Unfazed by the forecast and undeterred as they explored the fall bounty of Penn College, Open House guests hit the ground early to get all their questions answered before then-Hurricane Sandy could put a damper on their mission. Information sessions, laboratory presentations and campus thoroughfares were full of visitors, all of them eager to learn more about the college’s “degrees that work” – and all of them assisted in their quest by helpful, knowledgeable and affable students, faculty and staff. For any prospective guest who was uncomfortable traveling due to the imminent storm (a storm that ultimately resulted in the precautionary closing of Penn College for two and a half days), the institution offers a number of alternative dates for campus tours, including Saturday, Nov. 10. To select an alternative tour date, visit online or call the Admissions Office at 570-327-4761 or 800-367-9222.
Adding to “the big picture” during Open House were helpful campus correspondents who marked the occasion by posting their Instagram photos. A “Capture the Day” gallery of those contributions is posted at the Open House website.
– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue;
Carol A. Lugg, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Natural Resources Management;
Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; and Cindy D. Meixel, writer/photo editor
… and adds detail to a toothy grin
Forestry instructor Eric C. Easton at the “log yard”
Forest technology students Cameron J. Cool and Kyle A. Gibson enlightened visitors to the ESC sawmill.
Carl J. Bower Jr., horticulture instructor, answers questions from the curious.
Forest technology Laurie A. Nau gives back to her alma mater, volunteering as an Open House guide in the School of Natural Resources Management.
Horticulture lab assistant Justin A. Shelinski shows off this season’s poinsettias, adding their traditional holiday color to the ESC greenhouses.
Dennis P. Skinner, assistant professor of horticulture, with the ready-to-harvest first crop in the hydroculture lab at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, a joint project with the School of Hospitality.
Christopher S. Weaver, instructor of diesel equipment technology, and May 2012 graduate Benjamin J. Patton lead walking tours through the heavy equipment lab.
Diesel technology alumnus John D. Motto, in the refrigeration lab
Alumnus Micah A. Metzel, on another return trip to Open House
Bill Mack, dean of industrial and engineering technologies, talks scholarship during an information session.
Automotive instructor Christopher A. Trapani discusses classes.
A group gathers to talk with faculty in the Honda PACT laboratory.
David A. Stabley, instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture, talks with a group in the ceramics lab.
Anne K. Soucy, assistant dean of construction and design technologies, presides over a general information session for prospective students of the school.
Visitors bustle across a wet Campus Center lawn.
Michael A. Petrizio, a culinary arts technology student, represents the Multicultural Society at the Student Involvement Fair in the Campus Center.
Robert L. Eyring, a plastics and polymer engineering technology major, talks with a prospective student and his father.
A radiography student helps a visiting family identify the problems in sample X-rays.
Nathan D. Smyth, assistant dean of health sciences, answers questions.
Linda M. Barnes, associate director of occupational therapy assistant, discusses the major.
A nursing student offers insight to a prospective student and her family.
Edward A. Henninger, dean of business and computer technologies, answers questions following a school overview.
Tim Weston, associate professor of plastics technology, talks with a group in the ATHS.
Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director of dining services, transforms pulp into a countenance.
A tour group attempts to keep the rain off.
Chef Frank M. Suchwala, assistant professor of hospitality management and culinary arts, carves a pumpkin …
Eugene M. McAvoy, dean of academic services and first year programs, provides general information.
Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour offers a brief welcome in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
A family receives direction to its next destination in the ACC from Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history/political science.
Girded for battle against the elements, a family heads toward the Campus Center.
Joan E. Shade, secretary to the dean of business and computer technologies, helpfully points the way from inside an information tent .
The Madigan Library’s spacious first floor is transformed into a marketplace of off-campus housing options.
Ambassador Maggie K. Calkins directs guests to an open check-in station during an early-morning rush in the Field House.
The College Store, abuzz with brisk sales
Baseball coach Chris Howard talks with a potential Wildcat during a Meet the Coaches event in the CC TV Lounge.
Open House guests crowd the Bush Campus Center.
Autumn leaves and umbrellas were the hallmark of the day for a nice crowd of visitors willing to brave the impending storm.
Networking in the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center atrium are student organizations within the School of Business and Computer Technologies, including the Web Design and Multimedia Club (left) and Association for Computing Machinery (center).
Colin W. Williamson, dean of transportation technology, welcomes guests – and details this year’s donation of a former FedEx freighter to the college’s aviation-maintenance fleet – during an information session in the Thompson Professional Development Center.
Carolyn R. Strickland, assistant vice president for academic services, relays valuable information during an overview in the ACC Auditorium.
Todd S. Woodling, assistant professor of building automation technologies/HVAC electrical, talks with lab visitors in the Carl Building Technologies Center.