year. I have no doubt that this year’s auction will be the best yet!”
Last updated April 12, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
Scholarship Established in Memory of Joseph E. Logue
An alumnus of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s predecessor institution will be memorialized through an endowed scholarship established by his mother.
The Joseph E. Logue Memorial Scholarship, initiated by Elizabeth Stark Logue, will benefit students who are enrolled full time in the college’s four-year manufacturing engineering technology major or the two-year majors of automated manufacturing technology or machine tool technology. Logue, who died in May 2015, was a 1983 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College’s machinist general program.
“Joe really enjoyed his college classes and never complained like he did when he was in high school, especially about his homework,” his mother said. “He learned a lot in college because he really enjoyed his trade.”
Last updated April 7, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Annual Reception Honors Institution’s Indispensable Donors
Personal and corporate support from Penn College’s friends – contributions that provide scholarships, hands-on equipment and other benefits to students – were acknowledged Tuesday evening in a 12th annual reception in the Student & Administrative Services Center. College President Davie Jane Gilmour recognized those whose names were newly added to the Donor Wall in the building lobby, as well as those whose continuing generosity lifted them to a new level of giving.
Last updated April 6, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Alumnus Establishes Penn College Scholarship
An alumnus of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s forerunner is supporting the future of the school with a new scholarship.
Paul and Erika Sykes, of Royal Oak, Michigan, have established a scholarship through a bequest in their will. The scholarship will benefit graduates of Williamsport Area High School who enroll at Penn College.
Paul Sykes is a 1988 graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College, where he earned an associate degree in electronics technology.
Last updated March 14, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Students Work, Learn Alongside Visiting Chef
Penn College students worked alongside renowned Chef David Danielson, executive chef at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, during last week’s Spring 2016 Visiting Chef Series. During Danielson’s stay on campus, he led the students in preparing a five-course meal that benefits scholarship funds. In addition, he conducted interviews to select students who will join the Churchill Downs culinary team to serve well over 100,000 Kentucky Derby visitors in May. In addition to Churchill Downs, Danielson has worked in top kitchens around the world, including his term as executive chef at the United Nations Plaza Hotel in New York, and catered such large-scale event as the Super Bowl, U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and Grammy Awards.
Last updated March 1, 2016 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | This gallery contains 28 photos. | Tagged as gallery | 2 Comments
First National Bank Donates to Programs That Benefit High-Schoolers
First National Bank recently donated $10,000 to two innovative Pennsylvania College of Technology initiatives.
FNB’s Peter Bower, senior vice president and commercial banking team leader, and Chris Sullivan, vice president and market manager, delivered the gift to the college. The contribution was made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program in support of the college’s SMART Girls and Penn College NOW programs.
Last updated February 17, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Institutional Advancement, K-12 | Leave a comment
Global Company Donates Cutting Tools to Penn College
Pennsylvania College of Technology is one of just a dozen schools nationwide – and the only institution in the commonwealth – to receive equipment recently donated by Seco Tools Inc.
A leading global provider of metal-cutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding, Seco donated equipment to the college’s manufacturing programs, including a variety of Niagara Cutter-brand carbide and high-speed end mills and carbide and high-speed steel drills.
Last updated February 12, 2016 | Posted in Automated Manufacturing & Machining, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement | Leave a comment
Kentucky Derby Chef to Headline Penn College Visiting Chef Series
The executive chef for one of the nation’s most tradition-steeped sporting events will visit Pennsylvania College of Technology for its Visiting Chef Series, which culminates in a dinner to benefit scholarships on Feb. 26.
Chef David Danielson is the executive chef for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. The annual event attracts well over 150,000 visitors to the downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where Danielson has welcomed celebrities, heads of state and passionate racing fans from around the globe.
Last updated February 6, 2016 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Dean, Professor Establish Scholarship for Marketing Students
Two marketing professionals and longtime Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty members have established a scholarship to benefit students majoring or minoring in marketing at the college.
The Luke-Moff Marketing Scholarship was initiated by Gerri F. Luke, dean of the School of Business & Hospitality at Penn College, and Steven J. Moff, professor of business administration: management and marketing. Primary preference for the scholarship is given to full-time students who maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and are pursuing a major in business administration: marketing concentration or a minor in marketing.
Last updated February 4, 2016 | Posted in Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | 2 Comments
Local Auto Dealership Establishes Scholarship at Penn College
A scholarship fund has been established for automotive students at Pennsylvania College of Technology by the Murray Motor Group.
The idea for the scholarship fund was initiated by Brian Peace, managing partner of the Murray Motor Group and a 1984 graduate of Penn College’s predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College.
The fund will provide annual merit-based awards to full-time students who have successfully completed two semesters at the college. Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Lycoming and Snyder counties who are enrolled in automotive technology management, automotive service sales and marketing, automotive technology, automotive technology: Ford ASSET, and collision repair technology.
Last updated January 29, 2016 | Posted in Automotive, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Stabler Scholarship Fund Established at Penn College
A scholarship fund has been established at Pennsylvania College of Technology with a $530,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg.
Preference for awards from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund at Penn College will be given to first-year students enrolled full time in an Associate of Applied Science degree major that is nontraditional for their gender.
Last updated January 27, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Retired Penn College Employee Establishes Scholarship Fund
A Pennsylvania College of Technology retiree has established a merit-based scholarship that will ultimately be funded through a bequest.
Begun by Juliann T. Pawlak, a 27-year employee who retired in 2011, the scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in one of the following Penn College majors: building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration, civil engineering technology, residential construction technology and management: architectural technology concentration, electronics and computer engineering technology, and engineering design technology.
“I am tremendously appreciative of Julie’s thoughtfulness in establishing this scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “Julie has been a consistent supporter of the college, both as an employee and since she has retired. Planning for a future gift from her estate further demonstrates her desire to help Penn College students succeed and, for this, the entire Penn College community is grateful.”
Last updated January 22, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | One Comment
Benevolence Meets Gratitude in Automotive Restoration Lab
A generous benefactor to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automotive restoration program recently toured campus, hearing from many of the students it has helped through scholarships and other funding.
Board members of the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum made their first visit to campus during the fall semester, touring College Avenue Labs and getting a look at the students and facilities in which they’ve invested.
“I wish everyone contributing to HEP – donors, collectors, vintage racers, shop owners, car clubs – could have been with us to see firsthand how their support has made a significant impact on Penn College,” said Diane Fitzgerald, national director. “Meeting this group of bright and engaging young restorers put all of us over the top! They were passionate, knowledgeable and appreciative.
Last updated December 17, 2015 | Posted in Collision Repair & Restoration, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment