Last updated May 14, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, President, Students | Tagged as gallery | One Comment
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Nearly 1,000 Earn ‘degrees that work’ in Weekend Ceremonies
Three commencement ceremonies were held May 13-14 for the nearly 1,000 Pennsylvania College of Technology students who petitioned to graduate following the Spring 2016 semester. Friday afternoon’s exercises at the Community Arts Center featured students from the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications. Students from the School of Construction & Design Technologies and the School of Health Sciences received their degrees Saturday morning, while those in the School of Business & Hospitality and the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies crossed the magnificent stage during the afternoon. Student speakers were Anthony D. Gobbi, who received a bachelor’s degree in building automation technology on Friday; Cortney Lyn Weaver, who earned an associate degree in dental hygiene on Saturday morning; and Jessica R. Wiegand, who received a bachelor’s in business administration: marketing concentration Saturday afternoon. The college also bestowed a pair of Excellence in Teaching Awards and four alumni awards.
Award-Winning Employees Catalyst for ‘Global Responsibility’
Closing out the 2015-16 school year with a Thursday morning message to campus colleagues, President Davie Jane Gilmour honored meritorious employees who “have inspired us all to be more caring … more productive … and more vital members of this priceless Penn College community.” And looking ahead to the challenges of tomorrow, with 10 little words as a road map, she rallied others to follow that example when opening potential students’ eyes to Pennsylvania College of Technology. “It is important that everyone in the room realize that recruiting is a global responsibility. All of us play one of the key roles in the process,” she said. “All of us play a part and, without all of us working together, we cannot achieve our goals.”
Last updated May 12, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, President | Leave a comment
President Mobilizes Auxiliary Ambassadors to ‘Spread Our Name’
President Davie Jane Gilmour opened the Spring 2016 semester with a wide-ranging address, effectively deputizing all faculty and staff as Admissions Office representatives and rallying them to publicly share Pennsylvania College of Technology’s unique attributes. While outlining phenomenal growth in outreach to prospects, as well as an enhanced focus on branding – to travelers in “a galaxy far, far away” and in markets closer to home – she said the challenge is clear. “We have over 100 majors that are recession-proof, our graduates get jobs, we have an excellent placement rate of 96 percent, we provide the full collegiate experience to our students – residence life, collegiate athletics, clubs and organizations, and national competitions – and outstanding industry recognition of our programs and graduates,” she told a Klump Academic Center audience Friday morning. “Why is it so hard for us to spread our name and enroll students?”
Last updated January 8, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, President | One Comment
Read the 2014-15 Annual Report Edition of One College Avenue
The Winter 2015/Annual Report issue of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine, is on its way to mailboxes. You can also read it online or pick up a copy in building lobbies across campus. In this issue: The president looks forward with confidence to 2020; industrial and human factors design students complete a product redesign for an industry giant; a part-time physician assistant faculty member recalls his volunteer time in an Ebola clinic. Plus many highlights from 2014-15. Visit to share stories and leave your comments.
Last updated December 3, 2015 | Posted in Announcements, Health Sciences, Industrial & Human Factors Design, One College Avenue, Physician Assistant, President, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
College Among Partners in Award-Winning Anti-Drug Initiative
Project Bald Eagle – A product of the Heroin Task Force, an organization comprising diverse community groups collaborating to address rising opioid use in Lycoming County, was honored as a Rural Health Program of the Year at Penn College on Friday afternoon. The award, which recognizes “an exemplary health program that addresses an identified need in a rural community,” was presented by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health during a ceremony in the Thompson Professional Development Center. Also joining the distinguished guests for the awards presentation were students and staff from all Lycoming County school districts. More information is available in Project Bald Eagle’s official announcement of the award: Project Bald Eagle Award
Last updated November 13, 2015 | Posted in Events, President |
Fall Open House: Something Special in the Air
The rain ceased and the smiles poured forth Sunday as the campus community flung wide its doors to potential students, their families and friends at Fall Open House. A pleasant autumn day on a beautiful campus provided the backdrop for an in-depth look at academic programs, student life and facilities. Helpful employees, students and alumni were on hand throughout the day, as hundreds upon hundreds of visitors crisscrossed Penn College to discover the nationally recognized home of “degrees that work.”
Last updated October 25, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, President, Students | This gallery contains 53 photos. | Tagged as gallery |
President Apt Choice for Conference Lineup
Penn College’s president spoke Friday morning at the National Association for Campus Activities’ Mid-Atlantic Conference underway in Buffalo, New York. During a morning educational session, Davie Jane Gilmour discussed “Leadership: Values, Vision, Voice” with an audience of students and campus-life professionals. Representatives of the college’s Wildcat Events Board attend the regional conference each fall; this year’s theme is “A League of Our Own,” making the president – who also serves as chair of the Little League International Board of Directors – an especially appropriate selection as featured speaker.
