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Prospective Employers Schedule Information Sessions

Employers schedule campus visits

Employers schedule campus visits

Two employers will hold informational meetings at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, for Penn College students and alumni. Representatives of Anderson Equipment Co. will be in Room 122 of the Schneebeli Earth Science Center (with an equipment display beginning at 3) and recruiters from Trane will be in Room B2060 of the Hager Lifelong Education Center. Those seeking to be interviewed by Anderson the following day (in Room 202 of the Bush Campus Center) are asked to bring their resumes to the information session. For details, including available positions and academic areas of interest, consult Career Services’ fliers: Employers

Scholarship Campaign Exceeds Goal, Raises $6.4 Million

Campaign generates more than twice its original goal in private scholarship support.

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.”

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Penn College Makes Friends, Memories at State Farm Show
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Culinary arts and systems majors Brianna E. Bucklin (left), of Whitehall, and Victoria L. Zablocky, of Jersey Shore, serve vegetable-filled hush puppies and slaw to audience members.

Penn College’s exciting two- and four-year majors were on display throughout the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg (Jan. 10-17), where representatives of the Admissions Office and the college’s six academic schools entertained, educated – and even fed – the throng attending the traditional agricultural expo.

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Free, Discounted Tickets Available for ‘Sing-Off Live! Tour’

"The Sing-Off Live! Tour"

“The Sing-Off Live! Tour”

NBC’s No. 1-rated a cappella music competition returns to the road for its second national “The Sing-Off Live! Tour” with a stop at the Community Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The Student Activities Office has a limited number of free tickets available for Penn College students. In addition, reduced-price seats in the loge are available to students and employees at just $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Bush Campus Center’s Information Desk through Friday, Feb. 13, with cash, check or credit card. After Feb. 13, tickets can be purchased directly at the Arts Center at the full $42.50 price. No refunds or exchanges on tickets. “The Sing-Off Live! Tour” features fan favorite groups VoicePlay and Street Corner Symphony, plus the The Exchange and the Melodores from Vanderbilt University. The groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart-topping hits, as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show. The Community Arts Center, a wholly owned Penn College subsidiary is located at 220 W. Fourth St. in downtown Williamsport, just a few blocks from campus.

Visiting Chef Dinner Features Luxury Resort’s Beverage Director

Brian McClure

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.

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‘Working Class’ Documentary Added to College YouTube Channel

“Working Class: 100 Years of Hands-On Education,” which chronicles the rich and challenging history of Penn College and its predecessors, can be viewed on the college’s YouTube Channel. The one-hour documentary – which premiered Jan. 8 on campus and continues to be shown on public television – was co-produced by the college and WVIA Public Media in conjunction with the institution’s 2014 Centennial. The film will be rebroadcast on WVIA at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15; 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27; 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29; and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.

Baier Latest ‘Student of the Month’ at Penn College

Kendel F. Baier

Kendel F. Baier, of Jersey Shore, a senior in the building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, has been chosen as the December/January Student of the Month at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Exemplifying both academics and athletics, Baier maintains a full course load and is a national bowhunter champion on the Penn College archery team.

Among her accomplishments, she was selected as the college’s 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

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Centennial Documentary Impresses Opening-Night Crowd

President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes employees, retirees, students and community members to the grand finale of the college's Centennial celebration. Afterward, admittedly near-speechless in admiration, she said the documentary reflects a passion for the institution and a responsibility to build upon its legacy.

President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes employees, retirees, students and community members to the grand finale of the college’s Centennial celebration. Afterward, admittedly near-speechless in admiration, she said the documentary reflects a passion for the institution and a responsibility to build upon its legacy.

With pride born of a college career spanning more than a third of the period covered by the film, Elaine J. Lambert (one of its executive producers) asks co-workers Christopher J. Leigh (left, director/editor/camera) and Thomas F. Speicher (producer/writer/editor/camera) to stand and be acknowledged for their creative efforts.

