Donors’ Sweet Assistance Rewarded With Student Success (and Goodies)
A record crowd of 134 guests attended Sunday’s Grand Pastry Buffet, a scrumptious culmination of course work for baking and pastry arts seniors and an acknowledgement by scholarship recipients of the donors who have smoothed their road to a Penn College diploma. “It is so humbling and encouraging to be supported by people who don’t personally know me, but care deeply about my education and future,” said guest speaker Joseph M. Harner, of Montoursville, scheduled to graduate May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in electronics and computer engineering technology (and a minor in mathematics). “I want them to know their generosity has had a tremendous impact on me – the full weight of which is only beginning to show itself as I explore the various opportunities available to me postgraduation. I am realizing that this gift bestowed upon me will influence the rest of my life.” Providing a sweet accent to those sincere words were graduating students of Chef Suzann L. Major, assistant professor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts; and Chefs Monica J. Lanczak and Charles R. Niedermyer, instructors of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts.
Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer