Centennial ‘Hoop’-la Electrifies Crowd in Bardo Gymnasium

During Tuesday’s basketball doubleheader against Penn State DuBois, Penn College officially began its Centennial Celebration for students. Free hot dogs and other awesome refreshments from Dining Services, as well as a great crowd – including more than 120 student-athletes from a number of Wildcat sports teams – were part of the celebration that honors 100 years of tradition and excellence. The evening also featured performances from the dance team, giveaways of centennial T-shirts and maracas, and contests (not the least of which was a chance to win $10,000 during the halftime of the men’s game).  The Wildcats paid tribute to institutional history with T-shirts from The College Store:  Williamsport Technical Institute for the women’s team and Williamsport Area Community College for the men. One employee (Rick D. Wyland, dining services manager) and one student (Craig C. Baker, of Clymer, majoring in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration) each received “bags of goodies” from The College Store during halftime elimination competitions. The night provided two exciting games: the women’s team scored a season-high 92 points and the men’s team lost a heartbreaker (77-76) in the final seconds.

– Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer

Countdown to the Centennial logo

2014 marks a milestone in the institution's rich history, from the inception of adult classes in the Williamsport Area School District in 1914, through its evolution into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College, and present-day Pennsylvania College of Technology. Read about the institution's history →

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