Last updated May 2, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
News about Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
Students Extend ‘Tree Campus’ Mindset to Nearby Landmark
In observance of Arbor Day, five Penn College students and a faculty member braved the rain for a Friday afternoon’s work in Way’s Garden. The students planted a Cherokee Brave pink dogwood tree and several small shrubs, as well as providing some pruning in the beloved Williamsport park at West Fourth and Maynard streets. In addition to sharpening the students’ hands-on skills, the activity acknowledges the recent designation as a Tree Campus USA, which promotes trees at the college and in the community. Pictured from left are Tiffany E. Griffe, of Newville; Kyle M. Richardson, of Hopewell, New Jersey; Logan H. Booth, of New Kensington; horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr.; Elliot C. Redding, of Gettysburg; and Noah L. English, of Bloomsburg. English is enrolled in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis; the others are majoring in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis.
First- and third-graders at St. John Neumann Regional Academy’s elementary campus got an Arbor Day visit from a Penn College horticulture instructor on Friday, along with a take-home project to nurture. Carl J. Bower Jr. (who also provided the photos) gave a presentation on the importance of trees and handed out Norway spruce seedlings to pupils and their teachers. The seedlings came from the tree farm of Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture in the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, who donated them for the observance.
Last updated April 29, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | One Comment
Popular Plant Sale Returns to ESC on Monday
The annual bedding-plant sale begins Monday at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center greenhouse. Sale hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Wednesday hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Saturday and Sunday.) Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and supplies are limited. There will be no early sales or holds, and everything is cash-and-carry.
Photos by Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, Landscape/Horticulture, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Penn College Attains ‘Tree Campus USA’ Recognition
Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored with “Tree Campus USA” recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging employees and students in conservation goals.
“This collaborative effort from the forestry, horticulture and General Services departments highlights the college’s commitment to the environment and maintaining a beautiful campus,” said Brett A. Reasner, dean of transportation and natural resources technologies.
Last updated April 28, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Forestry, General Information, Landscape/Horticulture, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Caterpillar Students Awarded National Tool Scholarships
Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students have received $1,000 national scholarships to help them purchase tools for their emerging careers in heavy construction equipment technology.
Ronald A. Kepple, of Russell, and Alexander C. Rozon, of Cochranville, were awarded the funds through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in partnership with the AED Foundation, an affiliate of Associated Equipment Distributors.
Last updated April 27, 2016 | Posted in Diesel & Power Generation, Heavy Equipment, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Living-Learning Community Attends Carlisle Car Show
Members of Penn College’s Automotive Living-Learning Community attended Saturday’s Carlisle Spring Car Show. “Everyone is glad to be back on campus after a long day in traffic and walking around looking at cars and car parts,” said Eric D. Pruden, automotive instructor and LLC faculty liaison. “The weather was great and everyone enjoyed the event.” From left are Eric M. Santiago, of Vineland, New Jersey; Mark J. Dumais, of Fort Johnson, New York; Brittany A. Frey, of Forksville; Daniel W. DeShong, of Cochranville; Jonathan L. Zechman, of Lebanon; Genevieve M. Kelly, of Beverly, Massachusetts; and James T. Wade, of Lafayette Hill.
Photo by Eric D. Pruden
Last updated April 27, 2016 | Posted in Automotive, Collision Repair & Restoration, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Historic Number of Penn College Students Headed to Nationals
Seventeen first-place winners from Pennsylvania College of Technology have advanced to the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Conference, to be held from June 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Three other students finished in the top four places in their respective categories during the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skills Conference held earlier this month in Hershey.
“I feel great about the students’ performance at the state competition. It goes to show how well-prepared the students are from their respective fields and how great our instructors are here at the college,” said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college’s SkillsUSA adviser. “This is, by far, the most diverse group of students I’ve had go to the competition. The national competition gives us a chance to showcase our technical skills and show everyone why we’re a leader in applied technology. I hope next year we can increase the number going to nationals and continue to make the college proud.”
Last updated April 25, 2016 | Posted in Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Automotive, Aviation, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Building Construction, Business & Hospitality, Collision Repair & Restoration, Construction & Design Technologies, Faculty & Staff, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Information Technology, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, Welding | 3 Comments
‘Timber Fest’ Marked by Individual Effort, Teamwork
Old Man Winter may have waited ’til spring to unleash one more surprise for the season, but Saturday’s snowfall did not deter the Timber Fest at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center. Despite the poor weather conditions, attendance was good and the competition was keen.
A squad of Pennsylvania College of Technology students finished fourth overall and placed in 14 categories at the festival’s Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Spring Woodsmen’s Meet.