Photo by Allison A. Bressler, assistant director of student activities for programming and Greek life (and WEB adviser)
Last updated October 23, 2015 | Posted in Events, President, Students |
A Solar Selfie?
Wednesday’s fiery sunrise provided a seasonal reminder that not all of fall’s color is in the foliage; the vivid sky show caught the eye of many on campus and during the morning commute – including President Davie Jane Gilmour, who savored the moment in this cell-phone photo from her office window.
Last updated October 14, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, President, Students |
Wide-Ranging Presidential Q&A Published Online
The CEO and founder of Smart College Visit, who spent time on campus in mid-July, has posted a profile of Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “We offer recession-proof majors that help sons and daughters fulfill a passion that will change their lives,” the president told Z. Kelly Queijo. “If they like hands-on learning and want to experience breadth and depth of opportunity, they should take a look at Penn College.”
Last updated October 9, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, General Information, President |
Penn College Salon Dinner Series Debuts
President Davie Jane Gilmour hosted Penn College’s inaugural Salon Dinner Series event Sept. 30 in Boston. The event featured Alan Lightman, renowned physicist and author (“Einstein’s Dreams”) and professor of the practice of the humanities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, addressing the subject of applied technology in higher education. The college’s Salon Dinner Series provides a chance for educators, parents, companies, nonprofits, media and others to come together in an intimate, exclusive setting to discuss a wide range of meaningful, hot-button topics concerning the state of job prospects for today’s youth.
Last updated October 9, 2015 | Posted in Events, President |
Every Day Is Manufacturing Day at Penn College
In honor of National Manufacturing Day, Penn College invited innovative companies Gilson Boards and Pneu-Dart to campus to interact with students, faculty and staff on Friday. The companies fit right in at the college, which features a number of manufacturing-related degrees and a new innovation leadership minor … although many potential students and their parents aren’t aware of the natural connection. “I think the perception of manufacturing still to a great length is that it’s dark, dirty, low-paying, expendable positions that you don’t need a lot of background, experience or training for,” says David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, in a video added to the college’s YouTube channel. “And that’s really just not accurate.”
Last updated October 2, 2015 | Posted in Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Events, Faculty & Staff, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer, President, Students |
Explore Penn College’s ‘Degrees That Work’ at Oct. 25 Open House
The distinctive, hands-on academic programs offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education, will be highlighted at Open House on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Held twice a year, Open House at Penn College provides prospective students and their families an opportunity to sample campus life and learn about 100-plus bachelor’s and associate degrees and certificates.
Last updated October 2, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Business & Hospitality, Construction & Design Technologies, Events, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, President, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies |
Presidential Student Ambassadors Mark 20th Year of Service
Twenty-eight students are serving as Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2015-16 academic year at Pennsylvania College of Technology, marking the 20th year student ambassadors have been spreading good will on campus.
The student ambassadors promote Penn College to prospective and current students and their families, guests, alumni, business partners and friends of the college. They are selected for their demonstration of leadership, campus involvement, academic achievement and Penn College pride.
“The Presidential Student Ambassadors play such an integral role in the Admissions Office,” said Claire Z. Biggs, coordinator of admissions and enrollment event services. “They help to be the face of the college by providing student tours, completing various tasks around the Admissions Office and by helping prospective students see the endless possibilities available to them at Penn College. Fall tours are already underway, and the Ambassadors are hard at work. With the help of our Ambassadors, we hope to have a busy and successful year!”
Last updated September 3, 2015 | Posted in Admissions, Alumni, President, Students |
New Year’s Onset Brings Presidential Muster: ‘Let’s Get to Work’
President Davie Jane Gilmour opened the Fall 2015 semester with an all-college address to faculty and staff in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, renewing a campuswide covenant to enthusiastically attract new students and efficiently engage those already enrolled. “We need to openly and carefully examine what we do, how we do it, and how it relates to our mission with students,” she said Thursday morning. “It’s not the time to lessen your commitment to the college or our mission. On the contrary, now more than ever, we need each person in the room focused on our work and our mission. Our future depends on it.”
Last updated August 13, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, President |
Blogger’s Campus Visit Produces Two More Glowing Posts
A blogger who channels her own experiences as a national resource for parents of rising college students has added two more postings from her trip to Penn College earlier this spring. In “Why Choose Penn College,” Shaffer gives parents five sound reasons why the institution could be a good fit for their daughters and sons; another recent article talks up the variety of scholarship opportunities – and the college’s convenient way in which students can apply for all of them at once.
Last updated June 18, 2015 | Posted in General Information, President |