With pride born of a college career spanning more than a third of the period covered by the film, Elaine J. Lambert (one of its executive producers) asks co-workers Christopher J. Leigh (left, director/editor/camera) and Thomas F. Speicher (producer/writer/editor/camera) to stand and be acknowledged for their creative efforts.

A sea of supporters, which later rose in a tide of ovation, anticipates the enlightening success story about to unfold.

A sea of supporters, which later rose in a tide of ovation, anticipates the enlightening success story about to unfold.

WVIA President and CEO Tom Currá, co-executive producer, discusses the long partnership between Penn College and the public television station.

WVIA President and CEO Tom Currá, co-executive producer, discusses the long partnership between Penn College and the public television station.

Following the premiere, the ACC Auditorium hallways were used for on-camera interviews with key contributors and commentators including Veronica M. Muzic, a former vice president of academic affairs/provost and English faculty member, who was questioned by  Brad L. Nason, associate professor of mass communications and an award-winning contributor to WVIA's National Public Radio arm.

Following the premiere, the ACC Auditorium hallways were used for on-camera interviews with key contributors and commentators including Veronica M. Muzic, a former vice president of academic affairs/provost and English faculty member, who was questioned by Brad L. Nason, associate professor of mass communications and an award-winning contributor to WVIA’s National Public Radio arm.

A one-hour documentary that recaps a century of institutional history (and caps Penn College’s yearlong Centennial celebration) met with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience on its initial showing Thursday afternoon. The premiere of “Working Class: 100 Years of Hands-On Education,” chronicling the story of the college and its contribution to the American workforce, was held at 3:30 p.m. in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. The college co-produced the film with WVIA Public Media, which will broadcast it on public television on a variety of dates beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

College-Sponsored Bus Trips Slated for Spring Semester

The Spring 2015 schedule of bus trips has been announced by the Student Activities Office.

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Free Student Tickets Available for Several CAC Shows

Limited student tickets available

Limited student tickets available

A limited number of free tickets are available to Pennsylvania College of Technology students for a number of this season’s Community Arts Center shows. In order to give the most students the opportunity to attend a free performance, a student with a valid Penn College ID may pick up one ticket for one performance per semester, while supplies last. For events designated “family friendly,” students are able to pick up four tickets per show. Students will have the opportunity to receive additional tickets if any remain unclaimed one week before the performance date.

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Penn State STEM Conference Open to Campus Community

"Voices" conference open to Penn College community

“Voices” conference open to Penn College community

Penn College faculty/staff and students are invited to attend Voices, a networking and professional development conference hosted annually since 2005 by the Penn State Graduate Women in Science. This year’s event, themed “On Success and Adversity,” will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at The Atherton Hotel in State College. The Voices conferences at Penn State allow participants in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields to interact with others from different backgrounds and experiences, as well as provide them with information to help achieve their academic goals and have a healthy work-life balance. For more, including a conference schedule and registration details, consult the event flier: Voices

Fall 2014 Penn College Graduates Announced

The list of Fall 2014 graduates from Pennsylvania College of Technology has been issued by the Registrar’s Office.

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Dean’s List Compiled for 2014’s Final Semester

The Fall 2014 dean’s list has been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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North Campus Outreach Practical Nursing Graduation Held

Bottom row, from left, Stephanie Gleason, Casey Schneider, Julie Sherwood and Ashley Evans; middle row, from left, Melissa Schrader, Chrysta Knowlton and Ariane TaraBori; back row, from left, Desiree McGovern, Debbie A. Day (instructional specialist), Brooke Scott-Knecht, Ashley Graham and Natalie O. Deleonardis (coordinator of North Campus outreach services).

Ten students graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology North Campus Outreach Practical Nursing Program on Thursday, Dec. 18.

The ceremony was held at Wellsboro Area High School with a reception for family and friends afterward.

The students selected Amanda Wyble, LPN, a staff nurse at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and alumna of the program, as speaker for the ceremony.

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Student Achievement Awards Presented to December Graduates

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its December 2014 graduates.

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