Last updated April 14, 2016 | Posted in Events, Forestry, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | This gallery contains 1 photo. | Tagged as gallery | One Comment
From the Spring 2016 One College Avenue magazine: Car enthusiast and automotive restoration technology student Krishna Yadav worked in human resources in his native India until his brother met automotive instructor Eric D. Pruden at the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Fall Meet in Hershey. “I had no knowledge, but wanted to get it,” Yadav said. “I saw the brochure on the table and knew this was a great opportunity – and at one of the best facilities – to learn all the things I would need to know.” Read more about Yadav in “Auto-Biography.”
Last updated April 12, 2016 | Posted in Collision Repair & Restoration, One College Avenue, One College Avenue Feature, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | One Comment
Subaru Magazine Features ’07 Automotive Grad
James S. Riedel, a 2007 graduate of Penn College’s automotive technology management major, is featured in the latest issue of Subaru’s Drive Performance magazine for his 2006 WRX STI. “At first glance, (he) does not seem like the type to create a monster vehicle capable of flinging him around a racetrack,” the article notes of Riedel, technical training development manager at Subaru of America. “A self-described closet nerd with an affable demeanor, hipster-issue beard, and undercut hair style, you might assume he uses a fixed-gear bicycle as his primary mode of transport. But this couldn’t be further from the truth …” Riedel was a two-term president of the college’s Student Government Association during his Penn College tenure, and was instrumental in establishing the Student Legacy Leadership Scholarship Fund.
Last updated April 8, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Automotive, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | One Comment
‘Timber Fest’ at Penn College to Put Forestry in Spotlight
Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology and five other institutions will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Spring Woodsmen’s Meet on April 9, part of a Timber Fest industry showcase at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.
Participants will compete in 16 event categories from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including archery, ax throw, crosscut saw, log roll, pulp toss, pole fell, chain saw, water boil and speed chop. In addition to the host, students will represent Penn State Mont Alto, Allegany College of Maryland, Montgomery Community College and Haywood Community College in North Carolina, and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Virginia.
The event is free and open to the public.
Last updated April 6, 2016 | Posted in Events, Forestry, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Automotive LLC Gets Weekend Workout
The Automotive Living-Learning Community students and friends got together Sunday for a friendly (but competitive) session of dodgeball in Penn College’s Field House. The students seemed to be having a good time and they were laughing and joking with each other,” said Eric D. Pruden, automotive instructor and faculty liaison for the LLC. “A lot of energy was expended and those that I saw today told me that they were sore from all the throwing and slept well last night after all that running around.” Participating students were Christianna L. Andryski, David L. Bierly, Carlos A. Cadenas, Allison N. Carr, Daniel W. DeShong, Mark J. Dumais, Josiah S. Fegley, Brittany A. Frey, Genevieve M. Kelly, Raymond W. Pennachio, Hunter P. Richards, Preston T. Rose, Eric M. Santiago, Troy A. Stair, James T. Wade and Jonathan L. Zechman.
Photos by Eric D. Pruden
Last updated April 5, 2016 | Posted in Automotive, Collision Repair & Restoration, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Penn College Students Finish Strong at Horticulture Competition
Six Pennsylvania College of Technology horticulture students were among the top finishers in their respective categories during the 40th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition held recently in Starkville, Mississippi.
Last updated March 28, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | 3 Comments
LLC Crosses ‘Tractor Pull’ off Bucket List
Members of Penn College’s Automotive Living-Learning Community attended the Keystone National Truck and Tractor Pull event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on Saturday. “Only one person had been to a similar event before, so, for the rest of us, it was a new experience,” said Eric D. Pruden, automotive instructor and LLC faculty liaison. “Lots of horsepower and driving skill was on display and not too much parts breakage. Everyone had a good time!” From left are applied management student Daniel W. DeShong, of Cochranville; and collision repair technology majors Christianna L. Andryski, of Harrisburg, Brittany A. Frey, of Forksville, and Genevieve M. Kelly, of Beverly, Massachusetts.
Last updated March 23, 2016 | Posted in Automotive, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Aviation Student Awarded International Helicopter Scholarship
A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was among only eight selected internationally to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee.
Jeffrey T. Bassler, of New Windsor, Maryland, a senior in Penn College’s four-year aviation maintenance technology major, was recently awarded a scholarship that provides a tuition waiver for a helicopter manufacturer training school and a stipend to offset expenses. Bassler will attend the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics system factory school.
Last updated March 22, 2016 | Posted in Aviation, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | 2 Comments